I have a client who resells our systems enclosed for use in industrial environments. We have been looking at installing a small dc powered monitor, but have run into a few problems which has made me start thinking about using a netbook plus RDP instead (there is easy access to a free ethernet jack)
The issues we ran into with using a small dc powered lcd screen are:
Has to be at least 1024 x 768 Has to have DVI input (the computer is pure dvi, no vga) Has to accept 12V DC
So far I haven't found anything that satisfies all of the criteria.
Plus they need to have a keyboard/mouse combo. Which leads to a bit of juggling.
The person going into the system is not an IT person. They will be going in to configure our software (and nothing else) which they are trained to use.
So I was thinking of providing a netbook instead, and have them access the system via RDP or the equivalent.
Which is the better way to go? I like having a monitor keyboard setup that satisfies the criteria over using a netbook+RDP because it seems like there is less potential for screwups. But so far I haven't found the appropriate solution.
Or is there something better that I haven't seen?