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Log Scaling On Android Allegro 3

Solving an Old Problem with a Modern Handheld Computer

Caribou Software & Simply Computing

Simply Computing

have teamed up to develop the newest in mobile Log Scaling software solutions that leverage the performance of the Android operating system running on Juniper's Allegro 3 Rugged Handheld Computer. Don't put it off! Now is the time to finally upgrade your log scaling software to a modern platform. There really is an option other than Microsoft's abandoned Windows CE or its kludgy Windows 10 Tablet. Whether you are scaling in a log yard or buying logs off a farmer's truck, Caribou's Log Scaling software allows you record log dimensions, calculate volumes, enter deductions and lookup prices and log values.

If you are a small organization and just want a "stand-alone" hand-held scaling device, you can run the system on a stand-alone basis, managing setup lists and pricing directly on the handheld. Alternatively, the handheld can be integrated seamlessly with Caribou's Cutting Edge back office desktop/server system.

Simple and Intuitive

The Log Entry no longer resembles a DOS screen where you have to remember the entries in each column. Instead, the Android Screen is clean, simple, and understandable. The Tab and Function keys allow you to navigate the entry boxes with ease. You can set up quick keys to allow single character data entry. For example, you can set the 'h' key to mean Hemlock, and the 's' key to mean Sawlogs. The Gross volume is calculated from the length and diameter. You can also enter any log defect deductions. This is a modern application for the new digital log yard.

Our software takes advantage of the Allegro's robust keyboard to minimize keystrokes. Virtually all entry is performed from the numeric keypad and function keys so your hands never leave the keyboard. The rugged handheld works in the cold or in humidity; it handles mud puddles and coffee spills.

No More Swapping Around of Data Files

The Handheld System can operate independently, but works best in conjunction with Caribou's Cutting Edge. The Cutting Edge software allows the office to set up lists of Jobs, Tracts, Lots, Species, Products, Grades, etc. Each morning the scaler downloads the latest lists, ensuring that all data are validated by use of the office lists. There is no longer an option for creative spelling or mis-alignment of data terms. E.g. Pine is always 'P', and not sometimes 'P' or 'PI' or 'LP'.

At the end a shift, the Scaler downloads all the scaled log data from the Allegro 3 over WiFi or Cell to the office database. Log data are sent over the wireless network and loaded directly into the office database for immediate real time use by your Office Staff. There is no swapping of files and no more messing with thumb drives and lost cables.

Just say "No" to manual Scale Tally Sheets and Number #2 pencils!

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Electronic Log Tally Sheet

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Log Data in the Palm of Your Hand

All your log data are stored on the Handheld in a database. The database allows you to store all your loads and logs in one place and allows for easy recall of past scale slips. Log Tallies can be generated as PDF files and shared via e-mail, Dropbox, etc. using today's sharing technology. The software works on- or off-line allowing the scaler to work remotely and then pass the data to the office when in WiFi or cell range.

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Log Rules Handled in Caribou's Scaling App




Replace those old Clunky Systems and get with the Jetsons. What's not to like?

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