SINGAPORE, 29 May 2000 - Psion Computers's latest wireless solutions to be showcased at CommunicAsia are designed for a wide range of users and applications, for business and entertainment.
The company has adopted technologies for wireless connectivity, including WAP (Wireless Application Protocol),
DAB (Digital Audio Broadcast) and Bluetooth, which allows mobile phones, PDAs, PCs and other electronic devices
to 'talk' to each other.
"Seamless connectivity will become a reality for consumers this year," said Charles Cousins, regional manager, Psion Asia Pacific.
"Our mission is to wirelessly connect people to one another and to the Internet - through the development of robust, affordable and easy-to-use mobile data solutions for both corporate and individual users," he said.
In line with this aim, Psion recently announced it is including WAP technology in all its palmtop computers, enabling access to simple text-based Web sites using Psion palmtop computers and a mobile phone.
Psion also announced it has partnered with WIDCOMM, Inc. to use WIDCOMM's Bluetooth solutions for wireless data transmission. Psion is designing a PC card that will provide Bluetooth technology to laptop computers.
Developed to promote the use of wireless communications worldwide, Bluetooth is a specification for low-cost, short-range radio links between a variety of portable and mobile computing devices.
Research company Dataquest has predicted that about 80 per cent of digital handsets and over 200 million PCs will incorporate Bluetooth technology by 2002.
Psion exhibits in detail
Both the Revo and Series 5mx offer a full-sized keyboard for creation of new data, a touch-sensitive screen
display for images and applications such as agenda and contacts, a phone manager, plus e-mail, SMS and Internet
The Opera browser combines Internet standards compliance with graphics and text layout. Features include e-mail,
fast rendering speed, small size, low resource requirements, plug-in support, and 128-bit encryption.
The new device is a digital aerial and receiver which transforms a PC into an entertainment device. It allows
the user to tune into digital audio broadcasts and decode them into broadcast stations and services for display
on PCs as icons, sound, text, images and other data, as well as for connection to the Internet and recording MP3
The range includes models which incorporate RF technology, integral laser and wand bar code scanners and infrared communications, plus a variety of peripherals.
The Workabout RF range provides wireless data access, enabling fast and accurate data capture and retrieval
for a variety of mobile computing applications.
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