Re: Handheld computers - what is available?
There is a lot of work being done in this area, but at this time I don't know of any "finished" systems. Check out http://www.linuxce.org/ for more info.
For the project you have in mind though, I think a symbol scanner might be the best bet. basicaly is a palm III with a built in barcode reader, It comes with all the APIs so you could write an interface that would run under linux.
>>> "Oliver Elphick" <email@example.com> 01/11/00 06:11AM >>>
I have a customer who runs a van distribution system.
He wants his drivers to use handheld computers or barcode readers
when they visit shops, to pick up the list of items needing to
be replenished. He then wants to print a delivery note on the
spot for the customer and transmit the details by modem, for the
main office to print and despatch the invoice and update the
What Linux-capable handhelds are available that would be
suitable for this job?
Oliver Elphick Oliver.Elphick@lfix.co.uk
Isle of Wight http://www.lfix.co.uk/oliver
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