Remote terminal

Bob Hartung bhartung at
Thu Aug 20 21:37:01 BST 2009

There are vendors of dinky little PCs for tight, hot spots. I looked at them for an application but it didn't work out but I was impressed by the selection. Here's a link to one that had a pretty broad selection of options.


Bob Hartung
Wisco Industries, Inc.
736 Janesville St.
Oregon, WI 53575
Tel: (608) 835-3106 x215
Fax: (608) 835-7399
e-mail: bhartung(at)

Sent: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 14:51:29 -0500
Subject: RE: Remote terminal

> All the technology I know of for remote terminal stuff is not very cost
  > effective for a single terminal. Unless you have more than one to
  > setup, a cheap / used PC would probably be the better choice if all you
  > want it for is running a VNC session.
     Thanks to everyone for the input.  
     But what is cost effective?  We have been using a laptop intermittently,
  but it generates too much heat to run it all day in our small, poorly vented
  receiving area with no AC.  There is also too little space for a recycled
  full-size PC, though I could probably screw a laptop to the wall behind the
  monitor.  The laptop we are currently using occasionally for this job is
  always in the way.  The keyboard is on a pullout tray along with a trackball
  (takes less space than a mouse.)
     I'm not so much looking for a pre-packaged solution as for a tiny little
  computer with some standard connectors on it and which I can load with Linux
  if it isn't already there.  
  --Brian M. Godfrey
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