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Members: Electronic Equipment

Volume 503: debated on Wednesday 13 January 2010

To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many types of personal digital assistants (PDAs) PICT supports; and what procedures hon. Members must follow to receive (a) PDAs and (b) upgrades to PDAs. (310348)

PICT currently has a range of five windows mobile devices in its PDA catalogue. Since the service was launched approximately three years ago the range of devices has changed and all those issued in the past are also supported by PICT. The full range of PDAs currently available from PICT can be viewed and ordered in the Commons Members Centre in Portcullis House. Device details and order forms can also be found on the intranet. During 2009 PICT upgraded the Parliamentary infrastructure and as a result will shortly be extending the mobile service further to allow Members to connect their own active synch compatible devices (windows mobile, symbian and iphone) and Blackberry devices securely to Parliamentary Outlook accounts.