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trinko
the FAQ says


In order to use the USB connection of your Wintec device, you need to install an appropriate driver. You may get that driver from Silicon Labs. The Wintec device will be known to HoudahGeo by the name of "SLAB_USBtoUART".


i went to the Silicon Labs site and there is no obvious USB driver download.  Does anyone have the URL of the download page or at least the name of the driver?  thanks!

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houdah
Thanks for the heads up. The FAQ has been corrected to include the link:

[URL=http://www.silabs.com/tgwWebApp/public/web_content/products/Microcontrollers/USB/en/mcu_vcp.htm]http://www.silabs.com/tgwWebApp/public/web_content/products/Microcontrollers/USB/en/mcu_vcp.htm[/URL]

Best,
Pierre Bernard
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trinko
talk about fast service.  thanks!
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trinko
Ok i loaded the driver.  I then put a photo into Houdahgeo and tried to read the GPS data in via the USB interface from the WBT-201.  The photo was from a few days ago and the GPS data was from today--just trying to test the system.  Houdahgeo crashed.  twice.  i then used Houdahgps to download the data.  checked the file in BBEdit, looked fine.  relaunched Houdahgeo.  loaded the same pic.  loaded the gps data from the file that i made with Houdahgps.  said there was no match but there wasn't a crash.
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houdah
Hi!

HoudahGeo 1.4.1 should have fixed the crashing upon GPS connection.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
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trinko
i didn't see your email before i made my previous post.  i downloaded 1.4.1 and all is well.  thanks!
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icen
I am afraid the link to Silabs site doesn't work and I am unable to find the Wintel driver for a 201 device by searching myself. Could you let me have the current link please?
Thanks
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houdah
Hi!

I believe the new link is [URL=https://www.silabs.com/pages/DownloadDoc.aspx?FILEURL=Support%20Documents/Software/Mac_OSX_VCP_Driver.zip]https://www.silabs.com/pages/DownloadDoc.aspx?FILEURL=Support%20Documents/Software/Mac_OSX_VCP_Driver.zip[/URL]

I haven't yet tested this new download myself. Please report back on how it went.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
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icen
Thanks for that Pierre & your quick response.

The driver from that link seems to work fairly well in both USB & Bluetooth mode - although not always at the first attempt.
I have much to learn and check but so far I am not convinced by the accuracy of the 201's figures.

When I send my pictures to Google Earth only one of a set appears. All the others appear as question marks.
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icen
Sorry! I have just seen your November post re pictures not displaying.
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houdah
Hi!

1. No driver is needed for Bluetooth. I am under the impression that USB works more reliably when Bluetooth is enabled on the WBT-201

2. This is a bug in Google Earth 4.3 beta. Please try the latest beta to see if the bug has been fixed. If not, you need to downgrade to Google Earth 4.2

Best,
Pierre Bernard
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icen
Hi,
The most recent version of GE [4.3.7484.3916] released on July 12th has the same [similar] bug. All thumbnails display but only the first one clicked opens to a larger size.
Do we know if this happens on Windows OS as well?
Thanks,
Icen

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houdah
Hi!

The last time I checked, the Windows version was not affected.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
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dannyg
Hi Everybody, Im here to say Im impressed with all of you.  Im just lost after hour of effort.  I want to track horse movement. I have 4 Wintec G-Rays 2 WBT-201units that work just fine in a windows machine.  I now need them to work on a Intel MacBook Pro. Brick walls are everywhere.  My Macbook Pro does not see this device no matter what driver I use.  The Silabs links above are not up anymore.

I have uploaded all the current Houdah, and GPSBableFE and the suggested SLAB_USB to UART.  My Bluetooth does pair with my unit but will not connect and does not list itself.  I have looked in my library/extensions and there is nothing in there.
my error message in GPSBabel says:

gpsbabel -t -i wbt -f /dev/cu.G-Rays2-SPPslave-1 -o kml -F /Users/DAN/Desktop/GPS test dg.kml -o gpx -F /var/folders/YN/YNuSHkNRFkyiaqid-MohvE+++TI/-Tmp-/qt_temp.nQn576

Failed to open port (Resource busy)

WBT-100/200: Can't initialise port "/dev/cu.G-Rays2-SPPslave-1" 

Error running gpsbabel: Process exited unsucessfully with code 1


(my 1.4.1 version of GPSBabel does not provide a WBT-201 device choice)


Ive searched as much as I can, time for help.  Im not savvy in anyway regarding coding files and was really hoping to find a WBT-201 for Mac for Dummies, cause thats how Im feeling.  

I need a guide :-)  I need a step my step.

I did manage the Windows machine, just need help with the Mac as i must us the machine(s) for this project from  now on.

Thanks in advance,

Dan

http://www.barehoof.com

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houdah
Hi!

Please download and install the driver from:

Please download HoudahGPS 4.1.1 from http://www.houdah.com/houdahGPS

Connect the Wintec WBT-201 using USB and make sure it is switched on.

In HoudahGPS select Device, Type: Wintec WBT-201/WBT-1000, Port: USB, Name: SLAB_USBtoUART. Click the "Acquire" button.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
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dannyg
Thank you so very much!  I had to switch to Firefox for the link to work.  I shall donate to this project I assure you!  

Still stuck with settings for GPSBabel.  

Input
Device Format does not list my WBT-201 is not listed, just 100/200
Fine does give me Wintec Wbt-201/G-Rays 2 Binary File Format
Im lost with File Names.

Translations Options
for now Im just asking for Tracks

Output
Google Earth KML
I made up a file name for my desktop

I clicked Apply and then this error:

gpsbabel -t -i wbt -f /dev/cu.SLAB_USBtoUART -o kml -F /Users/DAN/Desktop/GPS test dg.kml -o gpx -F /var/folders/YN/YNuSHkNRFkyiaqid-MohvE+++TI/-Tmp-/qt_temp.LaD451

WBT-100/200: Too many data errors during read

Error running gpsbabel: Process exited unsucessfully with code 1


I was successful in making a file in Houdah and Im not sure if you support GPSBabel.  Im not sure which to use first, or if they are completely seperate, as you see Im lost here.  But thanks to you, I am a whole lot closer!  Please dont give up on me now!  ;-)


Thanks again Dan  



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houdah
Hi!

HoudahGPS is a free graphic front-end to the open source GPSBabel tool. Unlike the official GUI it exposes only a subset of the available feature. The idea is to make importing and converting track logs as straight-forward as possible.

HoudahGPS lists "WBT-201/WBT-1000" as an option.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
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dannyg
Hi and once again many thanks.  Im ready to wrap this up soon.  The time Im investing in this is quite high and im still spinning my wheels.  Your direction gave me my only results, so, do I not need GPSBabel any more?  Is Houdah all I need?  I am gathering that if I want to make setting changes I must use the Wintec Windows software.  Ok I get that, because I cant find another way.  But I still can't seen to find the right settings in GPSBabel to extract any data from my WBT-201, I just get the error message I gave earlier.  I dont mean to trouble you if you do not support GPSBabel, I just do not know if they need to work together cause at this time GPSBabel is not giving me anything.  I cant read code and do not know how to use it when I read about patches for Mac and GPSBabel.   Same thing with bluetooth. I can pair but not connect.   Any last words for me?  What I can do is follow direction.

This is a pity because I read of so many Mac users enjoy both programs.  It is tough being a Mac user sometimes.

Cheers,
Dan

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houdah
Hi!

HoudahGPS includes a version of GPSBabel. You do not need a separate installation.

Both HoudahGPS and GPSBabel should work to extract track logs out of the device. You will however need the original software under Windows to adjust device settings.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
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