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    Street Deck for Offroad Vehicles

    Greetings!

    I know I am newbie... I know what I want and what many others like me want.

    I am active in overland (expedition) travel, and in fact own a store that sells such equipment for outfitting a vehicle to suit these needs. Most of the expedition vehicles are equipped with a GPS, Laptop, XM/Sirius, Ipod, vehicle Camera systems, portable DVD players, ect. So my thought is why not have it all in one unit? Thus I discovered the Street Deck in my research and think it will fit my needs, and my customers.

    I did a search and it seems as if most forum members laugh at the off-road guys and their quests for an in vehicle PC. The fact is that many of the overland vehicles are already equipped with mounted Laptops, and are put up to the vibrations, dust, heat and freezing so it seems very feasible that a unit such as this would suit the needs, and indeed work.

    So with that said, would the Street Deck be a good replacement for the above mentioned products as an all in one deal?

    Thanks,
    Wil

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    The current model isn't ruggedized anymore then a laptop, but it can be more securely fastened and should hold up just at least as good as a laptop and will certainly be less cluttered then having all those devices.

    One of the example plugins we will be releasing with the developer edition is aimed at GPS tracking when off road.
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    A nice alternative could be our xtronic system, which is a little more ruggedized and can be fitted with solid state harddisk for the operating system and mapdata, with an external harddisk for media if needed.

    We're not as ready as the streetdeck guys, so you'd have to wait a little longer...

    Sorry for the threadjack.

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    There is an antishock mount kit for the current streetdeck bundle. This would work well in an off road enviorment. I have also done a lot of off roading. Great idea!....time to fire up the 4wd demo car.... Too bad it is a highlander.

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    I think that anti shock mounts ar great. A simple rubber tab goes a long way to absorb vibrations down washboard roads. For example on board air compressors are mounted with rubber feet. A simple "L" bracket and rubber above and under the "_" portion of the L would most likely work.

    As for the software, Topo integration, would be great!

    I am not sure if either CPU or Fiberoptic work for street deck, but I have yet to get a reply to e-mail inqiry to Street Deck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JC-S60
    A nice alternative could be our xtronic system, which is a little more ruggedized and can be fitted with solid state harddisk for the operating system and mapdata, with an external harddisk for media if needed.

    We're not as ready as the streetdeck guys, so you'd have to wait a little longer...

    Sorry for the threadjack.

    Looks like a great product, however, shipping from Belgium could be a burden. That is doesn't mean it isn't an option, but, I'll have to wait until you get more data up on your site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingwil
    I think that anti shock mounts ar great. A simple rubber tab goes a long way to absorb vibrations down washboard roads. For example on board air compressors are mounted with rubber feet. A simple "L" bracket and rubber above and under the "_" portion of the L would most likely work.

    As for the software, Topo integration, would be great!

    I am not sure if either CPU or Fiberoptic work for street deck, but I have yet to get a reply to e-mail inqiry to Street Deck.
    I must've missed your e-mail, however, all sales inquiries should be directed to ZipLock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingwil
    Looks like a great product, however, shipping from Belgium could be a burden. That is doesn't mean it isn't an option, but, I'll have to wait until you get more data up on your site.
    We will soon have more info online, and hopefully find a distributor in the USA too...

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    rubber feet on the mounts, good idea.
    As far as the software, I also use Delorme Topo 5. It's got great topographical maps. I wish I had it back when I would do hardcore off-roading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don 944 LA
    rubber feet on the mounts, good idea.
    As far as the software, I also use Delorme Topo 5. It's got great topographical maps. I wish I had it back when I would do hardcore off-roading.

    Don

    Delorme is a great product! Now to just get a system that integrates and incorporates it all is what I am after, and am wondering if StreetDeck can do it.

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