Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: This device puzzles me a bit

08 Feb 2014   #1
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
This device puzzles me a bit - BU-353-S4 Weather-proof USB GPS Receiver

This GPS receiver needs to be attached via USB.
Since power and data are transferred through the same USB cable from the BU-353, there’s no need for batteries or any other external power source.
But it also has Bluetooth capability (see specifications). For what does one need/use the Bluetooth if the GPS data is transferred via USB ?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Feb 2014   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

Garmin (and other companies) make navigation systems that can be built into (or added to) a vehicle. These navigation systems can use bluetooth to access an external GPS antenna/receiver such as the one that you linked to. The USB power for the external GPS antenna/receiver can come from a power source other than a computer (like a dash mounted USB charging port or a converter). No traditional computer need be in the vehicle.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Feb 2014   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

OK, I understand that application. But if you run on a laptop or tablet, one could get away without the bluetooth connection - right? Although it may be an advantage to power the device via a USB charger and then connect with Bluetooth. Then the tablet is not tethered.

I was planning to use this device or whichever better device I can find on an Asus Transformer running this Microsoft program.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

08 Feb 2014   #4

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

Correct, bluetooth need not be used... but like you mentioned, there might be times when it is nice to have the tablet/laptop free of wires. You could walk the tablet to another car in your caravan to discuss why the software thinks you should drive across a lake
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 This device puzzles me a bit

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
NAS device shown as UPnP Media Device not Storge Device in Explorer
I have three NAS units on my home network - WD My Cloud 6TB, WD My Book Live Duo 8TB and Seagate GoFlex Home 4TB. The two WD units show up as storage devices but the Seagate shows up as a UPnP AV device. This means I cannot see or access any of the folders. I can only get to it thru Window Media...
Network & Sharing
Forget/remove unpaired Bluetooth device WDM shows BT Peripheral Device
I paired Microsoft Designer Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse to my Windows 7 Professional x64 HP ZBook 14 which is connected to my company's corporate domain. Everything worked beautifully until they had to re-image my PC to resolve a disk encryption issue. That issue is resolved, but I have had bad...
Hardware & Devices
Base system device, core processors yellow triangle in device manager
Dell Vostro 1400, Core2Duo. Installed Windows 7 64 bit a year and a half ago. For those not familiar, the Vostro is not entirely compatible with 64 bit, so the drivers are a little hit and miss. Computer runs slow sometimes, has since the install. I don't think I've ever seen the yellow...
Hardware & Devices
base system device, video controller and unknown device missing
hie i have just installed window 7 and this devices are missing, any help will be very much appreciated. base system device device id PCI\VEN_1217&DEV_7110&SUBSYS_117C10&PEV_00 PCI\VEN_1217&DEV_7110&SUBSYS_117C10CF PCI\VEN_1217&DEV_7110&CC_088000 PCI\VEN_1217&DEV_7110&CC_0880 UNKNOWN...
Windows 7 stability fix breaks stability, puzzles MS.
Source - Windows 7 stability fix breaks stability, puzzles Microsoft

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:50.
Twitter Facebook Google+