Evaluation of Pen-Based Systems for Use at Construction Offices.
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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The construction industry uses many small computer systems with pen-based user interfaces for a variety of inspection, inventory control, scheduling, and forms processing tasks. Improvement in size, capacity, cost, and reliability of handheld computer equipment has made these tools practical for construction office use. These tools are considered to be very promising platforms for the transfer of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers technology through a cooperative project between USACERL and Indiana State University called the Construction Technology Transfer Center. For this phase of research, a survey of private industry was conducted using a Sources Sought Notice published in the Commerce Business Daily. Following the survey, an evaluation matrix was developed and the respondents were evaluated. This report presents the results of the evaluation of commercial pen-based computing equipment for use at construction offices.
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