DeLorme Serial Emulator

DeLorme Serial Emulator

Average User Rating:
2.2
out of 5 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    9,838
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 07, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    13.35MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    45
  • Platform:
    Windows

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4 stars

"DeLorme Serial Emulator 1.0 use with Windows 7"

May 02, 2010  |  By moorts

 |  Version: DeLorme Serial Emulator 1.0

Pros

I was forced to move to another computer. The new computer had Win7 installed. However, I could not seem to get the GPS to talk to the SearClear II program. I set the DeLorme Serial Emulator 1.0, the MapCal program and SearClear to Win XP. TA-DA

Cons

I certainly understand DeLorme deciding to not support the 64bit platform as that is probably a costly re-write. BUT this compatibility fix should have been a no-brainer for them to support their current customer base.

Summary

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1 stars

"Serial Emulator on 64 bit"

January 30, 2010  |  By Leftlane1930

 |  Version: DeLorme Serial Emulator 1.0

Pros

Works well with 32 bit

Cons

DOES NOT WORK or will not even install on 64 bit machines.

Summary

Have contacted Delorme and Constilation ie. manufacturer of the emulator and Delorme will not either return Phone call or email,and refuses to coment on if they are going to use the 64 bit format. Delorme is going to loose a lot of business with that kind of thinking.They will loose a lot of Truckers business by not going to 64 bit because 32 bit is becoming a thing of the past just like they will be by not forward thinking. SHAME ON YOU DELORME !!!!!

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1 stars

"Outdated, manufacturer refuses to update"

January 01, 2010  |  By Deborah_Lipsitz

 |  Version: DeLorme Serial Emulator 1.0

Pros

Works well with older 32 bit versions of Windows (XP or earlier)

Cons

Incompatible with most versions of Vista (especially 64-bit)
Incompatible with all versions of Windows 7
No vendor support
Do not attempt to install on Vista 64 or any version Windows 7

Summary

This is a software based serial port emulator that allows USB GPS devices to communicate with two or more applications at one time.

Under Windows XP or earlier, the software works well with few problems. It essentially emulates, or pretends to be, one or more serial ports, splitting the NMEA GPS data stream from the USB port the hardware device is connected to. This allows both legacy applications and multiple applications to access the same data stream.

I would use the emulator to split the data stream between DeLorme Street Atlas 2008, a USDOT log book program, and a compliance program that tracked my speed and location. Unfortunately, the XP machine was old enough that it simply couldn't accurately handle the speed requirements.

So, when I updated the computer, I had to go with Vista (there were no XP based laptops left on the market). While DeLorme claims the emulator will work with Vista 32 bit OS's, I personally have never been able to get it to work with any version of Vista. The emulator will tell you it is not compatible, and then install itself anyway, generating errors every 15 seconds until uninstalled (which complicates the uninstall process).

DeLorme does acknowledge the emulator application is NOT in any way able to run on any 64-bit operating system after Windows XP, nor will it work with any version of Windows 7. DeLorme has made quite clear to me that they have no intention of updating or continuing support of the emulator.

To date, no one has created a serial emulator that works with Vista 64 bit, nor for Windows 7, that actually works, even a little bit. It's time these emulators go the way of the actual serial ports, and that software developers get with the times and make their applications work with the new technology and with the capabilities most of their users want.

Updated on Apr 18, 2010

UPDATE: DeLorme has opted to not support any version of Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit). They refuse all contact, so no explanation is available. With literally millions of truckers wanting this, the decision makes no sense. Sorry DeLorme, but after a year of patience, I'm done with you.

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2 stars

"VISTA 64-BIT USERS LEFT OUT IN THE COLD BY DELORME"

September 03, 2009  |  By straycatny61

 |  Version: DeLorme Serial Emulator 1.0

Pros

Works well on Windows XP 32 & 64-bit

Cons

100% NOT COMPATIBLE WITH VISTA 64-BIT!!!!

Summary

Bottom line======>Delorme and ALK(publisher of Copilot GPS) Have abandoned their customer base that keeps their hardware up to date! SHAME ON DELORME!!!!!!

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3 stars

"Useful, but not up to date"

April 23, 2009  |  By dlipsitz

 |  Version: DeLorme Serial Emulator 1.0

Pros

Allows USB GPS device to be shared by up to 4 programs (3 COM's and 1 USB)

Cons

NOT Compatible with Windows Vista 64-bit
Tends to hang after roughly 24 hours, without any warning, requiring reboot of PC

Summary

Wile this utility will work on 32-bit Windows OS's, it DOES NOT work with 64-bit versions of Vista (stated on the web site). Allows use of COM2, COM9, and COM10 by other programs to access NMEA and RAW data from USB GPS devices. I used it on both a Vista 32-bit and XP Pro OS systems with litle trouble to run weather tracking, routing software, and a utility to auto-input locations into my log book.

The emulator does tend to "hang" every 24 hours or so,without any warning. You will have to reboot the system in order to regain control of USB and COM devices and associated applications. This problem tends to be relatively unpredictable, though I never encountered it more than once or twice in any 24 hour period. It is one of the more stabile emulators I have used, so if you reboot once or twice a day anyway, this is the utility for you. Besides, it's free!

Unfortunately, DeLorme has opted to not update the device emulator for 64-bit OS's, and does not have a Mac or Linux version, making it's usefulness short-lived, and despite many thousands of requests. DO NOT INSTALL ON 64-bit SYSTEMS! It will generate multiple errors until you uninstall it and reboot.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher DeLorme Publishing Co.
Publisher web site http://www.delorme.com/
Release Date July 07, 2008
Date Added July 07, 2008
Version 1.0
Category
Category Drivers
Subcategory Keyboard Drivers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements
  • Windows NT 4 SP 6
  • Windows 2003 SP 1
  • Windows XP AMD 64-bit
  • Windows XP 64-bit SP 1
  • Windows NT 4 SP 2
  • Windows 2000 SP 1
  • Windows 2003 64-bit
  • Windows 2003 AMD 64-bit
  • Windows XP 64-bit SP 2
  • Windows NT 4 SP 3
  • Windows 2000 SP 2
  • Windows Server 2003 x64 R2
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows 2003 64-bit SP 1
  • Windows Vista AMD 64-bit
  • Windows XP Itanium 64-bit
  • Windows NT 4 SP 4
  • Windows 2000 SP 3
  • Windows NT 4
  • Windows XP 32-bit
  • Windows XP SP 1
  • Windows Server 2003 x86 R2
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2003 Itanium 64-bit
  • Windows NT 4 SP 5
  • Windows 2000 SP 4
  • Windows Vista 32-bit
  • Windows XP 64-bit
  • Windows NT 4 SP 1
  • Windows Server 2008 x64
  • Windows NT 3
  • Windows Server 2008 x86
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows 2003
  • Windows Vista Itanium 64-bit
  • Windows XP Itanium 64-bit SP 1
  • Windows 2003 32-bit
  • Windows XP Itanium 64-bit SP 2
  • Windows XP SP 2
  • Windows 95
  • Windows 98
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows NT
  • Windows 2003 Itanium 64-bit SP 1
  • Windows XP Pro
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    File Size 13.35MB
    File Name Not available
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 9,838
    Downloads Last Week 45
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    License Model Free
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    Price Free
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