Re: New features

Dr. David Toth

At 06:42 PM 6/18/2007, chris1011@... wrote:
In a message dated 6/18/2007 5:25:02 PM Central Daylight Time,
rickwiggins@... writes:

B) Bluetooth >> maybe $25 to eliminate the serial cable and $75 to
eliminate the handcontroller cable.
The problem again with the keypad (hand controller) is that we chose to use a
type of display that works down to -40F. This display uses a lot of power.
Batteries to power the keypad would not work very long. The keypad must get 12
volt power from somewhere, thus the cord. The alternative is to use an LCD
display which uses almost no power, but which freezes up in the cold, or becomes
slow and unreadable.
Roland: users CAN use Bluetooth between their computer and the mount by adding a Bluetooth-Serial adaptor without YOU having to do anything ...
And that would be a cheaper solution too ... easier than YOU adding it to the mount.


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