The vast majority of GPS units connect via either a [WIKI]serial port[/WIKI] or [WIKI]USB[/WIKI] cable. A growing number of GPS units are wireless and pair up with your computer via [WIKI]bluetooth[/WIKI] technology. [WIKI]Bluetooth[/WIKI] GPS units require you computer to have bluetooth transmission/reception capabilities. An additional category of GPS receivers are referred to as [WIKI]OEM GPS[/WIKI] receivers. These receivers are Original Equipment Manufacturer receivers and are installed by the manufacturer of the automobile for use with in car navigation systems. Car PC builders can sometimes use an OEM receiver without the need for purchasing a separate unit. An additional type of unit is based on the [WIKI]Compact Flash[/WIKI] or CF socket. These units are usually intended for use with [WIKI]PDA[/WIKI]'s.
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