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    07/08 Ford F-350 disaster response vehicles

    This is a truck pc install destined for a fleet of 2007 and 2008 Ford F-350 diesel dually crew cab trucks to be used for disaster response vehicles as well as daily drivers for our team of Regional IT Security/Disaster Response consultants. We are a state government entity so do not qualify as commercial in many respects, just depends on the language in various EULA's but as I am not a designated PIO i cannot reveal which agency I am referrirng to. However I will maintain a worklog here minus any logos or other identifying information for our organization.

    The initial purchase list is as follows (+ a lot of tools I did not mention):

    M350 case
    http://www.mini-box.com/M350-univers...-itx-enclosure

    Zotac ION N330 combo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813500027

    M4-ATX PSU
    http://www.mini-box.com/M4-ATX?sc=8&category=101

    64 GB SSD drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820609393

    Corsair 4GB DDR2 800
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145184

    7 inch Transflective Display
    http://store.mp3car.com/New_7_Transf..._p/mon-052.htm

    Install kit (bought 2 as not sure which is right fit)
    http://www.autosoundcentral.com/Metr...t_p/995807.htm
    http://www.autosoundcentral.com/Metr...t_p/955812.htm

    Double-DIN bolt in kit for touchscreen
    http://store.mp3car.com/Double_Din_B..._p/dsh-016.htm

    Centrafuse Front End
    http://store.mp3car.com/Centrafuse_N...f-018-0001.htm

    CS50 USB Headset
    http://www.headsets.com/headset/Plan...eadset-System/

    Andrea Electronic Superbeam Array Microphone
    http://store.mp3car.com/Andrea_Super..._p/com-054.htm

    HD radio cable
    http://www.rush2112.net/mkportal/mod...products_id=39

    Visteon HDZ3000 HD radio
    http://www.buy.com/prod/visteon-hdz3...204222835.html

    Holux GPSlim 236 GPS Receiver
    http://www.semsons.com/hogpwigpsres.html

    XM Direct 2 mini-tuner CNP2000UC
    http://www.myradiostore.com/xm-radio...t-2-tuner.html

    XM mini-tuner USB adapter
    http://store.mp3car.com/product_p/sat-012.htm

    External antenna GPS/Cellular/Wifi
    http://store.mp3car.com/Roof_top_GPS..._p/com-008.htm

    Elmscan 5 USB tool OBD-II diagnostics
    http://www.customcarputers.com/produ...fe9c3b781a0fb8

    5in1 card reader/usb/esata relicator
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820162019

    Wireless Nightvision Reverse Camera (wired to reverse lights for power)
    http://store.mp3car.com/CCD_Infrared..._p/com-003.htm

    Video conference webcam
    http://www.cdwg.com/shop/products/de...ckcam+orbit+af

    Front speakers Infinity 5x7
    http://www.crutchfield.com/p_1086822...cf.html?tp=105

    Rear Speakers Infinity 5 1/4
    http://www.crutchfield.com/p_1085032...cf.html?tp=105

    Sony 4 channel 50 watt amp
    http://www.crutchfield.com/p_158XM4S...4S.html?tp=115

    8 gauge Amp wiring kit http://www.crutchfield.com/p_211PSKA...R.html?tp=2919

    RCA to 1/8 Y jack
    http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2103225

    1 RCA Plug to Dual RCA Jack
    http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2103862

    RCA cable
    http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=3589000

    speaker wire (feet)
    http://www.crutchfield.com/p_211UCT1...e.html?tp=2917

    wire connectors
    http://www.crutchfield.com/p_211SCS1...s.html?tp=2610

    Fusion brain
    http://www.fusioncontrolcentre.com/F...products_id=61

    Temperature sensor (HVAC control)
    http://www.fusioncontrolcentre.com/F...products_id=34

    Accelerometer sensor
    http://www.fusioncontrolcentre.com/F...products_id=33

    10 pack of relays
    http://www.fusioncontrolcentre.com/F...products_id=54

    Wire extensions
    http://www.fusioncontrolcentre.com/F...products_id=49

    speaker harness
    http://www.crutchfield.com/p_1207104...s.html?tp=3097

    Viper alarm/keyless entry
    http://www.viper.com/P-5702V/Viper+5...e+Start+System

    We bought enough for 10 buildouts (fleet of 9 trucks + a box truck we use for cargo) and I am still waiting on the rest of the parts to come rolling in. I will take interior pictures as I start the project which will likely be in a couple weeks but am interested in peoples feedback in the meantime as to anything I may have overlooked and might address before my project start date. We will also be adding USB attached verizon air cards and satellite BGAN terminals (492 kbps up/down) that should function while in transit when cellular towers are down.

    Major objectives of the project are as follows:

    Radio over IP (we have the infrastructure in place now using CriticalRF)
    Voice over IP (we have the infrastructure in place now using Asterisk)
    Handsfree is very important and background noise elimination is a requirement as these are F-350 duallies.
    Video conferencing
    Physical Security (cameras and alarm)
    integration with mobile media kits
    integration with Polycom hardware
    GPS
    Traffic data ( this is a piece I'm having a problem with as Clear Channel doesnt seem to want to support the TMC adaptor I wanted to use, only OEM solutions like Garmin. We do have Blackberry Storms with Vz Navigator so if I could get traffic updates from them and just tether that would be sufficient)
    Weather updates using XM weather
    HD and XM radio
    OBDII diagnostics for on the road real time updates of vcehicle conditions
    HQ tracking in real time for vehicle data. May need an addon software package to tie into GPS data.
    Media playback for mp3, mp4, etc and tie in to our MythTV server
    In truck radio interface to control and monitor equipment from touch screen

    (Optional)
    HVAC controls

    Feel free to comment on this thread. I am sure I've forgotten something as I drafted the project plan months ago and am only now revisiting since the items are just now rolling in.

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    So how is the status of your project currently?

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    On hold currently. I left the employer for a new job and am awaiting contract negotiation to pick this (and a couple of other projects) back up as a part time contractor.

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