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[aprssig] Via teams on Linux car PC kit

Kirk Mefford ad5ou at softhome.net
Tue Oct 4 14:16:26 UTC 2005


A quick search of google shows 7" touch screens for around $200-$300.  I'm
sure if one looked hard enough, cheaper ones could be found.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rich Garcia" <k4gps at bellsouth.net>
To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2005 8:47 AM
Subject: RE: [aprssig] Via teams on Linux car PC kit


> 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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