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Mobility July 12, 2002

iChip allows monitoring, control WAP-enabled phones or PDAs

Phoenix, Ariz.- Connect One reported July 10 that its iChip Internet Controller is the first Internet peripheral chip to store and serve Wireless Access Protocol (WAP) documents as WML files in an on-chip WAP web site. This allows industrial and household products to send content to, and be managed by, WAP-enabled phones and PDAs. With WAP-based mobile management, users are no longer restricted to PC-based web browsers for device management. WAP is a standard for providing information services on wireless handsets and Internet appliances.

By Control Engineering Staff
Mobility June 17, 2002

Touch International supports Microsoft Windows XP, CE.Net and 3.0 for touch applications

Austin, Tex . – Touch International announced June 11 that the company’s TurboWare touch screen driver now supports Microsoft Windows XP, CE.Net and CE 3.0. Target applications include personal digital assistants (PDAs), tablet PCs, Web pads, smart phones, and any smart devices that employ Microsoft’s new technology, ‘Mira.’ TurboWare is available now and will be delivered free with the purchase of any eTurbo family product, including both resistive and capacitive touchscreens: Turbo T4, Turbo T6, Turbo Pen, and XGT. Founded by three industry veterans, Touch International Inc.

By Control Engineering Staff
Mobility June 3, 2002

Control Engineering HMI eNews for May 2002

In this issue: Wireless, handheld HMI in May Control Engineering Trade shows Expand your knowledge HMI offering from Cutler-Hammer Shallow depth flat-panel display Bundled HMI Power back up for your HMI Ergonomic palm buttons Rugged handheld computer Wireless, handheld HMI in May Control Engineering In the May edition of Control Engineering I investigated the state of wireless, handheld HMI devices. These devices come in a couple of sizes, namely palm-size and tablet. There is some development for Palm OS products, but most effort appears to be on the Microsoft Windows-based Pocket PC.

By Gary Mintchell
Mobility May 1, 2002

Beam Up Some Information, Scotty

Not too long ago the idea of a machine dialing a maintenance technician's cell phone to call for help seemed far fetched. Then came the great success of Palm spawning the "palm top" market. Research In Motion's Blackberry e-mail device was next in the commercial hit parade. It is only natural that engineers using these devices for part of their business life would ponder how to exploit them fo...

By Gary A. Mintchell, Control Engineering
Mobility February 25, 2002

Touchscreen industry veterans form Touch International

Round Rock, Tex. and Trier, Germany - Three touchscreen industry veterans announced February 20 the launch of Touch International Inc., a worldwide supplier of high-quality touchscreen components and touch-enabled displays. Company founders Michael Woolstrum, Gary Barrett, and Robert Senior-with more than 40 years of combined experience-have set a goal of capturing a double-digit share of the rapidly growing, multibillion-dollar touchscreen market.

By Control Engineering Staff
Mobility January 10, 2002

Zebra launches internal wireless card socket for networked barcode printers

Vernon Hills, Ill. - To help manufacturers relocate and reconnect networked bar code label printers faster, Zebra Technologies Corp. introduced Jan. 8 its ZebraNet wireless card socket, which aids industrial networking applications with multi-card compatibility.

By Jim Montague, news editor
Mobility January 8, 2002

Microsoft Launches Windows CE .Net

Las Vegas, Nev. - In his keynote address January 7 at the 2002 International CES in Las Vegas, Bill Gates, chairman and chief software architect of Microsoft Corp., announced the launch of Microsoft Windows CE .Net.

By Gary A. Mintchell, senior editor
Mobility December 1, 2001

Terminals connect people to processes with functionality, flexibility

In the 1955 movie, "The Ladykillers," Sir Alec Guinnes playing Professor Marcus, the leader of a gang of robbers posing as classical musicians, relates the line to his landlady Mrs. Wilberforce, played by Katie Johnson, "And didn't someone say, 'The eyes are the windows of the soul?'"I don't really know," answers Mrs.

By Dick Johnson, Senior Editor
Mobility October 1, 2001

HMI mobility

Milwaukee, Wis.—Expanding access to factory floor information, Allen-Bradley MobileView interfaces give operators and maintenance personnel mobility around a machine while accessing information. The thin-client applications reduce costs. Machine Terminal is a cabled Microsoft Windows CE terminal.

By Staff
Mobility May 1, 2001

J Consortium submits Java file format to ISO for approval

Paris, France; Cupertino, Calif.— For small computing devices, such as smart phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs), that have limited memory for computing, J Consortium is submitting to the ISO/IEC JTC 1 standards organization an efficient file format for Java applications called JEFF.

By Staff