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1 © 2006 D & D Enterprises Expanding Your PDA Or… What ELSE Can You Do with Your PDA? (Hardware and Software!)

2 © 2006 D & D Enterprises Memo To Do Address Date Book Expense Mail Calculator Core Software Applications…

3 © 2006 D & D Enterprises A World of Expansion Possibilities Synchronization with: all major desktop PIMs major LAN-based packages Enterprise Productivity: Business Information Management SQL Database Transactions Enterprise Resource Planning Field Force Automation Sales Force Automation Time & Resource Tracking Server Management Shareware & Freeware: Graphics Sound Games plus much more… Data Communications: Remote access & synchronization Web browsing Internet Paging Faxing Global Positioning Systems Groupware: Lotus Notes Novell GroupWise Microsoft Exchange Development Tools: Metrowerks CodeWarrior Conduit SDK 3Com HDK C, C++, Java, Assembly, Forth, … Memo To Do Address Date Book Expens Calculator

4 © 2006 D & D Enterprises Software Expansion For Palm: 80,000 Downloadable Applications!

5 © 2006 D & D Enterprises Expansion Capabilities The Portable Office Handheld Communications Business Tools Life Management Tools Travel Tools Games and Multimedia Applications

6 © 2006 D & D Enterprises The Portable PDA Office Documents Spreadsheets Databases Printing from your Handheld

7 © 2006 D & D Enterprises PDA Office on the Go Your PDA: The more memory the better! Keyboard: suggested! Document Editor : Create and edit large documents in MS Word format Spreadsheet : Create and edit Excel spreadsheets and charts with macros Database : Manage data Document Reader Read documents and e-books in the Palm.doc format Print : IR Print Capabilities

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12 PDA Office: eBook Document Readers Other popular document readers include: The Palm Reader iSilo TealDoc Mobipocket Reader TomeRaider More:

13 © 2006 D & D Enterprises PDA Office: Printing Software IRPrint: TealPrint: PrintBoy: PalmPrint: Comparisons:

14 © 2006 D & D Enterprises PDA Office: Printing Hardware: IR Print Adapters You have an IR port on your PDA, we've looked at several programs to enable your PDA to print on IR enabled Printers But, if your printer or fax machine is not IR enabled, you can make it so! ges/german/produkte/pc_ir_podde. html Adapter/ s.asp?Product=IR-210 /infraready.htm

15 © 2006 D & D Enterprises Handheld Communications Internet Access Faxes

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19 © 2006 D & D Enterprises Handheld Communications: Palm Solutions Reviews: MultiMail: PocketFlash for AOL Eudora for the Palm OS: The Palm Mail FAQ: An Introduction to Palm Pilot

20 © 2006 D & D Enterprises Handheld Communications: Internet Access Off-Line Browsing Live Web Browsing

21 © 2006 D & D Enterprises Handheld Communications: Off-Line Internet Access If you suffer Web withdrawal every time you leave your desktop computer, AvantGo may offer the antidote After registering on the AvantGo site and downloading and installing the free PDA software, you can select from a large and growing array of Web sites (called "channels" by AvantGo) from which to capture content

22 © 2006 D & D Enterprises Handheld Communications: Off-Line Internet Access Avantgo channels can be restricted to text to save space and download time, or include images (more successfully on color models than on grayscale models) Every time you HotSync while online, the content for your chosen sites is updated There are hundreds of channels available, organized topically, and if your favorite site isn't represented you can create a custom channel for it with a bit of tweaking While surfing, you'll also find sites that have an AvantGo link to let you download and HotSync specific content appropriate for a PDA Your options are limited only by the memory aboard your PDA (you can limit the amount of RAM allocated to each site) and your tolerance for long HotSyncs

23 © 2006 D & D Enterprises Handheld Communications: Off-Line Internet Access

24 © 2006 D & D Enterprises Handheld Communications: Live (On-Line) Internet Access One you have a modem, a cell phone connection or wireless access, grab a browser and surf the web dudes! Review: Web Browsers:

25 © 2006 D & D Enterprises Handheld Communications: Fax Software Fax Machine Use Your Palm as a Fax Machine A PDA can receive pages, send faxes, make printouts, and transmit information wirelessly Mobile WinFax by Symantec d/mobilewf.html NOTE: Requires a modem or wireless connection

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29 © 2006 D & D Enterprises Multimedia Capabilities E-Book Libraries Photo Albums Movies Creativity Software Games

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31 © 2006 D & D Enterprises Multimedia Capabilities: E-Book Libraries

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33 © 2006 D & D Enterprises Multimedia Capabilities: Movies & Photo Albums Manifest Technology Site Products, Screen Captures, Comparisons

34 © 2006 D & D Enterprises Multimedia Capabilities: Movies & Photo Albums PhotoSuite Mobile Edition Video at 30 frames a second Video files.MOV.AVI.WMV Photo files.JPG.TIF.GIF.PNG.BMP

35 © 2006 D & D Enterprises Multimedia Capabilities: Movies & Photo Albums softhome.htm TealPaint TealMovie *wow* FireConverter with Video oducts/fireconverter/

36 © 2006 D & D Enterprises Multimedia Capabilities: Creativity Software Music Language Painting and Drawing

37 © 2006 D & D Enterprises Multimedia Capabilities: Music Creativity Software Your PDA device can teach you how to finger a guitar chord, record simple melodies, be a tuning fork, or even be a metronome!

38 © 2006 D & D Enterprises Multimedia Capabilities: Language Creativity Software Visit Over 400 programs available for download! Your PDA can teach you Japanese, translate individual European language words, even act as a simple phrase interpreter

39 © 2006 D & D Enterprises Multimedia Capabilities: Paint & Draw Creativity Software Picasso Palm Paint PDA Drawing Programs

40 © 2006 D & D Enterprises Genealogy Software m/gedstar.htm GedStar works closely with your PC-based genealogy program, and is fully compatible with any program that can export data in the standard "GEDCOM" file format. This includes all known free and commercial products that are currently on the market.

41 © 2006 D & D Enterprises Multimedia Capabilities: Palm Games com/ com/ oducts/games.html

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43 © 2006 D & D Enterprises Hardware Expansion Modems and GPS and Beepers, Oh My!

44 © 2006 D & D Enterprises Hardware Expansion Capabilities Data Communications Hardware Sled Expansion Memory Expansion Types Handspring Springboard Modules Other Fun Stuff

45 © 2006 D & D Enterprises CDPD wireless modem HotSync™ cable Two-way text pager with IR Modem cable Flexible Data Communications Hardware Data/fax modem GSM adapter Infrared Serial port HotSync™ cradle Ethernet HotSync™ cradle (in development) Paging card

46 © 2006 D & D Enterprises Data Communications Hardware: Beeper Your paging options are a PageMart card (which replaces the battery door on an old Palm Pilot, Palm PDA, or WorkPad model) which can receive pages Or a OneTouch cable/software kit that lets your Palm PDA plug into your existing beeper Need your Palm PDA to vibrate instead of beep? Get a TaleVibes doodad that plugs into your Palm PDA's HotSync jack

47 © 2006 D & D Enterprises Data Communications Hardware: Pager Compatible with all versions of the Palm PDA 2MB of RAM + Motorola Flex Pager PageMart Wireless Service local, national and international roaming options modified memory door

48 © 2006 D & D Enterprises Data Communications Hardware: Pager and Supports SkyTel’s SkyWriter or MCI Interactive Service Two-way & One-way messaging Send/Receive Group pages and Uses Palm address book

49 © 2006 D & D Enterprises Data Communications Hardware: Phone GSM phone adapter for Palm devices Supports over 40 mobile phones including Ericsson, Nokia, AT&T and Sony Supports remote HotSync, SmartCode products - HandStamp, HandFax & HandWeb SMS support with Handphone application

50 © 2006 D & D Enterprises Data Communications Hardware: GPS Magellan, the originator of the hand-held GPS receiver, introduced the GPS Companion for the Palm Vx connected organizers The small, lightweight receiver combines two devices into one by clipping onto the Palm for a sleek, comfortable fit without cables GPS Companion shows the user's position on a map, tracks a course, and provides navigation details such as speed, distance and time of arrival Great for travel or outdoor activities, the GPS Companion is not only the most affordable GPS clip-on, it's the most versatile Alternate the software for applications such as golf, mapping, restaurant guides and more

51 © 2006 D & D Enterprises Sled Expansion: Palm Digital Camera Lightweight and miniature-size digital still cameras are available that can capture color images Some models feature a rotating lens so you can take pictures from various angles

52 © 2006 D & D Enterprises Sled Expansion: Wireless Modems Novatel OmniSky Yada Earthlink Mobile: mobile/

53 © 2006 D & D Enterprises Sled Expansion: Other Options

54 © 2006 D & D Enterprises Memory Expansion Types: Compact Flash (CF) Aimed largely at enterprise users, the TRGpro is a Palm III on steroids, with 8MB of RAM, a beefier speaker, and a Type II Compact Flash card slot. The latter provides many interesting possibilities, including the storage capacity of the IBM Microdrive, currently available in sizes up to 1GB.

55 © 2006 D & D Enterprises Memory Expansion Types: Secure Digital (SD) / MMC The latest entry in the Palm OS race at this writing is the Sony Clié, which provides memory expansion in the form of Sony's Memory Stick modules. Palm itself now sports multiple models with an expansion slot which accepts postage sized memory in SD and MMC formats

56 © 2006 D & D Enterprises Memory Expansion Types: Sony Memory Stick Enjoy virtually unlimited data storage with your handheld. Memory Stick media comes in 8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, and 128MB Transfer digital content between your CLIÉ handheld and other Memory Stick compatible products including digital camera, digital camcorder and PC Store your favorite music, video, and pictures on Memory Stick removable media and take them wherever you go

57 © 2006 D & D Enterprises Handspring Springboard Modules Hardware: Handspring Springboard Modules

58 © 2006 D & D Enterprises Other Fun Stuff: C Pen Scanner C-Pen is a digital reader pen that reads, remembers, processes and transfers printed text, cordlessly or by cable, to your Windows- equipped PC and PDA products. C-Pen is in essence an electronic highlighter that saves the text you are marking

59 © 2006 D & D Enterprises Other Fun Stuff: Seiko Ink Link The ultimate tool for instantly capturing your handwriting or drawings directly to your handheld, laptop, or desktop PC -- easy to use, works on ordinary paper up to legal size and easily clips onto 50 page tablets. Comes with its own carrying case that fits in a pocket or purse.

60 © 2006 D & D Enterprises More Options? If you want to follow that various hardware upgrades I purchase, keep track of what’s in my Palm at:

61 © 2006 D & D Enterprises Wireless IP Modems Hardware: Wireless IP Modems Novatel, Minstrel, OmniSky, Yada Yada Compatible with Various Palm Models Bundled with POP3 client and text based web browser External battery recharger CDPD wireless technology Compatible with most ISPs Now, once you have one of these, or any wireless device…

62 © 2006 D & D Enterprises The Starbucks Locator! Search for starbucks Click on Starbucks Store Locator Download the tiny, free.pqa file, HotSync and you are good to go! Might need Where-2-Go et.com/cgi- bin/texis/swlib/hot files/info.html?fco de=001DF2&b=z dpalm%20

63 © 2006 D & D Enterprises Any Questions?


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