Running PASSPORT Terminal Emulation on a Tablet PC

The PASSPORT PC TO HOST and PASSPORT WEB TO HOST terminal emulation software, which provides access to IBM zSeries (3270), IBM iSeries (5250) and UNIX® (Telnet) host systems, can now be used on a tablet PC. By incorporating TN3270, TN5250, VT100, VT220 and SCO ANSI host connectivity through a tablet PC, organizations gain a valuable resource for today’s work environment, one that helps significantly increase overall productivity and efficiency.
Benefits

There are economic and technical benefits to running PASSPORT on this platform. Instead of using a keyboard to perform data input to host applications, a digital pen can be used.

Increased Productivity – If a physician can reduce the time spent on each patient by directly entering notes and comments on the patient’s medical record through the tablet PC, they can see more patients and increase the time spent with each patient, improving service and lowering healthcare costs.

Greater Efficiency – By using a tablet PC and a digital camera, an insurance claim adjuster can take a picture of a damaged car and instantly transfer the images to the tablet PC using a USB connection. The adjuster’s handwritten notes can be stored on a tablet PC avoiding re-entry of the same information from a notepad or desktop PC before ultimately transferring the information into a central database. In doing so, the chances of forgetting important information or making a transcription error are eliminated.

Enhanced Portability – Construction sites, retail aisles and hospital examination rooms are among the difficult, if not impractical, places to take or use a notepad or desktop workstation. With a tablet PC, you have the freedom to use the device in locations otherwise off limits to traditional PC equipment.

Increase ROI and Lower TCO – Collectively, the increased productivity, greater efficiency and enhanced portability reach the bottom line. As organizations seek to increase their return on investment and lower their total cost of ownership, using PASSPORT on a tablet PC can be a wise choice for specific industries and market segments that rely on host applications for key business processes.

Details

With PASSPORT running on a tablet PC with Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, you get all of the same features and capabilities as running on a desktop or laptop PC with Windows XP Professional. But there are advantages of using the tablet PC over the desktop, including:

Control your tablet PC using a digital pen
Create and save handwritten documents (text and drawings) on your tablet PC
Save, search, and review your handwritten documents
Convert your handwritten notes into typed text for use in other applications
Annotate documents imported from other applications

Zephyr has featured PASSPORT running on a Motion 1300 tablet PC from Motion Computing, a product typical of those found in this market. However, PASSPORT will support other tablet PCs as well.
Conclusion

If your organization could benefit from reaching mission critical host applications from a tablet PC, PASSPORT PC TO HOST or PASSPORT WEB TO HOST should be considered as a valuable tool in optimizing your organization’s work environment.
About Motion Computing

A tablet PC market leader – combines world-class innovation and industry experience, enabling people to use computers in new ways and places. Marketed directly through its web site and an experienced international reseller network, each Motion product is built to customer specifications. The company’s M1200 and M1300 Tablet PCs and accessories are designed for users who need a combination of true mobility, power and versatility. For more information:

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