GPS connector: bluetooth -> serial port plug -> camera?

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VJ Senior Member • Posts: 1,479
GPS connector: bluetooth -> serial port plug -> camera?

Hello,

I'm doing some long term planning here, and am wondering whether the following combination is possible to provide a gps input to a gps compatible camera (i.e. D2x).

1. use a bluetooth-compatible GPS

2. use a bluetooth to serial port plug, such as: http://www.free2move.se/prod_spp.htm (there are numerous others)

3. connect that bluetooth serial port plug to the camera (as one would connect a GPS

The serial port plug mentioned in 2. claims that it just acts as a wireless cable, and that no drivers are needed. As the bluetooth GPS offers a serial port protocol, I would think that this could be used to transmit the data to the port plug, which translates it back to a regular serial data stream and passes it on the the camera.

It would offer 2 advantages:
1. no big GPS connected via cable to the camera (only the small port plug)
2. I could use a Garmin GPS/PocketPC I'm looking at...

So, any idea whether this would work?

Thanks!

Jörg

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