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Thursday, May 07, 2009

ArcPad Trekkies

In recognition (arguably) of Star Trek's significant influence in mobile communication & data collection, generally and ArcPad, in in particular and to co-incide with the worldwide release of the new Star Trek movie, Maptel's trekkies 'beamed' into office in the Star Trek finery.

In the fictional(?) Star Trek universe, a communicator was an unreliable mobile phone device that allowed the show to run its full 60 minutes with advertisements. Marika is holding a rare example of the communicator which still works as well as it didn't in the show.

A tricorder is a handheld device (probably with an early version of ArcPad 1 or ArcPad 2) used for scanning an area, interpreting and displaying data from scans to the user, and recording information. Models were also used for engineering and medical applications.

Stephen passes on his Vulcan wish to all
"Dif-tor heh smusma"