Cityworks has been researching various Windows 7 tablets. Last March, we entered into an agreement with a company called Motion Computing, allowing us access to their ruggedized solutions to test Cityworks Server. As many of you know, I demonstrated their F5V tablet at our conference and discussed several of their other tablets and options.

Cost for “going ruggedized” can be pricey; therefore, we are looking into other Windows 7 tablet solutions, such as the ASUS EEE Slate and the Tangent Tycoon. This is an ever-changing market with new players arriving all the time. As a matter of fact, we just purchased an Acer Iconia Tab W500 tablet to test.

Cityworks Server will work with any of these Windows 7 tablets; however, it is important to note that to interact with the map, you have to choose a Windows tablet with Silverlight support.

Wayne Hill, Executive Director, Client & Information Services