Infrared Connection

The Palm has an IR port to “Beam” data between two Palms. Using this GPSIRDA Converter you can turn any serial GPS unto one that “beams” the NMEA sentences to the Palm.

There may be GPS systems on the market that support IrDA, but I wasn’t able to find one, correct me if I’m wrong.

The advantage of such a solution is comparable with Bluetooth, namely no more cables between GPS and Palm. However the Infrared connection is “line of sight” and may suffer from sunlight and difficulty in finding suitable mounting positions.

 
soarpilot/infrared_connection.txt · Last modified: 2006/10/25 11:24
 
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