It is a Leadtek LR9548S. Attached is the GPS spec sheet that we received from our dealer.
We are just getting started with PanasonicToughPads after years of success with ArcGIS Mobile 10 on ToughBooks. I am currently trying to get ArcGIS Mobile 10.2 working on the ToughPad and we are having extremely poor results when trying to get ArcGIS Mobile to connect to the GPS.
We know the GPS is good, we have used the Panasonic GPS Viewer software to confirm satellite fix and the NMEA data stream on the COM port, however whe I start ArcGIS Mobile it will connect to the Port immediately but will not display on the GPS data on GPS Status Page or the Map View for up to 10 min. After it finally begins to read the NMEA data stream very quickly it seems to loose it so your position on the map does not change / refresh and the application does not seem to recover.
Has anyone had similar issues with GPS connectivity from ArcPad or ArcGIS Mobile on Panasonic ToughPads (FZ-G1 Mark 2)? Is there a resolution or is this a known issue?
Did you ever find a fix for this GPS issue? We've got a bunch of 10" ToughPads w/ GPS being delivered in about a month and at the moment, it looks like we're going to have to use one of the (relatively) 'out of the box' ArcMobile for Windows projects as an interim solution while we wait for contractor delays on a custom mobile app that isn't materializing on time. Was not aware this was an issue with the ToughPads. Our field crews won't be real happy with this kind of performance.
Thanks in advance for any info you might have,
Actually there is a fix. ESRI has Location API Connection Extension for ArcGIS Mobile. There are two versions available, one for 10.2 and one for the latest release of 10.2.1, you have to download and copy the .dlls specific to the version of mobile you are using…..one does not work with the other. I would recommend using ArcGIS Mobile 10.2.1 since it will support ArcGIS Server 10.3. Instructions to set up the DLLs are in README file in the download, you want to use the .dlls and .ame file in the Release Assemblies folder.
The extension for 10.2.1 can be found here:
The dlls for 10.2 are here:
When you use the extension, on the GPS Status page in ArcGIS Mobile you see that it changes from showing COM Ports, etc to a much more simplified screen essentially just staging that is using the Location API Connection. At that point your application will connect perfectly to the GPS.