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    Touch screens and where?

    I recently read and saw the touch screen program that jon has in his site, I think its a work of art, very well implemeted with a lot of eye catching details and features. I would like to ask the population, What kind of touch screens is every body using ( a pic will be apreciated)and what are the most common places that these screens are placed in the home.

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    Hector
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    #2
    I was lucky enough to get 3 Audreys a few years back. One in the kitchen, one in the Living room and one in the bedroom. I display mostly screen savers, Caller ID information and weather maps. They are not actually used for touchscreen functionality - i.e. turning lights on/off. My family found that they are just not quite practical for this.

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      #3
      Do not overlook that this works brilliantly as a normal web page as well.
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        #4
        Most common places for a touchscreen are high traffic volume areas. Foyer, Kitchen, central hallway are typical favorites. Can typically be from 8 - 19 inch with most being under 15.

        There are a couple commercial touchscreen software choices available, and Homeseer is working on their own internal one.

        There are a couple of HS user contributed flavors as well.

        Many would say, this is where the value of an automated home is exposed and what gets used in every day.

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          #5
          I use the Nokia N800 internet tablet and a fujitsu 3400 PC for touchsreen functionality.

          I have downloaded Jon's utility, but havent' touched it yet (no time).

          Joel

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            #6
            Originally posted by fran_joel View Post
            I use the Nokia N800 internet tablet and a fujitsu 3400 PC for touchsreen functionality.

            I have downloaded Jon's utility, but havent' touched it yet (no time).

            Joel
            I've been looking at the Nokia N800 and was wondering if there are any Windows equivalents?

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              #7
              I use the following:
              Fujitsu 3400
              Fujitsu 3500
              Airpanel v10
              Airpanel v15
              Compaq (now HP) 1100
              Dell PC with Dell touchscreen monitor (15")
              Sony PSP (for handheld media control)

              Installed in:
              Bedrooms
              Kitchen
              Living Room
              Master Bathroom (great for reading the morning news, weather, etc)

              Thanks,
              Dave

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                #8
                Is everybody going hard wire or are they going wifi? (wireless)
                Hector
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                  #9
                  I use a mix or hardwire and wireless.
                  I go wired where it is easy... and wireless where I would I have to crawl between floors, or get a small neighbor kid to crawl around the attic.

                  - Dave

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                    #10
                    which ones of your screens is wireless? (what model?)
                    Hector
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                      #11
                      My Fujitsu's
                      Airpanels
                      and Compaq

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                        #12
                        would you know if I can use a Palm T/X pda with jons program?
                        Hector
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                        MyTrigger,ACRF2,W800,Zwave
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                          #13
                          What is your opinion about the airpanel v110? I saw some screens in ebay.
                          Hector
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                          MyTrigger,ACRF2,W800,Zwave
                          AP800,Honeywell Stat

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                            #14
                            wireles

                            I am looking at a fujitsu 3400 on ebay, and I wanted to ask you, are these unit wireles? and if not can they be wireles?

                            Originally posted by dhanford View Post
                            I use the following:
                            Fujitsu 3400
                            Fujitsu 3500
                            Airpanel v10
                            Airpanel v15
                            Compaq (now HP) 1100
                            Dell PC with Dell touchscreen monitor (15")
                            Sony PSP (for handheld media control)

                            Installed in:
                            Bedrooms
                            Kitchen
                            Living Room
                            Master Bathroom (great for reading the morning news, weather, etc)

                            Thanks,
                            Dave
                            Hector
                            ____________________________________
                            Win.2003 OS, HS3
                            BLDSC,BLstat,BLRadar,BLRamdom,BLOccupied
                            BLups,BLrain8,HSTouch,Ultrajones Weatherbug,
                            MyTrigger,ACRF2,W800,Zwave
                            AP800,Honeywell Stat

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                              #15
                              I used to have 3 Audreys and they never got used much besides as nightlights and for notifications.

                              Now I have three touch screens, wish I had 4. Running mainlobby on these, and the PC's are all in different rooms, so there is almost zero noise from the extra PC's running, and there isn't a box taking up space in the kitchen.

                              1) In my game room, it's a 19" LCD mounted in the wall. It's nice for adjusting the lights, thermostat, or checking the weather etc. It also shows who's at my front door if someone rings the doorbell.

                              2) Theater (7" screen mounted on the recliner I sit in) This is good for lighting, thermostat, and controlling the movie etc. I also check the weather, or see who's at the front door on this one as well. My theater and my game room are attached, so a second screen in the same room seems like overkill, but it has a different purpose.

                              3) Kitchen. 15" LCD touchscreen. I ran the wires up through the floor and behind the cabinets, so the PC for this is in the basement workshop. Good for lighting, recipes and this seems to the be the terminal I let friends use when they want to just check their email. I have a wireless keyboard and mouse I can pull out for this system if needed. The location of this one is right by the doorway so it's in a very high traffic area and can be used when passing through the kitchen. Again this one also shows me who's at the front door. I also use this one to watch TV if I'm cooking.

                              I'll tell you that the one location I wish I had a touchscreen, and don't have one, is by my bed. I find myself forgetting to turn something off, or whatever and it sucks to have to get out of bed for something. It would also be nice to see the news in the mornings, or adjust the thermostat in the middle of the night.
                              Joe (zimmer62)

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