u-blox Software Will Support Microsoft Windows 7 Location API

u-blox has its support of Microsoft Corp.’s initiative to facilitate development of location-aware applications on Windows 7.

Through the release of u-blox’ driver supporting Microsoft’s Sensor and Location application programming interface (API), software developers will have a standardized interface to the entire line of u-blox GPS chips and modules, according to Michael Ammann, u-blox’s vice-president of embedded software. The Sensor and Location platform for Windows 7 provides a simple way to access data from a wide range of external sensors.

u-blox has its support of Microsoft Corp.’s initiative to facilitate development of location-aware applications on Windows 7.

Through the release of u-blox’ driver supporting Microsoft’s Sensor and Location application programming interface (API), software developers will have a standardized interface to the entire line of u-blox GPS chips and modules, according to Michael Ammann, u-blox’s vice-president of embedded software. The Sensor and Location platform for Windows 7 provides a simple way to access data from a wide range of external sensors.

Location-aware Windows 7 based products implementing the Sensor and Location platform are expected in October 2009.

Interested developers may download the driver, which has earned the logo for Windows 7, and user documentation via the u-blox website. More information can be found at Microsoft’s Sensor and Location Platform website.

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