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    Coyote check this out...

    Hi Coyote,
    I was just wondering whether or not you are aware that there is a company making lots of money by selling Car PC's with Mediacar as the preloaded software... Wouldn't you feel better if you got a cut ;-)

    Here's what I found...

    Karputer Launches Europe’s First In-car Windows Computer

    Karputer Launches Europe’s First In-car Windows Computer
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    1 September 2004

    Karputer Launches Europe’s First In-car Windows Computer
    ICEPAC in-car computer features GPS satellite navigation, WiFi web access, Bluetooth mobile support, DVD / CD playback and complete mobile office capability

    Karputer, a new UK company specialising in advanced in-car systems, has launched Europe’s first full function Windows in-car computer, ICEPAC. ICEPAC gives users full GPS satellite navigation, WiFi Internet access, DVD and multimedia playback, and office computing functions in a compact unit that fits into any car or van.

    ICEPAC is a high specification Windows XP computer, controlled from the supplied colour LCD touchscreen mounted on the car dashboard. Karputer’s simple programmable interface, MediaCar, gives drivers and passengers safe, one-touch access to key functions. The unit is also supplied with a compact, wireless keyboard and mouse for more conventional use when the vehicle is stopped.

    As ICEPAC is a Windows PC, it can run any office application or game software that runs on a desktop or portable PC. It can play DVDs from all regions on its integral DVD / CD drive, MP3 music from its hard disk, and deliver pictures to multiple screens - so passengers can watch a film while the driver uses satellite navigation.

    ICEPAC is supplied with a WiFi card, enabling Internet access through WiFi hotspots (for example at motorway service stations, or outside serviced office complexes). This gives users full remote access capability to home or office email and other applications. Internet access is also available via 3G phones with ICEPAC’s Bluetooth support.

    According to Karputer, ICEPAC represents the logical next step for in-car systems. As director, Matt Thornhill explained: “The latest generation of DVD-based navigation and entertainment systems available from car and accessory manufacturers offers only a limited range of functions. What we have done with ICEPAC is to adapt and ruggedise a Windows PC, so drivers can not only have advanced in-car applications, but also any computer application they want to run. We can offer drivers more entertainment features, and more advanced mobile computing capability than any other current solution. With ICEPAK, any vehicle becomes a network node on the info highway.”

    According to Karputer drivers can, for example, use ICEPAC’s sat-nav with voice guidance to plot the best routes, while downloading emails or documents from the office using a Bluetooth link to their mobile phone in their pocket or bag, while listening to an audiobook on the CD drive.

    Recent research by analyst Frost & Sullivan indicates the European market for in-car ‘infotainment’ technologies is set to expand dramatically. The research found the market was worth 2.6 billion euro in 2003, and is predicted to grow to 9.2 billion euro by 2010.

    ICEPAC retails at £1750 for a full-specification unit complete with all software applications, colour touchscreen, keyboard, mouse, regulated power supply and fittings - less than many aftermarket satellite navigation systems. Contact Karputer for dealer details and for details of other software bundles.

    ICEPAC carries e-mark approval and complies with European vehicle legislation for aftermarket in-car electronic equipment.

    Issued on behalf of Karputer, contact [email protected] / www.karputer.co.uk

    Press Contact:
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    Craig Coward, [email protected], 01625 507 204
    Kim Williams, [email protected], 01625 507202

    About ICEPAC - In Car Entertainment Personal Automobile Computer
    ICEPAC has a 1GHz VIA processor, 256MB RAM, 40GB HDD, DVD / CD-RW drive. It is supplied complete with 7” XGA touchscreen LCD display, electro-luminescent wireless keyboard & mouse, FM radio tuner, GPS positioning hardware, Bluetooth mobile device integration and 802.11b WiFi card.

    The ICEPAC is supplied pre-installed with Windows XP Home Edition, and is compatible with Windows 98/ME/2000/NT/XP Pro and Linux applications. It is pre-loaded with Europe-wide GPS voice-guidance navigation software. ICEPAC fits the standard DIN bay in most vehicles, and is supplied with Karputer’s specially developed failsafe power supply, which operates from any 12V DC power source. As well as protecting against the voltage fluctuations experienced in cars, this unit also features an integrated stereo amplifier to give CD, DVD and MP3 playback over the car’s integral speaker system.



    Submitted by: Craig Coward


    http://www.pressbox.co.uk/Detailed/17070.html

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    we knew about this. Looks like Coyote must have finished the software some time ago. They have been selling it since june 1. I think thats about the time he stopped posting here, hmmmmm..

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    There is nothing illigal about this..

    Look at URL : http://www.karputer.co.uk/karputer.php?page=mediacar

    MediaCar is a custom GUI (graphical user interface) software application. Licensed from SL-Tech a Belgium based software company.

    MediaCar sits on top of Microsoft Windows allowing easy convenient access to all the main features of the ICEPAC

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    this is from march and coyote just said he set up his own small company SL-Tech...

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    No need for Coyote to check this out. He knows about it since March as he made the OEM contract with Karputer.

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    So last I heard was Coyote had gone AWOL. Does anyone know what's going on with MediaCar and what Coyote has been up to for the summer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by skippy76
    So last I heard was Coyote had gone AWOL. Does anyone know what's going on with MediaCar and what Coyote has been up to for the summer?
    update on Coyote here: coyote is doing fine

    - Z

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    Thats pretty sad the He cant even post once a while.He just left for better things I guess.To bad.
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    Nemesis system from In Car Office.

    I had one installed on my Range Rover in April this year. They have been around a lot longer than others dabbling in car computer solutions. They do not retail supply, but I got mine installed from an approved dealer in London.

    Mine is my mobile office and has an excellent Graphical user interface which is great on my Touchscreens.

    They provide me with unlimited support and on site assistance when required. The only issue to date has been getting a system code to activate more of the advanced features included. Which now enables me to grab my pictures straight from my Video Camera.

    The internet is amazing; I have 3G access while in London, dropping to standard GPRS in other parts of the UK. I do not have to use a phone, the SIM card is installed into the system. There is an embedded on screen keyboard for most functions.

    The screens are installed into two seat backs in the rear, and integrated with the Range Rover command system in the front.

    The main system unit is trimmed in the rear panel behind the seats in the back and looks great.

    It was not the least expensive solution, but it works every time, and has everything as standard. I am having two of my other cars installed out later this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by switched-on
    Nemesis system from In Car Office.

    I had one installed on my Range Rover in April this year. They have been around a lot longer than others dabbling in car computer solutions. They do not retail supply, but I got mine installed from an approved dealer in London.

    Mine is my mobile office and has an excellent Graphical user interface which is great on my Touchscreens.

    They provide me with unlimited support and on site assistance when required. The only issue to date has been getting a system code to activate more of the advanced features included. Which now enables me to grab my pictures straight from my Video Camera.

    The internet is amazing; I have 3G access while in London, dropping to standard GPRS in other parts of the UK. I do not have to use a phone, the SIM card is installed into the system. There is an embedded on screen keyboard for most functions.

    The screens are installed into two seat backs in the rear, and integrated with the Range Rover command system in the front.

    The main system unit is trimmed in the rear panel behind the seats in the back and looks great.

    It was not the least expensive solution, but it works every time, and has everything as standard. I am having two of my other cars installed out later this year.
    Are you talking about Ice Pak GUI?

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