Shopping for a mobile solution Off The Shelf??? $$$$$$ Support??? Local??? Hardware??? Custom??? Wireless??? Software??? Life Span ??? Mainland Firm???
Software Priorities1. Must be Easy for End User2. Two-way Communication3. Reasonable Cost4. Frequent Information Updates5. Off-the-Shelf6. Good Support7. Compatible with Software Updates
Hardware Considerations1. Appeal2. Weight and Size3. Vehicle Mounted or Free Standing4. GPS5. Cost
And the Winner is…• GO!Sync – TC Technology – Carlsbad, California• HP Slate 500 – Running Windows 7 Professionals – Intel Atom CPU 1.86 GHz – Pen and Touch Input – 60 GB HDD – 2 GB RAM – 8.9 inch screen
Lessons Learned• Internal GPS would be valuable• Screens difficult to read in bright sunlight• Single Line Drawings can be made available• Battery life is limited• Breakage is yet to be evaluated• Stepping stone to future
Inspections• Enter data in form• Click Save button to save the inspection• Click Cancel button to exit the inspection
Inspection Cycle of Life Copy of User Creates Inspections Inspections Cached on Field Device Completed Inspections are extracted to Lifecycle File Geodatabase Copy of Inspections Server Uploaded to Archives copy Server of inspection & via FTP writes inspection record into SDE Database
Progress Diagram Get Ready Get Setup GO & Train For Delivery Train Users Server & Client Administrative software installed Updates Devices are deployed