Data Systems came up with an innovative solution for workers who need
access to their desktop computers while away from their desk.
The CruisePAD consisted of remote-control software on a wireless,
flat-panel touch screen, communicating via radio links to a LAN with
single or multiple access points to the network.
Tradewind Software's part in the project, and one of its principal
challenges, was to create an event-driven Windows-look multi-page setup
user interface in 5 languages. It was to offer an on-screen keyboard in 3
sizes, with different layouts for each language. All had to be done
as a TSR (on timer interrupts) in about 64K of memory, and, of course,
very strict deadlines had to be met.
In its second edition, the CruisePAD was introduced in a version using
Citrix Winframe technology, requiring just a single NT server, from which
many wireless workstations could be hosted. Tradewind was again asked to
be the principal contractor in the user-interface portion of the project.