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NB-80c

Until now, mobile computing has been limited to a select group of individuals. The GeoBook will change all that. GeoBook is a notebook style computing device designed for the user who is more concerned about functionality rather than technology.

With the NB-80c, there is no need to beconcerned with details such as processor speeds, operating systemsand compatibility issues. The NB-80c makes life simple. Any user can simply plug it in and start to work. In color. No IRQ problemsor system configuration issues. Geobook is designed to bring you all the functions you really need from a notebook at the price of an organizer.

Up to 256 Brilliant Colors

Browsing the Internet? Creating a newsletter? Do it in color with the Geobook NB-80c. The NB-80c includes a 10.4""backlitVGA color display that can display up to 256 colors.

New Alps Touch Pad

The NB-80c features a new touch pad that allowsusers to easily glide their finger across the pad surface to controlcursor movement on the screen. In addition, users can attach a serialmouse to the Geobook via the serial port.

Enhanced Memory Management

Accessing data and displaying images has never been faster due to the enhanced Memory Management used in the NB-80c.

Full PC compatibility

Notebook users know the importance of file compatibility.That's why the BrotherWorks '98 Software Suite, the software installedon the NB-80c, is also shipped on CD- Rom inside every NB-80c carton.Installing the CD-Rom version in a PC provides full file compatibility between GeoBook and PC, including formatting, graphics, and layout. You can even import and export files to your favorite programs like,Word, Word Perfect or even Excel.

Access the Web and Email

The NB-80c has been preconfigured to dial intoEarthLink, a national Internet Service Provider (ISP) with dial-uplocations throughout the United States. This out of the box solutionprovides users with the easiest way to go on the "Net". However,if users would like to subscribe to a different ISP, they simplycontact the ISP they wish to subscribe to and ask them to providethe necessary set up information.

Browser and E-mail Features

HTML 3.2 compatible

TCP/IP Protocol

256 Color and Graphical Viewing ( JPEG/GIF)

POP3 and SMTP for E-mail with PPP dial up capability

Create and Present Slide Shows

With the optional Slide Show Presentation softwarepackage, you can create high quality presentations or even viewor display PowerPoint Files. The presentation can be viewed right on the GeoBook color display or even with a color projector by using the VGA out on the back of the GeoBook. Users can import graphicsin BMP, TIFF, PCX, and GIF file formats and choose from a varietyof fonts, text sizes, styles, and colors to customize presentations.

Internet

This application offers TCP/IP connection to the Internet. The connection is made through the built-in modem.In order to use the Internet application, you must subscribe to anInternet Service Provider. GeoBook has been pre-configured to work with the Earth Link Network. Brother users who subscribe to Earth Link with have the $25 sign up fee waived. However, you may select adifferent ISP if you wish. (except software dependent ISPs suchas AOL, CompuServe,etc.) The Brother GlobeHopper browser provides browsing of the Internet. In addition, the E-mailer program allows you easily send and receive Internet E-mail messages.

GlobeHopper Net Browser

This graphical browser offers color viewing of home pages on the World Wide Web. Moving to each URL is simple. You can view, download or print data directly from the Internet.

  • Supports up to HTML 3.2
  • TCP/IP connection to the World Wide Web
  • Subscribe to any ISP (except software dependent ISPs suchas AOL, CompuServe, etc.)
  • PPP Dial-up Protocol supported
  • Link to additional information
  • Find feature for searching the pages
  • Selectable cache size
  • Bookmark enabled
  • Save or print

Globehopper E-Mail

The Emailer application is one of the featuresused most of ten on GeoBook. Keeping in touch has never been easieror less expensive. Once you have subscribed to an Internet Service Provider,and receive an E-Mail address, you can begin to send and receiveE-mail. Although you cannot use AOL, CompuServe or Prodigy as your ISP you can certainly send and receive E-mail to subscribers of those ISPs. After selecting the emailer application you can composea message, attach a file to it if you wish and send it to anyone who has an Internet e-mail address. When receiving your mail, you can read it, save it, forward it to someone else, print it or delete it.

  • Subscribe to any ISP (except software dependent ISP ssuch as AOL, Compu Serve, etc.)
  • Supports POP3/ SMTP Mail Protocol for Network Dial-up
  • Preferences set up for e-mail address and password data
  • Indications for In box, Out box, Sent and Trash with number of items in each area
  • Icons for Get Mail, Compose, Reply, Reply All, Forward, Previous, Next, Move, Delete and Print
  • Sort messages by date, subject or sender
  • Create and store addressbook
  • File attachment to e-mail message
  • Add a signature phrase
  • Sort or search mail files

PC Compatibility

Import or export files in ASCII, MS Word, WordPerfect, WordStar or Lotus 1-2-3 file formats. And by loading the included CD-ROM version of BrotherWorks '98 on to your PC, you will have perfect compatibility between the GeoBook and your desktop PC. Brother Works'98 runs under Windows for full compatibility including formatting,layout and images. In addition, the standard 3.5"" 1.44 MB floppydisk drive provides unlimited storage.

Communications

You can use the built-in modem to communicate with computers or bulletin board systems. You can share data withothers who are using a computing device with a communications package. Thecommunication application allows you to set and store your systemparameters for communicating.

  • Change the window size
  • Change the font size
  • Options menu for setting protocols
  • Terminal settings for TTY, VT52, VT100, WYSE50,and ANSI
  • Send and Receive Files
  • Create Scripts to automatically dial in to locations

World Clock

The World Clock shows the current time and datefor a home city and for a destination city. This feature is extremely helpful when traveling with your GeoBook to destinations outside your time zone.
GeoBook NB-80c

Slide Show Presentation Software

(Available as an option - May 98)
The easiest way to present your ideas on thego!

With this optional software package users cancreate and view professional presentations. The Slide Show presentation scan be created and viewed on a GeoBook or attach the GeoBook to a full size monitor or LCD projector for group presentations. Also included is a PowerPoint file viewer which allows you to createa presentation on your PC and view it or display it on the GeoBook. Taking PowerPoint presentations on the road has never been easieror more afford able. The two applications available with this software are Slide Show Creator and Slide Show Viewer.

The Slide Show presentations can be viewed on the GeoBook 10.4"" color display, a VGA CRT display, or the GeoBook can be attached to a projector and the slide show displayed to alarger audience. Slide Show Creator

This application allows users to design andcreate a slide show presentation on their GeoBook. All the tools that are necessary to prepare an out standing presentation are included.

  • Templates for a consistent look and feel
  • Variety of background colors and styles
  • Clip Art images to add emphasis to important ideas
  • Import graphics in BMP, TIFF, PCX, GIF file formats
  • A variety of fonts, text sizes, styles, and colors to customize the slides
  • Editing features for perfecting each slide
  • Special Drawing tools for manipulating graphics
  • Easy organization of slides for an effective presentation
  • Quick and easy forward movement to view each slide
Slide Show Viewer
This application allows users to view a filecreated by using the Microsoft PowerPoint software application.Once the file is created on the PC in PowerPoint, the conversionsoftware converts the PPT file into GIF files. The GIF files are then saved to disk. That disk is inserted into the GeoBook when presenting the slide show.

  • Conversion from PPT to GIF takes place on the user's PC
  • Conversion turns PPT file into a series of GIF files
  • GIF files are linked to create Slide Show
  • Slides are in a Read Only format, no editing is permitted
  • Slides can be viewed from floppy, PC card, or Flash Memory
  • Easy forward and backward movement to view each slide

To Do List

Never forget to complete a task. Geobook ToDo List allows you to keep a running list of important items thatneed your attention. Add, delete and mark off items as needed. Withthe optional Puma IntelliSync Synchronization Software, data canbe synchronized with these popular PC PIM applications. ACT 3.0,MS Schedule + 7.0, Lotus Organizer 2.11, Starfish Sidekick for Windows3.11/Windows 95, Now Up-To-Date for Windows 1.0, Day-Timer Organizer2.0, Goldmine and Ecco 3.03/4.0. If you have a To Do List alreadyon your desktop PC, you won't have to re-type, simply synchronizeit with your GeoBook.

  • Create, Edit, Print, Delete and Remove items as needed
  • Set Priorities and sort by priority
  • Create multiple To Do Lists
  • Fax list
  • Optional IntelliSync Synchronization software is availableto synchronize the information in your GeoBook with the To Do informationin your PC.

Planner

Use this planner/calendar for scheduling importantappointments. Never miss an important deadline, meeting or scheduledphone call. Print the calendar by day, month or year at a glance. Withthe optional Puma IntelliSync Synchronization Software, data canbe synchronized with these popular PC PIM applications. ACT 3.0,MS Schedule + 7.0, Lotus Organizer 2.11, Starfish Sidekick for Windows3.11/Windows 95, Now Up-To-Date for Windows 1.0, Day-Timer Organizer2.0, Goldmine and Ecco 3.03/4.0. If you have a calendar or planneralready on your desktop PC, you won't have to re-type, simply synchronizeit with your GeoBook.

  • 3 view modes: calendar, events, both
  • Quick view: today, this week, this weekend, this month
  • Print events by day, month or year
  • Manage multiple calendars
  • Repeating events (weekly, monthly, annually)
  • Event notes (up to 10K characters per event)
  • Search for text in events
  • Print or fax data
  • Optional IntelliSync Synchronization software is availableto synchronize the information in your GeoBook with the Plannerinformation in your PC.

Addressbook

Use the default addressbook for your day today needs or create multiple address books for multiple applicationssuch as a personal addressbook, business addressbook, etc. Store importantinformation such as names, addresses, phone numbers, special notationsabout entries, etc. The data in the addressbook can be merged intofiles to personalize documents or to create mailing labels. Withthe optional Puma IntelliSync Synchronization Software, data can besynchronized with these popular PC PIM applications. ACT 3.0, MSSchedule + 7.0, Lotus Organizer 2.11, Starfish Sidekick for Windows3.11/Windows 95, Now Up-To-Date for Windows .0, Day-Timer Organizer2.0, Goldmine and Ecco 3.03/4.0. If you have the addresses alreadyon your desktop PC, you won't have to re-type, simply synchronizeit with your GeoBook.

  • 3 view models: card, list or both
  • 5 phone numbers per entry
  • Search addressbook for text (case sensitive)
  • Cut, copy and paste
  • Print names, addresses, phone numbers
  • Print names and phone numbers only
  • Print mailing lists
  • Undo
  • Name and manage multiple addressbooks
  • Add notes to address cards
  • Print or fax data
  • Optional Puma IntelliSync Synchronization software is availableto synchronize the information in your GeoBook with the Addressbookinformation in your PC.

File Manager

Organize your files with the file manager. Savetime looking for your information by storing your files into folderswhich you have named yourself. File manager also helps you delete,copy, sort and rename files. In addition, the file manager willguide you through formatting new disks and backing up your work.The file manager will list the files stored in each memory location alongwith their file size. You can open applications directly from thefile manager application by selecting a file from a file managerlist.

  • Copy, move, delete and rename files
  • 32 character file names
  • Copy, move, delete and create folders
  • 99 character file notes
  • Direct editing of files and folders
  • 2 viewing modes - icons or names with details
  • Sort data by date - creation or manipulation
  • Copy, name, format and scan disks

Word Processing

An easy-to-use word processing and desktop publishingprogram which offers the flexibility for creating everything fromthe simplest memo to the most sophisticated desktop published documents.This versatile application offers full WP capabilities plus theability to incorporate drawing functions to get extra creative withyour documents. Your files can be imported or exported to a PC forfile sharing. A variety of font sizes and styles are available,plus template files to help you create some of the more common typesof documents such as newsletters, business letters, memos, etc.

  • True WYSIWYG
  • Drop Down "window-like" menus
  • Short Cut keys
  • Pinnable menus
  • Icon Toolbar
  • 10 font styles
  • 9 text styles
  • Scaleable fonts from 4 pt. to 792 pt.
  • 120,000 word spell corrector
  • 40,000 word thesaurus
  • Undo, cut, copy and paste text and graphics
  • Drag and drop text and graphics
  • Editing views from 25% to 200%
  • Alignments: Left, Right, Center, Justified
  • Line Spacing: 1, 1.5, 2, 3
  • Bulleted lists
  • Tabs: Left, right, center, decimal, dot leader
  • Merge data from other applications
  • Hard page breaks, hard and soft hyphens
  • Special characters and symbols
  • Automatic page numbering
  • Multi-line headers and footers
  • Title page
  • Document Notes
  • Word Count
  • Templates to help you get started
  • Portrait or landscape orientation
  • Print range of pages
  • Print up to 99 copies
  • Fax pages directly

Spreadsheet

The Spreadsheet application makes calculationsquickly and efficiently. You can use a spreadsheet for trackingyour budget, creating presentations and playing "what-if". The GeoBookspreadsheet has 99 built-in functions and 7 different types of chartsand graphs. You can export to or import from Lotus 1-2-3, CommaSeparated Values (CSV), or dBase IV. These formats are recognizedby may programs. Or, you can copy ranges of cells from the spreadsheet applicationto other applications, such as word processing. The spreadsheetapplication includes templates for an Invoice, Checkbook Register,Purchase Order and Travel and Expense Report.

  • Professional level spreadsheet
  • Drop down "window-like" menus
  • Pinnable menus
  • Icon Toolbar
  • 7 types of charts and graphs
  • column, bar, line, area, X-Y plot, pie, high/low)
  • Cut, copy and paste
  • Width/height row and column adjustment
  • Cell borders
  • Cell & range naming
  • Cell Notes
  • Row, column and range sorting
  • Headers & Footers
  • Show or hide grid lines
  • Auto or manual recalculation
  • Built-in functions including financial, mathematical, logicaland statistical
Printing, faxing, importing and exporting files
  • Professional level spreadsheet
  • Drop down "window-like" menus
  • Pinnable menus
  • Icon Toolbar
  • 7 types of charts and graphs (column, bar, line, area, X-Y plot, pie, high/low)
  • Cut, copy and paste
  • Width/height row and column adjustment
  • Cell borders
  • Cell & range naming
  • Cell Notes
  • Row, column and range sorting
  • Headers & Footers
  • Show or hide grid lines
  • Auto or manual recalculation
  • Built-in functions including financial, mathematical, logicaland statistical
  • Printing, faxing, importing and exporting files

Drawing

Use the full range of drawing tools for creatingobjects such as boxes, circles and stars or use the freehand drawingtools to get super creative. Flip, twist, and rotate designs andartwork for added effect. You can import PCX, TIFF, GIF and BMP files into your drawing document. After you create a drawing, youcan copy it into a word processing or spreadsheet file. Some drawingtemplates are included to give you some ideas for items such asMeeting Signs, Greeting Cards, Invitations, etc.

  • Drop down menus
  • Pinnable menus
  • Icon Toolbar
  • Object-oriented draw program
  • Drawing Tools and Bitmap tools
  • Import PCX, TIFF, GIF and BMP files
  • Group objects (fuse) for rotation and scaling
  • Explode objects (defuse)
  • Create shapes like triangles, polygons or stars
  • 6 editing views 12% to 400%
  • Flip, scale, rotate, skew or duplicate objects
  • Direct object editing
  • Portrait or landscape orientation
  • Solid or see through objects
  • Stack (overlay) objects, move stacked objects forward or backward
  • Print or fax pages

Calculator

Looks and works like a standard hand-held calculator.You can access this application from the main menu or from the functionkey row. Includes calculation templates for household, retail, statistical and financial worksheets. In addition to standard calculations, you can also use the calculator function to do standard measurement conversions including:
  • inches/centimeters
  • feet/meters
  • gallons/liters
  • Fahrenheit/Celsius
Other features include:
  • Addition, subtraction, views 12% to 400%
  • Flip, scale, rotate, skew or duplicate objects
  • Direct object editing
  • Portrait or landscape orientation
  • Solid or see through objects
  • Stack (overlay) objects, move stacked objects forward orbackward
  • Print or fax pages

Calculator

Looks and works like a standard hand-held calculator.You can access this application from the main menu or from the functionkey row. Includes calculation templates for household, retail, statisticaland financial worksheets. In addition to standard calculations,you can also use the calculator function to do standard measurementconversions including:
  • inches/centimeters
  • feet/meters
  • gallons/liters
  • Fahrenheit/Celsius
Other features include:
  • Addition, subtraction,
  • Import from PC applications

Book Reader

Two reference books on disk for easy accessto important information. By opening one of these files from thedisk, you can search for specific data within the book. One of thebooks lists area codes for major cities throughout the US and theother book lists their zip codes.
  • Jump to table of contents
  • Cut, copy and paste to documents
  • Turn page tool to move forward/backward
  • Hyperlinks to quickly move to important information

Games (on Disk)

Two popular games are provided on disk for hoursof entertainment. The two games are accessed from the File Managerapplication. Simply click on the icon for the game and you'll beready to play. In addition to the two games that come with GeoBook,you can purchase game packages as options.

  • Solitaire - Test your skill in this popular card game.This electronic version looks and plays the same as the real cardgame. Includes 3 levels of play from beginner to advanced.
  • Turnabout - A strategy game where you try to gain controlof the board by capturing your opponent's pieces. You can play againstanother person or GeoBook

Clip Art Images

A variety of clip art images are provided onone of the disks that comes with GeoBook. In addition, BMP, PCX,GIF and TIFF format images can be imported into GeoBook. All images arestored as a page in the scrapbook area. When you want to includean image in your document, the image is copied from the scrapbookinto the file.

  • 100 Mono Images
  • 31 Color Images
  • Import BMP, PCX, GIF and TIFF file formats

Templates

Templates are pre-formatted documents that youmight want to customize for your specific use. These template filesare examples of the types of files that many users will create ontheir own. The purpose of these templates is to give users ideason how to create their own documents or to allow them to customizethe existing templates to their specific application. The GeoBook shipsa number of templat files stored on a disk. Templates are includedfor the following applications:

  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheet
  • Drawing

Preferences

Customize your Geobook to fit your own personalityand applications. Change the color and title of the main menu screen,set the time and date, etc. Use Preferences to make your selections forhow you wish to configure your GeoBook. For example, you can selectwhether you wish to use the glide pad or an optional serial mouse.Or, you can select options regarding the screen saver. PersonalizeGeoBook so that every time you turn it on you're up and runningquickly and efficiently.
  • Set Time and Date
  • Battery Charging
  • Fax Options
  • Mouse or Glide Pad selection
  • Display time and date
  • Setting interval for screen saving
  • Screen saver pattern
  • Document safeguarding options
  • Main Menu customization
  • Modem set up
  • Printer set up
  • Turning error/alert sounds on/off

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • 10.4"" Color VGA Display
  • AMD®-ELAN SC300-33 Processor
  • GEOS 3.0 operating system
  • GlobeHopper Graphical Web Browser
  • GlidePad pointing deivce
  • Built-in 33.6/14.4 kbps data/fax (send only fax) modem
  • VGA port
  • Memory PC card slot, type II
  • 1 serial port / 1 parallel port
  • 1 NiCd Battery Included, 2nd NiCd Battery optional
  • AC adapter included
  • Unit Dimensions 11.7"" x 2.4"" x 9.6""
  • Unit weight 5.97 lbs
  • UPC code: 012502531265

BROTHERWORKS 98 SOFTWARE FEATURES:

  • WordProcessing
  • Speadsheet
  • Drawing
  • Addressbook
  • Calculator
  • Communications
  • Book Reader
  • Planner/Calendar
  • Games
  • To Do List
  • GlobeHopper Net Browser
  • E-mail
  • Clip Art

PRINTING FEATURES:

  • Can be connected to most laser, ink jet and dot matrix PC printers.

OTHER FEATURES:

  • Built-in templates for key applications
    • Word Processing
    • Drawing
    • Spreadsheet
  • Graphic clip art images
  • Import BMP, TIFF, PCX file formats
  • Import/Export files to major PC software packages
  • Solitaire and Turnabout games
  • Ability to connect external mouse (Serial Port)
  • Ability to connect external Color monitor for full colorviewing(VGA Port)

COMMUNICATION FEATURES:

  • TCP/IP connection
  • GlobeHopper-Internet graphical browser (HTML 3.2 and HTTP 1.1 compliant)
  • Send fax capabilities
  • Send/Receive Internet E-mail (POP3 Protocol)

OPTIONS AVAILABLE:

  • GSS101 Puma® IntelliSync Synchronization Software
  • Game Software
  • BA-4000 NiCd
  • CA-4000 Carrying Case
  • MFD-80 Package of 10 HD Disks
  • Flash memory cards - FC4-(4MB) and FC10-(10MB)
  • ECI External Battery Charger