Transmit content from text files that employ the standard NMEA message structure to various devices via a serial port, UDP or TCP with this useful tool
The NMEA communication protocol makes it possible for data to be transferred between GPS-related devices. It uses a standardized message structure and can be employed in a number of fields.
NMEA File Transfer is a fairly straightforward application that makes it possible to send data extracted from text files to these devices via a serial port, UDP or TCP. It is not particularly difficult to configure, but no documentation is provided.
Specialized utility that enables you to transmit GPS data
NMEA File Transfer features a minimalistic user interface, with all the main functions being displayed in the upper part of the window, and the Terminal view allowing you to monitor the sentences that are being transferred.
The application can process text files that consist of a series of entries using the NMEA message formatting. The number of lines is displayed after a document has been imported, and you can specify whether or not line breaks should be added.
Useful tool that, sadly, lacks documentation
After loading the file you wish to transfer, you only need to define the transmission interval and configure the connection. Data can be sent via a serial interface, as well as via UDP and TCP.
Once the operation has been launched, you can monitor the messages that are being transferred in the Terminal view, and it is possible to stop the process at any time.
NMEA File Transfer is clearly aimed at experts, but even so, it would have been great if at least a basic user manual were included. Granted, specialists should find the application’s functions to be fairly self-explanatory, but less experienced users would certainly have appreciated some brief instructions.
Reliable data transfer utility for NMEA-formatted files
All in all, NMEA File Transfer is a handy software utility that enables you to send GPS-related data stored in text files to various devices. It is not particularly difficult to use, and it features a minimalistic, intuitive interface, but it does not offer any documentation.