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Pi Star Selects QSI’s VTERM-G55 Mobile Data Terminal for its PiMobileCADS

No Comments 03 November 2010

Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) July 31, 2007

QSI Corporation’s rugged mobile data terminal (MDT), the VTERM-G55, is now integrated with Pi Star’s PiMobileCADS and PiMobileRAMP product lines, which are used to service the para-transit and home health care industry. The VTERM-G55 in-vehicle terminal allows Pi Star to schedule client pick ups; monitor vehicle mileage, transit times, location and speed; and send and receive messages to and from the driver. Pi Star is able to communicate with the VTERM-G55 in-vehicle terminal via an external GPRS and CDMA modem.

The VTERM-G55 mobile data terminal used by Pi Star uses a graphic display and a keypad to interface with the user. The terminal can be equipped with two EIA-232, -422 or -485 serial ports and/or an Ethernet 10Base-T interface. The VTERM-G55 has a 320×240 pixel, color LCD display measuring 96 mm (3.8″) diagonal. (optional grayscale display available) and is viewable in most lighting conditions. Other features include 24-key or 40-key membrane / steel snap dome keypad with LEDs; 2 Mbytes flash / 16 Mbytes SDRAM; programmable speaker and real-time clock. The VTERM-G55 in-vehicle terminal is ruggedized to withstand the shock, vibration, temperature and humidity environmental extremes common in many vehicle-related applications today.

“QSI’s VTERM-G55 is very rugged and resists the day-to-day use in this demanding environment. Drivers can even spill soda or coffee on terminals, then clean them up and they still work just fine,” says Mr. Tracy Glende, President of Pi Star. “We especially like that the VTERM-G55 is very easy to program, simple to use, and integrates easily with a variety of wireless communication devices.”

The VTERM-G55 mobile data terminal uses an object-based graphic terminal programming language called Qlarity® (pronounced Clarity). Designing a simple control panel interface or a complete stand-alone application has never been easier. The ability to use pre-defined objects, edit existing objects or author your own objects provides flexibility to the novice and expert alike. Qlarity Foundry®, a PC-based design tool, provides a Windows® environment for screen creation, application simulation, debugging and downloading to the VTERM-G55.

“We are delighted that Pi Star has chosen to use our VTERM-G55 terminal as an integral part of their PiMobileCADS and PiMobileRAMP products. Their success with this terminal once again proves that QSI provides world-class mobile data terminals that are rugged, powerful, economical and highly configurable to a wide range of users,” says Tyler Phillips, Vehicle Products Manager at QSI Corporation. “We look forward to helping Pi Star to continue to grow their business.”

Graphic images of the VTERM-G55 can downloaded from http://images.qsivehicle.com. A VTERM-G55 data sheet can be downloaded at http://www.qsicorp.com/product/vehicle/vterm-g55.php. For more information contact QSI Corporation at 801-466-8770, Fax 801-466-8792, Email info@qsicorp.com, Web www.qsivehicle.com or www.qlarity.com.

For more information on Pi Star’s PiMobileCADS© and PiMobileRAMP© product lines, visit http://www.pistarcom.com or call 502-364-6110.

About QSI Corporation

Established in 1983, QSI Corporation (www.qsicorp.com) is a manufacturer of rugged handheld, panel-mount and pedestal-mount terminals for industrial OEMs and commercial vehicle systems integrators. QSI’s human machine interface (HMI) and mobile data terminal (MDT) products include character and graphic terminals that are programmable, customizable, CE certified and NEMA 4/12/13 rated. Numerous interfaces are available, including EIA-232, EIA-422, EIA-485, J1708, Ethernet and Power-over-Ethernet. QSI excels at designing and building custom and semi-custom terminals able to withstand high levels of shock, vibration, humidity and other environmental parameters. QSI is also the InfiniTouch Force Panel Technology innovator. All QSI Corporation products are manufactured in the USA at the company’s headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information, contact QSI Corporation at 801-466-8770.

About Pi Star Communications

Pi Star Communications was founded in 2004. Pi Star provides “On Demand Mobile Point of Delivery Applications and Solutions” to the delivery industry. Solutions are tailored to each customer’s needs as they relate to making and tracking deliveries from their door to their customer’s door. Our solution includes: location-based intelligence services (GPS/LBS), two-way text messaging, silent dispatch to mobile units, real-time order completion reports, automated customer delivery alert calling system, driver productivity and real-time delivery information. All of Pi Star’s solutions and applications run off the PiMobilePOD© (Point of Delivery) platform. For more information, visit http://www.pistarcom.com or call 502-364-6110.

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Taking A Look At Electric Lift Chair Manufacturers

Electric lift chairs have gone a long way since their humble beginnings. Many elderly and disabled have great difficulty getting up after being seated for an extended period of time, and electric liftchairs were designed to aide the user in standing up. At the beginning, electric liftchairs were no more than modified recliners, lacking both features and safety. Nowadays, electric power chairs can come with everything short of the kitchen sink.

Lift chairs began to take root in the early 80’s, as people were looking to give their elderly parents more freedom and mobility around the house. Simply put, many families installed lift systems onto their living room recliners. The result was a “lift chair” that wasn’t reliable – the frames and upholstery were never designed to be lifted and raised constantly, thus causing the frame of the chair to break frequently. As if that wasn’t dangerous enough, the earliest lift systems were spring based. Unlike the systems we use today, spring based systems simply lifted and lowered with the press of a button. Thus, if one accidentally pressed the button they could be thrown off their seat!

The lack of quality liftchairs could directly be attributed to the lack of dedicated power chair companies. This changed as soon as Pride Mobility and Golden Technologies started making lift chairs. In the late 80’s, these two companies took electric lift chairs to the next level: they began by building the chairs from the ground up. That meant better construction and better quality parts, resulting in a product that was designed to be lifted in the air constantly. They also removed the spring lift and replaced it with electric motors; thus, the liftchair would only raise and lower when the button was pressed, greatly improving safety.

While there are many different companies that make electric power chairs, Pride Mobility and Golden Technology have been around the longest and have the best reputation. When these two companies came to fruition in the 80’s, many of the old style lift chair manufacturers were simply not able to compete with the vastly superior product and went out of business. These days, both companies have expanded and offer a wide array of products, including electric wheelchairs, scooters, and lift ramps. However, electric lift chairs have been, and always will be, their bread and butter.

Thank you for reading our latest article on electric lift chairs. If you have any suggestions for future liftchair articles, then drop by our website at http://www.1liftchair.com and give us a buzz. Your feedback is always welcome.

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