Kevin McClardPresident, Performance Drilling Technology, Inc.
...PDT,s customers started to ask for a hand-held solution encompassing the functionality of PC software. ,The need for a highly portable, rugged and inexpensive data collection unit was something we could not have met until the last couple of years,, said Kevin McClard, President of Performance Drilling Technology. ,The processors in the Palm and Pocket PCs could now handle the computations to the scale that my users desired., During the development, PDT considered Pocket PCs, but were wary of their cost versus a Palm.
Additionally, the lack of long battery life and their durability were issues.The company began work on a portable data collection unit utilizing the Palm.There was also now a need for a solution that could port a subset of the company,s existing software into the new device easily.McClard
evaluated potential vendors.He
and Windows CE and ultimately selected the AppForge
product. ,I chose AppForge because it afforded me greater flexibility in the platforms,, said McClard