ComCam’s C3 Now Available for Pocket PC

WEST CHESTER, Pa., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — ComCam, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CMCA – News) today announced the release of its Pocket C3 camera control center for CE and Pocket PC platforms. Pocket C3 is a derivative of the company’s C3 software product that brings commercial control room video capability to a laptop computer.

ComCam’s Andy Finkel, former Commodore Business Machines Amiga Software Director, is the architect of the Pocket C3 application. Pocket C3 is a “lite” version suitable for mobile homeland security uses and IP security applications, yet cost-effective enough for home use. Both products provide Unicode character support in seven languages including Japanese and Chinese.

According to ComCam CEO, Don Gilbreath, “Pocket C3’s performance is astonishing. With the current generation of PDAs we get great frame rates and an unprecedented degree of control of our cameras deployed around the world. Pocket C3 also controls popular third party cameras through our microserver hardware. Infrared cameras, thermal cameras, pan tilt zoom cameras, controls, and sensors all gain the advantage of IP connectivity through this highly portable computing platform. The ComCam systems are ideal for police, homeland security, emergency crews, commercial, and home use. Pocket C3 is seamlessly integrated with the rest of ComCam’s network command and control solutions suite.”

A demo version is currently available for immediate download on ComCam’s website http://www.comcam.net, in the product section.

As a part of ComCam’s ongoing platform enhancements, other product upgrades and revisions include: C3 with enhanced viewing, control technology, and motion sensing; ComCam Video Locker, a web-based hosting Internet DVR and redirection service; CCActiveX, a portal-based and middleware application module; My ComCam, a web-based video management client/technology relationship application; New Camera Wizard, a camera behavior modification setup application; CamNOS, a proprietary real time network video operating system; and the ComCam SDK, software development kit.

ComCam, Inc. is a pioneering developer of advanced Internet Protocol (IP) cameras, video micro servers, software, and end-to-end network control solutions. ComCam specializes in wireless IP, mobile, and wearable devices. Ideal for remote use in inhospitable environments, ComCam products have been used in commercial aircraft for live air-to-ground video as well as in the U.S. Navy’s underwater robotics programs for telemetry control and recording. ComCam products are deployed in situations ranging from simple access control with video applications to advanced measurement solutions for weather stations, robotic equipment and advanced homeland security products.

The Official T-Mobile update for 6315

HP and T-Mobile have released a maintenance ROM for the h6315 series, and is available from the T-Mobile support website. This maintenance ROM will also be available from the HP support website by the first week of April.

Performance improvements will be experienced in the following areas: Updated WLAN Driver New GSM/GPRS Firmware New Bluetooth Stack Other various feature enhancements

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03-08-2005, 09:16 AM   #1

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AudioVox 6600 and Clipboard Use

To All Whom Use the AudioVox 6600: If you use a PDA like I do, everyday and intensely, the methods of how we get information in and out of these devices is really the crux of the matter. Further, how we input text becomes laborious after a while, especially if it has the same root function. Let me explain…. In my experience of using PDA’s, from the Velo to this AudioVox 6600, my main purpose has been toward solving one of the greatest problems of medicine, that of trying to read the doctor’s handwriting. To say that my handwritten notes are completely unrecognizable would be a complement; they are really horrrible! So, for the last seven years I have been using PDAs to do my notes, and have even used an electronic medical record for about the same time. Keeping a database of previously entered notes allows for good patient care! The EMR I use is called Patient Tracker; it even syncs with the desktop version I run on Windows XP, which by the way is running on Virtual PC on my PowerBook. The AudioVox is recognized through ActiveSync, and all notes are synchronized nicely. This is the first PDA (in my experience) that the Mac recognized through USB, so I intend to use it for a good while! The reason I write this is that I need your help. My experiences are much like yours with these “new devices.” I too can not make the SanDisk WiFi 256 MB card to work on the Audiovox, and I also had trouble with the BT Jabra 250 and a wireless BT keyboard until I did the last update from AudioVox. However, when you carry around a pager, a cell phone, and a PDA, the AudioVox is indeed worth the effort. My main problem is that when I write progress notes in the EMR on the PDA I can not cut/paste the bottom parts of the old note to the new note. This saves valuable time, and allows for better documentation in the office and the hospital. When I was using my previous PDA (an HP 4150 that had BT and WiFi built in), the version of Pockcet PC OS was 2003 Premium Edition. It was compatible with PHM’s powertoys, which had the clipboard function I needed. Now working with the AudioVox 6600, I have tried ScrapPanel without success (even got a refund from the author), and even gave PHM’s PowerToys a go. No luck anywhere. What I need is simply a program that allows for simple copy and paste funciton from one PPC proggie to the next, and something that is compatible with this “second edition” of the 2003 OS. Nothing in medicine is pre-defined, so even the latest program out called “TapText” would even work. All I need is to copy and paste in a stand alone PPC app! Lastly, I have been a user of many PDAs as I noted above. I use them for the care of my patients in ways that matter. If you have any success with a type of program that does what I need, please forward it to me. I am even willing to beta test something! Oh, by the way, SanDisk will have a driver out for those of us with the WiFi 256 MB SD card soon, probably in the next few months. Sincerely,

DrsPDA

 
03-14-2005, 12:35 AM   #2

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DrsPDA, did you find a solution to your problem? I think such a function would be very useful.

 

BoxWave FlexiSkin Case

Cushioned Comfort To Protect Your iPAQ

With all the cases I have accumulated, I still need a case for protecting the exterior of my iPAQ while driving my car and using my GPS. I suppose one day I might get a permanent mount, but for now, I rest it on my console while my GPS is being used. With the movement a car makes while traveling down a highway or a side road, I want the ability to view my iPAQ screen and still have protection for the exterior and I don’t want it to slip off the console.

I have tried skincases before and they work fine but I was never happy with their color, so I just stopped using them; that is until I saw the FlexiSkin from BoxWave . They have a skin case that closely resembles the exterior color of my 4700 — and that is what prompted me to try it.

BoxWave’s FlexiSkin cases are made from a soft, durable, flexible silicone material that stretch around your case to fit like a glove. Because it contours to your iPAQ’s shape, you are able to preserve the look and size of your iPAQ without it becoming too heavy or bulky.

There is just enough “flex” in the material to cushion it if it should slip and fall on the floor and clearly enough protection to ward of scratches. Because the skin is flexible, it slips over my iPAQ with an extended battery very easily — something that none of my other cases will allow me to do (except my ruggedized case).

The cutouts are perfect, allowing you access to each feature of your iPAQ. There is even a cutout for your flip cover but there is some restriction trying to close the cover. A simple-to-use detachable belt clip that comes with the case allows for those that wish to carry your iPAQ on your belt. It has a brass fitting for attaching a removable screw into the back of the case. The screw and clip are a white plastic— I didn’t care for that; it just didn’t fit in with the smoke black color of the skin.

I am pleased with the anti-slip properties of the case. Your iPAQ has a little extra “grip” on surfaces. Of course, it is washable and tear-resistant and it includes a carrying strap — which I would never use.

Durable and protective, this case will protect your iPAQ from scratches and bumps. If you are looking for a simple means of providing protection, this case is worth looking at.

Cost:

$27.95

Pros

Form-fitting case (fits with extended battery) excellent Anti-slip properties smoke black color is my favorite

Cons

White Plastic belt clip
silicone attracts dust

Rating:

4.5 out of 5

You can visit the Boxwave site here.

Top Ten List of Data Disasters

1. Data Defrost – One man brought in a hard drive in a wet plastic bag. He said he had read on the Internet that if you place a broken drive in the freezer it would fix it. So he tried that method and asked the recovery engineers not to laugh.

2. Reckless Recycling – One man tidied up his computer folders and inadvertently deleted the ones he meant to keep. He then cleaned up his system, emptied the recycle bin and defragged the hard drive before realizing his error. He now triple-checks files before deleting them for good.

3. Rowdy Relatives – A man suddenly found his laptop would only boot up to the ‘blue screen of death,’ putting his data at risk. A week later, his nephew admitted that he used its screen as a punching bag to relieve his frustrations with the slow computer. The man sent his nephew back to live with his parents.

4. Digital Disaster at 19,000 Feet – The Polish explorer, Krystof Wielicki, dropped his digital camera when climbing the Himalayas on his latest expedition, smashing it to smithereens and damaging the memory card in the process.

5. Gone in a Flash – One medical company worker completed 1,200 customer billing entries – a process that took several days – when lightning struck the transformer outside the building. Everything was gone, including all the bills she had just prepared.

6. Baby Blues – One couple had hundreds of pictures of their baby’s first three months on their computer. When a virus struck their PC, the computer manufacturer advised them to reload the operating system but they forgot to save the data.

7. Construction Calamity – During the construction of a large office building, a steal beam fell on a laptop computer containing the building plans, crushing the laptop.

8. Toilet Trauma – One man became so mad with his malfunctioning laptop computer, he threw it into the toilet and flushed a couple of times.

9. Road Kill – A woman placed her laptop on top of her car while she got in. She forgot about the laptop, which slid off the back of her car, and she then reversed straight over it and reported hearing a ‘crunch’.

And finally…

10. Runway Wreckage – A laptop computer was run over by an airplane. Even Ontrack’s recovery engineers don’t understand how it happened, but that was the customer’s explanation.

About Ontrack Data Recovery

Ontrack Data Recovery is the largest, most experienced and technologically advanced provider of data recovery products and services worldwide. Ontrack is able to recover lost or corrupted data from virtually all operating systems and types of storage devices through its do-it-yourself, remote and in-lab capabilities, using its hundreds of proprietary tools and techniques. Ontrack Data Recovery is a brand name of Kroll Ontrack Inc., the technology services subsidiary of Kroll Inc., the global risk consulting company.

HP Sets Recycling Goal

HP today announced it is accelerating its product recycling program by setting a goal to recycle 1 billion pounds of electronic products and printing supplies globally by 2007.

In 2003, HP recycled more than 100 million pounds of electronic products and printing supplies through its Planet Partners return and recycling program, raising the company-wide total to 500 million pounds recycled since HP began recycling in 1987. This goal is specific to recycling, and does not include the millions of products that HP and its partners refurbish, re-use, donate or resell.

Addressing electronic waste is one of HP’s three global citizenship priorities. As part of this effort, HP opened its first recycling facility in Roseville, Calif. in 1997, becoming the only major computer manufacturer to operate its own end-to-end recycling facility. A second HP recycling facility has since been opened in LaVergne, Tenn. HP’s other two global citizenship priorities are focused on raising social and environmental standards in the supply chain and increasing access to information technology.

HP intends to reach this global recycling goal by expanding the program to more customers and creating new, convenient ways for consumers to return and recycle used or unwanted electronic equipment in a convenient and environmentally responsible manner. Since HP Planet Partners was officially launched in 1991, the company has implemented a number of initiatives designed to increase customer awareness of the importance of recycling unwanted computer products, including:

e-coupons: e-coupons offer online recycling customers savings on new products from HPshopping.com. In-box labels and envelopes: Postage-paid labels and envelopes are included in many replacement HP LaserJet and inkjet print cartridge boxes in the United States and Europe. Standards: HP has global recycling standards for management of end-of-life computer hardware products that address labor and safety at supplier operations.

Public policy: HP has worked closely with national, state and provincial governments to develop “shared responsibility” recycling legislation where producers are responsible for the recycling of their products.

The HP Planet Partners program operates globally in more than 30 countries and seeks to reduce the environmental footprint of IT products, minimize waste going to landfills and provide customers with a convenient and environmentally sound end-of-life solution.

More information on HP Planet Partners is available at www.hp.com/recycle. HP’s 2004 Global Citizenship Report is available at www.hp.com/go/report.

About HP

HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. The company’s offerings span IT infrastructure, personal computing and access devices, global services and imaging and printing. For the four fiscal quarters ended April 30, 2004, HP revenue totaled $76.8 billion. More information about HP (NYSE, Nasdaq: HPQ) is available at www.hp.com.