Windows Mobile is Microsoft’s operating system for mobile phones (smartphones) and portable computers. Although now superseded by Microsoft’s new Windows Phone operating system Windows Mobile and its variants are still widely used outside of the fast evolving smartphone market, particularly on scanner devices which fall into the category of warehousing, inventory and stock control. This article takes a look at what Turbosoft offers for terminal emulation on Windows Mobile devices.
An embedded system is typically a special purpose computer which performs a specific task in an industrial or commercial setting. Unlike a consumer computer which is built to be extremely flexible in the type and range of tasks it can perform an embedded system will often have a very narrow focus - such as controlling a single machine or performing a single job. As a result an embedded system is often built with limited computing power, storage and specialized software designed to limit costs (not to mention power consumption) and give it just the right specifications for the intended usage.
As terminal emulation specialists, Turbosoft also develop terminal emulation software for this class of device.
One of the most striking characteristics of terminal based host interaction, particular for those users who only have experience with Microsoft Windows or Apple operating systems is the fact that interaction with the host is entirely keyboard driven. Many solutions have been devised on both the host and client side with the aim of bringing a modern and user friendly look and feel to host systems. In TTWin one of the simplest and most effective tools to achieve this is what we call Hotspots.