Navilock

From OpenStreetMap Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Navilock is german company based in Berlin and produces consumer GPS devices like Receivers and Data Loggers and also nagivation software.

BT-359

BT-359

GPS unit: Navilock BT-359

  • receiver (Navigation: )
  • CPU: (OS: ), Flash: (external: )
  • GPS: 20 channels, ( , )
  • Display: , Connectivity: bluetooth
  • Internal: Batteries:
Addresses POIs
Mass Storage mode ? Waterproof


Notes: the same as the Globalsat BT-359


Connection: Bluetooth

  • Battery pack removeable
  • 3 status LED: Power status (charging, full, low power), Bluetooth and Fix (>= 4 satellites)
  • On/off button

Works good with Nokia phones (6230i and 6300) and GPS Track.


BT-348

BT-348

GPS unit: Navilock BT-348

  • receiver (Navigation: )
  • CPU: (OS: ), Flash: (external: )
  • GPS: 20 channels, ( , )
  • Display: , Connectivity: bluetooth
  • Internal: Batteries: lion
Addresses POIs
Mass Storage mode ? Waterproof



Works fine with: gpsd (Mac), Cetus GPS (Palm), cotoGPS (Palm), GPS4Palm (Palm).


BT-413

GPS unit: Navilock BT-413

Addresses POIs
Mass Storage mode ? Waterproof



BT-455PDL

GPS unit: Navilock BT-455PDL

Addresses POIs
Mass Storage mode ? Waterproof



Connection: Bluetooth and USB

  • Price: €99-119
  • Size: 70×28×20 mm
  • 3 status LEDs (green: GPS fix, red: power, blue: Bluetooth)
  • 1 on/off switch
  • GPS receiver can be used with USB (via the Prolific USB2Serial driver) and/or Bluetooth serial port emulation, any system (but no software provided)
  • DataLogger can only be used with windows
  • Datasheet (in german/pdf)


Mini-CD with proprietary software, installs as iTravel-Tech Application. Functions:

  • Upload data from device,
  • Google,
  • PhotoTagger SW,
  • Upload photos to Flickr,
  • Configure device
  • Installs Prolific USB2Serial driver

Not so good things:

  • Bluetooth cannot be disabled
  • No waypoints
  • Requires proprietary software to read the logged gpx data
  • Software for windows only
  • Default installation requires administrative rights to run; but if you install into a writable directory instead, you can use it as ordinary user
  • Only google supported


NL-302U

NL-302U

GPS unit: Navilock NL-302U

Addresses POIs
Mass Storage mode ? Waterproof

Pros:

  • PL2303 USB-Serial converter chip (good Linux driver support)


Based on the engine board EM-411 from Navilock mounted in a more or less waterproof casing and an attached USB cable.

  • USB Powered (max. 100 mA)
  • 1.5 m USB cable attached to the device
  • Single status LED near the cable outlet (might not be available on earlier devices; might not work when in binary mode)
  • Very accurate when used in a car

Works good with gpsd!


NL-456DL

NL-456DL

GPS unit: Navilock NL-456DL

  • logger (Navigation: )
  • CPU: (OS: ), Flash:4MB (external: )
  • GPS: 16 channels, ( SBAS, )
  • Display: , Connectivity: usb
  • Internal: Batteries: 2xAA. NiMh are OK
Addresses POIs
Mass Storage mode No-Symbol.svg Waterproof

Pros: small, lightweight, concentrates on basic features, cheap in Germany (60 Eur at reichelt.de). Possibility to set PDOP, TDOP, Sat Nr masks,... for user that knows the GPS parameters quite well Cons: insufficient manual with mistakes, not enough informations for beginners in GPS, files can't be copied or downloaded from stick and need transformation by included software Notes: similar to Wintec WPL-1000 Easy Showily


  • Push to fix to record specific waypoints
  • Small display for status
  • USB-interface for reading log files and configuration via windows-software (GPX export possible)
  • Linux and macs are not officially supported, device appears as storage, but the original log files seem to be in proprietary format
  • Free linux/mac reader wpl1000reader (makes gpx), for change of settings windows is still needed
  • Another free reader with ability to change settings naviread (GIT repo: git clone git://git.asdn.eu/naviread)
  • Datasheet (in german)


Software update crashed. Could be saved by manually downloading the *.img file on the stick and cycle power :-) HB9DTX 28 August 2009

After more than 3 years of heavy usage, the unit stopped working. Position stucked at 0°00 even after cold start. I opened the case (4 screws) soldered 2 small wires on th Lithium rechargeable battery on the circuit board, and load it to 3.3 Volts for about 1 hour. After a cold start from the Windows utility, the NL-456 worked as before, giving correct positzion fixes. If the problem re-appear, I'll change the backup battery. HB9DTX January 2013

NL-457DL

NL-457DL

GPS unit: Navilock NL-457DL

Addresses POIs
Mass Storage mode ? Waterproof

Pros: In comparison to the NL-456DL it finds a fix faster and seems to produce more accurate tracks. See detailed comparison (German).

Notes: Wintec WPL-2000 Easy Showily



NL-501ETTL

GPS unit: Navilock NL-501ETTL

Addresses POIs
Mass Storage mode ? Waterproof


EM-500

EM-500

GPS unit: Navilock EM-500

  • receiver (Navigation: )
  • CPU:ARM7 (OS: ), Flash: (external: )
  • GPS: 16 channels, ( , )
  • Display: , Connectivity: LVTTL-RS232 and USB D+/D-
  • Internal: Batteries:
Addresses POIs
Mass Storage mode ? Waterproof


CA-42 USB-(LV)TTL adapter (top and bottom): Em-500-ca-42-top.png Em-500-ca-42-bot.png