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    I spoke with the tech suport at TravRout last week and they told me that as of three weeks ago the CoPilot 2003 that was shipping would work with any NEMA 2.0 GPS. They also said i could buy the software without thier GPS for something around $230 I don't recall the exact amount.

    I've intended to buy it and the Earthmate but haven't had a chance so I can't verify it will work.

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    whens 2003 coming out?
    ive been planning on selling my earthmate and buying a rand mcnally and using 2002 but if i can use my earthmate still id like to do that
    im fairly sure the earthmate performs better than the rand mcnally

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    Quote Originally Posted by aoLhaTer
    whens 2003 coming out?
    ive been planning on selling my earthmate and buying a rand mcnally and using 2002 but if i can use my earthmate still id like to do that
    im fairly sure the earthmate performs better than the rand mcnally
    2003 is already out. I will have to give Travroute a call and find out if there is a patch for current CP 2K3 users. I would love to use a Garmin instead of the Co-pilot GPS
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    Hi Guys:

    My understanding is that the non-garmin gps support will only be part of the next version, not 2003. I called cust. service and they didn't know of a version of CP2K3 that actually works with another GPS.

    I got my version to work with my bluetooth gps, but after a while it would realize that it wasn't a copilot gps and it would disconnect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spectrumzz
    I returned my DeLorme after discovering that it's not NMEA V2.0 compliant, even though it's advertised as such. Proof is that it does not work with either my own client, or Streets and Trips 2004, both of which are NMEA v2.0 comliant. I switched to a Deluo USB GPS and it worked instantly with everything. It also remembers it's last fix, which the DeLorme seemed incapable of doing.

    And don't ask DeLorme about how to make it work with other software, they refuse to even talk about their USB to serial driver.
    Maybe you didn't install the usb to serial driver correctly, cuz mine USB Earthmate works fine with Mappoint (with AGPS pluggin) and Street and Trips 2003..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98_Prelude
    Maybe you didn't install the usb to serial driver correctly, cuz mine USB Earthmate works fine with Mappoint (with AGPS pluggin) and Street and Trips 2003..
    The AGPS plugin has it's own serial NMEA reader, which is why you have it working. The native NMEA reader in Streets and Trips and MapPoint 2004 both fail to work with the Earthmate. I coded by own NMEA reader and realized that the format is not strictly followed by the DeLorme software. I could use a terminal client to get dumps from the GPS, so I know the driver was working.

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    I just got an Email from Alk.
    They are releaseing an upgrade in October that will support 3rd party GPS's. (Untested)
    Also in Nov. they will be releaseing Co-Pilot Live Laptop 7 which will be the newest version available.
    the priceing for registered users. $49 to upgrade from CP2k3 to CP2K3 Updated and $99 to upgrade to Co-pilot Live.

    I will let me know more in Nov.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StationRocket
    I spoke with the tech suport at TravRout last week and they told me that as of three weeks ago the CoPilot 2003 that was shipping would work with any NEMA 2.0 GPS. They also said i could buy the software without thier GPS for something around $230 I don't recall the exact amount.

    I've intended to buy it and the Earthmate but haven't had a chance so I can't verify it will work.
    Oddly enough that is exactly the opposite of what they say here..

    http://www.alk.com/support/copilot_2003/faqs_gps_3.asp

    I hope it works with my newly purchased Deluo USB GPS Unit...

    I'll test it out and let everyone know!

    Laters,

    Joe Mac

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