File transfer between ALTO-G12 and PC

“I have an old Alto G12 B unit with PCGPS 07 software. I’m having difficulties connecting the unit to a computer running Windows 7 Pro. . . . . Does the latest version of PCGPS use a different interface? If not, is there a better interface sync application to use? Also, does the latest version have a software key instead of the hardware dongle?”

“I have an old Alto G12 B unit with PCGPS 07 software. I’m having difficulties connecting the unit to a computer running Windows 7 Pro. . . . . Does the latest version of PCGPS use a different interface? If not, is there a better interface sync application to use? Also, does the latest version have a software key instead of the hardware dongle?”

1. The current version of PC-GPS is version 9. You can upgrade your PC-GPS 07 SN:PCGPS7-5040 to PC-GPS 09 by downloading the PC-GPS 9 for $185. PC-GPS will be validated via software on one PC only. The upgrade entails returning the USB HASP key that you are currently using for PC-GPS 07 after you have installed the PC-GPS 09 and are able to run it smoothly.

2. If your new PC does not come with a 9-pin serial port, you can get a
USB 2.0 to Serial Adapter from an electronics store.

We’ve found that the following USB 2.0 to Serial Adapter works well:

Cables Unlimited 2.5ft USB 2.0 to Serial DB9 Adapter – USB-2920

http://www.amazon.com/Cables-Unlimited-USB-2920-Serial-Adapter/dp/B0006LSIOI#moreAboutThisProduct

Additional questions and answers about using the ALTO-G12 can be found at http://www.cmtinc.com under Technical Support.

3. If your PC is running a 64-bit Windows system, you can download our FILEXFER.EXE software when you wish to do file transfer outside of the PC-GPS environment. Please download FileTransfer.zip from:

ftp://cmtinc.com/technical_support/Outgoing

Unzip this file, which contains FILEXFER.EXE for file transfer between PC5/MC5 and Windows 7 64 bit or VISTA computers. ALTO-G12 is based on the PC5 operating system.

Following are the instructions for using FILEXFER.EXE for file transfer between PC and ALTO-G12.

To send files from PC to ALTO-G12:

1) Set ALTO-G12 to SERVER mode by entering from its operating system:

kermit server

2) Run FILEXFER.EXE and select COM port and Baudrate, select files from list, then click the “Send” button.

To send files from ALTO-G12 to PC:

1) Run FILEXFER.EXE and set PC to SERVER mode by clicking the “Receive” button.
2) Use the “kermit send filename” command from ALTO-G12 operating system.
3) After all files have been sent to PC, click the “Abort” button to make PC exit from the SERVER mode.

Additional questions and answers about using the ALTO-G12 can be found at http://www.cmtinc.com under Technical Support.

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