Home | Company | Products | Partners | Link to us | Forum | Contact | Search


See also:



Virtual GPS

ZylGPSReceiverAX 3.14
ActiveX Control

ZylGPSReceiverAX is an ActiveX control that communicates with a GPS receiver.
It returns latitude, longitude, altitude, speed, course, heading and many other parameters of the position.
This control works with any NMEA 0183 compatible receiver connected to one of the serial ports.
You can use it also with USB, IrDA and Bluetooth devices, because these devices have a driver that redirects the input from the USB, IrDA or Bluetooth port to a virtual serial port (you can check it in System/Device Manager/Ports). If your USB device is not provided with such a driver, then use a USB controller whose vendor provides a virtual serial port driver, such as FTDI or use a USB/RS-232 adapter. For Garmin receivers you have to install Spanner software.
To connect to an Android smartphone's GPS, you can download GPS2Bluetooth application from playstore and connect your phone to your PC through bluetooth (GPS2BT service).
The component supports US (GPS), Russian (GLONASS) and Chinese (BEIDOU) global positioning systems and GALILEO (EU) support is coming soon.

NMEA 0183 (or NMEA for short) is a combined electrical and data specification for communication between marine electronic devices such as echo sounder, sonars, Anemometer (winds speed and direction), gyrocompass, autopilot, GPS receivers and many other types of instruments. It has been defined by, and is controlled by, the US-based National Marine Electronics Association.

The component is extended to calculate distances and make conversions between different measurement units.
With this control you will be able to develop robust GPS applications in any ActiveX supporting development environment. Possible applications can be:

* Vehicle Navigation
* Marine Navigation
* Fleet Management
* Emergency Locator
* Geographic Surveying
* AVL and Locating-Based Services
* Personal Navigation or touring devices
* Tracking devices
* Sporting and Recreation
* Farming
* Time synchronization

With ZylGPSReceiverAX you can also create web distributed applications.
The main idea behind is very simple:

*Create a desktop application that will run locally on the server, collecting gps-data from the receiver and saving in the database.
*Create a web service that will provide the requested gps-data from the database to the webpages.

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a worldwide radio-navigation system formed from a constellation of 24 satellites and their ground stations.
GPS uses these satellites as reference points to calculate positions accurate to a matter of meters. In fact, with advanced forms of GPS you can make measurements to better than a centimeter!
In a sense it's like giving every square meter on the planet a unique address.
GPS receivers have been miniaturized to just a few integrated circuits and so are becoming very economical. And that makes the technology accessible to virtually everyone.
These days GPS is finding its way into cars, boats, planes, construction equipment, movie making gear, farm machiner, even laptop computers, tablets, mobile phones or smart watches.
GPS technology has matured into a resource that goes far beyond its original design goals. These days scientists, sportsmen, farmers, soldiers, pilots, surveyors, hikers, delivery drivers, sailors, dispatchers, lumberjacks, fire-fighters, and people from many other walks of life are using GPS in ways that make their work more productive, safer, and sometimes even easier.

The demo version is fully functional, but it displays a nag dialog (the licensed version will, of course, not have a nag dialog). The package includes demo programs and a help file with the description of the control.

Supported Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Server2003/Vista/Server2008/7/8/Server2012/10

-Installation into Microsoft Visual C#.Net/ Microsoft Visual VB.Net:
To install the ActiveX Control into Visual Studio, click "Tools->Add/remove Toolbox Items..." menu item, select "COM Components" tab in "Customize Toolbox" window, click and choose "ZylGPSReceiverAXControl" and press "OK" button. After this you can drag and drop the control to the form and use all methods and events provided.

-Installation into Microsoft Visual C++.Net/ Visual C++ 6.0:
To install the ActiveX Control into Visual Studio, right-click the form and select "Insert ActiveX Control" menu item, select "COM Components" tab in "Customize Toolbox" window, click and choose "ZylGPSReceiverAXControl" and press "OK" button. After this the control will be added to the form and you can use all methods and events provided.

-Installation into Microsoft Visual Basic 5-6:
To install the ActiveX Control into Visual Basic, click Project->Components menu item and choose "ZylGPSReceiverAXControl". After this you can drag and drop control to the form and use all methods and events provided.

-Installation into Borland C++ Builder and Delphi:
To install the ActiveX Control into Delphi or C++ Builder, click Component->Import ActiveX Control menu item, choose "ZylGPSReceiverAXControl" and press "Install..." key. You will get the confirmation message when the package is recompiled, and TZylGPSReceiverAXControl control will appear in the components palette, ActiveX tab.

What's new:
- GLONASS and BEIDOU support
- more ports available
- more baudrates available
- fixes

- support of waypoints
- support of routes
- receiver status info
- new supported NMEA sentences:
- new events
- new conversion methods
- bug fixes

ZylGPSReceiverAX - ActiveX Control
License comparision
Benefits Single Developer License Site License
no nag screen
royalty free
number of developers 1 unlimited
source code included    
free support by e-mail
free upgrade on request 1.5 years 1.5 years
  $139.99   $559.99  
Customer Care Center Buy Now! Buy Now!
How to upgrade?
License Agreement
Download Now!
- Sales tax/VAT is not included in the prices above and it differs from country to country.
- All of our products are delivered via ESD (Electronic Software Delivery) only. After purchase you will receive the full version by e-mail.
- All orders are final, so please assure that you buy what you need, checking the fully functional trial version first!

Copyright © 2003 - 2019 by Zyl Soft.
All rights reserved.