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In-Vehicle Linux System Assists First Responders

Aug 02, 2007, 07:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"U.K.-based Thorcom Systems Ltd is shipping a rugged, Debian Linux-based, in-vehicle computer intended for emergency first responders. The GPS-equipped VR2000 can serve as an application host, IP router, and vehicle locater in a wide range of mobile data, vehicle tracking, and in-vehicle communications and networking applications, according to the company.

"The VR2000 boasts a dual-channel graphics controller that supports connection of one or two VGA or DVI screens, including displays equipped with touch-screens. This, according to the company, allows the device to simultaneously display information on a small screen located in the vehicle cab, and greater detail, up to 1280 x 1024, on a larger screen in the rear of a vehicle..."

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