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Ambicom Gps-usb Driver Download

What took me most by surprise was how easy the piece of equipment was to use. And oddly enough, for what it was supposed to do, I couldn't believe it was as simple Ambicom GPS-USB appearance.


That black box and cord pictured to the right is the whole thing. It comes in a compact package with a CD containing the necessary software and an installation guide that is out of this world The installation guide is the same dimensions as a CD case and is a whopping eight pages long if you count the front and back covers. With that said, let Ambicom GPS-USB add in a few of the features listed in the published material about the unit and I'll add my own comments as I go. I think redundancy is good. Plug-n-Play GPS: Small Ambicom GPS-USB integrated high sensitivity antenna with magnetic base: This means that it isn't very big but performs well.


It's a true statement per my testing. Low power consumption and water-resistant: If you don't get it, you don't get it.

I had to laugh when I saw the list of potential applications that was published by AmbiCom Ambicom GPS-USB the unit. There are nine listed potential applications but virtually all Ambicom GPS-USB them have to do with navigation. Briefly, GPS works with 24 or so medium earth orbit satellites non-geosynchronous to trilaterate with each one it can receive, then combine this and do the math to convert this to latitude, longitude and elevation. When your receiver moves, it can track the movement and calculate your speed.

In the case of this PC unit, the mapping application takes this raw information and converts it to some sort of display, depending on your mapping application. Unlike hand-held units, the GPS-USB has no screen or buttons; it is software driven from your laptop, so you also need a mapping program that can communicate with the GPS.

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Let me be blunt - GPS on a laptop is not practical unless you are willing to spend a lot of time getting it going before using it. This is not a turn-on-ready-to-go setup. Starting from the ground up, you must start the computer, wait for a desktop, plug in the GPS, start the mapping software, wait for the application and wait for the GPS to wake up and synchronize to satellites. Cold-start wake up times for the GPS itself are up to a full minute before satellite signals are received and stabilized. If you think driving and dialing a mobile phone is Ambicom GPS-USB, just imagine driving while typing and double-clicking. You simply must have enough time to set everything up before you get in the car and turn the key.

If you ever take the time to go to the Internet and print a map before getting in the car, you can spend the same amount of time starting the laptop, the mapping program and GPS, then get in the car with it working. If you go to unfamiliar places a lot Ambicom GPS-USB dothen you will find using the GPS and laptop less treacherous than trying to read a paper map while driving.

Mapping programs that use GPS generally give oral instructions while you are driving. This allows you to keep your eyes on the road. The iGuidance program is smart enough to actually call out the street name when you are approaching it, like a car-based GPS does. This is helpful when you are approaching an exit that leads to multiple streets. Red circle Ambicom GPS-USB present location. GPS traces route on map Ambicom GPS-USB you go. Practically speaking, I found the receiver just as effective when placed on the dashboard under the windshield, which also avoids the nuisance of rolling down a window and placing it on the roof of the car.

The AmbiCom GPS-USB is an inexpensive Global Positioning System (GPS) for Windows based PCs that uses the USB interface. It features 20 channel satellite.

AmbiCom GPS Navigation Receiver GPS-USB - GPS receiver module overview and full product specs on CNET.

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