The TourTraXX is a 16 channel MP3 audio player designed for installation in vehicles. The TourTraXX can use its GPS location to trigger any number of commands such as Play, Stop, Set Volume, Write to an External LCD Display, and more. These commands are entered into a GPS playlist using the GPS Builder software available as a free download from our support software website.
In the past, it was necessary to enter coordinates manually or connect an additional GPS antenna directly to your laptop to retrieve the current location for a GPS trigger. It is now possible to use the GPS antenna connected to the TourTraXX to retrieve GPS coordinates. This greatly simplifies the process of creating and changing GPS triggers because there is no need for an additional GPS antenna.
The process is simple.
- Board your vehicle with a laptop and the supplied USB device cable.
- Select GPS Passthrough mode using the front panel display on the TourTraXX.
- Connect your laptop to the USB connector on the left.
- Launch GPS Builder and select the serial port created by this USB connection.
The GPS data from the antenna connected to the TourTraXX is now available in GPS Builder on your laptop.
You can now have someone drive the actual vehicle on a new route while you record the locations to trigger audio playback or other commands. When you are done, save your new GPS playlist, then close GPS builder and open the TraXX Configuration application. Use the same USB connection to copy the new GPS playlist to the TourTraXX and give the new route a try!