Some more advanced features in GpsGate Splitter WM


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Note! GpsGate Splitter was formerly known as GpsGate Client

Advanced features in GpsGate Splitter

You need to click “Show more options…” in the Advanced tab to for all features described below.

Where settings files are saved

By default are settings saved under “My Documents\GpsGate\Instances”. This means each user account on one computer will have separate settings.

If you want all users on the same computer to share the same settings, goto the Advanced tab in the Settings dialog. Click on “Show more options”, and then check “Share settings for all user accounts”. You need to restart GpsGate Client for the settings to take effect.

Now the settings are saved under “\Program Files\Franson\GpsGate 2.0\Instances” which is the same directory where GpsGate 2.0 is installed. You need to configure GpsGate Splitter again if no previous settings are saved at the new location. You can run the Wizard again, configure GpsGate manually, or copy the “Instances” directory from the old location. GpsGate Splitter will never delete any settings when making this change. You must be logged in as administrator to make this change, and to configure GpsGate Splitter in shared mode.

GpsGate Client 1.1 saved its settings in the registry. GpsGate 2.0 will try to import the GpsGate 1.1 settings if found the first time GpsGate Splitter 2.0 is started. After this first import, GpsGate Splitter 2.0 will not try this import again.

Close input when nothing is connected to outputs

To save battery on a Bluetooth GPS it can be a good thing to close the GPS input connection when no GPS application is connected to the output anyway. You can enabled this option by selecting “Close input when no outputs are opened” in the Input tab of the Settings dialog. By default it is turned off. You need to click “Show more options…” in the Advanced tab to see this option.

Block data to and from Output

By default all data written to an Output. For example data written back to a virtual port by an application is also written back to the Input (GPS). You can block data from a specific Output by selecting “Block data from Output” before you add the Output plugin. In a similar way you can select “Block data to Output”.

Multiple instances

GpsGate Splitter 2.0 can be run in multiple instances. This means GpsGate Client can handle several GPS receivers as inputs and route its data to different places. GpsGate Splitter can also be used to route none GPS data. All Input and Output plugins that do not have a filter will pass all kind of data through.

Go to the “Advanced” tab in the Settings dialog. There you can create, select, rename and delete instances. The settings for each instance will be saved under a new sub folder in the “Instances” folder.

You can route data beween the different instances. The NMEA logger and GPS simulator can be used for each instance.

Activate and deactivate an instance

When using several instances it can be convenient to deactive and activate them. By unchecking “Active” in the “Advanced” tab an instance will be deactivated, and all its inputs and outputs will be closed until the instance is activated again, or the Input is opened manually again.

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