Vantage & Pocket PC/WindowCE

Aaron,

I have just purchased a Toshiba with built in 802.11b and have tested
it with terminal services. I have to agree with a previous post on
the usefulness of the Terminal client for everyday tasks. However I
have also looked at tablet PC's. Yes the are slightly larger and
more expensive, but they run standard operating system, well some of
them do. Everything from DOS to Win2k. I am considering a
monochrome Win2k system with built in barcode scanner and 802.11b.
The monochrome helps keep costs down. Next time your at Home Depot
check out their systems. Their units are a little bulky, but I have
my eye on much smaller and lighter units. Take a look at
intermec.com, expense but it will give you a good idea of whats out
there.

--- In vantage@y..., "Aaron Hoyt" <aaron@d...> wrote:
> I am just wondering if anyone has experimented with trying to run
Vantage
> (or related software like Terminal Services) in a Pocket PC or
Windows CE
> environment. Just looking at some options for portable access to
vantage
> for inventory info like receiving, cycle counting, transfers...
Just
> exploring options at this point.
> On a related point, has anyone looked at options related to "Telnet"
> enabling Vantage.
> Any information good or bad would be helpful.
> Thanks.
>
> Aaron Hoyt
> Information Systems Manager
> Design Standards Corp.
> PO Box 1620
> Charlestown, NH 03603
> Tel 603-826-7744
> <mailto:aaron.hoyt@d...>
I am just wondering if anyone has experimented with trying to run Vantage
(or related software like Terminal Services) in a Pocket PC or Windows CE
environment. Just looking at some options for portable access to vantage
for inventory info like receiving, cycle counting, transfers... Just
exploring options at this point.
On a related point, has anyone looked at options related to "Telnet"
enabling Vantage.
Any information good or bad would be helpful.
Thanks.

Aaron Hoyt
Information Systems Manager
Design Standards Corp.
PO Box 1620
Charlestown, NH 03603
Tel 603-826-7744
<mailto:aaron.hoyt@...>
Aaron,

As previously reported, I have had Vantage up and running on a HP Jornada,
which was connected to my cell phone. I used the HP WinCE client to
establish a terminal server session. Even though it has an extreme coolness
factor to be able to add users to Vantage thousands of miles from your
office, I would not recommend it for routine tasks. It would be easier (if
you must use a PDA) to create a simple Excel sheet on which you place all
the part numbers, bin locations and counts. After the physical count is
done, you could add the info into the database using a macro.

HTH,

Paul

-----Original Message-----
From: Aaron Hoyt [mailto:aaron@...]
Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2002 3:02 PM
To: 'Vantage E-Group (E-mail) ' (E-mail)
Subject: [Vantage] Vantage & Pocket PC/WindowCE


I am just wondering if anyone has experimented with trying to run Vantage
(or related software like Terminal Services) in a Pocket PC or Windows CE
environment. Just looking at some options for portable access to vantage
for inventory info like receiving, cycle counting, transfers... Just
exploring options at this point.
On a related point, has anyone looked at options related to "Telnet"
enabling Vantage.
Any information good or bad would be helpful.
Thanks.

Aaron Hoyt
Information Systems Manager
Design Standards Corp.
PO Box 1620
Charlestown, NH 03603
Tel 603-826-7744
<mailto:aaron.hoyt@...>



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Paul,

Hmm, you have sparked another thought.
Thank you for the feedback. I remembered something a while back but could
not remember if it worked or not.
I am exploring the use of handheld terminals of some form for speeding data
entry. The Excel and macro brings up some interesting thoughts.
That will help me further explore. Thanks.

Aaron

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Siebers [mailto:paul.siebers@...]
Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2002 3:46 PM
To: 'vantage@yahoogroups.com'
Subject: RE: [Vantage] Vantage & Pocket PC/WindowCE


Aaron,

As previously reported, I have had Vantage up and running on a HP Jornada,
which was connected to my cell phone. I used the HP WinCE client to
establish a terminal server session. Even though it has an extreme coolness
factor to be able to add users to Vantage thousands of miles from your
office, I would not recommend it for routine tasks. It would be easier (if
you must use a PDA) to create a simple Excel sheet on which you place all
the part numbers, bin locations and counts. After the physical count is
done, you could add the info into the database using a macro.

HTH,

Paul

-----Original Message-----
From: Aaron Hoyt [mailto:aaron@...]
Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2002 3:02 PM
To: 'Vantage E-Group (E-mail) ' (E-mail)
Subject: [Vantage] Vantage & Pocket PC/WindowCE


I am just wondering if anyone has experimented with trying to run Vantage
(or related software like Terminal Services) in a Pocket PC or Windows CE
environment. Just looking at some options for portable access to vantage
for inventory info like receiving, cycle counting, transfers... Just
exploring options at this point.
On a related point, has anyone looked at options related to "Telnet"
enabling Vantage.
Any information good or bad would be helpful.
Thanks.

Aaron Hoyt
Information Systems Manager
Design Standards Corp.
PO Box 1620
Charlestown, NH 03603
Tel 603-826-7744
<mailto:aaron.hoyt@...>



Useful links for the Yahoo!Groups Vantage Board are: ( Note: You must have
already linked your email address to a yahoo id to enable access. )
(1) To access the Files Section of our Yahoo!Group for Report Builder and
Crystal Reports and other 'goodies', please goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/files/.
(2) To search through old msg's goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/messages
(3) To view links to Vendors that provide Vantage services goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/links

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Useful links for the Yahoo!Groups Vantage Board are: ( Note: You must have
already linked your email address to a yahoo id to enable access. )
(1) To access the Files Section of our Yahoo!Group for Report Builder and
Crystal Reports and other 'goodies', please goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/files/.
(2) To search through old msg's goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/messages
(3) To view links to Vendors that provide Vantage services goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/links

Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/