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fieldwork

[′fēld‚wərk]
(science and technology)
Work done, such as surveying or making geological observations, in the field.

fieldwork

research that is carried out in the field, as opposed to the laboratory, library etc. Fieldwork is the investigation of real-life situations through observation and informal or unstructured interviewing. Ingold (1989) has defined the specific character of anthropological fieldwork as ‘the search for participant understanding through longterm immersion in an initially alien setting’. See also ETHNOGRAPHY, QUALITATIVE RESEARCH, CASE STUDY, INTERPRETATIVE SOCIOLOGY.
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FieldWorks expects that a special shareholder meeting will be held in early October and, upon satisfaction of all closing conditions, the final closing of these transactions would occur on December 1, 2000.
The order, delivered last month, involved 104 FieldWorks on-board computers and added another local police department to the growing number of those selecting the FW2000 for onboard computing needs.
Following the closing of these transactions, Kontron would own a controlling interest in FieldWorks owning 12 million shares.
The FieldWorks Strategic Alliance Reseller (STAR) Program involves order referrals, sales and technical support, special marketing programs, onsite training, and preferred pricing and payment terms for qualifying value-added resellers.
The FieldWorks 8600 delivers the power of rugged, desktop computing in a mobile platform for professionals working in a variety of challenging field conditions.
FieldWorks has also announced a limited-time, FW8000 Series II promotional pricing program for U.
The FieldWorks 8500 delivers the power of rugged, desktop computing in a mobile platform for professionals working in a variety of challenging field conditions.
The FieldWorks 8000 now features performance and functionality enhancements including a 750 MHz Intel Pentium III processor, up to 256 MB of RAM and up to two, 20 GB removable hard drives.
Like the highly regarded mobile data servers we've supplied for years, the EnVoy MDS is designed from the ground up for vehicles -- where space is at a premium, safety is a top concern and reliability has to be a given," said Dale Szymborski, director, mobile data business, FieldWorks.
Today's announcement formalizes a stage in the partnership between Kontron and FieldWorks which has been in preparation for some time," said Thomas Sparrvik, president and CEO, FieldWorks.
After giving effect to these transactions, Kontron owns over 60% of the Fieldworks shares, on an as-converted basis.
FieldWorks Closes Strategic Equity Partnership With Kontron Embedded