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    Mini PC to Navigation display

    After 6 months of trial, I finally found the perfect PC for my 535i. The Stealth.com LPC-460.

    Link to specs: http://www.stealth.com/littlepc_460_mobile.htm
    Xenarc sells this for $359

    Features:
    Built for Mobile, In-Vehicle Computing
    Start Up/Shut Down Safety Feature
    DC Power Input 10V-26VDC
    Powerful Intel Core 2 Duo Processors
    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
    3D Graphics with 16x9 Capability
    Built-in Gigabit LAN, USB 2.0,
    1394a Firewire, Audio, Serial, Video
    Low Profile Rugged Aluminum Chassis
    Slim Slot Loading Optical Drives
    Solid State Hard Drives (SSD) optional
    Windows 7 & XP Pro Compatible,
    *other O/S Options Available

    Dimensions:
    5.7"(W) x 9.9"(D) x 1.65"(H)
    (14.6 x 25 x 4.2 cm)



    I turned my car into a mobile office with a rear display (Touch panel) my passengers can use while I am driving. The car has:


    CarFi on board: Autonet Mobile
    Slingbox
    Skype
    Google Talk/ Video Chat
    Netflix
    Windows Media Center
    Microsoft Outlook
    Microsoft Office with voice translater
    Optical drive to play movies
    Voice activation: Google search and video chat.
    Safe driving, no physical input. Say "Home Depot" and you're on your way.
    900 TV Channels if connected to FiOS.

    Windows 7 with 5 input options, including voice:


    Google home page, with GoogleTalk chat session:


    Logitech Webcam covers both front and rear passengers:


    Full internet capability:


    Rear seat touch display:


    Slingbox works great


    Installed Outlook on Stealth today, and activated the Windows 7 Speech recognition.

    Everything is working with voice commands i.e. say "Start, Outlook" and you have it hands free. Then you can say "Press Down" to scroll through the messages, "Press Enter" to open them, "Reply" and start dictating, "Send", "Close window", etc.

    For anybody who hasn't tried the Windows 7 Speech recognition yet, it just needs to be turned on and configured for the microphone. It is blazing fast and accurate.

    Last edited by wnrussell; 07-28-2012 at 02:47 PM. Reason: Added pricing

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    The new Logitech Alert Digital Security Systems are really great and high definition. Here are views from inside the car, from the phone and from the PC.

    Viewing the Control Panel from inside the car


    Viewing the Alert App from the phone


    Viewing the Alert App from the PC


    You can even put one inside your car if you want to, and you get an alert to your phone when there is movement inside.


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    Very nice neat package but they certainly are not giving it away.... $1200 no monitor, no OS. It's kinda spendy but again, very nice looking unit!
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    Wow.
    I am speechless.
    The cost of this package is certainly out there
    Great though I certainly like it.
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    http://www.mp3car.com/show-off-your-...avalanche.html

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    By the way what mic are you using for Windows 7 voice recognition?
    I've been trying to get that to work for the longest time and while it does indeed work, when playing music in my car it plays havoc with the speech recognition software.
    2002 Chevrolet Avalanche
    Gigabyte Z97 mITX Intel Mobo, 8GB RAM, Intel Core i5-4590S 3.0GHz Proc, 320 GB Hard Drive, Dual 12' VGA HDMI DVI touchscreen monitors,....
    http://www.mp3car.com/show-off-your-...avalanche.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilG View Post
    Very nice neat package but they certainly are not giving it away.... $1200 no monitor, no OS. It's kinda spendy but again, very nice looking unit!
    You guys missed the Xenarc model in post #1. It was $359 back then. Now it is $329: https://www.xenarcdirect.com/product...cat=256&page=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dluvr22 View Post
    By the way what mic are you using for Windows 7 voice recognition?
    I've been trying to get that to work for the longest time and while it does indeed work, when playing music in my car it plays havoc with the speech recognition software.
    Here is the Logitech HD Pro Webcam C910 for the Skype and Windows Voice Recognition.
    Quote Originally Posted by wnrussell View Post
    Here is the Logitech HD Pro Webcam C910 for the Skype. Also use split screen, zoom off for minimum distraction. THE MIC HANDLES THE VOICE COMMANDS.

    Your desire to use voice recognition with this while playing music is not going to work with this mic. You will have to use a BT Mic instead.
    Last edited by wnrussell; 10-26-2012 at 11:31 PM.

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    Very nice install! When you using voice recognition, how do you handle initiating it? I mean, what did you do to mute the sound then initiate listening, speak and then unmute the sound?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bambam View Post
    Very nice install! When you using voice recognition, how do you handle initiating it? I mean, what did you do to mute the sound then initiate listening, speak and then unmute the sound?
    To initiate, you say "Start Listening", yes mute the radio, and dictate, but you must be in a quiet environment. Either driving slow or stopped. Over say, 30 Mph the background noise is too much, and you'll want to use a BT mic.

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    I put up this blog with a little more information http://www.realcarpc.com/

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