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davidminors

NobelTec Time Zero running on MAC with Parallels

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Am running NobelTec TZ on a MacBookPro via Parallels 7 and Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit. The Win 7 virtual machine has 4GByte of macine's RAM , 512MByte of Video RAM plus 512GByte of the 1TByte Hard disk. Problem is that the Nobeltec software hangs when loading at about 90% of the progress bar. Anyway seen this and did you find a solution ?

 

Any comments / help appreciated

 

Thanks

David

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Yes don't mess with Nobeltec and get Expedition instead !! :D Expediton is much more credibie with features tried by many of the best navigators, that It might even be worth the change by buying an el cheapo Windows PC to run it.

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WHL speaks the truth. I was a long time Nobeltec user (2001 to 2008) and can not believe how much happier I am using Expedition.

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Thanks guys, I am well aware of the benfits and excellent software from Expedition, however the guy I am dealing with is cruising globally and specifically wants Trident TZ as his main Nav platform. Hence I need to find a suitable fix if possible.

 

Thanks

David

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Have you tried just using Boot Camp and running your Mac as a Windows PC for this work?

 

Tris...

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Thanks Tris, yes I am sure it will work fine under Boot Camp but we want to access the Mac OS quite frequently for internet, email, photos etc and still have the nav software running, so I will persevere with Parallels for now to try find best fix / setup

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David

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Will it run in Bootcamp? If so, problem likely parallels.

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It is also worth trying VMWare. I have found a few things that have problems under Parallels that work fine under VMWare.

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Dave - Primary Nav system? wow! - rather mission critical to run in a VM IMHO. We generally recommend a pair of mac mini computers. One dedicated to NAV running Windows, the other for misc stuff including internet connection risk, etc. We configure the misc system with Windows using Boot Camp so if NAV system fails there is a back up. I know this is off from what you were asking for but after spending $$ for VM layer, giving up stability with VM, and no redundancy - the additional Mac mini can appear to be a bargain with many benefits.

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Try upgrading to Parallels 8, and make sure you leave some RAM for the Mac OS too.

 

Does The software expect any specific hardware to be connected when it is launching?

 

Jason

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David,

 

I haven't used NobelCheck for quite some time. They had been using a specialized security/encryption dongle and there might be driver problems when you're running on a Mac with virtualization. Do you know if you're past the dongle access stage of the startup process? Are you able to see the dongle and its driver in the Device Manager?

 

Sigh ...

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Make sure you start up the windows virtualization (i.e. search for a file folder) and then insert the dongle so it can be installed on the windows side. Once the dongle lights up, open the program.

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I might be "spinning" on someones topic here.

 

Just out of interests is there any plans for Expedition to release a Mac version?

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I might be "spinning" on someones topic here.

 

Just out of interests is there any plans for Expedition to release a Mac version?

 

I doubt it...

 

I think Nick is probably busy enough keeping the windows versions up to date.

 

Also, as I mentioned in the other thread, one of the main features of Expedition is the networking ability - which as far as i know is unmatched by any other nav software, including even the most expensive version of Adrena. Expedition communicates with B&G via H-link (maybe Deckman does this too), and I wonder if this would be easy to do in the Mac OS environment.

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With Parallels and other virtualization tools you can give the virtual machine a bridged ethernet port on the same LAN as the rest of the network.

 

When you insert a USB device, Parallels will ask if you want to connect the device to the Mac side or the Windows side, and you can choose to have it remember that choice or ask you each time.

 

What type of connection does H-link use?

 

Jason

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