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Westlaw Wireless Expands Services

West Group has expanded wireless access to WestLaw users, reports the Eagan, Minn. company.

Legal researchers can now access WestLaw Wireless on most wireless devices, including Research in Motion (RIM) wireless handhelds, any Palm operating system platform or any Windows Pocket PC. Using current Westlaw passwords, researchers can use the wireless service to retrieve case synopses and headnotes; obtain KeyCite results (full history, negative history and citations to the case); and access the West Legal Directory attorney information, via

Information: Reader Response no. 213.


CompuLaw Portal

CompuLaw announced the release of its CompuLaw Vision Portal. The new site is designed to work in conjunction with CompuLaw's Vision SQL calendar and docket system.

It allows attorneys to access their calendar and docket data over the Web, from any location.

The portal allows 24/7 access to current data from any location, in turn saving time and reducing errors, the company says. CompuLaw's databases are available for state, federal, bankruptcy, probate, securities, intellectual property and other areas of law.

Information: Reader Response no. 214.


ROCKY Now In White

AMREL Systems says its new AMREL White ROCKY rugged mobile computer has a white coating to reduce heat absorption. The new casing may make the unit look like a designer computer, but the ROCKY is certified to MIL-STD 810, MIL-STD 461D and IP54 requirements, says the Arcadia, Calif. company. It includes a Pentium III 500 MHz CPU, and an open architecture design for easy upgrading, device integration and field servicing, says AMREL.

The unit was designed for the public safety sector, including police and other governmental agencies, it says. Options include integrated wireless modem capabilities; GPS receiver; internal LAN car; and custom docks, the company notes.

Information: Reader Response no. 215.


Panasonic PT-LC50U

Pansonic's new PT-LC50U is a micro-portable, high-performance SVGA multimedia LCD projector, reports Panasonic Broadcast & Digital Systems Co. It weighs less than six pounds, and offers 700 ANSI lumens. Its one touch auto set-up button provides phase/clock tuning for optimal viewing, and automatic keystone correction for specific angle display with its standard tilt arm. The projector also has a detachable swivel stand which allows the user to quickly and easily adjust the image vertically or rotate it to compensate for an uneven surface.

The PT-LC50U offers an SVGA resolution of 800 by 600 and measures 10.5 by 2.9 by 8.2. It also features 130-watt UHM lamp, which lasts for 2000 hours, the company claims.

Information: Reader Response no. 216.



FlashPoint Technology Inc. and Sprint PCS announce the release of Photivity, an integrated end-to-end wireless platform for digital imaging.

By integrating a gateway infrastructure and a customizable photo hosting system with FlashPoint's in-camera operating system, Photivity allows the wireless transfer of images directly from the camera to the Internet.

Photivity is compatible with compatible products such as Kodak DC290, Sprint PCS Data Phone and serial cable, the company says.

Information: Reader Response no. 217.


Worksolv is previewing its new project management software, Worksolv. The Web-based application helps project team members, subcontractors, and clients access project plans via standard Web browsers and via Palm Inc. organizers. The program is scheduled for final release on Feb. 1.

The application integrates with's Timesolv, its time-and-billing application. Worksolv is ideal for software development, new product launches, event planning, print design and production, and other applications, says the Los Angeles-based company.

Information: Reader Response no. 218.


Palm Upgrade

Palm Inc.'s has released its new Mobile Internet Kit and Palm OS 3.5 software upgrade.

The Mobile Internet Kit allows the user to exchange short messages, receive e-mail and access multiple Web clipping applications. To use the Mobile Internet Kit with your Palm handheld requires either a modem compatible with the Palm operating system, or a mobile phone with a built-in modem or data capability and an infrared or cable port for connection to the handheld.

Palm OS software is available for download or may be ordered on a CD-ROM.

Information: Reader Response no. 219.

ScoutWeb 1.1

Aether Systems Inc. has released ScoutWeb 1.1, which allows content providers to deliver Intranet and Internet content to mobile workers via handheld devices.

The software translates HTML content for display on HTML-based or WML-based handheld devices. ScoutWeb is designed to be device and operating system independent, so that content can be accessed through a wide variety of devices, including Palm organizers, Windows CE devices, Web phones, and pagers. videos end-to-end content delivery network dedicated to wireless content.

Information: Reader Response no. 220.

ThoughtManager 2.0

ThoughtManAger 2.0 is personal organization software for the Palm computing platform, from Hands High Software Inc. The upgrade allows users to share outlines with other ThoughtManager users (via e-mail or by posting to a Web site) or via synchronization to PCs.

ThoughtManager turns a Palm device into a note-taking tool, especially for meetings, the company says. It requires Palm OS 3.0 or above and 220 KB free space.

Information: Reader Response no. 221.

TinySheet 3.1

Iambic Software announced the release of its latest version of TinySheet 3.1. The upgrade is an Excel-like spreadsheet software for Palm operating system devices. It offers sorting; support for bar code scanning; and improved recognition of international settings. Functions include math, trigonometry, date and time, search, and other tools.

Information: Reader Response no. 222.



The PC-EPhone is a wireless hand held device that offers mobile Internet access, cellular phone, and multimedia PC and PDA capabilities all in one, reports Inc. It features a four-inch color touch screen, and offers Internet capabilities using a full VGA size Web browser.

Information: Reader Response no. 226.


Telexis, headquartered in Tuscon, Ariz., reports that its phone messaging software, PHONEslips 4.0, now integrates into Microsoft Outlook. PHONEslips handles all facets of phone message management, and can also handle intra-office memos. When integrated with Outlook, caller information can be pulled up automatically from Outlook's address book, it notes. Telexis also offers an optional link to Palm Inc. organizers, allowing users to take messages, and utilize their address books, schedules and "to do" lists.

Information: Reader Response no. 223.

BeVocal Accord

Sprint PCS has announced an agreement with BeVocal Inc., which allow Sprint PCS customers to access speech-activated applications powered by BeVocal technology. Using the service, Sprint PCS customers can obtain directions, business locations, and up-to-date flight information, traffic updates, weather reports, and can dial calls hands-free.

Information: Reader Response no. 224.

Nokia's Bluetooth

Nokia has unveiled its first Bluetooth system for wireless connectivity between its mobile phones and PCs. The Nokia Connectivity Pack uses Bluetooth wireless technology, enabling the Nokia 6210 phone to be used as a GSM modem, to connect to a laptop within a range of 10 meters.

Nokia also announced that it has updated its Smart Messaging technology specifications, and has released them to the industry without a licensing fee. Smart Messaging allows users to send and receive ring tones, picture messages, operator logos, business cards, and other data over the Short Message Service.

Information: Reader Response no. 225.

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