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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 5:13 pm 
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We are changing our dispatch system in the new year, currently we use sigma & minos data heads which can lose gps in a heated screen equiped car. Whatever new system we choose wil be reliant on pda's. Has anyone here had gps issues with pda's due to heated front screen? I expect most pda's are pretty much the same so contrary to asking which are the best, are there any to steer well clear of? Many thanks.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:46 pm 
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We are changing our dispatch system in the new year, currently we use sigma & minos data heads which can lose gps in a heated screen equiped car. Whatever new system we choose wil be reliant on pda's. Has anyone here had gps issues with pda's due to heated front screen? I expect most pda's are pretty much the same so contrary to asking which are the best, are there any to steer well clear of? Many thanks.



Since day one PDA's haven't been good in cars with heated screens mate.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:30 am 
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Times have changed and now heated screens are not such as big a problem as they used to be.
Early GPS units were nowhere near as sensitive as they are now and they also had a limited number channels so it didn't take much to degrade the performance.
The issues these days tends to come mainly from interference from other in car devices such as entertainment systems, blue tooth etc but all in all it's not a major issue.
As for the devices, they all pretty much work the same. Avoid the very cheap devices as build quality often leads to early failures and breakages.
Don't pay too much otherwise you're just wasting money for features you don't need. Think £70/£80 and you won't be far out.

Bill :)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:13 am 
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Thanks Nidge 2 and Bill. Most helpful.


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Coopers wrote:
We are changing our dispatch system in the new year, currently we use sigma & minos data heads which can lose gps in a heated screen equiped car. Whatever new system we choose wil be reliant on pda's. Has anyone here had gps issues with pda's due to heated front screen? I expect most pda's are pretty much the same so contrary to asking which are the best, are there any to steer well clear of? Many thanks.

Have the Autocab phone and a Ford screen.

Not noticed a problem.

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