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Displays Wireless monitor?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by adam_bagpuss, 25 May 2010.

  1. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    hey guys,

    im looking for a wireless monitor if possible.

    something that is hand held preferably that will allow me to connect to a single desktop pc

    does such a thing exist ? closest i can find is a discontinued product by panasonic which is a wireless 10.4" screen that can remote desktop into PCs on a network.

    after some googling its the only thing i can find
     
  2. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    Have you looked into PDAs?
     
  3. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    hmmm screen must be of a resonable size id say 10"+ or its just not worth it as anything on screen would be far too small
     
  4. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    8" screen iPad style tablet thing. Android's pretty open and you can program for it easily with Eclipse. Can't vouch for the hardware, though, but I noticed it in DX's recently added products page and thought of you. I can vouch for DealExtreme - they're a fantastic shop, but you might be stuck with paying import duties.
     
  5. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    Theres plenty of the Panasonic Toughbook wireless Screens 8.4"(CF-VDW07) im not sure if they would work with a normal computer, and they're very expensive.
     
  6. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    cant find a supplier anywhere
     
  7. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    http://www.pan-toughbooks.com. Never used them but they seem to be the only place other than ebay. The main ebay seller isnt actually far from me but ive no idea if they're any good.
     
  8. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    daamit looked at it and i dont think there is a solution for me.

    the toughbooks are close but they cant handle video and hardware based overlays which i need.

    its for viewing cameras.

    however ive found i can use the ipad lol never thought id find a use for it.
     
  9. memeroot

    memeroot aged and experianced

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    tablet pc will do it for you, or a umpc... pick up a 2nd hand one with wifi
     
  10. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    how would a tablet PC do it for me ?

    unless it had full fat windows it wouldnt work for me.

    plus this isnt just for me its for the company i work for so a constant stock of 1 product is needed.
     
  11. roosauce

    roosauce Looking for xmas projects??

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    This is a tough one. I've heard of UWB (Ultra Wide Band) being used for this type of thing in the past for couple of products. This is a bit backwards for what you need, but you get the drift. Perhaps search around for 'UWB' displays and see what crops up.

    Also search on WiDi. Intel has been working on a wireless display technology and it's ended up being coined WiDi. It's so new that products would be very limited I guess ... but worth a search.

    This might get you close to being able to send/receive the signal. Finding a monitor that can power itself and be carried will of course be another issue entirely .. but then you seem OK looking at tablets etc which is probably easier.
     
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  12. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    cheers for the info i shall investigate
     
  13. Lord Badger

    Lord Badger What's a Dremel?

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    Have you considered using something like an iPad (or another tablet) with a remote desktop app?
     
  14. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    lol have you read the thread. i can use ipad.

    although remote desktop wouldnt work cause its video im playing
     
  15. DBNemesis

    DBNemesis What's a Dremel?

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    I just sat watching a vid on the PC in the other room via RDP - it can be done, but VERY poor quality.
     

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