09-01-2017 01:25 AM
We need to perform GPS tracking on GMSC running on a Windows Surface tablet (Windows 10).
If I understand correctly the only way today, with GMSC 2016 SP2, is to use an external GPS plugged to the tablet (in USB, sending GPS coordinate to a serial port).
We have to wait for GMSC 2018 release to be able to use the Windows 10 native location API.
Is that correct?
When is planned the 2018 release?
09-27-2017 10:31 PM
I'd like to know this also. Our shire staff all have Windows 10 devices, and one of our contractors are looking at purchasing these also.
This would mean they can't use the GPS with Smart Client 2016. I believe they can't even use external GPS devices.
Is there a way to get the GPS working or should I tell them to hold off until GMSC2018?
09-28-2017 12:29 AM
as far as I know Microsoft Surface doesn't have a GPS receiver builtin. By the way in general any device capable of sending NMEA sentences via com port should be viable.
There is a discussion here where someone has tested some devices.
In GMSC 2018 the new Windows 10 location API will be supported.
10-05-2017 08:46 AM
Could not test it myself, but know from a customer:
When your device has GPS you can useGpsGate Splitter Express: http://gpsgate.com/purchase/gpsgate_client_licenses
With this tool you can send the GPS-Signal to a COM-Port, which you can then select within GMSC.