Test and Tag Supplies has released a new mobile recording system – PATBuddy.
PATBuddy is a PDA and desktop based system for recording the testing and inspection of portable appliances in accordance with the AS/NZS3760.
PATBuddy utilises the Palm operating system for compatible PDAs (Personal Digital Assistant) and combines the mobile efficiency of these units with a desktop PCs for reliable data storage. Other platforms are due to be released shortly.
Simple mobile recording with PATBuddy
The standalone PDA based system allows those testing and tagging to enter appliance data in any level of detail. Users can provide detailed appliance results, or alternatively, just PASS/FAIL data making data entry simple and effective.
Results are transferred to the PC following testing for reporting and can be sent to the PDA for retesting. Appliances due for testing on the PDA can be found at a glance with an easy to use on-screen list.
The system is targeted towards users of non-recording appliance testers who require a simple solution for recording appliance data without investing in an expensive recording system and expensive software.
PATBuddy delivers a unique user interface. The PC replicates the screen layouts of PDA on screen so operators need to only be familiar with one user environment - that of the PDA.
Multiple users and options
Multiple user licenses allow several operators to all submit data to the same electrical appliance database, making the system suitable sites of all sizes.
Report printing from the handheld, barcode scanning and multiple user licenses are all available ad-on options.