What is Vutog GPS Simulator?
The Vutog GPS Simulator provides a complete suite for all your GPS simulation needs and more. It is designed to assist in developing, testing and debugging GPS Applications and equipment working with the NMEA-0183 protocol. It can be used for testing navigation applications and equipments indoor when GPS Signal is not available for best productivity maximization.
There are eight output interfaces supported by Vutog GPS Simulator -
1. Serial Port (RS 232)
This product can be used with a hardware null-modem (COM port - RS232) cable, Ethernet Cable for UDP & TCP/IP, Bluetooth, Virtual COM Port and Android Mobile Devices. You can also post the GPS Data to your website via HTTP using GET and POST methods. Multiple connections together can be created and managed from same workspace. This is very useful when you want to test multiple applications with same or different test scenarios.
Vutog GPS Simulator acts as a flexible GPS Receiver for your navigation applications which works without visible GPS satellites signals, thus it's much more efficient when used indoors and provides significant productivity. It gives out GPS data (reception quality, speed of relocation, position, satellite constellation and more) based on the NMEA-0183 protocol of chosen version. You can set any parameters of GPS Input during simulation. Three different input modes of it provide you the maximum flexibility to configure NMEA Sentences in the way you want. NMEA Sentences can be selected for GPS Simulation based on your need.
Vutog Simulator can also be used to debug and test your Android App using GPS Gateway App. Today, 40% of Android Apps depend on inbuilt GPS Receiver of Android Mobile Phones. But testing & development of these Apps become a nightmare because Mobile inbuilt GPS receiver receives the Signal only in Open Sky.
By running Bluetooth Server under Vutog GPS Simulator, the connection between GPS Gateway App and Vutog GPS Simulator can be established over Bluetooth. GPS Gateway App connects to Vutog GPS Simulator as a Client and receives the generated NMEA Sentences or data in special format of lat=xx.xxxxxxxxxxxx,lon=xx.xxxxxxxxxxxx,alt=xx.xxxxxxxxxxxx. The GPS Gateway parses and mocks these received locations in the mobile and the mobile starts showing these locations in real time. Any app like Facebook, Google Map or your app running on this Mobile reads these locations.
Vutog GPS Simulator supports 5 input modes for GPS Device Simulation -
1. World Map Input mode
In World Map Input mode, it works in tracking mode. That is, you just need to select Start Point and End Point before starting GPS simulation. The Vutog GPS Simulator starts generating NMEA Sentences with all data by auto calculation for the object movement from Start Point to End Point.
For example, for $GPRMC sentence, it auto calculates:
- the True Course based on Start Point and End Points selections
The output NMEA Sentences can be saved to .NMEA/.TXT file or transmitted via COM port or/and TCP/IP or/and UDP or/and Bluetooth (with SPP or Without SPP) or/and using GPS Gateway App on Mobile Device over Bluetooth or/and UUID based Bluetooth Server or/and Virtual COM Port. Any program or equipment that works with the NMEA protocol will recognize these transmitted messages, created by the Vutog GPS Simulator, same as data from a real GPS receiver. A certain amount of parity errors (CRC) can be introduced in the generated protocol for testing consistency of operation in navigation programs. You can also control the speed of NMEA Generation just by a mini slider.
The Log files playback input mode provides a lots of high end capabilities to replay the stored log files. You can view analyze the tracking path (the path of object moved) on XY Plot Graph and World Map. The latitude & longitude can be viewed and plotted into Nautical Miles (NM), miles, kilometer and meter on XY axis. You can see the NMEA File (replay log file) statistics like total number of NMEA sentences, total number of $GPRMC, total number of $GPGSA etc.
Replay speed controller gives high flexibility to control the speed of NMEA replay just like a MP3 player - like 1 NMEA per Sec, 10 NMEA Per Sec or maximum speed.
This capability of saved file re-playing provides an opportunity for creating repeatable test scenarios (for example, for regression testing), which would be difficult to do with an actual GPS receiver. Also, the track of any object movement stored in a standard NMEA file can be seen on XY Graph Plot and Map.
NMEA Forward Input Mode [IMUX]can be used to forward data from Actual GPS Receiver or any other source of above mentioned eight connections to your applications. You can run many GPS applications using one GPS, share over networks, log data, simulator and much more. Using this tool you can achieve a scenario where your original GPS Receiver supports the interface of Bluetooth & you want to forward the same data through Serial Port or TCP/IP or UDP or HTTP or Virtual COM Port. You can also filter the NMEA sentences as per your need.
NMEA Multiplexing Input Mode [MUX]can be used to combined data from multiple different connections sources and forwarded into single connection. This feature is useful if you have several devices that generate NMEA data, and you want to combine the data from those devices. This can for example be AIS + GPS data.
The None Input Mode provides lots of capabilities to play with NMEA sentences. You can type, load and send the NMEA to TCP/IP and COM Port. You can select loop for a repetitive replay. You can also mention the delay in milliseconds among all replay passes.
Apart from this, it also provides certain utilities like Data Forward Manager, CRC calculator, NMEA Sentence Selector and Logger. These are very useful while doing any GPS related development and testing work.
Advanced Docking GUI and Multithreaded environment of Vutog GPS Simulator provides a full control over GPS debugging and Testing. N number of connections can be configured from a single Vutog GPS Simulator and broadcasts the same NMEA to all connections or each connection can work separately to provide simulation to different GPS Devices at same time.
GPS Simulator Installation & System Requirements
Operating System: Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit both), Windows XP, Windows 9x, Windows 2000/NT, Windows XP - All Service Packs, Embedded XP etc.
Installation: Download the setup.exe from our Vutog website (http://gps.vutog.com/download.html) and install it.
For more information on Vutog GPS Simulator, please write to us at -email@example.com
The Vutog GPS Simulator provides a complete suite for all your GPS simulating needs and more. It is designed to assist in developing, testing and debugging programs and equipment working with the NMEA-0183 protocol.
|Eight different Communication interfaces for GPS Simulation|
|Double Serial Port connection support|
|NMEA or RAW Data sending & receiving through COM Port|
|File sending and receiving through COM Port|
|Unlimited Serial Port connection support (depends on available serial ports)|
|Virtual COM Port|
|N No of Virtual COM Port creation|
|File Sending & Receiving|
|NMEA or RAW Data Sending & Receiving|
|Can be a TCP/IP Server|
|Can be a TCP/IP Client|
|Unlimited TCP/IP Servers & Clients connections (depends on available ports)|
|File sending and receiving through TCP/IP|
|NMEA or Raw Data sending and receiving through TCP/IP|
|UDP||Can be a UDP Server|
|Can be a UDP Client|
|Unlimited UDP Servers & Clients connections (depends on available ports)|
|File sending and receiving through UDP|
|NMEA or Raw Data sending and receiving through UDP|
|HTTP - new|
|GET and POST methods|
|GPS Data can be sent in URL and NMEA Sentences formats|
|Configurable file path of server|
|Response notification display|
|Bluetooth device communication via COM Port|
|Send the data through COM Port to Bluetooth device|
|File Sending & Receiving through Bluetooth|
|NMEA or RAW Data Sending & Receiving through Bluetooth|
|Android Mobile Devices Bluetooth interface using GPS Gateway App|
|GPS Gateway App for Android Device (free download from Google App)|
|Location Mockup using GPS Gateway|
|Location simulation from Vutog GPS Simulator->GPS Gateway App->Android Device|
|Sending NMEA Sentences to Android Device through GPS Gateway|
|Sending RAW location to Android Device through GPS Gateway|
|Bluetooth UUID Server for Android Apps or any devices|
|Can be a Bluetooth Server at a provided UUID|
|Broadcasting of NMEA Sentences to all Bluetooth connected clients|
|Broadcasting RAW location to Android App or Any Bluetooth Device|
|Unlimited number of Bluetooth UUID Server|
|Input Modes for GPS Simulation (NMEA Generation)|
|Log Files Playback Input Mode|
|Turbo speed in loading NMEA log file|
|Latitude (X), Longitude (Y) Track plotting in unit of NM, miles, km & m|
|Flexible center aligned or auto adjusted XY plotting||Location and Track plotting on World Map|
|NMEA file statistics view|
|Replay speed controller like N NMEA per second or at maximum speed|
|Replay status view|
|Real Time Stamping for sentences from NMEA Log File|
|File Replay in Loop|
|Ability to parse and simulate NMEA Sentences from Log File|
|NMEA Generation by World Map Input Mode|
|Latitude & Longitude generation by location selection|
|View and choose position with Mouse Movement|
|Real Time object movement plotting on World Map|
|Manual Position settings in Decimal or Degrees, Minutes, Seconds|
|NMEA generation speed controller|
|True Course and Magnetic Variation auto-calculation|
|Speed configuration in KPH, MPH and KNOTS|
|UTC time calculation based on current system time|
|Satellites constellation (PRN, azimuth, elevation, SNR)|
|Start and End positions selection by mouse|
|Dilution of precision factors (PDOP, HDOP, VDOP) inputs|
|Altitude and Geoid Height values inputs|
|2D/3D selection mode (manual/automatic) inputs|
|Position fix mode (2d/3d/not defined) selection|
|NMEA Forward Input Mode [IMUX] - new|
|Data forward from one connection to one/many connections|
|Demultiplexing NMEA from one connection to many connections|
|NMEA Multiplexing Input Mode [MUX] - new|
|Data forward from many connections to single connection|
|Merge NMEA from different connections to single connection|
|None Input Mode|
|Send text (NMEA) to communication channel by typing with CR|
|Send in Loop with its interval setting|
|Send text (NMEA) to communication channel by typing without CR|
|Send raw file to communication channel|
|Tools & Utilities|
|NMEA Forward Tool [IMUX] - new|
|Incoming Data Forward from one connection to N connections|
|Forward Received data from GPS Device to any other connection|
|NMEA Sentence filter before forwarding the NMEA data|
|Any data forward option|
|NMEA Multiplexer [MUX] - new|
|Merge data coming from many connections to single connections|
|NMEA Sentence filter before forwarding the NMEA data to single connection|
|Any data forward option|
|Logger (Tool to log file) for generated NMEA sentences|
|Connection (interface) wise Logger|
|Logger for raw NMEA Sentences|
|Logger for parsed NMEA Sentences|
|NMEA Sentences Logger|
|Log raw NMEA and same NMEA parsed in one file|
|NMEA Sentence selector|
|Connection (interface) wise NMEA Sentence selector|
|Selection of required sentences for generation|
|CRC Calculator for NMEA Sentence error detection|
|Activity History for performed connections|
|Core GUI Features|
|Advanced Docking Workspace for flexible and easy usage|
|Tree View workspace for configured communication channels||Tab based workspace for each communication channels|
|Notification icon based reach GUI|
|More than 80 different types of NMEA Sentence Parsing and display|
|Extended current position information display during simulation|
|Simulation via N No of communication channels at once|
|Simulate N connections from one connection||GPS Quality Indicator selection during NMEA simulation|
|Multiple Instances - new|
|Small compact binary developed in C, C++||Minimal use of Registry|
|Non-cluttered look and feel, ability to show/hide panes|
|Multithreaded capability to simulate N number of devices|
Vutog GPS Simulator v 126.96.36.199 Manual (pdf) - new
Vutog GPS Simulator v 188.8.131.52 Manual (chm) - new
Vutog GPS Simulator v 184.108.40.206 Manual (pdf)
Vutog GPS Simulator v 220.127.116.11 Manual (chm)
Vutog GPS Simulator Whitepaper
Vutog GPS Simulator Trial Users License Agreement
Vutog GPS Simulator Professional Users License Agreement
Vutog GPS Simulator Enterprise Users License Agreement
Vutog GPS Simulator Ultimate Users License Agreement
|Vutog GPS Simulator Version 18.104.22.168 - Current release|
Release Date : 06th May 2016
- Vutog GPS Simulator Version 22.214.171.124 - Previous release
- Vutog GPS Simulator Version 126.96.36.199
- Vutog GPS Simulator Version 188.8.131.52
- Vutog GPS Simulator Version 184.108.40.206