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Using Pgps data on a camera alert unit ?

 
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max60
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 3:12 pm    Post subject: Using Pgps data on a camera alert unit ? Reply with quote

Is there any camera alert system which will accept Pocket gps camera data, I dont need directions from a full sat nav system. Or failing that is there a sat nav system which you can turn off the voice directions yet still recieve a camera alert warning ? thanks in anticipation, max60
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There aren't any commercial speed camera detectors that will accept our data currently. Most naturally accept only their own data in a proprietary format. However we're working on just such a device but it won't be ready for some months.

However, most satnav devices will continue to give speed camera alerts even when no route is programmed. I use my TomTom in just that way when driving locally. So a device such as a TomTom ONE, even an older model would offer that functionality to you when loaded with our database.

Indeed in some respects that is a much better solution as you can use our customised voice alerts and have a visible display with an indication of the camera type AND location when you receive the audible warning.
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TCharts Speed Sentry will do it

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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

theripper wrote:
TCharts Speed Sentry will do it

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Only if you have a gps enabled pda or similar to install it on Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to you all for the info, I will look into your suggestions. In an ideal world what I would like is a small unit that can be tucked away hidden from external view, in one of those handy niches below the facia, hard wired in, and using an external aerial placed discretely on the facia, so that no power or aerial trailing leads show; aways on when driving, giving audible warnings, yet not obvious from the outside. As I said in an ideal world. Thanks again, max60
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

max60 wrote:
Thanks to you all for the info, I will look into your suggestions. In an ideal world what I would like is a small unit that can be tucked away hidden from external view,

What's your time scale, can you wait a few months?
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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have got hold of an old tomtom one, as per your advice, downloaded Pgps cameras, and it works fine. It took me quite a while to work out that I should NOT tick " warn cameras on my route" as I had no route programed. If only the tomtom was a bit smaller it would fit in the niche below the facia to the right of the steering wheel, (Rover 75,) upright with display visable to me but not to anyone outside, thus with an external aerial I could not only recieve audible warning but see the speed limit of each camera. I see I can download better camera icons; I presume these are larger, easier to read ? You have been a great help; if the item which you mention will be ready in a few months, would be smaller and have a display. Please let me know. Thanks max60
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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could consider an alternative mount to allow you to lower it? Either a basic vent mount or something more substantial such as a Brodit solution?
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