Localizer 4 provides a simple, inexpensive way to use your favorite desktop mapping and navigation programs on your Windows 8 tablet. Many popular products like GarminPC, OziExplorer, Sygic Fleet, PC Navigator and many others require connection to a GPS device via a standard com port. The problem is that many tablets now feature GNSS devices, which provide location data via the Windows Location Platform. Unfortunately, they do not provide that data via a traditional com port, so most desktop apps simply will not work. That's where Localizer comes in.
Works directly with the GPS/GNSS sensor driver, bypassing the Windows Location platform entirely on Windows 8 standard (non WinRT) and Windows 7 operating systems.
Provides NMEA 0183 standard output directly from the chipset.
Provides the NMEA data to applications via a user-selectable virtual com port. It shows up in device manager and applications see it as a normal serial com port.
- Full language support for the following:
- Chinese (Simplified)
- All new Windows 8 "Modern" user interface
- Updated user manual included with distribution
- Displays live satellite data on Windows 8.1 with most drivers
- Better auto-detect of GPS/GNSS Sensors
- Now works correctly with Microsoft Streets & Trips 2013 and Delorme Street Atlas
Automatic updates. Localizer will check for the latest version, download and install it for you.
You can create a task to run it at startup. App runs minimized in the system notification tray. Set it and forget it.
UI is 100% touch-friendly.
Location data and NMEA output is displayed for easy validation of location platform availability and accuracy.
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Windows 8.1 Standard or Pro, Window 7 all versions. Not compatible with Windows 8.1 RT
.Net Framework 4.5.1
The active satellites and signal strength dsplay is provided for protocol compatability only.
Most Windows GPS Sensor drivers are limited to a 1hz refresh rate (once a second). At higher rates of speed, the displayed map position may lag behind the actual vehicle position.
Under NO circumstances should this product be used for precision navigation. It is provided "as-is", and intended for recreational use only. No warranty is given or implied as to the accuracy or availability of location information.