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August 3, 1995


By CBR Staff Writer

Apple Computer Inc’s handheld Newton technology, with its Advanced RISC Machines Ltd processor, continues to win endorsements – in its first year or 18 months, the Macintosh was seen as an abject failure, too – and the latest to go for it is the Dracon division of Harris Corp, Melbourne, Florida. Harris will use the Newton technology in its Craft Digital Assistant, an integral component of Harris’s new concept for communication technicians, the SuperTech 2000 Mobile Communications and Information System. Harris says the the SuperTech 2000 has been ruggedised to withstand the rigours of the telephone servicing field and is the first Newton product to include backlighting. The system is designed to automate telephone technicians’ access to old operating syst ems, despatching and remote test systems used by many phone companies. The system is designed to provide telephone technicians with intelligent tools that allow for mobile wireless communications, saving time, money and personnel resources. Apple says it is currently working with more than 170 system integrators and value-added resellers to create custom offerings for vertical markets that range from field services through health care to education, property, and on to sales force automation.

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