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Old 30-11-2013, 07:41   #1
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I own a small 21' OF CC and I want to use a Panasonic Toughbook for my MFD for all my needs:

Entertainment (I got this one worked out)
Sounder (Hardware/Software?)
GPS/Plotter (OpenCPN?)
NMEA Gauge (Hardware/Software, pretty GUI)
Engine Diags (Etec Software?)

Can you guys point me to the Hardware/Software I am going to need to accomplish this. In the future I plan on attaching a Sunlight readable touchscreen to the Panasonic.
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Old 01-12-2013, 13:42   #2
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Re: New to forum - Some direction

Have you already got a Toughbook? What model? brand-new, they're $$$

NMEA Gauge (Hardware/Software, pretty GUI) Engine Diags (Etec Software?)" target="_blank">Navigatrix is a 'marine'-oriented Linux distro with software included - OpenCpn, NMEA gauges etc

You can try it by simply downloading and burning to a CD, or to a USB-stick, and booting onto it.
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Old 01-12-2013, 14:33   #3
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I have access to several dual core factory refurbs for 200-300 dollars with and wo touch screen. I will try and load the Navigatrix OS CD onto it and see how I like it.
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