Navilock

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

BT-359

Navilock BT-359
Navilock BT-359
Description receiver
GNSS 20 channels, SiRFstar III
Memory Flash: .
Connectivity bluetooth
Features
Emblem-question.svg Addresses Emblem-question.svg POIs
Emblem-question.svg Mass Storage mode Emblem-question.svg 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

Navilock BT-348
Navilock BT-348
Description receiver
GNSS 20 channels, SiRFstar III
Memory Flash: .
Connectivity bluetooth
Batteries lion
Features
Emblem-question.svg Addresses Emblem-question.svg POIs
Emblem-question.svg Mass Storage mode Emblem-question.svg Waterproof


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


BT-413

Navilock BT-413
Description receiver
GNSS 65 channels, (WAAS)
Memory Flash: .
Connectivity bluetooth
Features
Emblem-question.svg Addresses Emblem-question.svg POIs
Emblem-question.svg Mass Storage mode Emblem-question.svg Waterproof
Website http://www.navilock.de/produkte/gruppen/15/Bluetooth_EmpfaengerSLASHreceiver/60313_BT-413.html?show=


BT-455PDL

Navilock BT-455PDL
Description logger
GNSS 54 channels,
Memory Flash: (100.000 max logging).
Connectivity usb;bluetooth
Features
Emblem-question.svg Addresses Emblem-question.svg POIs
Emblem-question.svg Mass Storage mode Emblem-question.svg Waterproof
Website http://www.navilock.de/download/PDFs/60310_-_Datenblatt/484


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

Navilock NL-302U
Navilock NL-302U
Description receiver
GNSS 20 channels, SiRFstar III
Memory Flash: .
Connectivity usb
Features
Emblem-question.svg Addresses Emblem-question.svg POIs
Emblem-question.svg Mass Storage mode Emblem-question.svg Waterproof
Website http://www.navilock.de/produkte/gruppen/3/Kabel_Empfaenger/61422_NL-302U_Sirf_3.html
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

Navilock NL-456DL
Navilock NL-456DL
Description logger
GNSS 16 channels, (SBAS)
Memory Flash: 4MB (94.000 max logging).
Connectivity usb
Batteries 2xAA. NiMh are OK (15hrs lifetime)
Features
Emblem-question.svg Addresses Emblem-question.svg POIs
Emblem-question.svg 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

Navilock NL-457DL
Navilock NL-457DL
Description logger
GNSS 16 channels, (SBAS)
Memory Flash: 4MB (94.000 max logging).
Connectivity usb
Features
Emblem-question.svg Addresses Emblem-question.svg POIs
Emblem-question.svg Mass Storage mode Emblem-question.svg Waterproof
Website http://www.navilock.de/produkte/gruppen/26/BikeSLASHOutdoorSLASHSportSLASHData_Logger
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

Navilock NL-501ETTL
Description module receiver
GNSS channels, SiRFstar III
Memory Flash: 4MB (94.000 max logging).
Connectivity rs232; ttl; usb
Features
Emblem-question.svg Addresses Emblem-question.svg POIs
Emblem-question.svg Mass Storage mode Emblem-question.svg Waterproof
Website http://www.navilock.de/produkte/gruppen/13/Boards_und_Module/60410_NL-501ETTL_Sirf3_TTL_Modul.html?show=

EM-500

Navilock EM-500
Navilock EM-500
Description receiver
GNSS 16 channels,
Memory Flash: .
Host system ARM7 (OS: )
Connectivity LVTTL-RS232 and USB D+/D-
Features
Emblem-question.svg Addresses Emblem-question.svg POIs
Emblem-question.svg Mass Storage mode Emblem-question.svg Waterproof

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