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News Week of November 30, 2008

Active Ink Releases the Service Manager

The Service Manager is a tablet PC solution for service professionals. It automates the process of managing incoming service calls and emailing work orders to service technicians in the field. It allows the service technician to fill out a form, capture a signature and generate an invoice.

The program includes several service templates to choose from and a Form Designer to modify the forms.  (Source: Press Release)

Posted Monday, December 1, 2008 by ChrisD
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Fujitsu Siemens launches health tablet PC

Fujitsu Siemens computers has launched the ESPRIMO MA, a mobile tablet PC for the health sector.

The new device, which weighs 1.3kg and claims battery life of up to four hours, is based on the Intel Mobile Clinical Assistant platform and will be available in the second quarter of 2009.

Specifically designed for use on hospital wards, or visiting patients in their homes, the ESPRIMO MA rugged wireless tablet PC is able to update data via an integrated barcode and RFID reader. (Source: E-Health Europe)

Posted Monday, December 1, 2008 by ChrisD
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A touch of class: The new touchscreen PC that's finger-clickin' good

Seven years ago, Bill Gates proclaimed that touchscreen laptop Tablet PCs were the future. Sadly, Tablet PCs ended up alongside the Zune MP3 player, Windows Vista and Blinx, Xbox’s time-travelling cat, on the list of things that Gates probably won’t be dwelling on in his autobiography.

But could the touchscreen laptop come back? Hewlett-Packard thinks so. Having sold a stack of touchscreen desktop PCs, it has taken the logical next step and built a laptop – the Touchsmart TX2.  (Source: Daily Mail)

Posted Monday, December 1, 2008 by ChrisD
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