[App_rpt-users] Thin client hardware

Bryan D. Boyle bdboyle at bdboyle.com
Fri Sep 30 08:57:30 EDT 2011


Has anyone looked at/experimented with/thought about using thin client 
hardware such as the line of HP boxen as a basis for a simple (ie 1 or 2 
radio) node?  I'm thinking that, with a CF image plugged in, you can use 
800meg-1ghz processors, a couple of USB ports, 10/100 network connection 
machines that are in the 50-60 dollar range for used equipment, that 
also run on 12v (the HP that I had from a couple of companies ago had a 
12v brick to power it...the gypsy life of an IT security guy, right?)

Just wondering.  Thinking of gin'ning up a mobile repeater for whatever 
reason (because I can?), and, to me, 50 or 60 bucks for a processor fits 
right in with my "hams are notoriously cheap" theory.

Discuss?/criticize?/shoot down?/???

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Bryan WB0YLE
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