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    Copilot 2003 GPS Requirements

    Ok, i am going to be putting a gps Carputer in my Car. And I have been researching software to do this. And from the searches I have found most everyone thinks Copilot is the best.

    I looked up its system requirements and it says it needs a USB or serial GPS reciver. Now I also have read on the forum that there GPS is the only that works with it. Is this from experience because they do not come out and say that on their site. I would like to use a Garmin reciver a GPS-16 or GPS-35. Why wouldn't they work?

    Thanks in advance

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    afaik only the copilot receivers and the rand mcnally serial receiver work with it

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    I have a friend who has it working with the the Delorme USB model.
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    So does copilot use the NMEA standart or not?

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    Delorme works with CoPilot??? The new really small Delorme GPS unit?
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    Yes, the new and really small USB Earthmate Reciever.
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    I believe that it is with the serial version of the delorme receiver, not the USB right?
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    My friend has it working the the USB Reciever

    Here is a link.

    http://www.delorme.com/earthmate/overview.asp

    It emulates a COM port device.
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    I stand corrected. I went and got an Earthmate USB GPS at Best Buy and it works for a few minutes and then says it only works with CoPilot GPS.

    Sorry for the confusion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnram
    I stand corrected. I went and got an Earthmate USB GPS at Best Buy and it works for a few minutes and then says it only works with CoPilot GPS.

    Sorry for the confusion.

    John
    Yup... they use some string to make sure if its their brand of GPS. It is possible to hack into it from what I hear.

    BTW, for the CoPilot 2003 users...
    Does it take over the other screen if you use dual monitor setting?! I am thinking about using it for car pc and it would be no go if it takes over dual display idea I have (one for DVD for kids and the other one for Navigation for driver).
    TIA.

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