Re: LCD screens/Onsite printing question.
I paid 13,500 + Tax. I don't have the full specs on window dimensions, but they look like they are about 9' wide. It has dual windows like the one on your website, and has acrylic display cases inside. It is wired for electricitry with a 50amp main, and battery backup. I don't need a generator at this point as they are wiring up electricity for me. The trailer will also be staying at the track year round, so bouncing around isn't a problem. We are debating putting in an AC, as it's set up, you just have to mount it.
For software, I am going to purchase two touch screens, and write my own. I will base it off the software I wrote for my website where they can drill down to pictures with their car in. The actual printing will be handled by the person in the trailer. I will also have P440's running. I have a 3 or 4 year old P400, and it's running as good as the day I bought it.
I will be using a Linux machine to host all of the files on a couple of 250gb drives. I will be setting up wireless so that I can hook up two lcd's in our booth under the stands. If I can't reach from the track, I will also put in a signal booster, so that I can bring a laptop out on the track, and upload pics after each race right from the track. The plan is, after the new pics are uploaded, restart the slideshow to pick up the latest pics, and put them in heavier rotation. All pics will reside on the shared drives on the linux machine.
I am still debating on what type of horsepower to put into the printing machines, since the real holdup is the printers. I will use Qimage to send the images to the printer. I am thinking for the touch screens, just use a asp/sql front end, like Conq said, as I have most of the code already written for my website. I can then take a full backup of my website DB to the track and load it every week.
Did I mention that we will be producing the program for the track as well this year. Goodbye spare time!!
P.S. Also, my trailer is actually 27' with the tongue, but it seems this measurement is only used in the brochure. It looks like it's the MW8526TA3. I know it has the tandem 5K axles, and 10K GVWR. I can get more specs and info when I get home, and possibly post a picture.
Last edited by Fig; 02-09-2005 at 6:02 PM.