You say Pepperwhite Street is agnostic when used as a server. Hmmm. So... do I take it you are installing an ActiveX plugin in IE to accomplish this over the Internet? I'm not finding any info about this on their site or in the eval that I just installed. My client provides the customers with a hosted solution so running off a LAN is not an option, AFAIK. I'll probably need to call them in the AM. --- David Beers Pikesoft Mobile Computing www.pikesoft.com 719-963-2319 Skype ID: pikesoft On Tue, 7 Jun 2005 18:33:52 -0600, dick_grier Grier wrote: > Hi David, > > I see. It's still a problem of development cost vs. return. BTW, the >Pepperwhite Street (solution?) is agnostic, when used as a server. Naturally, >this is something that you cannot do, legally, with the MapPoint desktop >product -- though from a programming standpoint it is comparatively simple. > > One of the nice things about Pepperwhite is that I "think" the license allows >you to use a single copy (about $500) for LBS. You have to develop the >backend vehicle tracking, which actually is pretty simple if the vehicles are >"connected." The real question is, "Does it provide the features that you >need." They have a demo version, so it may be possible to test that part >without any more investment than time. > > Dick > > > Richard Grier (Microsoft MVP - Visual Basic) > Hard & Software > 12962 West Louisiana Avenue > Lakewood, CO 80228 > 303-986-2179 (voice) > 303-593-9315 (fax) > > Author of Visual Basic Programmer's Guide to Serial Communications, 4th >Edition ISBN 1-890422-28-2 (391 pages) published July 2004. For faster >service, contact the publisher at http://www.mabry.com/vbpgser4.