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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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.