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GpsGate Client Express now free (not time limit)

Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:57 pm

GpsGate Client Express for Windows is now free. No time limit.
http://gpsgate.com/blogComment/free_gps ... or_windows

* Split one GPS to two virtual COM ports
* Handle most GPS devices, Bluetooth, Serial and USB
* Stabilize Bluetooth GPS connections
* Automatically re-connect lost connections
* Support Garmin GPS devices
* Connect standard GPS to nRoute with Garmin protocol
* Show GPS position in Google Earth
* Make GPS position available to web browser
* Connect to a GpsGate Server for GPS tracking
* Run on 32 and 64 bit Windows (7/Vista/XP/2k/NT/98)
* More about GpsGate Client


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RE: GpsGate Client Express now free (not time limit)

Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:00 am

Thanks, that's great. I recommend GPSGate to all my sailing friends.

How does one signify that we are using the Free GPSGate Client Express? It seems there's only one download, and the install doesn't ask for which version of the client you are installing.

Does the '14 day trial' just not expire if you only have one input to two outputs? Or is there a general license for the 'free version'?

Then, later, what happens if I try to add a second input or a 3rd output?
- It won't let me, or
- It gives me 14 days before I have to pay for a license?

What if I then opt to revert just to one input and two outputs (ie the free version)? Can I do that?

I already have my own license for GPSGate Standard, but I frequently assist friends with their GPS/Computer issues and install GPSGate for them. The last thing I want is for them to have their GPS tracking unexpectedly disabled after 14 days, in the middle of the ocean.

Thanks

s/v Soggy Paws - Circumnavigating

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RE: GpsGate Client Express now free (not time limit)

Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:05 am

The first 14 days all features are enabled. After 14 days only the Express features are enabled. For most basic use the Express features are enough.

For more advanced usage you need a Standard license. You can at any time buy a Standard license, and all features are enabled again.

For multiple inputs (MUX) to GpsGate you need a Standard license.

Here is listed what is included in Express and Standard:
http://gpsgate.com/purchase/gpsgate_client_licenses

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RE: GpsGate Client Express now free (not time limit)

Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:47 am

Kudos for offering the basic version free of charge. I've been using GpsGate or years, and even though I've always used the "Standard" license, I've seldom had the need to use any of the features the basic version didn't have.

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RE: GpsGate Client Express now free (not time limit)

Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:27 am

my understanding is that the express version allows output to 2 programs eg Google Earth and a chartplotter.
when running GE i get the track data ok, but as soon as i open the chartplotter it asks me to unput a license number.

what am i not understanding about the feature:
* Split one GPS to two virtual COM ports ???

many thanks

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RE: GpsGate Client Express now free (not time limit)

Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:19 am

Make sure you use the latest version of GpsGate Client. Download and install here:
http://gpsgate.com/download

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RE: GpsGate Client Express now free (not time limit)

Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:29 pm

thanks for the quick response!

i re-downloaded and got the same version - 2.6.0.367.

i can't do anything now. as soon as i open the port, i get error message 10001 invalid license.

HELP

running win xp home (sorry!)

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RE: GpsGate Client Express now free (not time limit)

Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:36 pm

If you have version 2.6.0.367 you have not downloaded the new version, or you have not installed the new version. You need version 2.6.0.401 or later.

Please follow those steps:
1. Exit GpsGate on your computer
2. Download the new version of GpsGate here:
http://gpsgate.com/download
3. Install the new version of GpsGate.

Finished!

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RE: GpsGate Client Express now free (not time limit)

Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:07 pm

sorry Johan, still doesn't work for me.

=i uninstalled, restarted
-installed the new download (only says 2.6...??)
- re-started pc
- started client.

its still ver 2.6.0.367 and won't work with anything!

maybe you can point me at another download site?

thx

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RE: GpsGate Client Express now free (not time limit)

Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:09 pm

When you have downloaded GpsGate Client. What is the name of the downloaded file?

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RE: GpsGate Client Express now free (not time limit)

Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:17 pm

gpsgateclient.exe

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RE: GpsGate Client Express now free (not time limit)

Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:32 pm

1. Right click on the file.
2. Select "Properties"
3. Click on the "Version" tab
4. Check "File Version".

Which version is it?

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RE: GpsGate Client Express now free (not time limit)

Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:08 pm

its 5.0.349.0
hope that helps

thanks

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RE: GpsGate Client Express now free (not time limit)

Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:13 pm

No, please check the "File Version". Try again.

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RE: GpsGate Client Express now free (not time limit)

Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:20 pm

ok. sorry
in the properties tab, the file version number shown is 5.0.349.0

BUT
when i click in the box 'other version info' the version no. is 2.6.0.367

any better? ;-)

i've now downloaded 3 versions of this today!

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