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post #3 of Old 01-30-2010 Thread Starter
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Software?? CHECK !

I've just looked over the Polar Navy website, and the software seems to be just what I'm looking to use! I gather the Polar View and Polar Com are free, with the PolarIS sold, right? What's the payback for you for having developed all that software?

Any suggestions on the hardware side? I gather small PC's are now around for just a few hundred bucks. Any major limitations to the hardware needed for your software?

And while I've got the attention of experts, how should I wire the NMEA interface to the computer? The current RS232 connector doesn't seem to be included on most computers now. Could I wire to a USB connector, if I have the appropriate wiring diagram?

Thanks for the great feedback so far.
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