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Gallery of Psion II Devices and Accessories

Part 2 - Third Party Products


Contents

Mains Adaptor Andover Hand-held Operator's Terminal APT Projects T.R.E.P. System Prototype CNF41 HART interface Diallers Digitron SF10 Dynasys Barcomm 2 Dynasys Dynapen Dynasys Dyna/Poll 485 Dynasys Relay-Comm Extech Comms Modem Extech Comms Printer II KDG Mobrey Smart Harvester S.A.M.S. Paralink Powamatics Powabak Powamatics Powamax Docking Station Powamatics Powapak Research Engineers Comms Adaptor Research Engineers I.S. Data Logger Sartech Arg5410 Beacon Tester Sony LISA-1 and LISA-2 Sony PRM-1 Touch Plus USB Comms Link Vendata JPX5 Wessex LoggerMate Cases Miscellaneous See also Part 1 - Products made by Psion.


Mains Adaptor

The following device provides a DC socket for a mains adaptor to plug into, similar to Psion's own Mains Adaptor. However this one also connects the whole top slot bus to a male socket at the rear. I do not know what kind of device this would connect to.

Adaptor Connector
Adaptor Connector
Adaptor Connector
Inside, Front
Adaptor Connector
Inside, Back

 

Andover Hand-held Operator's Terminal

This is a Hand-held Operator's Terminal made by Andover Controls. It has to do with telecom, but I do not know exactly what it was used for.

Hand-held Operator's Terminal
Andover Controls
Hand-held Operator's Terminal
Andover Controls
Hand-held Operator's Terminal
Circuit board, front
Hand-held Operator's Terminal
Circuit board, back

 

APT Projects T.R.E.P. System Prototype

When Harvester Information Systems ceased, some of its people founded APT Projects Limited. Shown in these pictures are parts of the prototype version of the T.R.E.P. system (Time Recording for Excel Packages), which is a time and attendance system similar to S.A.M.S. but which includes door access.

The pictures show a box with a red and a green light, showing whether a door is locked or not, an organiser which has wires connected to its buzzer contacts, and the TREP pack. Not shown in the pictures is a magnetic card reader that would also be part of the system.

TREP prototype
APT Projects Ltd.
TREP prototype
Lock status lights
TREP prototype
Organiser
TREP prototype
Organiser inside view
TREP prototype
Software Pack

 

CNF41 HART interface

This device is used to read and control hardware that communicates via the HART Communications Protocol. It comes with a CAB18 cable which has hook connectors at the end that can easily attach to any exposed wires. The MTL611 mentioned on the back is a version of the Psion LZ64 that has been certified as safe for use in hazardous areas. It should apparently come with a datapak containing further software (DP101HS HART datapak) but I do not have that.

CNF41
Measurement Technology Ltd.
CNF41
Measurement Technology Ltd.
CNF41
Measurement Technology Ltd.
CNF41
Measurement Technology Ltd.
CNF41
Inside view, Front
CNF41
Inside view, Back

 

Diallers

These third party devices allow the Psion to dial a telephone number. They may even be able to act as a full modem, sending data over the phone line. They do not contain any driver software themselves, and need a separate software pack to make use of them. I own the software pack belonging with the dialler made by Widget, but do not have the software for the other diallers shown here.

Dial-Link
By Widget
Dial-Link
By Widget
Dial-Link
By Widget
Dial-Link
Inside, Front
Dial-Link
Inside, Back
Dial-Link
Inside, Back
Dial-Link Pack
By Widget

Dialler
By Datex
Dialler Connector
Back
Dialler Connector
Front

Dialler
By Datex?

DT Buzzer
By Dynasys?
DT Buzzer
Back
DT Buzzer
Front

 

The Digitron SF10

This device by Digitron Instrumentation Ltd. allows up to four independent sensors to be attached for measuring temperature, pressure, humidity, or voltage. It also has a connector for communications to a PC or printer. It has no built-in software, so comes with a software pack to control the device. That software allows the measurements to be taken automatically at chosen intervals and logged on a pack.

SF10
Digitron Instrumentation Ltd
SF10
Digitron Instrumentation Ltd
SF10
Circuit board, front
SF10
Circuit board, back
SF10 Thermocouple
SF10 cable
SF10 diskette
SFFD3 Datalogger v2.03
SF10 Software Pack
Version 1.10
SF10 Software Pack
Version 1.14

 

Dynasys Barcomm 2

The Barcomm 2 by Dynasys is very similar to the Dynapen, in that it combines the Comms Link with a barcode reader, except that it has two comms ports in the form of two 6P6C modular connector sockets.
It adds three items to the main menu - 'comms', the standard comms link menu, 'bcode' for accessing the bar code reader functions, and 'ports' for choosing the comms port.

Barcomm 2
Dynasys Technologies Inc
Barcomm 2
Dynasys Technologies Inc
Barcomm 2
Dynasys Technologies Inc
Barcomm 2
Inside view
Barcomm 2
Rear board, front
Barcomm 2
Rear board, rear
Barcomm 2
Front board, front
Barcomm 2
Front board, rear

 

Dynasys Dynapen

The Dynapen is a device that combines the Comms Link with a barcode reader. It adds two items to the main menu - 'comms', the standard comms link menu, and 'barcode' for accessing the bar code reader functions.

Dynapen
Dynasys Technologies Inc
Dynapen
Dynasys Technologies Inc
Dynapen
With barcode scanner
Barcode scanner
Rear
Dynapen
Inside view, front
Dynapen
Inside view, back
Dynapen
Inside view, middle

 

Dynasys Dyna/Poll 485

The Dyna/Poll 485 by Dynasys is a system with which you could connect up to 254 Psion Organisers to a PC for real-time data collection. The Master Unit is connected to a PC, and the Station Unit is very similar except that it slots onto the back of the Organiser, into one of the pack slots. The system could be used for example as a staff attendance system where employees clock in or out at any of the Psion stations and the data was gathered directly at a central computer. The software pack has simple software for precisely this purpose.

Dyna/Poll 485
Station Unit, top
Dyna/Poll 485
Station Unit, bottom
Dyna/Poll 485
Station Unit, inside
Dyna/Poll 485
Master Unit, top
Dyna/Poll 485
Master Unit, bottom
Dyna/Poll 485
Attend Dynapoll Pack

 

Dynasys Relay-Comm

This device combines a Comms Link with relay capability, i.e. the ability to switch on or off other electrical devices wired to it. It adds 'Comms' to the main menu, except in the first position instead of near last like a normal Comms Link.

Relay-Comm
Dynasys Technologies Inc
Relay-Comm
Rear view
Relay-Comm
Inside view
Relay-Comm
Inside view
Relay-Comm
Inside view
Relay-Comm
Inside view

 

Extech Comms Modem

This is the Comms Modem by Extech. This one includes the optional bar code reader attachment.

Extech Comms Modem
Box
Extech Comms Modem
With Barcode Pen
Extech Comms Modem
Front view
Extech Comms Modem
Side view, Left
Extech Comms Modem
Side view, Right
Extech Comms Modem
Inside view
Extech Comms Modem
Battery compartment

 

Extech Comms Printer II

This is a combined Printer, Magnetic Card Reader, Bar Code Reader, and Comms Link. It is made by Extech Data Systems. Whereas Psion's Printer is thermal, this is a dot matrix printer that uses a small ink ribbon. The red button visible when the cover is removed is for feeding the paper through. The mains adaptor supplies 1000 mA at 9V.

Extech Comms Printer
In Box
Extech Comms Printer
In Box
Extech Comms Printer
Extech Comms Printer
Front
Extech Comms Printer
Left side
Extech Comms Printer
Right side
Extech Comms Printer
Back
Extech Comms Printer
Battery compartment
Extech Comms Printer
Battery compartment
Extech Comms Printer
Battery
Extech Comms Printer
Cover removed
Extech Comms Printer
Cover removed
Extech Comms Printer
Paper, ribbon removed
Extech Comms Printer
Inside, close-up
Extech Comms Printer
Inside, close-up
Extech Comms Printer
Spare ribbon
Extech Comms Printer
Floppy Disk
Extech Comms Printer
Manual

 

KDG Mobrey Smart

This device by KDG Mobrey is used to read and control the MSP100, which is an ultrasonic liquid level sensor. It communicates via the HART Communications Protocol, like the CNF41 above, and similarly has two single-wire connectors. It comes with a flashpak containing software to control the device, as the device has no built-in software of its own.

KDG Mobrey Smart
Front
KDG Mobrey Smart
Back
KDG Mobrey Smart
Connector Cable
KDG Mobrey Smart
Inside view, Front
KDG Mobrey Smart
Inside view, Back
MSP100 Software
K4472, Ver2.2

 

Harvester S.A.M.S.

S.A.M.S., the Staff Attendance Monitoring System by Harvester Information Systems, consists of a Psion Organiser (normally a P250) with a magnetic card reader, inside a metal housing. It was used as a modern version of a punch clock, where employees clock in and out of work by swiping a card through the reader. Its software allowed many kinds of reports to be generated. The VHS videotape contains a three and a half minute promo for the system. Harvester had sold 11 of these systems by the time the company folded.

S.A.M.S.
Housing unit
S.A.M.S.
Housing, opened
S.A.M.S.
With Organiser
S.A.M.S.
Wall Mount
S.A.M.S.
Systempak
S.A.M.S.
Promo videotape
S.A.M.S.
Promo videotape
S.A.M.S.
Promo videotape
S.A.M.S.
Info pack
S.A.M.S.
Staff Course info

 

Paralink

The Paralink is similar to a Comms Link except that it connects to a a parallel bus instead of a serial bus, which means it was primarily used for connecting to printers. It was sold by Widget, though it was created by Silvertree Engineering Ltd.
The first paralink shown below has no internal software. The software was supplied on a Datapak, which in this case was a French language version. It seems however that English language versions at that time did already have built-in software. Later versions of the Paralink had built-in software that was multi-lingual.

Paralink
Paralink
Inside, Front
Paralink
Inside, Back
Paralink Pack
(French)
Paralink
Manual (French)
Paralink
Paralink
Inside, Front
Paralink
Inside, Back
Paralink
Box
Paralink
Manual

 

Powamatics Powabak

Powabak is a top slot backup battery module made by Powamatics. It contains a rechargable 9V square battery which gets recharged when connected to a mains adapter. Unfortunately its battery cannot be easily replaced because the LED is glued in place.

Powabak
By Powamatics
Powabak
By Powamatics
Powabak
Internals
Powabak
Circuit board, front
Powabak
Circuit board, back

 

Powamatics Powamax Docking Station

This is the Powamax recharger docking station by Powamatics. It would come with a special rechargable battery that had two extra contacts on its side. The Organiser's battery cover is then replaced with the one shown here. When the Organiser is placed in the docking station, the battery is connected to it and gets recharged. The organiser would need to be without its keyboard cover.
Pictures of the battery and battery cover are in next section for the Powapak.

Docking station
By Powamatics
Docking station
Internal view
Docking station
Circuit board
Docking station
Circuit board

 

Powamatics Powapak

Powapak by Powamatics is a backup battery module built into the keyboard cover. It contains a rechargable battery which gets recharged when connected to a mains adapter. Of course, the cover can then no longer be closed over the keyboard. The organiser itself contains the same special battery and battery cover as is used with the Powamax docking station.

Powapak
By Powamatics
Powapak
By Powamatics
Powapak
Internals
Powapak
Internals
Powapak
Internals
Powacell battery
By Powamatics
Powacell battery
By Powamatics
Powacell battery
By Powamatics
Battery cover
By Powamatics
Battery cover
By Powamatics

 

Research Engineers Comms Adaptor

This device seems to allow communication similar to a Psion Comms Link, as it has the same plug. It has no built-in software however, and I don't have a software pack for it, so I don't know exactly what the device does.

Comms Adaptor
Research Engineers Ltd.
Comms Adaptor
Research Engineers Ltd.
Comms Adaptor
Research Engineers Ltd.
Comms Adaptor
Inside, front
Comms Adaptor
Inside, back

 

Research Engineers I.S. Data Logger

This device is an Intrinsically Safe data logger. It is very similar to the Digitron SF10, but can have only one measurement device attached. It has no built-in software, but can be controlled using the Digitron SF10 Logger software.

I.S. Data Logger
Research Engineers Ltd.
I.S. Data Logger
Research Engineers Ltd.
I.S. Data Logger
Inside, front
I.S. Data Logger
Inside, back

 

Sartech Arg5410 Beacon Tester

This device communicates with the radio beacons used on ships that are used for search-and-rescue (SAR) operations. It receives radio signals at 406MHz, and also has an infrared LED and a co-axial cable connector. With this device you can test whether the beacon is working properly before you set off on a boat trip.
Almost all the electronics inside it is surrounded by metal casing blocking most electromagnetic waves that could interfere with the signal. It has no built-in software, but has a datapack with the necessary driver and software on it.

Arg5410 Beacon Tester
Sartech
Arg5410 Beacon Tester
Sartech
Arg5410 Beacon Tester
Sartech
Arg5410 Beacon Tester
Detached
Arg5410 Beacon Tester
Inside, front
Arg5410 Beacon Tester
Inside, back
Arg5410 Beacon Tester
Inside, left side
Arg5410 Beacon Tester
Inside, right side

 

Sony LISA-1 and LISA-2

The LISA interface (Links and Innerbus Service Adaptor) by Sony connects the organiser to some of Sony's Video 8 camcorders. It can recalibrate various settings such as the focus and shutter speed. It has no built-in software, so comes with datapaks containing the control software for the various camcorder models.

Here is an early version of the LISA-1. It seems to be missing a lead with minijack connector on the end, but it has two unconnected short wires inside that the lead should probably be connected to.

Sony LISA-1
Sony Service Centre
Sony LISA-1
Sony Service Centre
Sony LISA-1
Inside view
Sony LISA-1
Inside, front
Sony LISA-1
Inside, back

This is a slightly later version of the LISA-1.

Sony LISA-1
Sony Service Centre
Sony LISA-1
Sony Service Centre
Sony LISA-1
Inside view
Sony LISA-1
Bottom PCB, front
Sony LISA-1
Bottom PCB, back
Sony LISA-1
Top PCB, front
Sony LISA-1
Top PCB, back

This is the LISA-2. It is not clear what the differences are with the LISA-1, because it is used in exactly the same way.

Sony LISA-2
Sony Service Centre
Sony LISA-2
Sony Service Centre
Sony LISA-2
Inside view
Sony LISA-2
Inside, front
Sony LISA-2
Inside, back
Sony LISA-2
Inside, back
Sony LISA-2
Inside, back
Sony LISA Packs
For various camcorder models
Sony LISA Manuals
For various camcorder models

 

Sony PRM-1

This device by Sony provides the ability to send infra-red signals, allowing the Psion to control and program Sony televisions.

Sony PRM-1
Sony Service Centre
Sony PRM-1
Sony Service Centre
Sony PRM-1
Inside, front
Sony PRM-1
Inside, back
Sony PRM-1
Software pack

 

Touch Plus

The Touch Plus device has a sensor on its casing, and has a sensor at the end of a wire attached to the device via a modular 6P4C connector. The device contains no electronics, and the sensors are wired in parallel directly to the Psion. Each sensor consists of an outer metal ring and an inner contact, which are electrically connected by your skin when you place your thumb or finger on it. It is not clear to me what the device is for, and I do not have any software that uses it.

Touch Plus
Touch Plus
Touch Plus
Touch Plus
Inside view
Touch Plus
Inside view
Touch Plus
Inside view

 

USB Comms Link

This is a Comms Link that connects directly to a USB port, instead of an RS232 port. It was given to me by Olivier Gossuin, who designed and created the electronics of this excellent device. I adapted the case of an existing Comms Link / Power Supply adapter to contain it.

USB Comms Link
By Olivier Gossuin
USB Comms Link
By Olivier Gossuin
USB Comms Link
By Olivier Gossuin
USB Comms Link
Inside view, front
USB Comms Link
Inside view, back

 

Vendata JPX5

The Vendata JPX5 combines a bar code reader, a Comms Link, and a battery pack all into one unit. Unfortunately I am unable to open it without causing damage so I have no pictures of its insides.

JPX5
By Vendata
JPX5
By Vendata

 

Wessex LoggerMate

This device is the LoggerMate by Wessex Electronics Consultants. It is a sensor of some kind, but its electronics are encased in a transparent silicone rubber and cannot be opened further. The circuit board in the top slot plug has writing that suggests it is an infrared sensor ("©1996 Psion IR Interface"). It has no built-in software, and I do not have the software pack needed to control the device.

LoggerMate
Wessex Electronics Consultants
LoggerMate
Wessex Electronics Consultants
LoggerMate
Circuit board, front
LoggerMate
Circuit board, back
LoggerMate
Sensor

 

Cases

Many kinds of Organiser cases were made, ranging from leather cases to hard plastic boxes.

RO1 Protective Case
SES Data Systems Ltd.
RO2 Protective Case
SES Data Systems Ltd.
RO2 Protective Case
Opened
RO2 Protective Case
Inside
Leather Filofax Case
Transform Ltd.
Leather Case
Leather Case
Leather Case
Leather Case
Leather Case
Leather Case
With Psion badge
Leather Case
Blue leather
Leather Case
Red leather
Nylon Case
Nylon Case
British Telecom Logo
Leather Case
Denwood Designs Ltd
Leather Case
Denwood Designs Ltd
Suitcase
Suitcase

 

Miscellaneous

Back It Up
Box
Back It Up
Diskette
Back It Up
Manual