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[aprssig] Via teams on Linux car PC kit

Jason Rausch jason at ke4nyv.com
Tue Oct 4 14:57:42 UTC 2005


The Xenarcs supposedly have driver support for Windows
95 up, Mac, Linux and even DOS.  The physical
interface is VGA for video and USB for the
touchscreen.

Jason KE4NYV
www.ke4nyv.com
RPC Electronics
www.rpc-electronics.com

--- Rich Garcia <k4gps at bellsouth.net> wrote:

> I have never toyed with touch screens, do they
> require special drivers and
> such or a communications link back to the PC ?
> I would think there is some support for that in
> Linux and windows since this
> would be popular for POS displays and registers.
> I know that Windows has some support for it since I
> saw the Blue Screen of
> Death at a restaurant once while the waitress was
> entering the order and they had to give it a Three
> Finger Salute.
> 
> Rich
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kirk Mefford [mailto:ad5ou at softhome.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2005 10:16 AM
> To: k4gps at arrl.net; TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Via teams on Linux car PC kit
> 
> 
> 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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