Touch Screens

Submitted: Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 13:14
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Hi All

I am anticipating a project consisting of a vehicle PC install,whether that be a laptop or of a mini PC design, either of which will require the option of being able to be controlled through the use of a touchscreen.

Ther are other forums which deal with this topic but a lot of those discussions, whilst similar in nature, center on street vehicles and not those venturing off the beaten track a little.

If this is appropriate, would fellow forumites please post some details of types and possible sources of the touchscreens currently being used in the off-road environment?

Thanks in advance ...

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Reply By: lindsay - Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 13:58

Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 13:58
I have 2 panasonic tough books one new $6,000 and one s/hand one ex ebay, cheap but quite good. Have a look there as there were some available. Should get one for about a grand. They are hardy and will run off 12 volts, I have had no trouble with mine.
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Reply By: Alan H (Narangba QLD) - Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 15:37

Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 15:37
This was posted a few days ago on this forum and it is a very professional setup.

www.happyg.mine.nu/carpc/index.html
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Reply By: Gramps (NSW) - Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 16:00

Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 16:00
Noel,

You may have missed this thread from a week or so ago.
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Follow Up By: Noel W (Qld) - Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 20:36

Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 20:36
Arhhhh yes ... missed it completely.

Thanks Gramps. That's a great thread.

Cheers .....
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 20:46

Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 20:46
Noel,

Happy to help. I've got it marked as one of my "Watched Threads". Handy feature on this site for those topics that particularly interest me.
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Reply By: Groove - Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 19:53

Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 19:53
This is how I set up my PC in my Patrol
Site Link

Its been on some rough trips now and works very well

Cheers
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Reply By: Noel W (Qld) - Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 20:37

Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 20:37
Ooops ... thanks to Gramps, i've located a recent thread dealing with similar projects.

Thanks na dcheers ...
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Follow Up By: Noel W (Qld) - Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 20:39

Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 20:39
Dammitt .. too much Sunday night RED ... thanks AND cheers...
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Reply By: Chaz - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 08:15

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 08:15
Hi Noel,
This is the screen that I have been using since March this year. So far I haven't done any off road driving with it yet, but it doesn't bounce around at all in normal driving situations. In a serious off road situation, I may consider closing it.
So far I'm very happy with it's performance, but there are two issues. I doesn't remember it's parked position, which is a little annoying but not too important. Also the drivers that came with it didn't work, but I managed to find better ones online for the VM170 Monitor. This is the same monitor, that is sold and is very popular in the US.

Chaz
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