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    Anyone remember these ?

    Anyone remember these ?-bromcom.png



    I just an image on Google and it reminded me of the horrible daemon that was... BromCom.

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    I started here after that stuff was gone, but theres still a few of their "WiFi?" wall mounted boxes on the walls here and a caddy of their Acer Laptops that are slowly dying away to obscurity.

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    You had laptops ? We had this horrible grey thing with a green screen..... They were horrible... It was like a tablet type design with loads of buttons.

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    Oh how I miss the days of the Bromcom tablets for the staff to take the register. Slowly taking out the old WiFi kit that is still around even though we moved over to SIMS Lesson monitor several years ago. I did prefer the web browser register to Lesson Monitor as it was faster for the staff to login to.

    Ah those were the days

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    well from what I gather, we have a load of archaic Acer TravelMate laptops in a caddy here, (windows ME based stuff) which were supposed to be on bromcom, the previous tech had one of those old grey touchscreen/slate PCs running XP, wasnt a light device though at all.

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    Bromcom are still going aren't they? I'm pretty sure that one of their reps posts on here on a semi regular basis.

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    They had these when i was at school. (start of year 10/11 (2004/5) They stuck a old computer in each room for the staff to use to do reg's. They even used some old messaging program (which i cant think off)

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    The devices we had wern't actually a tablet, more like a device, that had like a open close bit on the front like a phone case perhaps would have. The amount of times I'd be called to a lesson because the BromCom wasn't connected / working...

    Jeez - Yeah... good memories!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjitservices View Post
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    Aren't they those films where two blokes meet under awkward (and funny) circumstances before falling in love?
    Last edited by Garacesh; 13th May 2014 at 01:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjitservices View Post
    You had laptops ? We had this horrible grey thing with a green screen..... They were horrible... It was like a tablet type design with loads of buttons.
    We had the horrible things too. I believe they ran on a ZX-81 processor...

    We had a break in when we were still using these and the thieves stole one of these grey things and a laptop at the same time. Funnily enough the grey thing was discarded a few yards away from the edge of the College site. The laptop was never recovered though.

    Meldrew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garacesh View Post
    Aren't they those funny films where two blokes meet under awkward (and funny) circumstances before falling in love?
    These days, yes I suppose it is!! Never thought of that one did they

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norphy View Post
    Bromcom are still going aren't they? I'm pretty sure that one of their reps posts on here on a semi regular basis.
    They are still going and actually post quite regularly in the MIS Forum on here which could make this thread somewhat awkward...

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    We still use bromcom. Never had the handheld devices as we had a PC in everyroom using Winfolder. Everything is web based now.

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    Sorry - Just reminded of Pepperidge Farms!!

    Anyone remember these ?-8rek6.jpg

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    I had one of my favourite demos at their offices (back 2003-4 time) - they were supposed to be demoing their software to me and our office manager and they couldn't get it to work - the techie and the sales guy starting arguing and it nearly ended in fisticuffs. Needless to say, we didn't pursue a purchase...

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