• BETT 2011 - Capita and Stone Computers Demo

    Run throughs of the Stone NC109 rugged netbook and Capita iDevice software

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    1. Cache's Avatar
      Cache -
      I could have this wrong, but the Bromcom Webfolder SD just seems to be browser based so would need constant internet access?

      The thing I liked about the Groupcall one was the fact that it had the offline access which as mentioned would be perfect for PE staff out on the field.

      If only either of them had access to the medical details..... might give groupcall a call tomorrow and get more details.
    1. AyatollahPies's Avatar
      AyatollahPies -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cache View Post
      I could have this wrong, but the Bromcom Webfolder SD just seems to be browser based so would need constant internet access?

      The thing I liked about the Groupcall one was the fact that it had the offline access which as mentioned would be perfect for PE staff out on the field.

      If only either of them had access to the medical details..... might give groupcall a call tomorrow and get more details.
      Surely having the ability for offline could lead to conflicting data when synchronised later on?
    1. Cache's Avatar
      Cache -
      Quote Originally Posted by AyatollahPies View Post
      Surely having the ability for offline could lead to conflicting data when synchronised later on?
      It'd be something which would be need to be raised with Groupcall I guess, but presumably they would have some conflict resolution in place? Maybe someone who was at BETT knows the answer to that one?
    1. vikpaw's Avatar
      vikpaw -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cache View Post
      I could have this wrong, but the Bromcom Webfolder SD just seems to be browser based so would need constant internet access?

      The thing I liked about the Groupcall one was the fact that it had the offline access which as mentioned would be perfect for PE staff out on the field.

      If only either of them had access to the medical details..... might give groupcall a call tomorrow and get more details.
      All the Bromcom products i've ever seen going right back to the huge, thick A5 folders have had offline access. I'm pretty certain the new TWF would do the same, that's how the firedrill part would work, otherwise it would be an instant #FAIL if the server room was on fire. I was testing the system out last year, but stopped when i got too busy. That was fairly cheap too.

      Quote Originally Posted by AyatollahPies View Post
      Surely having the ability for offline could lead to conflicting data when synchronised later on?
      I don't see a conflict, the person that would do it online, fills the data offline and sends it in. There shouldn't be multiple entries for attendance or linked behaviour. It could occur for assessment, but mostly things should be cumulative, so all new data is stored, and it doesn't overlap. It's not designed to edit the more detailed data held on file, which could cause problems.
    1. glennda's Avatar
      glennda -
      Just to let you know I have spoken to Groupcall and they have in the pipeline both and Andriod version and also a Blackberry version.

      The Sims staff on the stand said it was only going to be available for Idevices bu the people on the groupcall stand said otherwise!

      Tpby
    1. vikpaw's Avatar
      vikpaw -
      The SIMS staff told me other devices would be coming to be fair, but it was security issues that meant iApps came first.

      I have now seen this which mentions medical info, however the demo didn't appear to have this, so i don't know if it's just general marketing gumpf (?) with the SIMS logo on:

      http://dl.dropbox.com/u/18886679/SIMS_Emerge.pdf
    1. mb2k01's Avatar
      mb2k01 -
      Just to answer on the Bromcom Teachers' Web Folder questions, as I use the product alongside their My Child At School product.
      Both are web-based and externally accessible. Inside school you can choose to run TWF from the LAN so while technically using a browser, not using the net.
      I also have the mobile version of TWF which looks very nice in iPhones and gets used by a few of our staff.

      TWF is really an alternative for Capita Learning Gateway, not just registration etc.
    1. vikpaw's Avatar
      vikpaw -
      I started to write a comment but it got large and i lost it once, so decided to make a new thread on it. http://www.edugeek.net/forums/mis-sy...tml#post630260
    1. david_1152's Avatar
      david_1152 -
      I'm guessing the Stone price was a one off special for the show, can any one confirm what the education price is now? I'd rather have these stones in school than Ipads...

      Dave
    1. shadowuk's Avatar
      shadowuk -
      Awesome