We have 3 sets of equipment.
1. The laptop
You know what a laptop is.
All the laptops run Windows XP and have been configured so you don't need a password to log on. Each laptop also comes with various power cables. The power of your average laptop is under 2 hours, so keep the laptop plugged in unless you're in the car.
2. The Wifi card
A wifi card is a wireless network adapter that plugs into an open PCMCIA slot in a laptop. I will show you how this works during training. Here is an example of what one looks like:
The side that is not blue, or that does not light up, is the side that plugs into the computer.
3. The GPS unit
A GPS unit is a nifty device that syncs up with satellites to determine the Global Positioning (i.e. latitude and longitude) of a location. Here is a picture of a GPS unit:
We have three GPS units:
Here is a trashy picture of how the equipment goes together:
Note that only one laptop requires the serial-to-USB converter.