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  • These usage statistics have been derived from logins seen on the Netscape Calendar server and allow us to get a handle on the general proportion of the total user base that will have to change. This is not the use load expected in the new environment, but rather it gives us an idea of the retraining and potential re-equipping costs that maybe incurred by the change.
  • The calendar service has only ever been available via the cradle sync method. Corporate Sync was the only supported function. All other functions were an artifact of standards based configuration of the service, and the ingenuity of technical staff to make non-standard devices work by some means and effort.

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  • Personal Digital Assistants: Recommended Models for Lotus Notes
  • Scale of user cohort
    • Usage statistics from Netscape Calendar
      • PDAs
        • CorporateSync 206 users
        • PilotConduit 92 users
      • Desktop
        • Windows PC 3069 users
        • Macintosh 75 users
        • Unix/Linux 20 users
    • Ref: cal-users-location.xls
  • Legacy Functionality Expectation
    • Calendar
      • Via CorporateSync on Windows Mobile
    • Mail
      • Via IMAP on Windows Mobile
    • Wide Range of Legacy Devices
      • Windows Mobile (HP, O 2 , i-Mate, Dell )
      • Palm Devices (Palm OS)
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  • WEA client view of Lotus services
    • Mail read and compose
    • Calendar reminders and booking
    • Contacts phone, email, SMS?
    • Tasks new service
    • Notes new service
    • Matches other client view
      • Native Client on Windows and Mac
      • Web Client on IE and Firefox
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  • Communications Requirements
    • Telephone as a “converge” device
      • GSM Telephone or Softphone Capable
      • Data via GPRS / 3G / Next-G
    • USB cradle
      • Sync and recharge via desktop
    • Bluetooth
      • hands free car usage
    • WiFi
      • Monash wireless network compatible
      • 802.1X authentication (eduroam)
  • Test Software and Facilities
    • IBM Resource Checker
          • Enough RAM
    • WEA Client
          • Requires Windows Mobile (WM5 or WM2003)
    • Communications
          • WiFi (Eduroam style 802.1X authentication)
          • Bluetooth
          • USB Cradle
    • Third Party Applications
          • Google Maps
          • VoIP (AGEet Sip SoftPhone, Skype)
  • Recommended Devices
    • i-Mate
    • JasJam
    • $1112.50
    • WiFi
    • Camera
    • QVGA
    • Slide Keyboard
    • O 2
    • Atom
    • $865.83
    • WiFi
    • Camera
    • QVGA
    • Palm
    • Treo750
    • $982.50
    • No WiFi
    • Camera
    • Hard Keyboard
    • Solve
    • Communications
    • All Phones
    • May require Next-G SIM
    • HP iPAQ
    • RW-6828
    • WiFi adaptor
    • GSM Phone
    • Camera
    • QVGA
    • HP iPAQ
    • RW-6965
    • WiFi adaptor
    • GSM Phone
    • Hard Keyboard
    • Camera
    • HP iPAQ
    • HX-2790
    • WiFi adaptor
    • No Phone
    • No Camera
    • Leading
    • Solutions
    • Order SIM from Solve or reuse an existing SIM from your old phone
  • HP iPAQ HX-2790 Not a telephone No Camera Does have WiFi
  • HP iPAQ RW-6965 Palm Treo 750
  • HP iPAQ RW-6828 O 2 Atom
  • i-Mate JasJam
  • How does cradle sync work?
    • USB from Desktop to Cradle
      • Its just a channel for TCP/IP communications
    • Active Sync for Windows PCs
      • comes with all new WM PDAs
      • Free download from Microsoft
      • Bluetooth and IR are possible also
    • Third Party Alternatives for Macintosh
      • Untested, unsupported, extra cost ~$50ea
        • PocketMac from MacintoshPocketPC.com
        • MissingSync from Markspace.com
  • What about Future Wireless Connectivity?
    • WEA requires an IP channel
      • works with WiFi as is
      • works with GPRS, 3G and Next-G as is.
    • Maintaining a session is possible
      • install and configure WECM
      • Allows transition between connections
      • Encrypting/Mobility VPN
      • Desktop as well as PDA
  • Transition of Current User Equipment
    • Keep legacy devices going as there is no way to
    • synchronize new devices with existing calendar
      • PDAs
        • CorporateSync WEA for WM2003
        • PilotConduit Retire as there is no equivalent.
        • Select from list as release date
        • approaches. WM6 by then?
      • Desktop
        • Windows PC Full or Web client
        • Macintosh Full or Web client
        • Unix/Linux ?
  • Other Questions
    • Will the listed devices work with Netscape Calendar?
      • No.
  •