English

Problem: ArcPad freezes or suffers slowdown when connecting a GPS unit to a Dell Axim device using a serial cable.

Description

ArcPad freezes or suffers slowdown when connecting a GPS unit to a Dell Axim device using the serial cable. This occurs after the settings of the GPS are entered into both the GPS and Protocol tabs (ArcPad > Tools > Options) and the GPS is activated.

Cause

The Dell Axim's serial cable/interface does not support GPS input. The cable is only designed for PC communication by way of ActiveSync.

Solution or Workaround

To use a GPS unit with a Dell Axim device, either use a Bluetooth CompactFlash card and connect to a Bluetooth GPS, or use a CompactFlash GPS unit.