I have always craved new technology; In the early 80’s I tinkered with a BBC Micro Model B computer, later that decade I got hold of an early portable Compaq PC which was quickly followed by a Dell first in monochrome then in COLOUR!!! Early in the 90s it was a car phone, then a mobile phone: I was totally hooked on technology. I remember back in the late 80’s driving all over the country to get hold of the first Hewlett Packard handheld PDA earning the moniker of Inspector Gadget at that particular employer. That HP PDA was a great piece of kit and helped me run my first digital diary, however it was hampered back by the lack of data connectivity options at that time. In the 00’s it was the first Windows “Smartphone”, a heavy, underpowered piece of rubbish that never really worked properly and was more gimmick than gadget.
In the past 15 years since my first iPhone the buzz that I get from new technology has somewhat diminished in step with the decline in real innovations, apart from the folding smartphone which for me is akin to my first Windows “Smartphone” which was an early attempt at something perfected some 5 years later; gimmick not yet a useful gadget.
The experiences I have had have come from working in technology for most of my adult life meaning exposure to the leading (sometimes bleeding) edge of technological developments. I believe that whilst we aren’t experience C-Changes in technology like we saw at the end of the 20th and beginning of the 21st centuries, we are seeing many developments that serve to perfect existing technologies and make these available to a wider audience. For example, handheld devices: no longer the clunky, heavy, underpowered machines of the early 00’s new products are lighter, with brighter screens, unparalleled connectivity, and bristle with functionality like a virtual Swiss-Army Knife. Further, if one draws the much-needed distinction between consumer devices, such as the iPhone, and those designed for industry, such as the 363GL, you get military standard toughness along with the flexibility of hot-swappable batteries. That distinction continues when we consider devices designed for use in healthcare, such as the 362MD, built with anti-microbial materials and certified ANSI/AAMI ES60601-1, or the beautiful Aurora which features an Android 11 operating system, a temperature sensor, and a pupil lamp: the perfect digital companion for medical staff.
Once again I find myself in a privileged position with the recent delivery of the 362MD and the Aurora for me to evaluate and share with others who would like to evaluate them in their specific environment. If you have think you may have a requirement these or any of the products listed in our catalogue and would like an obligation-free 30-day evaluation then why not get in touch.