ROCKY Mobile Handles Rough Sites
AMREL Systems L.L.C. has released the ROCKY Mobile, a three-piece vehicular computing system that can withstand rugged and challenging conditions.
It features an Intel SpeedStep CPU. The display unit, available with a swivel platform, offers self-illuminating LCD control buttons, two standard USB ports, and a sunlight readable touchscreen.
Also debuted: AMREL's ROCKY Unlimited, similarly designed to withstand shock, vibration, water, humidity, and temperature resistance.
It features an Intel Pentium III 700MHz processor, a removable hard disk drive, and a dust and water resistant, 89-key backlit keyboard.
Information: Reader Response no. 213.
Itronix Corp. has introduced the GoBook, a notebook computer that meets military standards for dust, vibration, and impact resistance.
The 7.5-pound unit features a Pentium III 700 MHz processor, and a shock-mounted 10 or 20 MB hard drive. It offers a waterproof "NiteVue" glow-in-the-dark keyboard, and a 12.1-inch, SVGA, TFT color "Outdoor Colorvue" display.
Information: Reader Response no. 214.
Olympus America Inc. has released its D-370 Digital Camera. It produces photo-quality 4 x 6-inch prints using a 1.3 megapixel CCD with 1280 x 960 pixel resolution.
It features a 4.5mm f4-f8 all-glass lens, a 1.5-inch wide-view LCD, and 2 MB of internal memory. It also accepts SmartMedia removable media.
Information: Reader Response no. 215.
Minolta Corp. has debuted three new cameras:
* The DiMAGE 5 is a single lens reflex (SLR)-type camera offering a 1/1.8-inch CCD with 3.34 million pixels.
* The DiMAGE 7 is an SLR-type camera offering a 2/3-inch CCD with 5.24 million pixels.
* The DiMAGE S304 offers a 1/1.8-inch CCD with 3.34 million pixels.
Information: Reader Response no. 216.
Advanced Merchant Solutions Inc. has released the Palm operating system version of its Pocket Verifier software, that helps users accept credit cards and checks anywhere with a wireless personal digital assistant.
Information: Reader Response no. 358.
DigiSoft L.L.C. has introduced reViewMD, an image viewer for Pocket PCs. Along with the standard medical imaging format, DICOM, the software also supports MPEG-land, MPEG-2 video, BMP, 2BP, JPG, JPE, JPEG, GIF, PCX, PCD, TIF, and TIFF. Users can also watch video or create slide show presentations with voice (.wav) file annotation.
Information: Reader Response no. 359.
NEC Computers Inc. has introduced the MobilePro 790.
It features an 8.1-inch 6 K color half-VGA display (640 x 240 resolution), a 168 MHz VR1210 64-bit MIPSO microprocessor, a built-in 56 K v. 90 modem, and type II CompactFlash and type II PC card slots for expandability.
Information: Reader Response no. 217.
SYWARE Inc. says its SYWARE SixPack includes six database applications for Windows-based handhelds.
Included: Calorie Manager; Music Manager; Photo Manager; Grades Manager (for students); Recipe Manager; and Checkbook Manager.
Information: Reader Response no. 360.
Addonics Technologies Inc. has introduced its Pocket SuperDisk 240, a floppy drive that reads and writes data on 240 MB (LS-240) disk media.
The external drive weighs less than 12 ounces and includes a utility that enables users to store and retrieve 32 MB of data on standard 1.44 MB floppy disks
Information: Reader Response no. 355.