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PicoPeta Simputer: Business and Usage Benefits

Simple and Intuitive interface for a petrol pump application

Simple and Intuitive Simputer application to manage inventory and sales at a petrol pump (gas station)

Excel-like spreadsheet on the Simputer

The PicoPeta Simputer displays a spreadsheet similar to MS-Excel. Note how the keyboard at the bottom (called Tapatap) allows the user to input text with a few penstrokes

The PicoPeta Simputer is a full-featured and powerful handheld computer.


1. The Simputer can work anywhere

  • Pocket-sized and handheld
  • Rechargeable batteries with life upto 8 hours
  • Wide range of power sources, including say, car batteries

2. Sleek design and display

  • Colour display (being implemented)
  • Back-lit display (being implemented)for use in the dark

3. Simputer can "read out" text in almost all the world's languagess

  • Currently supported: Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, English
  • Integrated speakers and soundcard

4. Literacy and knowledge of English not mandatory

  • Consistent interfaces in Indian languages
  • Icon-based interaction


5. Shareability and auto-authentication

  • Integrated SmartCard reader, so that one Simputer can be shared by many people
  • SmartCard ensures that no elaborate identification process ("login"/"password") routine is necessary

6. Perfect for road warriors

  • Easy Data capture (stylus, form-based data entry)
  • Easy Data Access (connectivity with company databases through the Internet)

7. Familiar business tools

  • Notepad
  • Spreadsheet
  • Calculator
  • Image Viewer

8. Automatic Location Determination

  • The Simputer can connect with GPS devices


9. Synchronize data with PC

  • Several modes of connectivity with PCs, to transfer data to and from the Simputer

10. Print on the move and connect with everyday devices

  • USB port
  • Serial port
  • Infrared Wireless Connectivity
  • Built-in modem
  • Connectivity with mobile printers
  • Compatible with WLL (CDMA & CorDECT)

11. Surf the web on the fly

  • Built-in modem
  • Connectivity through phone lines to any ISPs
  • Web browser


12. Play music and other audio, and record speech

  • MP3 player
  • Integrated speakers and soundcard
  • Microphone


13. Low one-time cost

  • Optimized hardware
  • No software licenses on the basic Simputer
  • Shareable

14. Low recurring cost

  • No "planned obsolescence" of software and hardware

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