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Old 25 April 2006, 18:42   #1
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Rib PC

Being a IT type of person (hate it really but it pays the bills and lets me mess around in RIBS), I just wondered if anyone had fitted a PC to a RIB for navigation etc.
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Old 25 April 2006, 19:11   #2
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I would think it would have to be bomb-proof
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Old 26 April 2006, 03:39   #3
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On some of the new Dell Latitude laptops, you can order a 30GB 4200rpm shock resistant hard drive - having one of these on a rib would certainly be a good test for it

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Old 26 April 2006, 05:25   #4
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A Dell?
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How's about one of these Looks Bomb proof to me!!
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I've used these http://www.toughbook-europe.com/ENG/...ooks_home.aspx in the past and they are pretty indestructable. I'm not sure why you would want to use one in an outside environment on a boat instead of a plotter though.
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Another vote for Toughbooks from me. Althugh I wouldn't use one on deck. Do you have a cabin?
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Xplore do rugged waterproof tablet PC's that will be fine used outside on an open RIB.

http://www.xploretech.com/index.pl?i...tegory&op=show

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What are they like in bright sunlight though?

If I had a hard boat with a proper cabin I wouldn't hesitate.

With flash ram increasing in size all the time solid state is the way to go - no stupid spinning disks.
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What are they like in bright sunlight though?
They do a model with an "Allvue" screen which is desined to be used in conditions where a normal lcd would struggle.

Not actaully had one in my hand to try so cant say for sure.
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