3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 10, 2007 12:43 PM by wgb14

    Director and GPS?

    Level 7
      Hi all,

      I need to create a director file that responds to GPS location.

      Can anyone give any advice or point me in the right direction (no pun
      intended!)

      I need to know what kind of hardware i need to get a signal, and how i get
      the GPS coords into director?

      Any ideas anyone?

      Im using a Windows PC (xp) with Director MX or MX2004 (have both)


      Cheers,


      Tim.


        • 1. Re: Director and GPS?
          johnAq Level 1
          Probably the most likely solution is a GPS unit that can connect to a PC via RS-232 (serial port). Even though these ports are becoming replaced by USB, you can get a USB - to RS232 attachment. You can then use an xtra such as DirectCommunication or Serial Xtra to comunicate with the device using text based messaging

          You can find a list of available xtras at

          http://www.updatestage.com/products_table.html

          hth


          johnAq
          • 2. Re: Director and GPS?
            Level 7
            Thanks, will look into these...

            Do you know if I can control (read) a USB GPS device with these xtras?

            It seems the serial versions also require power from a ps2 port.... Ive no
            serial or PS2 ports on the laptop...plenty of usb!!!

            Cheers

            Tim.



            "johnAq" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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            > Probably the most likely solution is a GPS unit that can connect to a PC
            > via
            > RS-232 (serial port). Even though these ports are becoming replaced by
            > USB,
            > you can get a USB - to RS232 attachment. You can then use an xtra such as
            > DirectCommunication or Serial Xtra to comunicate with the device using
            > text
            > based messaging
            >
            > You can find a list of available xtras at
            >
            > http://www.updatestage.com/products_table.html
            >
            > hth
            >
            >
            > johnAq
            >


            • 3. Re: Director and GPS?
              wgb14 Level 1
              Hi,

              There is an ActiveX control that you can use in Director and GPS-enable your applications. I have done this in the past and it works perfectly. Email me at idoumanis@yahoo.gr and i will forward you the code

              Thanks