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Can anyone think of a way to get the GPSout utility to feed output to a remote notebook or tablet PC using USB instead of a serial port? What is required to make this work?

How would you use it? Are there now programs which receive NMEA 0183 signals on USB? I've got the offical NMEA specifications and they only lay down standards for RS232 and similar serial links.

They may be out of date now, of course, so do you have revised details?

The other problem which I don't really know how to deal with is a USB device driver. All USB thngs seem to have to either abide by certain global standards (HID, such a joysticks, keyboards, mice, and Disks or similar storage devices for instance), or need specifically-written drivers. So where would these come from? Do the makers of the software you've got which can read NMEA on USB supply drivers for writing it too?

If you are looking to use USB simply because you have no serial ports available, then there are serial port adapters for USB which do the job. I think they are quite cheap too, now.



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