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    Any Mac users out there??

    I am having trouble getting touch screen drivers for my xenarc touch screen and I am looking to get a 8" screen and want to know if there is a alternative driver.


    Thanks
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    You try http://www.xenarc.com/download.html?

    Looks like OS 9 and OS X drivers to me.

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    hey do u know of any media engine type programs for os x?

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    The divers don't work with OSX, if the computer goes to sleep the touch screen stops working upon wakeup and usually depending on the laptop, the screen keeps the laptop awake.
    I found that Xenarc uses 3M displays and that's were they get there drivers.
    I wander if some other companies don't require drivers in OSX, because OSX have a lot of generic drivers already IE any two button USB mouse is fully supported.

    "hey do u know of any media engine type programs for os x?"

    What do you mean by media engine, can you be more specific?

    don

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    Funny, it uses OSX icons but says it's for windows?????
    But to answer your question no. Are you a mac user?
    You can do most of this with the dock.

    Looks cool though, I may not have the complete understanding of it.

    don

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    user/employee I just like the AIO interface of the media engines. I think im gonna work with a couple buddys and create a custom interface using Filemaker as an engine for the mp3 library, and route66 as a nav program. Maybe we'll just make it a cocoa app, who knows.

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    Great, let me know I'm using route 66 now, boy it could be better.

    I manage a Mac support company and we have a client that wants us to install like 5 complete mobile systems. I am interested in your project sounds cool.

    By the way, what do you use for touch screen drivers if any??

    don

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    I haven't purchased as of yet. Im debating on whether to go liliput, or throw down the extra cash for the xenarc. Either way I'll be custom molding the screen into my dash, then need to figure out where to relocate my Kenwood Z828 deck. I saw that digitalww.com had some OS X drivers, I was just gonna use those.

    As far as the software goes I personally don't have any software development knowledge/skills, however I do have friends versed in cocoa, and what not that have mentioned interest in working so we'll see where that goes. I've also emailed a few people that develop custom cell solutions(salling clicker) to gauge their interest in developing something. I'll keep ya informed.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Don
    Great, let me know I'm using route 66 now, boy it could be better.

    I manage a Mac support company and we have a client that wants us to install like 5 complete mobile systems. I am interested in your project sounds cool.

    By the way, what do you use for touch screen drivers if any??

    don

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    Those are the same drivers altough I beleive they are newer. I will try them and let you know. But I can tell that they come from the same place.

    I use the Salling software and LOVE IT!! Works really good. If I get a call in my car it stops iTunes, that alone makes it worth it.
    Please let me know if I can be any help with anything.
    I also think that we are the only mac users here.

    don

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    What about GPS? Know of any GPS solutions for the mac?

    The speech recognition built into OS X would already be a big plus.

    For a mac mobile solution i'd expect the same features already provided by my MS solution:
    GPS
    Radio (AM/FM)
    DVD/SVCD/VCD Playback
    MP3/CD audio
    Speech Recognition

    Just a fellow mac advocates 2 cents
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    Hey, me too!
    I'm a mac fanatic, but I got a windoze box for my car pc . Still installing it though. The only reason I'm using XP is GPS. I did however run across route 66 recently, so I'm contemplating making a switch -- is it any good? Theres also GPSy and MacGPS pro. I think all of the above run for ~$40.

    You could redo a media engine app with the mac visual basic counterpart -- RealBasic. I've had some experience with this software, it seems just as easy as visual basic. If I had more time, I'd dig deeper.

    What's this Sailing program? You can receive phone calls with your car PC?

    Don -- what type of company you work for, interesting to hear requests for mobile mac installs..

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    Hey, so I found this old post on macslash. Guy over in europe did a custom app and all types of goodies in his car. He had temp monitors, fuel consumption, fuel level, gps, mp3, vcd, compass, all types of good stuff.

    here is his website about his car:
    http://www.mujmac.cz/art/hw/tatra_ma...ml?fshow=27973

    his software is getting ready for it's 1st release, you can get the software in it's current state here:
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/dash-mac/

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    Well here it goes.
    I use a USB GPS receiver ($99) and route 66 ($49). Gpsy is OS9 or classic. I have never used GPS before so I don't know what to compare it to, but it does work as advertised. Gpsy is supposed to be the bomb but until they port OSX I will not touch it.
    OSX is very very powerful with many option and will be a great platform for Mobile computing.

    "or a mac mobile solution i'd expect the same features already provided by my MS solution:
    GPS
    Radio (AM/FM)
    DVD/SVCD/VCD Playback
    MP3/CD audio
    Speech Recognition"

    Yes all of the above. All but the FM comes bundled with exceptional apps, in my opinion you cannot get a better MP3 player than iTunes.

    I'm sad to say at this point in time I think that the windows world has better GPS software (just until gypsy gets moved to OSX) but it works fine with Route 66.

    "You could redo a media engine app with the mac visual basic counterpart -- RealBasic. I've had some experience with this software, it seems just as easy as visual basic. If I had more time, I'd dig deeper."

    I know nothing of programming, I would like to help in any way possible though, I think that bud_d has some good ideas already.

    Salling is a blue tooth app. I can control a million things with it.
    When My phone rings it automatically stops iTunes and when I hang up it starts iTunes back up. I can control itunes or DVD or even the mouse with it. You could use your phone for a FULL feature remote to your mobile set up.
    It even displays the song on the phone screen. You must have a blue compatible phone first though.
    Take a look
    http://homepage.mac.com/jonassalling...are/index.html

    The company I work for is here in Cincinnati OH we do Mac only from home computers to Xserves in large company's and schools, we also specialize in recording studios and production company's.
    Mostly service support and consulting and used sales.
    www.elantech.net

    Our client wanted the installs for there in house tech support.

    Don

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    Well I downloaded that file from digitalww.com and it's the very same from Xenarc which I know doesn't work.
    I bet it works with older versions of OSX, I have only tried it with 10.3
    What to do?
    Bummer.

    Don

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