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USB GPS Receiver with Magnetic Base for your computer. Instantly transform your laptop or netbook into a GPS navigator.This USB GPS Receiver for Computers is a compact, accurate GPS receiver with low power consumption that works directly from your computer's USB port and does not require user initialization or external power. All you need to do is plug it into the USB port of your laptop or netbook and install the GPS navigation software of your choice and you're good to go! This USB GPS receiver performs even better than car-dedicated GPS units or handhelds as the magnetic base of the antenna allows it to be securely positioned wherever you find the best view of the sky (and hence best reception) or even placed on the outside of the vehicle.This USB GPS receiver incorporates the latest SiRF Star III GPS chipset and a built-in patch antenna so you receive a high degree of GPS accuracy and performance even at low signal levels. Data output by this GPS receiver include latitude, longitude, altitude, velocity, satellite and receiver status and to ensure up-to-the-second accuracy, the receiver tracks up to 20 satellites at a time, re-acquires satellite signals in about 100 milliseconds and updates position data every second.No matter if you're going on a long distance trip or just driving downtown, if you're going to have a laptop with you in your car, this USB GPS receiver is the best and most convenient choice for a portable GPS unit.At a Glance... * Turns your laptop, notebook, or netbook into a portable GPS navigator * Log your GPS coordinates, speed, and altitude * View your paths on Google Maps or Google Earth * Based on SiRF Star III chipset to provide high accuracy and reliability * Magnetic base * Low power consumption GPS device * Utilized in a variety of applications that require a magnetic mounting * Support NMEA 0183 v3.0 data protocol * An internal rechargeable Lithium-ion battery sustains the internal clock and memory and is recharged during normal operation * Fast acquisition and reacquisition times * Plug and Play function * Great design, highly popular resale item Note:This model is compatible with most brands of GPS software - however hardware specific software such as Garmin may not run on this unit. As the seller, we provide the GPS-enabled hardware only, not the software. We provide no warranty or customer support regarding GPS software. We cannot provide downloads / links / advice regarding GPS software. Any software installation you undertake should be performed or supervised by a professional.Specification:Tracks up to 20 satellites.Receiver: L1, C/A codeMax update rate: 1 HZAcquisition time:Reacquisition: 0.1 sec averageHot start: 1 secWarm start: 38 secCold start: 42 secPosition AccuracyNon DGPS (Differential GPS):Position: 5-25 meter CEP without SAVelocity: 0.1 meters/second, without SATime: 1 microsecond synchronized GPS timeEGNOS/WAAS:Position:< 2.2m, horizontal: 95% of the time< 5m, verticle: 95% of the timeDynamic Conditions:Altitude: 18,000 meters (60,000 feet) max Velocity: 515 meters/second (700 knots) maxAcceleration: 4 G, maxAntenna Type: Built in Patch AntennaMinimum signal tracked: -159dBmOperating temperature: -40 to +80Storage temperature: -45 to +100Operating humidity: 5% to 95% No condensingPower consumption: < 80mA at 4.5- 5.5V inputNMEA output protocol: 0183 V3.0Baud rate: 4800 bpsData bit: 8Parity: NStop bit: 1Interface: USB portSupported Operating Systems: Mac, Windows 98SE / ME / 2000 / XP (32 & 64 bit) / Vista (32 & 64 bit) / Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit). NOTE: For Windows 7, please use RC build 7100 or above.Package ContentsUSB GPS ReceiverCD with Software Drivers and Manual FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions * Can I just plug this USB GPS receiver into my laptop and start using GPS right away? In addition to this USB dongle, you will also need to install GPS navigation software (not included) on your computer. Once your computer has GPS software, then you are ready to plug in this GPS receiver and start using it. * What GPS navigation software will work with this USB GPS receiver? Can I use Microsoft Streets and Trips or _______ that my friend recommended? Yes, this USB GPS receiver should be compatible with mapping software like Microsoft Streets and Trips, Fugawi, Mapking, National Geographic TOPO!, iGuidance, and most other software that support NMEA data protocol. However, this product does not come with GPS software and we do not provide support or recommendations regarding software for it. * Why can't I find any signals or satellites? If it is your first time using this USB GPS receiver, then it will take about 42 seconds (cold start of 42 seconds) to attempt to locate and then calculate a GPS lock. Data acquisition will become faster with more use. * Will the magnetic base harm my electronics? Absolutely not. The USB GPS receiver's magnet will not interfere with any electronic devices.
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 30 November, 1999.