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GPS & Bluetooth

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Hello.

I'm planning to make a program with autoit which works with GPS.

Now, i've read this: http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=71279, but i still don't understand it really.

Some questions:

What are COM ports exactly (understand it a little bit, but not full)?

Can i convert bluetooth data to a COM port or something?

Will a bluetooth GPS reciever work?

- if yes:

Will this (http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.8840) or this (http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.9415) one work?

- If not, which device will work?

I'm planning to make an app which sends the coordinates to a server, and displays a webpage full screen.

Thanks in advance! :-)

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Whenever you have a communication device attached to a computer, it is communicating on a COM port. You'll need to know the COM port your GPS device is communicating across in order to connect to it programmatically. A Bluetooth device should automatically occupy a COM port when connected to your machine. Check the device properties in Windows Device Manager to find the COM port. I'm not a big fan of Bluetooth and, as such, I am no expert about it. I did find this doing some Googling.


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Okay, sounds easy. And when i have a com port, and a device which sends everything in NMEA(?), it's most likely i can use it - with autoit?

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