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Tablet PC for Display
I recently had the oportunity to try out one of those new Tablet PC's. They are very "cool", as my daughter would say. A thought crossed my mind as to would these tablet pc's be usefull as a display unit for electronic charts, radar, etc etc. They could be used wirelessly and would be portable to the helm or below. I understand there are some very sturdy and watertight models available, that the military uses, for about 5K.
So the question would be, is there PC software that can be interfaced with GPS, Radar, Charts, and all the other electronic instruments that abound nowadays. This might be a perfect way to have a very useable and portable display unit for all the electronic devices. What interfaces would one need?