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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:50 am 
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It's been a while since I've been on here, but I'd like some advice. I'm now a delivery driver for Papa John's, and I was wondering what Toughbook solution I could go with. Right now I use my phone for GPS, which is OK, unless I have to call a customer and plot a route for my next delivery. It's a hassle, I'd rather have one system for GPS/Navigation, and save my phone for talking to customers or management at the store. Right now I've got a CF-19 MK3 fitted with a Gobi 2000 module, but it's too slow for me to use. Any ideas? Also I'm going a class to become a NOAA trained Storm Spotter, also known as SKYWARN. I'd like a solution in my car with good GPS, and fast cellular networking. On a budget. The majority of my income is tips alone.

I'd also like some ideas on mounting solutions. I drive an '08 Ford Fusion, so I doubt there's an off the shelf solution. Is there something I can modify to work, or do I need to build something custom?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:14 am 
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In this day and age if you’re on a budget, I’d get a Garvin or Magellan dedicated gps navigate system like Uber and Lyft drivers use.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:17 pm 
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FZ-Q1 is my suggestion

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:07 am 
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FZ-Q1? Is that android or windows based? I'll admit I'm not too familiar with Toughbook tablets. I mean I'm familiar with the whole CF series of models, but the tablets are something i really haven't understood yet. Almost like learning a new language, it's completely new to me.

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CF-19CHBAXAM-CD 1.06, 4GB, 128GB SSD, W7P-No mods......yet.

CF-29NTQGZBM-PM 1.6, 1.5GB, 80GB IDE, WXP Pro-Running legacy stuff, rescued from a local pawn shop.

CF-19KHRAX2M-Modified with a Gobi 2000 module for vague GPS and basic WWAN.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:09 am 
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Windows based.
I have win10 on one and Linux on the other.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:15 am 
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I do like the idea of the G1, expensive though :damnit:

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CF-19CHBAXAM-CD 1.06, 4GB, 128GB SSD, W7P-No mods......yet.

CF-29NTQGZBM-PM 1.6, 1.5GB, 80GB IDE, WXP Pro-Running legacy stuff, rescued from a local pawn shop.

CF-19KHRAX2M-Modified with a Gobi 2000 module for vague GPS and basic WWAN.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:02 pm 
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Since you have two 19's and a 29 already why not look into a dedicated GPS for one of those units. I have a custom toughbooks gps in a 29 and installing one in my 31 as soon as I find time. I Got one to install into my mk4 or mk5 19. I think i have some stock units from Mk1/2 units at the house still. They still have some PCMCIA slot cards for gps as well. Then all you need is mapping software.

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