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1 © Dr James Berrington 26/04/2002 Introducing the Sony Clié SCATA Meeting 2 nd May 2002

2 © Dr James Berrington 26/04/2002 Quick F.A.Q. Palm OS v4.1 Pen-based handwriting recognition –Virtual & actual keyboards available High resolution display 320x320 –Available in 256 greyscale/64k colour Memory 8/16MB + Memory stick slot Rechargeable battery (2wks @ 30min/day) Infrared, USB cradle & JogDial Options: Bluetooth, camera, MP3 kit

3 © Dr James Berrington 26/04/2002 Current Models Clie T425C 320x320 mono 8Mb £180.00 Clie T625C 320x320 color 16Mb £290.00 Clie N770C 320x320 color 8Mb MP3 £320.00

4 © Dr James Berrington 26/04/2002 Whats coming next … Release date: 3 rd May 2002, price?

5 © Dr James Berrington 26/04/2002 Palm Concept Emphasis = PC Adjunct NOT PC Replacement Function = Data collection/viewing NOT Processing Therefore: –More efficient = faster software –Cheaper hardware Dont need fast processors (33MHz vs 206MHz)Dont need fast processors (33MHz vs 206MHz) Require less memory (8MB vs 32MB)Require less memory (8MB vs 32MB) –Slower processor/less memory = battery life

6 © Dr James Berrington 26/04/2002 Palm OS Two basic file types: –*.PRC Application files (like.EXE/.COM)Application files (like.EXE/.COM) –*.PDB Database files linked to parent applicationDatabase files linked to parent application Files are hidden from user –Can be accessed using an Explorer-like utility Because files linked, installing/uninstalling is easy and litter-free!

7 © Dr James Berrington 26/04/2002 What is a Conduit? Windows/Mac software link Unidirectional: –Backup –Palm software installation Bidirectional: –Synchronization –HotSync

8 © Dr James Berrington 26/04/2002 What is a Conduit? Bidirectional = Synchronisation Unidirectional = Backup/Install

9 © Dr James Berrington 26/04/2002 Communications

10 Bluetooth USB Cradle/IR: Backup Synchronize Infrared: Printer Mobile telephone Palm/Pocket PC

11 © Dr James Berrington 26/04/2002 Sony Clié – the future of Palm? Recognised quality brand Pre-existing manufacturing base Personal Entertainment System Become 2 nd biggest Palm manufacturer within 12 months Palm OS licensing (IBM vs Apple 1990s)

12 © Dr James Berrington 26/04/2002 Useful 3 rd Party Software Document eReaders CalculatorsFormularies Office applications Databases

13 © Dr James Berrington 26/04/2002 Useful 3 rd Party Software Document eReaders –Adobe Acrobat Reader –iSilo –AvantGo –PG Pocket

14 © Dr James Berrington 26/04/2002 Adobe Acrobat Reader Currently v2 beta – supports Hires PC based conduit software required to process standard PDF files for optimal viewing on Palm Advantages: –Uses PDF format = widespread distributable –Freeware But to produce PDF files requires Adobe Acrobat ~£200But to produce PDF files requires Adobe Acrobat ~£200Disadvantages: –Variable results

15 © Dr James Berrington 26/04/2002 Adobe Acrobat Reader Examples: Dictionary of key points about rare diseases Handbook of Anaesthesia

16 © Dr James Berrington 26/04/2002 iSilo Hyperlink document eReader HTML documents (and hence also MS Word) Supports all PalmOS machines including hires screens of Sony Clie Reader is shareware ($17 registration fee) BUT … PC development software and conduit is FREE!

17 © Dr James Berrington 26/04/2002 iSilo Example:

18 AvantGo Channel concept: –Logon to AvantGo website –Enter HTTP addresses you wish to browse on your Palm = Channels –When PC online, AvantGo PC software downloads updated web pages at user-selected intervals for each Channel –On HotSync, PC uploads updated web pages to Palm for offline browsing No support for hires display – YET! Freeware

19 © Dr James Berrington 26/04/2002 PG Pocket Image only viewing software Supports Hires display Pocket slide-viewer PC conduit software used to process and transfer image to Palm Max image size 640x640 Zoom and Pan facilities

20 © Dr James Berrington 26/04/2002 PG Pocket Examples:

21 © Dr James Berrington 26/04/2002 Useful 3 rd Party Software Calculators –MedCalc

22 © Dr James Berrington 26/04/2002 MedCalc Medical calculator –Infusions etc Similar to MediKit on Psion Freeware

23 © Dr James Berrington 26/04/2002 Useful 3 rd Party Software Formularies –Epocrates –eBNF

24 © Dr James Berrington 26/04/2002 Epocrates Palm drug formulary Frequent updates: –Software synchronises with internet-based central database and updates as required Advantages: –Comprehensive & Free Disadvantages: –American & not as good as the BNF

25 © Dr James Berrington 26/04/2002 Epocrates

26 eBNF We are making strategic decisions about BNF e- delivery before we go down a particular path. Most of the problematic issues relate to quality assurance and maintenance of data feeds. There are also dependencies between the handheld project and other work on BNF editorial systems. We are making strategic decisions about BNF e- delivery before we go down a particular path. Most of the problematic issues relate to quality assurance and maintenance of data feeds. There are also dependencies between the handheld project and other work on BNF editorial systems. We have several exploratory prototypes underway. Mostly for Palm, but we are also looking at options for generic formats that can be loaded on any device. Eric Connor Knowledge Systems Manager Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain

27 © Dr James Berrington 26/04/2002 What eBNF for Palm might look like Based on WebBNF –http://www.bnf.org

28 © Dr James Berrington 26/04/2002 Useful 3 rd Party Software Office applications –QuickOffice –Documents to Go! –ThinkOffice

29 © Dr James Berrington 26/04/2002 QuickOffice Microsoft Word and Excel Transfer, view and edit documents Least expensive Palm Office solution Limited features but functional Currently QuickSheet is Hires but Quickword is not (but soon will be!) Shareware - $29.95

30 © Dr James Berrington 26/04/2002 QuickOffice

31 Useful 3 rd Party Software Databases –HanDBase –ThinkDB –JFile

32 © Dr James Berrington 26/04/2002 HanDBase Fully relational database Current v2.75 (release v3.0 June 2002) Both Palm/Pocket PC applications Exports/Imports universal file formats Shareware $29.95 Publisher encourages distribution of templates (http://www.ddhsoftware.com) Company will also convert a template into a standalone application

33 © Dr James Berrington 26/04/2002 HanDBase Examples:

34 References & Sources Software & News –http://www.cliesource.com http://www.cliesource.com –http://5star.freeserve.com/Sony/ http://5star.freeserve.com/Sony/ –http://web.ukonline.co.uk/shaun.mcgill/clieworld http://web.ukonline.co.uk/shaun.mcgill/clieworld Sony Information & Developers Forum –http://www.us.sonypdadev.com http://www.us.sonypdadev.com –http://www.sony-europe.com/clieplaza/ http://www.sony-europe.com/clieplaza/

35 © Dr James Berrington 26/04/2002 References & Sources Software Featured –https://store.cesinc.com https://store.cesinc.com –http://www.ddhsoftware.com http://www.ddhsoftware.com –http://www.isilo.com http://www.isilo.com –http://www.epocrates.com http://www.epocrates.com Other Medical PDA Sites –http://www.gasdoc.freeserve.co.uk http://www.gasdoc.freeserve.co.uk –http://www.pdamd.com http://www.pdamd.com –http://www.handheldmed.com http://www.handheldmed.com

36 © Dr James Berrington 26/04/2002 Questions Discussion Demonstration - Clié Emulator


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