PCradio

PCradio

An earlier IBM laptop designed for mobile use. Introduced in 1991 with an 80186 CPU and running under DOS, the PCradio was a ruggedized machine that provided options for cellular, wireless data radio (ARDIS) and modem communications.
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These include portable PCs (Zenith Z-191 and eaZy PC, Sharp PC-4500 and PC-7000), personal intelligent communicators (IBM Simon and PCRadio, LG HandyPDA), and PDAs (H-P OmniGo, Sharp PT-9000, and NEC Mobile Gear).
The 9075 PCradio from IBM and Ardis is a ruggedized, DOS-based, handheld computer.
Equipped to communicate via standard twisted pair phone lines, cellular communications or wireless packet data radio transmissions, the radio-based PCradio model used by the Red Cross transmits messages and data in a matter of seconds as short bursts or packets.
The PCradio system is used by mobile field force workers such as utility field crews, transportation companies and emergency response personnel who need to exchange information with other computer systems via wireless communications.
Lundy was the Director and General Manager of the first wireless business unit at IBM where he pioneered PCRadio and data over cellular.
3034, attendees will find a wide range of IBM products, including ThinkPad, IBM's first pen-based computer; PCradio, a rugged hand-held device for wireless communications; and several notebook and laptop computers.
NEW YORK, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- GTE Mobile Communications and International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM) today signed an agreement, which allows GTE to sell the IBM 9075 PCradio and provide cellular services via it nationwide.
We are excited that the IBM PCradio Industry Remarketers (IR) now have the ability to be both remarketers and IBM Cellular Network Affiliates," said Frank Schmidt of IBM's Mobile Work Force Competency Center.
Kozlowski noted that GTE's cellular-network capabilities make IBM 9075-003 PCradio ideal for any type of mobile field operations -- such as service, emergency and fleet management -- and for many industries that rely on constant communications between field personnel, headquarters and customers.
BELLSOUTH CELLULAR ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO SELL IBM'S 9075 PCradio
Immediately following the hurricane, IBM and ARDIS supplied the Red Cross with 30 IBM PCradios and network access to enable communications in their rescue and emergency aid effort.
The live demonstration uses IBM PCradios (notebook computers with built-in wireless communication capabilities that were developed by IBM in Boca Raton, Fla.