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Old 10-14-2004, 12:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone tried the Terratial LIVE service called SkipTraffic? I have a new 7100t and would be interested to find out if it works.
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Old 10-14-2004, 07:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I too am curious if this works on the 7100t (bump)
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Old 10-14-2004, 09:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't know how well it works, but their website says it should work with the 7100 series.

From their website:

"Terratial's SkipTraffic LIVE:
Is available now on color BlackBerry models 7100, 7210, 7230, 7280, 7510, 7730 and 7750"

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Old 10-15-2004, 08:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I was looking at it as a way of making my 30 mile commute on my 1980 Honda Goldwing (without a radio) a bit less stop and go. Then I saw that my area of the world (southeastern PA) is not yet supported. Then I began to think of how long it might actually take to "dial" into several different key cameras and check the traffic and figured I might as well just ride.

What I'd really like is to be able to receive the "flow" information I can see on some local TV channels - it gives the average speed on a certain stretch of highway. If I could have that e-mailed to me just before my inbound and outbound trips, I would probably pay for that! In my experience with the camera views (again from local TV news), I find it difficult at times to distinguish if the traffic is stopped, moving slowly or moving moderately with a lot of "left-foot" brakers, etc.

I did find a site last night that will allow you to customize a route and they will send you an e-mail when there is an incident on your route. That almost would work for me, expect I couldn't find anything about enabling or disabling times of the day for the alerts. I certainly don't need to be notified that the Schuylkill is closed at 03:30 on Saturday.
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Old 10-18-2004, 10:04 AM   #5 (permalink)
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i just installed the demo. it works, however its static-coded for 240x240, so there's a white space at the bottom of the application (the last of the 20px that it should take up). i'm guessing they'll code and release a 240x260 version at some point...
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Old 10-18-2004, 04:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have signed up for a month. It has not been activated yet, but when it is I will let everyone know.
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Cool feature. Very helpful since I commute alot. Any questions let me know.
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Old 10-20-2004, 07:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Is the access quick?

Can you set up a series of cameras and look at them quickly just before the commute?

How is the resolution? Can you distinguish if the vehicles are moving or stopped?
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Well resolution is good (I can definately tell how traffic is flowing). You can indeed pick upto 5 cameras, any channels that your DOT has setup up on it webpage. To download the images it takes roughly 3 minutes. Hope this helps. Also you can some pretty cool screensavers when you subscribe.
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Not a bad deal for $29.95 a year ...except that there are no active cameras in Memphis :( ...grrrr!
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