Reader OdL asks:
As a simple programmer of our laboratory, i’ve made a handy PDA application for our fieldworkers so they can:
- retrieve projectinformation from our database
- walk through a wizzerd to fill in information
- make a CAD-drawing, saved as WMF
- print report including the drawing “on the spot” (HP Deskjet 450, IRDa)
- transmit information & drawings, so the server can generate certificates for authoriation
This all works as a charm, except for the printing part.
We were using “HP Mobile Printing” software, which is now discontinued.
Now comes the time we have to purchase new printers that are not supported by “HP Mobile Printer” software, and so we’re looking for a new solution as well.
The current reports we use for mobile printing, are basically generated HTML-templates with jpg’s, printed from InternetExplorer.
What I wanted to ask from a PDA-expert, what can be the best mobile print solutions for our situation?
I was thinking about using PIEprint from fieldsoftware.com, but the quality kind’a sucks.
Hmm. I haven’t looked at that issue in a long time (since Windows Mobile 5 came out, basically). Here’s what I found after a quick look-see this evening though.
Please let me know if either of this work (or not) for you. I think other people will be interested to learn your findings.