Development of a Portable Data Collection System Assistant with an RF Link to a Laptop

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: DTRS57-02-C-10059
Agency Tracking Number: DTRS57-02-C-10059
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
60 Fourth Avenue, Albany, NY, 12211
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Zack Mian
 (518) 449-5504
Business Contact
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Research Institution
International Electronic Machines (IEM), a leader in instrumentation and vision systems, develops, manufactures, and markets rugged multimedia solutions, camera, industrial computers, gauges, internet solutions, data acquisition, communications and data processing equipment for a variety of industries. We propose to develop a hybrid software design that will combine the best features of Virtual Network Computing (VNC) and a customized application that assists the ASPEN system data entry by providing easy to use pop-up screens using innovative solutions. The Data Collection System (DCS) will allow a portable digital assistant (PDA) to communicate via a RF link with a laptop running an existing inspection data collection system. Key innovations include: smart buffering keystrokes, smart keys as a graphic overlay in the viewer, smart pop-up data entry windows, local storage of ASPEN screen templates, high performance data compression robust RF link management, innovative power management techniques, a unique (yet generic) solution that is platform independent, and an architecture that sits on top of tested VNC Model.

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