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Data Capture

By harrya ·
We need to capture Asset Data into excel on the move . We have an idea that a tablet PC is an option but an expensive one. Do Smart Phones or another like but more affordable device meet the bill. In actual fact we are willing to look at any option and give it our best endeavour to solve this problem. We tried Laptop but the duration in the field is 7-8 hours and the battery gave up about halfway. The weight was a problem and no stylus meant keyboard activity which is cumbersome. The problem is cost (as always) and practicality.

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by dryflies In reply to Data Capture

You will have the same problem with battery life with a tablet as you have with a laptop. An embedded controller can accumulate data and if you can find someone with experience programming them, you can get a good solution for about the cost of a laptop that endures the 7 hours and can be uploaded to your network at the end of a day. As an example look at the UPS drivers' notebook. it runs 14 hours on a charge and transmits data back to headquarters over cellular. ther is also a full download at the end of the day.

look at at the op6800. you can make a data driven data collector with it that is low power and works well. small display, limited key entry but can be adapted to many uses. We use it to record temperatures and activate a frost protection system in a vineyard.

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