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    Destinator

    Does anybody use this software. I want to hear opinions. I ran a search and only found one or two...all positive but I still want to hear more. I contacted the company and they said that I will be able to use their new version 2.0 software with any NEMA compatibale reciever. And it should be coming out in about two weeks. Right about when I'll have my carputer installed into my car. So all you Destinator users...please respond. Thanks.

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    Wow, it looks like they even have an SDK, which is my #2 complaint about CoPilot (#1 is that you have ot buy their stupid GPS reciever)

    Looks totally worth checking out, I think I will have to go order it...

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    I am looking at using Destinator as its apparently the dogs... Complete with 3D views and voce guidence but at 200-300 its a lot of money.

    If your in the UK you may want to look at Infomap Navigtor.

    Dead simple maps and very cheep at 34 ! I am staring with that first.

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    It looks like they only sell PocketPC/PDA versions of the retail software.

    I downloaded the SDK though and it appears that the entire app functionality is encapsulated in a COM object. The main graphic display, plus simple menu navigation is generated by the object into a graphic viewport. For user input that requires keyboard (i.e. typing in an destination address), you can setup callbacks in your app and implement using your own application appropriate user interface.

    This looks great for those of us who have odd shaped displays with non standard resolutions (i.e. Xenarc 7" 800x480).

    Also, it would allow perfect integration into our custom car PC applications. I alwasy hated the idea of having to task switch between the media playback/odb app and another app for navigation.

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    Originally posted by digitallexus
    It looks like they only sell PocketPC/PDA versions of the retail software.

    I downloaded the SDK though and it appears that the entire app functionality is encapsulated in a COM object. The main graphic display, plus simple menu navigation is generated by the object into a graphic viewport. For user input that requires keyboard (i.e. typing in an destination address), you can setup callbacks in your app and implement using your own application appropriate user interface.

    This looks great for those of us who have odd shaped displays with non standard resolutions (i.e. Xenarc 7" 800x480).

    Also, it would allow perfect integration into our custom car PC applications. I alwasy hated the idea of having to task switch between the media playback/odb app and another app for navigation.

    No there definatly a PC version - but I did say the same thing to them and the said it would all change when v2 is avaible for the PC

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    what antenna do you use with it?

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    Originally posted by Alphared
    what antenna do you use with it?
    They claim any NMEA GPS will work. I haven't played around with hooking ti up to mine yet though.

    Twostep

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    I have been using Infomap Navigtor since it was released and its OK. Not brilliant but just OK.

    I have the use of a company Fiat Stilo that uses Nav+ or NavTech's SDAL format. This is excellent! no errors or glitches at all! Please how good is Destinator in contrast to Infomap Navigtor? Has anyone any experience on this?

    I have the Haicom HI202E which I originaly bought for use with MapPoint 2002. I have had nothing but vxd errors with this unit using XP. I works and I stop the mouse serial driver issue that every one seems to have but it is very unstable.. This may well be XP but I have heard of no other driver issues from alternative GPS hardware.

    I'm about to disable UPNP support in XP but I still feel that this should be unecessay. If anyone has a demo of destinator I would be interested in seeing it?

    This is probably the best that I have seen but I cannot warrant 340 http://www.navipc.com/navipc/english/primapaginadx.htm

    Any help much appreciated
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    Originally posted by digitallexus
    It looks like they only sell PocketPC/PDA versions of the retail software.
    There definately is a PC (Windows XP/2000) version, 'cause I have been using it for well over 8 months now. You can find my thoughts and some screenshots by searching the board, I posted a mini review when I bought it.

    Destinator, the current version, is excellent - easily as good as OEM vehicle systems. Version 2, which i was told would be out in December last year (deadlines eh?) promised to be even better with its 3d maps.

    Infomap Navigator is an OK program, but I personally dont want my GPS, or any other part of the car computer, to look like a Windows app. Destinator is made for small screens and can be easily read with its big icons and directions on my 7" widescreen display. I tried Windows-style apps before Destinator and hated them. Plus you get proper voice guidance as well.
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    Also, if you people want to check it out before you buy it, you can sign up for the SDK download and it has a trial version with just maps of NYC and London (I think).

    Twostep

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