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Question Skyhook wireless XPS location sensor - 02-26-2011, 05:47 PM

Has anyone found a use for the Skyhook wireless XPS location sensor? Best I can tell, there's no actual GPS installed in the Duo so I'm guessing it might use WiFi somehow to sort of figure out where you are. I cannot find any installed software that uses this thing. Any suggestions?
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Default 02-26-2011, 08:30 PM

Skyhook: How It Works > Overview

Not sure how useful it is to be honest.


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Default 02-26-2011, 10:51 PM

Thanks for the info!
So, if you are at a public WiFi access point, it will look up its SSID in a database and tell you where you are. I guess that would be useful if you're too drunk to know which Starbucks you happen to have wandered into but otherwise, not sure how this would be of any use at all.
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Cool Use for Skyhook Wireless - 03-19-2011, 02:47 PM

pappy,
I just bought a GPS receiver to track my travels. Today I left on an afternoon of travel in the country and returned home to save my NMEA data but when I disconnected the GPS I continued to stream NMEA data then I remembered I had GPS on the mini HP210. I reviewed the PDF for the Skyhook and realized I really didn't need the GPS receiver. I used Global Mapper 11 to plot my travel. The Skyhook User Manual describes use for GPS software Com4 4800 baud and 1 stop bit. I could have been using this when I went to Bali in January. You can go to the Transystem Inc website and download software for a GM-2 sensor and give it a try. Good luck. It plots the satellite positions and NMEA data, it's pretty cool.
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