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[aprssig] Via teams on Linux car PC kit

Rich Garcia k4gps at bellsouth.net
Tue Oct 4 13:47:36 UTC 2005


Way cool... never looked into touch screens though. If that were affordable
or if one of these
fancy radio heads with a CRT came out that had VGA and Touch Capability for
display I would
for sure install on in the Wife's truck. I think I'll be taking over her
truck in the next year
or two anyway <grin>.

Rich

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
[mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of A.J. Farmer (AJ3U)
Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2005 8:47 AM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: [aprssig] Via teams on Linux car PC kit


"Chip and boardmaker Via has partnered with an online retailer to
create a car PC targeting in-car navigation and infotainment
applications. The $300 "Voom PC" is supported by a media-oriented
embedded Linux operating system, and is based on one of Via's newest,
most powerful mini-ITX motherboards."

http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS9737748162.html

This may be of interest to some of you for APRS and other mobile
applications.  Many end-users have pieced together car PC's from
readily available parts, but I think this is the first time a
manufacturer has developed a complete system for this purpose.

--
A.J. Farmer, AJ3U
http://www.aj3u.com

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