N/APosted on - 09/25/2014
I own a small company, and I normally use a laptop with Windows 7 to control some equipment. I was wondering if it would be possible to use a tablet to do the job. I have an Archos 101, and my machines use standard serial RS232 to communicate. Are there any adapters (preferably USB) that both the Archos tablet and Android will recognise? If not, is there any other way to make this happen?
Monitoring industrial equipment on an Android tablet
Yes, it is possible to use a tablet to perform many of the tasks you would traditionally use a laptop to perform. There are limitations though, but the benefits of a tablet are the mobility and longer work time without being plugged in. It is also lower cost equipment. Unfortunately, RS232 technology paired with a non-industrial tablet is still fairly new. It hasn't reached a stage where you could viably use your tablet in this way. An industrial tablet is another option, but it may be too expensive for a small organization.