GPS question

Discussion in 'Questions (Windows Mobile)' started by Cableguy, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. Cableguy

    Cableguy Expert Licensed User


    I have a GPS mouse and wondered if is it possible to get the gps data simultaneously, even when in use by a gps app like TomTom??
  2. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    You probably won't be able to open the GPS port as the other app uses it.
  3. dzt

    dzt Active Member Licensed User

    From my experience I've been able to open my virtual com port to my external bluetooth GPS device with two apps simultaneously, but both apps where having communication problems.

    The best solution is to buy a port splitter software which installs virtual com ports and shares the gps (or other) com port.
  4. mwaite

    mwaite Member Licensed User

    Look for a program called GPSGate (

    It does exactly what dzt descibes, allows multiple apps to use the same GPS device simultaneously via virtual ports. It works great!
  5. JJM

    JJM Active Member Licensed User


    In my experience only one program can use a BTport (or irdaport) at the same time.
    And when you write a program, i you want launched an other program you must before write serial.openport=false if you don't want conflict.


    JJ M
  6. Cableguy

    Cableguy Expert Licensed User

    Is there any open source solution or freeware?
  7. Agrartec

    Agrartec Member Licensed User

    Yes, there is. "Port splitter" works fine. I haven`t testet it using 2 programs at once, but it should work.
  8. dzt

    dzt Active Member Licensed User

    Tested, doesn't work for me.
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