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Thread: Production Double-Din VGA Touchscreen in the making!

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    If I could get a unit with the following options, I would pounce on an order of over 100 units almost immediately.

    REQUIRED:
    1. Software accessible buttons with BACKLIGHT (at least 6 please). Something such as this: http://www.rockwellcollins.com/ecat/gs/graphics/pfd.jpg (notice how the buttons are positioned so the on-screen menus can line up with them). Here’s another decent looking design: http://img.diytrade.com/cdimg/405567...1156943447.jpg
    2. >= 400 nits brightness (or transflective option)*
    3. Double DIN compatibility - no need for dash modification.

    Nice to have:
    1. Black finish.
    2. Windows CE with available BSP as done by VIA.
    3. SD or CF slot to allow easy upgrading/maintenance.
    4. Non-motorized.
    5. Built-in USB port.

    Will you be running Windows CE? Do you have a processor in mind? Have you considered creating your own LCD backlight using white LEDs? I'd imagine the power consumption would be reduced somewhat.

    As background info, I would be using this for a custom software application in emergency vehicles (ambulances mainly – 95% of which are Ford E or F series). For this reason, brightness and durability have the most weight of all my needs. Being able to navigate my application's menu using the buttons will prevent the LCD from being poked at 24/7, so it's important to have this feature.

    Also, if it's possible, I'd like to have the ability to run my application on the device itself, as opposed to using an external PC (save a bit on total costs).

    I must say I'm quite excited to finally come across a device that meets my needs. Based on the trends and requirements of my field, this device will be in demand for not only the car enthusiasts, but also for industrial/commercial applications. I look forward to seeing what you have to offer.

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    I can't cut my dash. My car is leased and has to be returned in factory condition in two and a half years.

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    1/4 inch cut!!! Big Mistake

    NO NO NO.. That was the beauty of this sytem.. it just fits right in.. There is no way I am cutting my dash. No way No way. This is not cool at all.

    Don't do it. Go native Double Din.
    I think you will lose many customers.

    Man WOW, I can't even believe you are even thinking of doing this.. I wouldnt even consider it an option.

    DON'T DO IT

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    Don't Do It

    Remember stick with the least common denominator. If you stay Native Double din.. everyone can use/buy it.. If you ad a quarter inch.. not everyone can or will buy it. Simple math.. And to the people who say it is alright.... understand that that decision disables the use of the system for people that can't or won't cut the dash... remember the dash mod may be OK in the car you have now, but think about the future, you may get a car that you can't mod your dash, and then you would not even be able to use the system...

    If it stays native than EVERYONE can use it.. All over the world..

    The world works because of standards....
    Stick to them... and we can all work on keepin our tolerances tight and clean...

    Please... Seriously...

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    Quote Originally Posted by vrwired View Post
    NO NO NO.. That was the beauty of this sytem.. it just fits right in.. There is no way I am cutting my dash. No way No way. This is not cool at all.

    Don't do it. Go native Double Din.
    I think you will lose many customers.

    Man WOW, I can't even believe you are even thinking of doing this.. I wouldnt even consider it an option.

    DON'T DO IT
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaaron16 View Post
    ]
    REQUIRED:
    1. Software accessible buttons with BACKLIGHT (at least 6 please). Something such as this: http://www.rockwellcollins.com/ecat/gs/graphics/pfd.jpg (notice how the buttons are positioned so the on-screen menus can line up with them). Here’s another decent looking design: http://img.diytrade.com/cdimg/405567...1156943447.jpg
    2. >= 400 nits brightness (or transflective option)*
    3. Double DIN compatibility - no need for dash modification.


    Quote Originally Posted by Aaaron16 View Post
    Nice to have:
    1. Black finish.
    or better a removeable interchangeable faceplate cover for different options such as black/silver/wood grain/aluminium/carbon fiber to match well.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aaaron16 View Post
    2. Windows CE with available BSP as done by VIA.
    useless for a screen
    Quote Originally Posted by Aaaron16 View Post
    3. SD or CF slot to allow easy upgrading/maintenance.
    4. Non-motorized.
    5. Built-in USB port.
    non-motorized would be ok since the drive wont be in use all the time.
    I agree with the built in USB drive and if there is room left over then maybe a memory car reader under the faceplate (you would have to move he front away if not motorizes or push a button to get to them so that they stay free of dust and other crap.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aaaron16 View Post
    Will you be running Windows CE? Do you have a processor in mind?
    This is a screen. Not a PC.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aaaron16 View Post
    Also, if it's possible, I'd like to have the ability to run my application on the device itself, as opposed to using an external PC (save a bit on total costs).
    I can guarentee you that this route will be much more expensive. Small device means small computer. Small is expensive. Small is not hardware upgradeable. Small is not easy to troubleshoot.

    If you want a comparison, look in the mp3car store and see what a complete fully put together CarPC runs with a 7" screen. Now look at how much the Infill all in 1 unit costs. There is a big difference. And it has already been done with great expense.
    Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
    1.9in x 2.9in -- 47mm x 73mm
    30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
    15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
    Buy now in the MP3Car.com Store

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    Quote Originally Posted by vrwired View Post
    Remember stick with the least common denominator. If you stay Native Double din.. everyone can use/buy it.. If you ad a quarter inch.. not everyone can or will buy it. Simple math.. And to the people who say it is alright.... understand that that decision disables the use of the system for people that can't or won't cut the dash... remember the dash mod may be OK in the car you have now, but think about the future, you may get a car that you can't mod your dash, and then you would not even be able to use the system...

    If it stays native than EVERYONE can use it.. All over the world..

    The world works because of standards....
    Stick to them... and we can all work on keepin our tolerances tight and clean...

    Please... Seriously...

    now if we could only persuede the US to use the metric system, the world would be a better place! I hate the stupid 12/3/5280 system! 10/100/1000 I like!
    Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
    1.9in x 2.9in -- 47mm x 73mm
    30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
    15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
    Buy now in the MP3Car.com Store

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
    now if we could only persuede the US to use the metric system, the world would be a better place! I hate the stupid 12/3/5280 system! 10/100/1000 I like!
    I todl you to quit giving out Frodo's phone number!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert View Post
    I todl you to quit giving out Frodo's phone number!
    Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
    1.9in x 2.9in -- 47mm x 73mm
    30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
    15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
    Buy now in the MP3Car.com Store

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    If you're going to do it, do it right and make it the standard size. Don't do it half assed, require modifications, etc... just to save $100 on the final cost. As was already said, the good part of this screen was the direct bolt in. I sure as hell will not cut my dash by 1/4" to fit a 7" double din motorized screen.
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