Press Release Summary:
With support for LinuxÂ® and WinCEÂ® OS, Wrist-Wearable PC (WWPC) enables sharing of information as well as access to services from anywhere. It can be configured to access any remote host system through wired or wireless interface and features fully integrated GPS, Bluetooth, Fast Infrared, and WLAN. In addition to tilt and dead reckoning system, WWPC features Mini SD memory slot, audio speakers, outdoor-readable 65K color TFT touch screen display, and direct-access keypad.
Original Press Release:
Eurotech Unveils the Wrist Wearable PC
true evolution in mobile computing technology
Udine, Italy -- March 27, 2006 -- Eurotech unveils the soon to be released WWPC a revolutionary wrist-wearable device suitable for an extremely wide range of applications that solidifies the concept of ubiquitous computing.
The WWPC has integrated all the power and capabilities of a full size PC inside an extremely versatile device, small enough to be worn like a watch. With it information can be shared and services can be accessed anywhere. It can be quickly configured to access any remote host system through a wired or wireless interface and features fully integrated GPS, Bluetooth, Fast Infrared and WLAN, supporting the Linux® and WinCE® operating systems.
The WWPC integrates unique and innovative features such as a tilt and dead reckoning system that can be used to detect if the operator has been motionless for a specified amount of time and under these circumstances a location beacon can be transmitted. The WWPC also integrates a newly patented Eurotech system that detects the position of the user's arm and puts the WWPC into stand-by mode when the arm is hanging down beside the body.
The low-power configuration of the system and Li-ion power cell technology maximises system uptime, this is guaranteed for more than 8 hours.
The high wearability of the design allows for flexible ergonomic positioning and easy fastening to the arm (even over work clothes), assuring ideal weight distribution and maximum comfort. Several user interfaces are readily available. Integrated features include: GPS, Mini SD memory slot, advance power management, audio mini speakers, video with a bright outdoor-readable 65K colour TFT touch screen display, a direct-access keypad, USB host, USB device, headphone jack, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11g and IRDA
The target application areas include: Emergency rescue, Security, Defence, Healthcare, Maintenance, Logistics to name but a few. All these applications greatly benefit from the powerful low-power CPU core architecture and wireless communication and localization systems.
Feel free to visit eurotech.com/wearable for further information.
ABOUT EUROTECH SpA:
Eurotech (http://www.eurotech.it) is a leader in the innovative design and development of high performance digital systems. Standard or customer specific solutions are based on Eurotech competence in Nano PC and systems technology.
ABOUT THE EUROTECH GROUP:
The Eurotech Group recently expanded its leadership in the global embedded-PC market and extended its product range with a focus on standard systems solutions. The Eurotech Group (http://www.eurotech.com) is a global family of leading edge technology companies covering the most important and active market areas across three continents. With operations in Europe, North America and Asia, the Group serves the industrial, transportation, defence, security, aerospace, utilities, and research markets. The Eurotech Group includes Eurotech in Italy and Finland (http://www.eurotech.it and www.eurotech.fi), Parvus in USA (http://www.parvus.com), Erim in France (http://www.erim.fr) as well as Neuricam (http://www.neuricam.com), Exadron (http://www.exadron.com), Ascensit (http://www.ascensit.com), and IPS (http://www.ipssistemi.it) in Italy.
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