GPS enabled controller - Bluetooth GPS / GNSS dongle
We just finished hardware development of GPS enabled Terrain Command III. Dual-band multi constellation for simultaneous GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Beidou, QZSS + SBAS. Essentially, the controller would act as an external Bluetooth GPS / GNSS dongle.
But we are not sure, if we should actually start producing it, because we are not sure you guys would be interested to actually use it:-D. We still need to finalize software for the location data distribution on the end device (should work on any recent Android - your cell phone, Samsung Tab Active, ...) and we are hesitating, because it is still a lot of work.
It has external active dual band GNSS antenna, so the signal reception and GNSS performance should be significantly better when compared to casual devices with embedded antenna. The difference would be particularly noticeable in case the signal is generally bad - deep valleys (including narrow streets between tall buildings) and such.
Can you please comment if that is something you would consider? For CI Pad users there would be a significant discount (although we are not sure about the final price, yet. Most of extra cost will be the GNSS antenna).
So, could you please confirm if the external antenna will be 2? That's what I see in the photo. How long is the antenna?"
For me, any development hardware or software that supports the riders will be useful and worth trying. As for the price, I agree to offer a significant discount for CI Pad users
@laode i am not sure i understand the question about antenna. It will be included in the kit. It is dualband active antenna optimized for the gnss chip we use. The one the pic is the real thing (actually designed by the chip manufacturer on our request 😉