Psion Workabout mx
|The Psion Workabout mx was the second generation
of products born from the highly successful Workabout range of handheld
computers. Rugged, lightweight and powerful, the Workabout mx was suitable
for a wide range of applications in commerce and industry. Its fast processing
speed and excellent communication capabilities mean the Workabout mx could
handle complex data capture and transfer tasks with ease.
High Specification The Workabout mx was a high performance, yet low cost handheld computer designed for use in all types of environments. With its 16-bit processor and multi-tasking operating system the Workabout mx was able to handle complex processing and programming tasks simultaneously. Supplied with 2 Mbytes of RAM, there was provision for adding two Solid State Disks that can offer an additional 16Mbytes of memory; enough memory for even the most complex applications.
Contact-less Communications and Printing With a choice of up to two IrDA ports fitted in the base and the top of the Workabout mx, communication with any IrDA device, such as a belt mounted printer, was easy and cable-free. The top port was perfect for file transfer and can be used to effortlessly transfer information to an IrDA enabled PC running appropriate software.
Rugged Construction and Ergonomically Designed The Workabout has been designed to be easy to hold, light weight, and strong enough to withstand considerable wear and tear as well as environmental extremities. With an IP54 rating the Workabout is spray and dust proof in all directions and is capable of withstanding a drop of one metre onto concrete.
Visual Basic Compatible Programming Language An important feature of the Workabout is its integral Visual Basic compatible programming language OVAL (Object-based Visual Application Language), which has been developed by Psion. This Rapid Application Development environment enables developers to write and prototype high quality customer tailored programs quickly and easily.
SINGLE DOCKING STATION
The Psion Docking Station provides a convenient docking facility for the Psion Workabout providing two way communications with a host PC and intelligent battery management.
MULTIPLE DOCKING STATION
The Psion Multiple Docking Station provides a convenient docking facility for the Psion Workabout range of handheld computers, providing two way communications with a host PC and intelligent battery management. The Multiple Docking Station is capable of holding up to four terminals and can be linked via a chaining cable enabling up to sixteen handhelds to share the same PC communication port simultaneously.
The SSD Drive
Fast and efficient data transfer: SSDs can be written to, or read, directly by a desk top computer equipped with a Psion SSD Drive. This consists of a SSD Drive Unit, Psion Serial Interface Card, and PC software utility to drive the card.
Once installed, the SSD Drive can be accessed using the software utility program, which gives access to the SSDs using DOS style commands such as 'COPY'. 'DELETE', and 'FORMAT'. Flash and RAM SSDs can both be accommodated in the Drive and can be used interchangeably. With a data transfer rate of 1.536 Mbps (RAM SSD), software programs and other information can be transferred to and from the handheld and host computer with ease and efficiency.