Friday, May 30, 2008

Motion Computing LE1600 won't charge

Motion Computing LE1600 Tablet PCs occasionally develop a problem where the unit won't charge because the AC adapter port on the right side of the tablet breaks on the inside where it attaches to the motherboard. People that call us about this problem usually think their AC adapter is bad. That has only been the case one time and it was obvious because the cord was damaged. To test whether you have this problem, you can try and charge the tablet via the Convertible Keyboard or FlexDock. If it charges fine using those devices, your problem is the AC adapter port.

Now for the bad news...

Motion used to fix those at their repair facility by soldering the AC port where it separated from the motherboard. Now, they replace the entire motherboard at a cost of around $700 and an average wait time of 2-6 weeks. YIKES!

And some good news...

Allegiance Technology can do the repair for $125 plus the cost of return shipping. This repair may void any warranty you have and is not authorized by Motion in any way. But it sure is faster and cheaper than the alternative. Call 877-772-5587 x3 if you have more questions.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

CBS Corporation To Acquire CNET Networks, Inc.

CBS to Become a Top Ten U.S. Internet Company with Unparalleled Content and Reach, Boasting Approximately 200 Million Monthly Unique Users Worldwide

CNET Networks' CNET, ZDNet,,, CNET News, UrbanBaby, BNET, CHOW and, Among Others, To Be Combined with CBS Corporation's National and Local Interactive Businesses

So how is this tablet PC related? Well, whether you know it or not, a lot of content you see on computer reseller websites comes from CNET. Through various companies and internet properties, you see information provided by them. CNET owns ZDNet, TechRepublic, and MySimon has a very large footprint in technology and influences what products you see covered.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Another Motion F5 webinar - save $1,000 on a purchase

Our Motion F5 webinar went so well last week (34 attendees) that we are sponsoring another one next Tuesday, May 20th at 2pm EASTERN STANDARD TIME. Attendees will learn about the capabilities of the F5 during a 30 minutes webinar followed by a Q&A session.

Special Introductory Offer - Save $1000 !For a limited time, you can save $1000 off the purchase of one Motion F5 tablet by attending a product overview webinar.

F5 Product Webinars

Tuesday, May 20th, 1:00 pm CST -

The Motion F5 Mobile Field Tool is the first semi-rugged slate PC designed specifically for the mobile field worker that combines durability, mobility and integrated functionality with the benefits and convenience of tablet input. See our
Motion F5 Brochure.
  • Thin and light, about 3 lbs
  • Semi-rugged, field-ready design with convenient, built-in handle
  • Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth® wireless connectivity and optional wireless broadband
  • Natural pen/speech input
  • Integrated digital camera, RFID reader and optional barcode scanner
  • View Anywhere® display for optimal outdoor viewing
  • 3-year field-ready warranty protection

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Clinical Ink automates clinical trials using tablet PCs

(Another in our ongoing series of software programs designed specifically for the tablet PC)

eSource Solutions for Clinical Trials

Clinical Ink offers customized electronic source documents running on tablet PCs—finally, a true eSource solution. Capturing source data on paper is costly and error-prone, but it remains prevalent because of familiarity and a lack of viable alternatives. Clinical Ink™ maintains the workflow and mobility of paper while allowing fast, secure transmission of source data.

Clinical Ink™ offers an eSource solution for clinical trials that provides cleaner data more quickly — saving money by reducing your time to market. Clinical Ink's solution runs on tablet PCs, allowing validated source data to be entered on customized eSource documents that retain the look and feel of paper forms. The data and forms can then be managed, viewed and stored via Clinical Ink's secure web portal.

Clinical Ink's interface is designed with the benefits of pen and paper in mind. Unlike traditional electronic data capture (EDC) systems, Clinical Ink allows you to record comments and explanations, as well as capture the data required by the protocol — all while moving freely from room to room, regardless of connectivity. Clinical Ink provides this ease of use while eliminating the problems with paper source and case report forms.

Source data is validated at the point of capture and seamlessly transmitted (using CDISC standards) to the chosen backend data system. Since there is only one data set, monitors don't need to perform source data verification. Remote viewing of source documents allows monitors to resolve queries from their home office, dramatically reducing monitoring costs. Getting cleaner data more quickly with Clinical Ink results in significant savings.