[App_rpt-users] Small System Recommendations

Robert Garcia robert at n5qm.com
Thu Jun 27 23:28:26 EDT 2013


Benjamin,

Which image of Limey are you running?  Both of them panic on me.

Robert

On Tuesday, June 25, 2013, Robert Garcia wrote:

> I have 5 of the Neoware CA22 systems on the way, so wish me luck!
>
> Robert
> N5QM
>
> On Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 7:39 PM, George Csahanin <george at dyb.com<javascript:;>>
> wrote:
> > I have standardized on the Intel D945 motherboard in a M200 case from
> Mini
> > Box. 1GB RAM and a 256MB CF and use Limey. Limey can be customized for
> other
> > motherboards. The power supply is tricky. I found the cheapies convert
> the
> > 12V in to 5 volts. But they tend to take the 12 volts in and make that
> the
> > 12 volts for the motherboard (P4 4 pin connector) Any wiggle on that 12
> > Volts and the computer does really crazy stuff. Mine would just shut
> down.
> > So thru trial and error I found the PICO PSU 60-WI 60 watt power supply.
> The
> > input can go down to about 7 volts and the 5 and 12 volt supplies are
> > steady. Runs very stable.
> >
> > One drawback of this motherboard is the USB system. If you use SimpleUSB,
> > it's great. USBRadio, not so good. Lots of audio interruptions that last
> > miulliseconds. For voice, not a problem. But if you're using it to
> decode PL
> > and squelch it just will not work well. I'm told other motherboards
>  (read:
> > non-Intel) would be better. But I have about 7 of these now, not going to
> > change. But the printer port is important to me. So I didn't need to hack
> > the USB Fob I use pp signalling. Getting ready to add remote base to it
> in
> > the coming weeks.
> >
> > GeorgeC
> > W2DB
> > AllstarLink 2360
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Robert Garcia" <robert at n5qm.com<javascript:;>
> >
> > To: "APP_RPT" <app_rpt-users at ohnosec.org <javascript:;>>
> > Sent: Sunday, June 23, 2013 8:50 PM
> > Subject: [App_rpt-users] Small System Recommendations
> >
> >
> >
> >> All,
> >>
> >> I am looking for recommendations on small, preferably inexpensive,
> >> systems that are capable of running on 12v to take advantage of the
> >> redundant power systems at our sites.
> >>
> >> I would like it to support at least two nodes running simpleusb as I
> >> don't need the DSP processing capabilities.  The idea is that these
> >> systems would be connected to a port on an existing controller.
> >>
> >> I expect that HP thin clients are going to be my best bet, but there
> >> seem to be many different models so I don't know where to begin.
> >>
> >> Suggestions or thoughts?
> >>
> >> Robert
> >> N5QM
> >>
> >>
> >
>
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