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Old 25-11-2016, 22:21   #1
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What hardware ?

I am thinking about some new hardware to run OpenCPN and AirMail.

Currently I have an Nvidia TK1 that runs OpenCPN and RADAR flawlesly, with low power consumption.

But I need to be able to access the WinLink radio E-Mail system, and it seems all the supported programs for that are Windows only. I currently get out a Win10 laptop and use that every time I access Winlink. As I use Winlink more and more, this is becoming tedious. So I'm looking for some new hardware that will allow me to do everything from my main navigation computer.

Requirements:
- reasonably low power consumption.
- able to run OpenCpn in OpenGL (need that for RADAR).
- Win10 so I can run airmail.
- HDMI output for my already installed monitor.
- USB port
- Ethernet port
- DC input.
- low cost would be good.

I am thinking of something like this:
https://www.zotac.com/us/product/mini_pcs/pi332

or this:
NGC-1 | Minix

Anyone have any suggestions, or experience with other hardware ?
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Old 26-11-2016, 01:28   #2
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Re: What hardware ?

Have you tried to install WinLink radio E-Mail under wine for your current system ??

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I am thinking about some new hardware to run OpenCPN and AirMail.

Currently I have an Nvidia TK1 that runs OpenCPN and RADAR flawlesly, with low power consumption.

But I need to be able to access the WinLink radio E-Mail system, and it seems all the supported programs for that are Windows only. I currently get out a Win10 laptop and use that every time I access Winlink. As I use Winlink more and more, this is becoming tedious. So I'm looking for some new hardware that will allow me to do everything from my main navigation computer.

Requirements:
- reasonably low power consumption.
- able to run OpenCpn in OpenGL (need that for RADAR).
- Win10 so I can run airmail.
- HDMI output for my already installed monitor.
- USB port
- Ethernet port
- DC input.
- low cost would be good.

I am thinking of something like this:
https://www.zotac.com/us/product/mini_pcs/pi332

or this:
NGC-1 | Minix

Anyone have any suggestions, or experience with other hardware ?
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Old 26-11-2016, 06:41   #3
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Have you tried to install WinLink radio E-Mail under wine for your current system ??
I thought of that, but it would require QEMU first to support x86 on ARM, when I looked at that it quickly got beyond my abilities in Linux.
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Re: What hardware ?

If you are willing to deal with an overall buggy platform of 64 bit arm, the odroid c2 is working pretty well.

Otherwise, can a raspberry 3 work for this? or is the opengl bug still blocking? I am using my raspberry for other things as my screen is only 4 inches.
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