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    Company behind the technology? http://www.aeris.net/

    is AllTrack just a "reseller/service provider"?
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    Any ideas for putting a PC in this? :)

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    There is something almost identical to this created by navicom. I believe a bit more expensive upfront, but there most expensive data plan is $100 for the year. It appears that the OP's service charges a minimum of 8.50 per month * 12 months = >$100. I'd rather a larger upfront charge and unlimited(?) usage for $100/year. I'm thinking about getting this and tying it into my alarm system. I originally thought of using my carputer, but I'd rather have a dedicated system for something as crucial as tracking in the event of a theft.
    http://www.nowgps.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyN
    i'd be interested in a projrect writeup on all that... even if anonymous.... impressive

    You already know, so dont ask again

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    you? Care to share some knowledge? No need to identify urself or your car, so I dont go and steal it to copy your system
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    Any ideas for putting a PC in this? :)

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    I wanted to do this with my pc... problem is the pc should be running all the time.... too much room for error........ knowing my luck I'd go through the whole effort just to have it stolen when the pc was down....... I might try it anyway... for 3 something to be 100% reliable it might be worth it though

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyN
    you? Care to share some knowledge? No need to identify urself or your car, so I dont go and steal it to copy your system
    Actually there are 2 members doing this very advance tracker. One is based on an SBC running linux and one based on highend PIC MCU. Both are stand alone of course.

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    Id buy a system that could ideally be hooked into my U-blox gps (it has dual outputs), and would be standalone...

    Ideally would be a way of sharing the phone between carpc and tracker...

    sharing the GPS would give me dead-reckoning+keep the price down a bit
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    Any ideas for putting a PC in this? :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyN
    Id buy a system that could ideally be hooked into my U-blox gps (it has dual outputs), and would be standalone...

    Ideally would be a way of sharing the phone between carpc and tracker...

    sharing the GPS would give me dead-reckoning+keep the price down a bit
    Thats the idea, just a main controller that sits between the existing GPS/GPRS thats already being used by the car PC.

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    I looked at that alltrack again.... it includes it's own gps/cell antenna assy..... for the $389 that this sells for you probably couldn't build it for less..... the advantage to building your own though is you can poll as much as you want for free, that's providing it works in the first place.... I like this, for $389 this may be a welcome addition to my car

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    lemme bring it back... wat about this device? looks even smaller and has a pc program you use on your own machine (though i guess it has a server too) http://www.action-replay.co.uk/GPS/Vehicle_Tracker.htm

    I wonder why someone doesnt make something like this that uses the destinator sdk (worldwide support) then i could buy it....
    Roy

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