Smart Phones Appear to be the Gadget of Choice
Microsoft announced recently a framework for providing an abstraction layer that allows one to use the mobile phone to connect to various ERP systems. This will allow additional web services capabilities. The announcement is somewhat cryptic but it does open the way for more sophisticated web-based applications to run over the mobile phone network.
What does that mean for Virtual Instrumentation? It means a wider range of choices. Not only does the mobile phone take over the PDA functionality, it also brings additional capabilities in communications, web services, vision, and audio, to name a few.
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Hall T. Martin