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Re: [gpsd-dev] PPS over USB

From: Eric S. Raymond
Subject: Re: [gpsd-dev] PPS over USB
Date: Sun, 6 May 2012 17:45:16 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Hal Murray <address@hidden>:
> address@hidden said:
> > Navisys has sold us samples of a proposed GR-601W which seem to be suitable.
> >  Unit cost should be under $40 and time accuracy better than 1 milliSec.
> > Unless we find a show stopper bug, or a better solution, real soon, the
> > project will likely go with the GR-601W soon. 
> Are these going to be generally available?

That's NaviSys's plan.  I sold them the idea there'd be a big market
for these thigs.
> Usually, when I poke a vendor name and/or model number into google, I find 
> many sites offering to sell me one, and usually several ad sites on the right 
> side.  Navisys, GR-601, or GR-601U don't find much.

Early days.  NaviSys is still getting its marketing together.  
> As far as I can tell, Navisys only sells wholesale.  I haven't found a retail 
> outlet for any of their stuff.  Is my google-foo just on the blink?

No. That problem still needs solving.  My plan was to try to pull some
strings at Amazon and see if I can get them to carry the GR601W.  Yes,
I have the strings to pull.
> Does anybody know of a retail source for USB GPS devices using the u-blox 6 
> chip set?

Not sufficient.  It would need my magic mod.
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