Re: Intellilink or Connectivity pack?

Dennis Stephens (
Sat, 22 Feb 1997 08:18:32 -0500

Hello Michael:
I faced a similar situation when I switched from a Wizard model 7620 to the
HP100. I used an Intellilink product(Intellilink is now known as Puma
Tech)to connect my favorite PIM(Ecco 3.03) to my Wizard. When I decided to
upgrade both my PIM and PDA, Intellilink didn't support Ecco 4.0 connecting
to the HP100. I went with the HP standard connectivity pack plus Clip & Go
and didn't miss a beat. As a PIM, the Ecco features are much more
sophisticated than HP's PIM but like you, all I needed was appointment
times, a to do list, phonebook and an event scheduler on my PDA. HP's
standard connectivity pack will do that seamlessly. My HP100 has more
calculating power that the Wizard I owned and that is why I made the switch
in PDAs.

Good Luck:

> To:
> Subject: Intellilink or Connectivity pack?
> Date: Friday, February 21, 1997 4:28 AM
> Hi all,
> I recently bought an HP OmniGo100 in London (ex-demo, from
> Morgan's, but in mint condition) and I now want to link the PIM with
> my Win3.1 desktop at work. I currently use Sidekick 2.00p, which I
> like, but I want as close as 'seamless' connectivity as I can get
> between the OmniGo and my desktop PIM. All I really need is to keep
> appointments, and address (and maybe todo items, and notes)
> synchronised. For that I am willing to move from using Sidekick to
> the HP desktop version of the PIM, if that will give me what I want.
> Will the standard HP connectivity pack do what I want? (It will cost
> me more than the OmniGo in London!) I've heard about a 'new'
> connectivity pack --- but am not sure if the ones I see in the shops
> are this new one (if it exists) or the old one. How do I tell the
> difference, and what benefits do I get from the new one?
> An alternative is to use the IntelliLink product, and stick with
> Sidekick. Again, will this do what I need? (I need to find out the
> cost of this in London, and I assume a cable too.)
> Thanks in advance for any information. If I get some good advice
> I'll complie it for the list.
> By the way --- I know that OmniGo has an HP12C, but I would like a
> good RPN scientific calculator. (The HP12C emulator looks ugly,
> even if it is faster and more accurate than the original.) As
> things stand I have an HP15C, and I reach for that before the OmniGo.
> These days I only need simple scientific functions (exp, Ln, sqrt, and
> some stats), but I've been spoilt by years of use of the HP15C and
> RPN. Anyone know a good GEOS RPN calculator?
> Hey, I just realised that I bought my HP15C in 1984 and it cost more
> than the OmniGo today (without allowing for inflation)!
> Again, thanks in advance for any advice.
> Michael Jones
> London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine