We are discussing going that route in the (very) near future. In the mean time, if you would like to contact someone using these at the present time, send me an e-mail and I can get you in touch with them.
Ryan Jackson, Salt Lake City
Re: Electrical Inspections via Laptop or Handheld?#29427 09/17/0301:48 PM09/17/0301:48 PM
Here (around the Buffalo, NY area) UL inspectors all use laptops to keep all their info together. I understand they download the days inspections and data to the home office around 5PM each night. The service is fast.
Re: Electrical Inspections via Laptop or Handheld?#29430 09/19/0303:21 PM09/19/0303:21 PM
Collier (Naples) Fl is using some sort of wireless PDA for their inspection according top my favorite builder but they are the only jurisdiction locally. Lee county uses a computer system but it only updates once a day when the inspectors turn in their paper tickets. You can look at the permit online.
Re: Electrical Inspections via Laptop or Handheld?#29433 10/02/0512:46 PM10/02/0512:46 PM
In one of my towns, I did have a small handheld unit that I would drop off to the office every night. I myself did not like it. The screen was too small and hard to read. ( I hate getting older!)LOL. There was not a lot of room to make notes and comments. There was no "Partial rough/final" either the job passed or failed. Nothing in between and sometimes, you have to give a little. For example, the top floor is rough but not the first floor. You would allow the homeowner to rough and insulate the top floor before they started construction on the first floor. This way you don't disrupt the household too much. The handheld doesn't see it that way. There were several other minor reasons, that I don't remember right now. I was happier keeping my own records.