[time-nuts] Trimble T'BoltMon Software
stanw1le at verizon.net
Mon Apr 28 07:56:45 EDT 2008
Two versions of the T'BoltMon software are available at the Trimble website.
V2.60 for the older Thunderbolt can be found at:
V3.16 for the Thunderbolt E can be found at:
Both work with windows and seem to be identical with my older OEM
CAVEAT: If the T'Bolt is powered ON, while the PC is booting up, The
mouse can act erratically.
My solution is to isolate the T'Bolt serial line with a RS-232 serial
I suspect that streaming RS-232 data confuses the computer to think that
the NMEA data is from the mouse.
To monitor the T'Bolt with the software, I enable the RS-232 line with
the switch box.
My PC only has 1 RS-232 serial port, so using the external switch box is
handy for other applications,
and more cost effective than a PCI or PCI-E serial card.
Stan, W1LE FN41sr Cape Cod
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