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Emprum Ultimate - First Apple Certified 5 Hz GPS

Postby Harry » Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:03 pm

Hi,

Happy to inform all of you that the first Apple certified GPS dongle providing 5 Hz is available :-)
Apple certification (MFI) means you do not need to jailbreak your iPhone / iPad / iPod touch to get this high update rate.

Emprum UltiMate GPS

To use UltiMate GPS, simply plug it in and start LapTimer - no further preparation is required. Please note that access to NMEA is not yet implemented - so you will see no satellites (but 5 Hz update rate in GPS View).

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Re: First Apple Certified 5 Hz GPS

Postby Harry » Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:02 pm

Hi,

Just another update on the UltiMate / LapTimer integration. We have a prototype up and running now. It connects the Emprum UltiMate GPS using NMEA (direct access) and delivers up to 5 Hz update rates without jailbreak! The integration will be available with the next release of LapTimer (either 14.2 or 15.0), and will require a new firmware supplied by Emprum too.

Please do not track us on this, I will post an updates in this forum as soon as everything is available. Till then, the UltiMate GPS / LapTimer combination works pretty well at 5 Hz without NMEA integration.

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Re: First Apple Certified 5 Hz GPS

Postby fluppie00 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:12 am

Nice, but with a BT GPS Receiver you can lay the device where GPS reception is the best.
I still hope Apple will allow to connect a BT GPS Receiver ( without the need to install Roqy BT or BtStackGPS ).
But as you say, no need to jailbreak and 5 hz is really nice for most users.


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Re: First Apple Certified 5 Hz GPS

Postby KrisS » Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:52 am

Looked at GPS manufacturer site. If the firmware required to work with LapTmer is available somwhere ? If the GPS firmware is enduser upgreadable ?


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Re: First Apple Certified 5 Hz GPS

Postby Harry » Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:50 pm

Hi,

Yes, you need a firmware upgrade to get a working NMEA integration, and yes, it is user upgradeable. But - it works out of the box already (without NMEA integration). I will ask Roger to post when it is availability.

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