Data General-One



The Data General-One (DG-1) was a portable personal computer introduced in 1984 by the company Data General minicomputers.

The 9-pound, battery-powered Data-One 1984 server ran on MS-DOS and had two 3½ “floppy disks, a full-stroke 79-key keyboard, 128K to 512K RAM, and a monochrome LCD capable of 80 or 80 times 25 characters or complete CGA graphics (640 and 200 times) It was a notebook comparable to the capabilities of desktop computers of the time.

The Data General-One offered several features compared to contemporary laptops. For example, the popular 1983 Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 100, a non-PC compatible machine, was sized in a (more…)

Corona Data Systems

Corona Data Systems, later renamed Cordata, was an American personal computer company. It was one of the earliest IBM PC compatible computer system companies. Manufacturing was primarily done by Daewoo of Korea, which became a major investor in the company and ultimately the owner.

Founded in 1982 by Robert Harp, who previously helped found Vector Graphic. The original Corona PC was released in 1983. By 1984, Corona employed 280 people.

Corona claimed “Our systems run all software that conforms to IBM PC programming standards. And the most popular software does.” In early 1984, IBM sued Corona and Eagle Computer for copyright violation of (more…)

Compaq Portable series

The first computers from Compaq were “lunchbox” or “luggable” laptops, and as such belong to the Compaq Portable series. These computers measured about 1 time and 1 foot on the side, and were approximately. 2½ feet wide. As products evolved, laptops and laptops were created to a new level of portability that blew the market. Some of the notebooks (Portable and Portable II) had CRT monitors, while others (Portable III and Portable 386) had flat, monochrome displays, usually amber in color. Laptops came / could come with internal hard drives on 0.5 “springs, floppy drives, usually 5” drives at double or (more…)

Compaq Portable III

The Compaq Portable III is a PC / AT compatible computer released by Compaq Computer Corporation in 1987. It was announced to be much smaller and lighter than previous x86-PC notebooks, but it was still quite large by today’s standards . Its selling price was 4999 USD for a model equipped with 12 MHz Intel 80286, 640 KB of RAM, 1.2 MB of 5.25 “floppy disk, 20/40/60 MB of hard disk, and a 10” plasma gas screen amber color or 5799 usd with the updated 40 MB hard drive.

There was also an optional ISA expansion chassis for 2 full-length 16-bit ISA (more…)

Compaq Portable II

The Compaq Portable II was the third product in the Compaq portable series to be introduced by Compaq Computer Corporation. Released in 1986 at a price of $ 3499, the Portable II has improved a lot compared to its predecessors. It included an 8 MHz processor, and was lighter and smaller than the Compaq Portable. There were four models of Compaq Portable II. Base Model 1 shipped a 5.25-inch diskette drive and 256 KB of RAM, while Model 2 added a 5.25-inch diskette drive and sold for $ 3599. Model 3 ships with a disk Hard 10 MB in addition to (more…)

Compaq Portable 486

Der Compaq Portable 486 ist ein Computer, der 1992 von Compaq Computer Corporation herausgegeben wurde. Der Verkaufspreis am Ausgang mit einer Festplatte von 120 MB betrug 5899 USD. Bei einem 210-MB-Festplattenmodell lag der Preis bei 6899 USD, war aber im Mai 1992 zunächst nicht verfügbar. Beide Modelle sind mit einem Intel 80486DX2-Prozessor mit 66 MHz, 4 MB DRAM (72-pol SIMM), 1,44 MB 3,5 “, 120 – 1000 MB Festplatte (P-ATA), Helligkeitssteuerung, SCSI-Anschluss für CD-ROM oder Band <! – eine Erweiterungsbox für zwei Steckplätze IBM-AT-ISA-Karten sind verfügbar -> Die Umgebungsgrenzwerte sind:

Compaq Portable 386

The Compaq Portable 386 was a computer marketed by Compaq Computer Corporation in 1987. Its selling price at the exit was 12,000-14,000 USD for a model equipped with an Intel 80386 processor of 20 MHz, 2 MB of RAM, 16 KB ROM, 1.2 MB 5¼-floppy disk, 40 or 100 MB hard disk and 10 “amber plasma-gas display The power supply is provided by a power outlet, a battery exists but only stores the configuration BIOS Option for Intel 80387 (FPU) It is possible to add an additional modem or RS232 port, and the expansion card can accept memory expansion cards for (more…)

Compaq Portable

The Compaq Portable is a laptop that was one of the first 100% compatible IBM systems. It was the first product of Compaq Computer Corporation, followed by others in the Compaq portable series and later in the Compaq Deskpro series.

The Compaq Portable was announced in November 1982 and first marketed in March 1983 for US $ 2,995 with a 5¼ “360 kbyte disk drive at mid-height or $ 3,590 for dual-disk drives. computer was a first all-in-one, becoming available two years after Osborne 1 and Kaypro II based on CP / M, the same year as the MS-DOS (but not fully (more…)

Compaq LTE

The Compaq LTE was a line of notebook computers made by Compaq, introduced in 1989. The first models, Compaq LTE and Compaq LTE 286, were among the first computers to be close to the size of a paper notebook, stimulating the use of the term “notebook” to describe a smaller notebook. They were also among the first to include both built-in hard drives and floppy drives, delivering performance comparable to today’s desktop machines.

The two original LTE models differed mainly in the availability of the processor; However, the 286 comes with a standard 40 MB hard drive instead of the 20 MB (more…)

Compaq Concerto

The Compaq Concerto was a laptop computer made by Compaq, introduced in 1993. Concerto was the first tablet computer manufactured by Compaq on a large scale.

There were three models of Concerto, varying in the capacity of the hard disk, and the speed of the processor. All had 4MB RAM soldered to the motherboard, which was expandable to 20MB using proprietary memory modules. There were two processor options: Intel 486SL @ 25 MHz or 33 MHz. The 25 MHz model was available with a 120 MB or 240 MB IDE hard drive and the 33 MHz model had a 240 MB IDE (more…)

Commodore SX-64

The Commodore SX-64, also known as the Executive 64, or VIP-64 in Europe, is a transportable, suitcase / suitcase-sized version of the popular Commodore 64 home computer and the first color laptop. The SX-64 features a built-in five-inch composite monitor and a built-in 1541 floppy drive. It weighs 10.5 kg (23 lbs). The machine is carried by its robust handle, which also serves as an adjustable support. It was announced in January 1983 and released a year later, at $ 995 ().

Aside from its built-in features and different form factors, there are several other differences between the SX-64 and the regular (more…)

Columbia Data Products

Columbia Data Products (CDP) is a company that produced some of the first IBM PC clones. It has declined in this market after only a few years, and later reinvented itself as a software development company.

Columbia Data Products was founded in 1976 in Columbia, Maryland. In 1980, Columbia Data Products manufactured computers based on the Z80 model, including the Commander 900 series, which included several models, some of which were multiprocessor and had graphics capabilities.

CDP introduced MPC 1600 “Multi Personal Computer”, designed by David Howse in June 1982. This was an exact functional copy of the IBM PC 5150 model except (more…)

Cambridge Z88

The Cambridge Z88 computer is a lightweight, compact A4-size notebook with an integrated word processor / spreadsheet / database application called PipeDream (functionally equivalent to a 1987 BBC microbuse called Acornsoft View Professional), and as many other applications and utilities, such as a Z80 version of the BBC BASIC programming language. The Z88 grew out of Sir Clive Sinclair’s Pandora laptop project, which was being developed at Sinclair Research in the mid-1980s. The machine was launched on Which Computer? Performance on February 17, 1987.

The Z88 is a 0.9 kg laptop, based on a low-power CMOS version of the popular Zilog Z80 (more…)

Bondwell-2

The Bondwell-2 was an old laptop running the CP / M operating system. Introduced by Bondwell in 1985, it comes with a Zilog Z-80 processor running at 4 MHz, 64 KB of RAM and 4 KB of ROM. It had a 3.5 “floppy drive, very unusual for a CP / M system, as this operating system was largely out of date by the time the 3.5” drives were introduced. The main attraction of the Model 2 was its price, at $ 995, it also included the full range of MicroPro CP / M software, including WordStar.

Also unusual for a CP / (more…)

Bondwell

Bondwell was a manufacturer of personal computers in the United States and Hong Kong during the 1980s (1981-1993). In the early 1980s, Bondwell sold a line of Z80, CP / M-80 based on Osborne-like luggage such as the Bondwell-12, Bondwell-14 (1984) and Bondwell-16 (1985) models. An outstanding feature in these was an integrated speech synthesizer. Their prices were exceptionally affordable for the time, although significant compromises were made in terms of durability, for example the chassis was rather fragile plastic, below the usual robustness of luggage. The fanless power unit, located under the motherboard, has often caused problems. The choice of (more…)

Bobst Graphic Scrib Portable

The Scrib was an early portable computer made by the Swiss company Bobst Graphics, with support from Jean-Daniel Nicoud. The Scrib was designed as a portable drafting tool for journalists : it was linked to an acoustic coupler, enabling reporters to send their articles over standard phone landines. Its integrated tape recorder was able to save up to 8000 characters on a microcassette, with second socket available for quick rewinding of the tape. The screen was mounted inside the case of the computer, at the rear, and displayed characters which were shown to the user on a foldable mirror. The Scrib (more…)

Atari STacy

The STacy was a portable version of the Atari ST. Originally designed to run on 12 standard C flashlight batteries for portability, when Atari finally realized how fast the machine was using a set of batteries (especially when the rechargeable batteries of the time were providing insufficient power through compared to the alkalis provided) the battery compartment cover closed. The STacy has features similar to Macintosh Portable, a version of their Macintosh computer that contained a built-in keyboard and monitor. Thanks to its built-in MIDI, the STacy has been successful in running musical sequencer software and as a musical instrument controller (more…)

Atari Portfolio

The Atari Portfolio (aka Atari PC Folio) is a IBM PC-compatible palmtop PC, and was released by Atari Corporation in June 1989, making it the world’s first palmtop computer.

DIP Research Ltd. based in Guildford, Surrey, UK released a product in the UK called the DIP Pocket PC in 1989. Soon after its release, DIP licensed this product to Atari for sale as the Portfolio in the UK and US. In Italy, Spain and Germany, it was originally marketed as PC Folio instead. DIP officially stood for “Distributed Information Processing”, although secretly it actually stood for “David, Ian and Peter”, the three (more…)

Atari Portfolio

The Atari Portfolio (aka Atari PC Folio) is an IBM PC compatible handheld, and was released by Atari Corporation in June 1989, making it the world’s first handheld computer.

DIP Research Ltd. based in Guildford, Surrey, UK launched a product in the UK called DIP Pocket PC in 1989. Shortly after its release, DIP authorized Atari to sell this product as Portfolio in the UK and US -United. In Italy, Spain and Germany, it was initially marketed under the name PC Folio. DIP officially meant “Distributed Information Processing”, although secretly it meant “David, Ian and Peter,” the three founding members of the (more…)

Apricot Portable

The Apricot Portable was a computer device manufactured by Apricot Computers, and was released in November 1984. It was Apricot Computers’ first attempt at making a laptop, which was gaining popularity at the time. Compared to other notebooks of its time such as the Compaq Portable and the Commodore SX-64, the Apricot Portable was the first computer to have an 80 and 25 line LCD display and an input / voice recognition system. exit. Apricot Computers has designed the Apricot Portable for transportability and easy access anywhere. It consisted of a control panel and a wireless infrared keypad that constituted its (more…)

Amstrad NC100

The Amstrad NC100 notebook is an A4 format Z80 notebook, launched by Amstrad in 1992. It includes 64 KB of RAM, Protext word processor, various organizer functions (calendar, address book and time manager). ), simple calculator, and a version of the BBC BASIC interpreter. Its display consisted of 80 columns of 8 characters, and not backlit, but the NC100 could run up to 20 hours on four standard AA batteries. There was an RS232 serial port, a parallel port for connecting a printer, and a PC card slot, through which the computer’s memory could be expanded to 1 MB.

The NC100 has (more…)

AlphaSmart

The AlphaSmart was a brand of battery powered, portable word processing keyboards manufactured by NEO Direct, Inc. (formerly Renaissance Learning, Inc., formerly AlphaSmart, Inc., formerly Intelligent Peripheral Devices, Inc.). The models were abandoned by the company at the end of September 2013, although they still offer support and software to existing users.

The AlphaSmart was a keyboard entry device that allowed a person to work on the move, much like a laptop, but strictly for word processing, as it basically functioned as a simple digital typewriter. The Dana (one of the latest devices manufactured by AlphaSmart, Inc.) was an exception, as this (more…)

Actrix (computer)

The Actrix computer, released in 1983 by Actrix Computer Corporation, was a Zilog Z80 transportable personal computer running CP / M-80 V2.2. It was originally published as Access Access, manufactured by Access Matrix Computer Corporation, but the company and its product have changed names after brand conflicts.

Access Computer was the common name for the Access Matrix, a portable laptop introduced in 1982 by a US computer company, Access Matrix Corp. (AM CORP on FCC documentation).

The access computer had two 5.25-inch floppy disk drives (either 320k-DS or 168k-SS), a removable keyboard, a built-in 7 “amber CRT monitor, and an 80-chip Epson MX80 (more…)

Portable computer

A laptop was a computer designed to be easily moved from one place to another and included a screen and a keyboard. The first notebook marketed was the 50-pound IBM 5100, introduced in 1975. The following major notebooks were Osborne 1 (1981), based on CP / M Osborne from Osborne, and Compaq Portable (1983). These “luggable” have missed the next technological advance, not requiring an external source of energy; this feature was introduced by the laptop. Laptops have been followed by lighter models, so that in mobile devices from the 2000s and by 2007 smartphones have made the term almost meaningless. (more…)

Sony NW-A800

The Sony NW-A80x, is a series of network-compatible Walkman video players, announced in late 2006 and released on May 19, 2007. On May 19, 2007, only the NW-A806 (4GB) and NW-A808 (8GB) models been released. On June 13, 2007, Sony announced that the NW-A800 (2GB) would be included in the series and would soon be available to the public.

The entire body is covered with metal and has a 2.0 “LCD screen covered with glass The three control buttons under the screen are arranged to form the Walkman logo on the front. the design of the NW A800 / 810 is in (more…)

Music for Stowaways

Music for Stowaways is the debut album by English electronic duo British Electric Foundation (BEF), released in the United Kingdom as a limited edition tape in March 1981 by Virgin Records, who also released an LP version of the album titled Music for Listening To later in the year with a different track and art cover, aiming its release for export markets. It was the first ‘minor project’ released by the BEF, based on Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh’s Sheffield musicians. It was originally released concurrently with Ware and Marsh’s first single with BEF’s first major act, Heaven’s 17 ” (more…)

Walkman

Walkman is a Sony brand tradename, originally used for portable audio cassette players from the late 1970s onwards. Sony Ericsson mobile phones introduced in 2005. The Sony Walkman was blue and silver which contained bulky buttons. It also included an extra audio jack so you could listen at a time. The original tape player Walkman, released in 1979, changed music listening. This could turn everyday tasks like commuting and running into pleasurable experiences, give commuters a sense of privacy, and add a soundtrack to urban surroundings. The Walkman was devised by Sony co-founder Masaru Ibuka, and first built by audio-division engineers (more…)

Portable CD player

A portable CD player is a portable audio player used to play compact discs. The first audio player released was the Sony D-50.

The basic features of a portable CD player are as follows: The 8 cm CD offers a smaller alternative to the normal 12 cm CD (although with a lower capacity). There are miniature players that only play this format.

Like a normal size CD player, a portable CD player reads bumps and grooves with a laser. With its photocell (a device that detects any kind of light reflection from a certain area), it determines whether there is a reflection of (more…)

Personal stereo

A personal stereo is a portable audio player that uses an audio cassette player, a battery and, in some cases, an AM / FM radio. This allows the user to listen to music on the headphones while walking, jogging or relaxing. Personal stereos usually have a belt clip or shoulder strap so a user can attach the device to a belt or wear it on their shoulder. Some personal stereos came with a separate battery case. The first personal stereophonic channel was the Stereobelt invented and patented by the West German-German inventor Andreas Pavel in 1977. Pavel attempted to commercialize this (more…)

Last position memory

Last position memory is a function that allows media playback devices to continue from where a user pauses playback or when the unit is turned off.

The memory of last position goes back to the time of the supports on magnetic tape. For example, cassette tapes and cassettes automatically have this property since they automatically remain where they are when they are paused or stopped. Indeed, tape media can be started and stopped and left at any point, and moved to any point, the only problem being that the more point you want to go into a recording, the more you need (more…)

Lasonic

Lasonic is a product model and an old brand of consumer electronics, including boom boxes manufactured in the mid-1980s through the mid-1990s by Yung Fu Electrical Appliances based in Tainan City, Taiwan. Other products include DVD home theater systems, TVs, DVD players, CD and cassette players, FM radios, speakers, external storage devices, and more. (MP3 / MP4 players, digital photo frames). Yung Fu Technology Electrical Corporation exports products to Lasonic Electronics Corporation which began its portable audio business in 1978 (and when the brand “LASONiC” was renewed and renewed in 2011).

In 2008, Lasonic Electronics Corporation of Irwindale, California, USA, launched the (more…)

Discman

The Discman was Sony’s first portable CD player, the D-5 (North America and various other countries) / D-50, the first on the market in 1984, adopted for Sony’s full line of portable CD players . The name was changed to CD Walkman worldwide in 2000 with a revamped “Walkman” logo.

Prior to the development of the CD, cassettes were the dominant form of audio storage for the nascent portable audio industry. In 1979, Sony introduced the Walkman in Japan. As Sony began to realize the potential of the CD, the leaders pushed a way to give the CD player a market boost, (more…)

Digital Audio Tape

The digital audio tape (DAT or R-DAT) is a recording and signal playback medium developed by Sony and introduced in 1987. In appearance, it is similar to a compact cassette, using 3.81 mm / 0.15 The adhesive tape is surrounded by a protective envelope, but its size is approximately half that of 73 mm × 54 mm × 10.5 mm As the name suggests, the recording is rather than analogue.The DAT can record at sampling rates higher, equal to or lower than a CD (sample rate of 48, 44.1 or 32 kHz respectively) at a quantization of 16 bits. digital source (more…)

Boombox

A boombox is a transistorized portable music player featuring one or two cassette tape recorder / players and AM / FM radio, generally with a carrying handle. Beginning in the 1980s, a CD player was sometimes included. Sound is delivered through an amplifier and two or more integrated loudspeakers. A boombox is a device typically capable of receiving radio stations and playing recorded music (usually cassettes or CDs usually at a high volume). Many models are also capable of recording tape from other sources. Designed for portability, boomboxes can be powered by batteries. The boombox was introduced to the American market (more…)

Portable media player

A portable media player (PMP) or digital audio player (DAP) is a portable consumer electronics device capable of storing and playing digital media such as audio, images, and video files. The data is stored on a CD, DVD, flash memory, microdrive, or hard drive. Most portable media players are equipped with a 3.5 mm headphone jack, which users can plug headphones into, or connect to a boombox or hifi system. In contrast, analog portable audio players play music from non-digital media that use analog signal storage, such as tape tapes or vinyl records. Often mobile digital audio players are marketed and (more…)

Portable audio player

A portable audio player is a personal mobile device that allows the user to listen to recorded audio while it is mobile. Sometimes, a distinction is made between a portable player, powered by a battery and one or more small speakers, and a personal player, listened with headphones.

Battery-operated portable voice recorders were introduced in the 1950s, initially in high-price reporters produced by Uher and Nagra. Low-cost units became available later. In the mid-1960s, Philips introduced the battery-powered compact cassette recorder, originally used for speech recording. At the same time, the 8-track player was introduced. It was very successful at the time, (more…)

IXI (digital audio player)

The IXI was the first digital audio player in the world and was invented by Kane Kramer in 1979. In 1981, Kramer filed a British patent. British Patent 2115996 was issued in 1985, and US Patent 4,667,088 was issued in 1987. In 1988, Kramer failed to raise the £ 60,000 required to renew the patent in the public domain, but he is still the owner. IXI was about the size of a credit card and had an LCD screen and navigation and volume buttons. Four prototype models were built and pre-produced during the APRS exhibition at Earls Court in London.

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Sony Watchman

The Sony Watchman is a range of portable televisions trademark and produced by Sony. The line was introduced in 1982 and discontinued in 2000.

The initial model was introduced in 1982 as the FD-210, which had a five-centimeter screen in grayscale. The apparatus weighed about 650 grams, with a measurement of 87 x 198 x 33 millimeters. The device was sold in Japan with a price of 54,800 yen. About two years later, in 1984, the device was introduced in Europe and North America.

Sony manufactured more than 65 Watchman models before it was discontinued in 2000. When new models were released after (more…)

Portable operation (amateur radio)

Portable equipment indicates a configuration that allows for relatively fast collection, transport and deployment of amateur radio equipment. Licensed operators often engage in portable operations using radio equipment when traveling. A portable station can be anything, from a small QRP (Low Power) radio and an antenna, to a high-end platform, depending on the space. On long-haul shipments, such equipment allows them to report progress, and sometimes to exchange safety messages along the way.

The “portable” operation is usually meant by amateur radio operators who add the suffix “/ P” to their callsign. The use of ‘/ P’ normally means that stations operate (more…)

Pocket video camera

A handheld video camera is a camcorder without a cassette that is small enough to be carried in one’s pocket. Most pocket camcorders are mobile phones of shape and size, unlike traditional cameras. A typical pocket video camera has an LCD screen of at least 1.5 “, the ability to capture high definition video (H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC) and standard video (or just standard video ), 128 MB of internal memory and a Secure Digital (SD) card or an internal memory card of at least 4 GB with SD card slot The battery can be supplied by a Ni-MH rechargeable battery (more…)

Nixie (drone)

Nixie is a small drone equipped with a camera that can be worn as a bracelet. Nixie can be activated on a quadcopter, fly in one of its preprogrammed modes to take photos or video, and then return to the user. In competition with over 500 other attendees, Nixie’s developers became the winning team in the development of Intel’s Make it Wearable contest on November 3, 2014, earning $ 500,000 in seed capital to develop Nixie into a product. . The developers have declared their goal of developing the drone in the next generation of point-and-shoot cameras. , the device was (more…)

MTV-1

The MTV-1 Micro TV was the second model of a pocket television. The first was the Panasonic IC Model TR-001 introduced in 1970. The MTV-1 was developed by Clive Sinclair (Sinclair Radionics Ltd). It was shown to the public at the London and Chicago trade fairs in January 1977 and went on sale in 1978. It lasted 10 years and included an injection of (approximately) British government money in 1976. The MTV-1 used AEG Telefunken black and white, electrostatic cathode ray tube (CRT), the smallest commercially available CRT product, and included a rechargeable NiCad battery 4 AA batteries. He measured and (more…)

Liquid contact indicator

A liquid contact indicator (LCI) is a small indicator that changes to another color, usually red, after contact with water. These indicators are small stickers that are placed on several points in smartphones and smartphones. In the case of a defective appliance, a personal service may check whether the appliance has been in contact with water. After contact with water or other liquids, the appliance is not covered by the warranty. Liquid contact indicators are also known, a water damage sticker, a water contact indicator, a liquid submersion indicator.

The main purpose of liquid contact is a defect in electronic devices. The (more…)

Handheld television

A portable TV is a portable device for watching television that usually uses a TFT or OLED LCD color screen. Many of these devices look like portable transistor radios.

In the 1970s and early 1980s, Panasonic and Sinclair Research released the first TVs that were small enough to fit in a large pocket; called the Panasonic MODEL TV TV TR-001 and MTV-1. Since LCD technology was not yet mature at the time, television was using a tiny cathode ray tube that set the record for being the smallest cathode ray tube on a commercial product. Later in 1982, Sony released the first (more…)

Portable DVD player

A portable DVD player is a mobile DVD player powered by battery in the format of a mobile device. Many recent players play files from USB sticks and SD cards.

Portable DVD players have been created to help DVDs away from home. They were created in 1998, introduced for the first time by Panasonic. They are convenient for using digital audio and video. Many consumers use portable DVD players for tracking, including on buses, and international flights.

The popularity of low cost portable portable DVD players in North Korea allows families to watch Chinese and South Korean shows on SD cards and USB (more…)

Body worn video (police equipment)

In body worn equipment, body worn camera, portable camera recording, portable digital recording device (abbreviated to PDRD) is a wearable audio, video, or photographic recording system used to be used in the case of police officers or other law enforcers. the military, but are designed to address specific requirements related to law enforcement.

The definition used in a market survey prepared for the United States Department of Justice in 2016 is that the body worn cameras are at least one of the two, and allow for audio / video footage. The cameras are usually located on the police officer’s chest or head (more…)

Body worn video

Body-worn video (BWV), also known as body and body-worn cameras, or portable cameras is a portable audio, video or photo recording system. Body-worn video has a range of uses and designs, two of which are well known. Other uses include action cameras for social and recreational (including cycling), commerce, health and medical use, journalism, citizen underwriting and covert surveillance. Recent research on the impact of body-worn cameras on law enforcement agencies shows mixed evidence of the impact of cameras on law enforcement and community confidence in the police.

Body-worn cameras are often designed to be worn in one of three places: on (more…)

Portable electronics

Mobile computing is a human-machine interaction that should be transported during normal use, allowing the transmission of data, voice and video. Mobile computing involves mobile communication, mobile hardware and mobile software. Communication problems include ad hoc networks and infrastructure networks, as well as communication properties, protocols, data formats, and concrete technologies. The hardware includes mobile devices or device components. Mobile software deals with the characteristics and requirements of mobile applications.

Some of the most common forms of mobile computing are:

Many commercial and government field forces deploy a rugged laptop with their fleet of vehicles. This requires the driver’s devices, the safety device (more…)