[gps-talkusers] Re: Some questions about the new version

  • From: Todd Patkus <tpatkus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gps-talkusers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 11 Jul 2004 20:21:31 GMT

Hello, Charles,

Yes, but, just as 5.25-inch disks died out and 3.5-inch disks are very slowly 
dying out, I know CDs will eventually do the same thing.  That is why I felt 
somewhat compelled to mention the DVD ahead of time!  Do you, Charles, 
understand the point?  I know some people are panicked by that.  I am not.  

Like I said before, yes, you ought to discuss it with Mike soon.  Grin.

Thank you.


> ----- Original Message -----
>From: Charles La Pierre <lapierre@xxxxxxxxx
>To: gps-talkusers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Date: Sun, 11 Jul 2004 12:42:42 -0700
>Subject: [gps-talkusers] Re: Some questions about the new version

>No we wouldn't get rid of the CD's just add the option to get the maps on
>DVD's if one prefers them instead.  This is all hypothetical at this
>time.  Mike and I need to discuss this and see if we can offer both a CD
>option as well as a DVD option.


e>At 09:16 AM 7/11/2004, you wrote:

>>The majority of us do not have DVD players unless we got a new drive or
>>system recently.  For my sake at least, I hope the CD is not going the way
>>of the 8 track player.  Most of us that will be using the Sendero GPS system
>>are blind or visually impaired and do not need the video capability of a
>>DVD.  Besides, since all the maps will not fit on the Braille Note at one
>>time anyway and we put them on the hard drive to download to the Braille
>>Note when we need them, the CD's get taken out only if we need to restore to
>>the hard drive.

>>Rich Irwin
>>rich.irwin@xxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:rich.irwin@xxxxxxxxxxx

>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: gps-talkusers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>[mailto:gps-talkusers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Charles La
>>Sent: Sunday, July 11, 2004 8:58 AM
>>To: gps-talkusers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>Subject: [gps-talkusers] Re: Some questions about the new version

>>Hello Todd,

>>I agree with you we should probably offer the CD bundle as a DVD option for
>>those users who have a DVD drive.  Mike experimented with creating some
>>DVD's for the Beta users and it didn't do so well, I think Mike recorded
>>them in a format which would only work on his DVD.  In any case we will
>>look into this as an option.  Unfortunately the 8 CD's wouldn't quite fit
>>onto a single DVD which made it less attractive, but 2 DVD's are better
>>environmentally than 8 CD's.  I will discuss this with Mike.


>>At 01:57 AM 7/11/2004, you wrote:
>>>Hello, Mike M.!

>>>Thank you for being very well-detailed on what you have said shown
>>>below.  That helps us better understand what it is all about.

>>>I should like to suggest something.  What is it, eh?  What about replacing
>>>the CDs with DVDs?  That would mean less bulk.  How?  We have eight CDs
>>>now, but if we replaced them with DVDs, we would have say two or three,
>>>depending upon how much space the maps take.  I think it is something that
>>>will do better for Sendero.  What do y'all think?


>>>>----- Original Message -----
>>>>From: Michael May <MikeMay@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>>To: gps-talkusers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>>Date: Fri, 09 Jul 2004 08:14:09 -0700
>>>>Subject: [gps-talkusers] Re: Some questions about the new version

>>>>Let me address several questions posed in recent emails.

>>>>The first batch of Version 3s are shipping today.  Hey, they even have
>>>>Braille labels on them this time.  You get a folder with 8 map CDs and a
>>>>paper envelope with a CD containing the POIs, document files and the
>>>>full Version.  Within 2 weeks, you will get your serialized version by
>>>>email.  We will get it to you before leaving for Hawaii Mary Ellen.  If
>>>>anyone has trouble copying maps to a Compact Flash card, you can always
>>>>send me the card and we will do it.  You really want to do this from a PC
>>>>laptop and not from one card to another on the BN.

>>>>Make sure and Read the ReadMe file and the manual too if you want the
>>>>entire scoop.


>>>>At 07:55 AM 7/9/2004, you wrote:
>>>>>Hi, guys.  I have a couple of questions about GPS 3, since I know it's
>>>>>starting to ship.  Are we getting the version on the CD's themselves,
>>>>>with the maps and POI, or will the CD's just have the maps and POI and
>>>>>version 3 will be emailed to us?  Will we be getting the serialized
>>>>>version, or is it just the 30-day trial version at this point?  Not sure
>>>>>those who said they got an email saying theirs had been shipped have
>>>>>received them, or if just Mike can answer this, but thought I'd toss it
>>>>>out, since this list is entirely too quiet.  <grin


>>>>>MSN Messenger kernsac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

>>>>Michael G.  May

>>>>CEO Sendero Group

>>>>Developers and distributors of BrailleNote GPS
>>>>Now distributing BrailleNote, VoiceNote, Miniguide, The Tissot Silen-T
>>>>tactile watch and the ID Mate, bar code reader


>>>>(530) 757-6800, Fax (530) 757-6830, Mobile (530) 304-0007
>>>>Sendero Group, LLC
>>>>1118 Maple Lane, Davis, CA 95616-1723, USA

>>>>Latitude, 38 33 9.239 North
>>>>Longitude, 121 45 40.145 West

>>Charles M.  La Pierre CTO
>>Sendero Group, LLC

>>Lat.  37 15' 25" N  Lon: 121 53' 04" W

>Charles M.  La Pierre CTO
>Sendero Group, LLC

>Lat.  37 15' 25" N  Lon: 121 53' 04" W

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