Data management, monitoring, and control software for the Whistler WS1040 and WS1065, GRE PSR-500 and PSR-600, as well as the RS PRO-106, PRO-197, PRO-651, and PRO-652 Digital Trunking Scanners, plus the GRE PSR-310 and PSR-410 Analog Trunking Scanners

Win500 Remote Monitoring Client Free PocketPC Remote Client Free
Version 2.08
2015.04.06 12:35 MST
Version 1.17
2011.01.27 15:18 PST
Version 1.05
2009.01.27 08:20 PST
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IMPORTANT: Win500 v1.74 (and later) requires the latest version of the drivers for the USB / Serial programming cable. FTDI, the manufacturer of the chipset used in the GRE/RS programming cable, makes those drivers available here.
Note to Linux users: If you need to access the USB/Serial cable as a 'COM port' under Wine, you can run the Win500_COM.EXE executable. The only difference between it and the Win500.EXE file is how the program accesses the cable (COM port vs. directly to driver).

Whistler has prepared a brief "Programming Example" PDF that describes using Win500 and the RadioReference downloads with the WS-1040 and WS-1065 scanners. You can download that PDF here.

Register($30.00) Features What's new
Factory V-Scanners System requirements Installation

PocketPC Remote Monitoring Client

  1. No support.
  2. Works like a stripped-down version of the PC version of Win500Client
  3. It is presumed that you know how to download a .CAB file, put it on your phone, and "install" it
  4. No support!
Requirements: Minimalist instructions:
  1. Download the .CAB file
  2. Copy the .CAB file to your PocketPC device
  3. Install the .CAB file (i.e. by "clicking" on it in File Explorer on the PocketPC)
  4. Run "Win500 Remote Client" from the Programs menu
Developers: A description of the Win500 Remote Protocol is available here. It describes the packet formats exchanged by my Win500 application and PocketPC client app. It should provide sufficient information for someone "ordinarily skilled in the art" to create a client app for their desired platform.

This release is the result of some "goofing around" over a weekend with some new development tools. My "day job" has some pretty hectic deadlines approaching, so I won't be able to spend much time adding new features, fixing any found problems, etc. (this is why there is currently "no support"!).

Here's a list of PocketPC devices that have been tested so far. Some are based on my own testing, while others are based on user reports: Here's how it looks on some sample PPC devices. Most color settings (especially buttons and backgrounds within the Win500Client app) are user-configured:
HTC Touch Pro HTC Touch Pro HTC 6800

Win500 Features

Planned Features
Things that will be added soon include (but are not necessarily limited to):

System Requirements
In order to run Win500, you'll need the following:

Win500 does not use an "installer" like many Windows programs. You merely download a ZIP file that contains the program and decompress it to a new folder on your machine. Uninstallation merely requires that you delete the program files from your machine.
It is suggested that you use a dedicated "unzipper" like WinZip, as opposed to the unzipping utilities that are built into various versions of Windows. In particular, you CANNOT merely view the ZIP file in Windows Explorer, "open" it in Explorer, and run Win500 from there. You must explicitly extract the contents of the ZIP file.

Factory V-Scanner Contents
Here are the factory V-Scanner contents of my PSR-500, retrieved from the radio and saved as Win500 "P500" files

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