History of Mobile

Filbitron has been in the business of mobile tablet computing for over two decades. Long ago, we recognized that the intuitive nature of pen input offers a more comfortable and natural interface for mobile workers.  With the resurgence of interest in the tablet as the evolution of the PC, Filbitron is uniquely positioned to combine the benefits of an improved mobile-based operating systems with the proven hardware platforms available to create a mobile tablet solution that will meet the needs of tomorrows computer user.

Filbitron Mobile Computing History

First pen based computer project

The New Brunswick Tourist Board using a Scriptwriter from Data Entry Systems, and software from Filbitron.

New Software development

PenPoint O/S introduction of GO and NCR 3125.

Pen Computing User Conference-Markham

Microsoft and IBM announce pen extensions to OS/2.

Introduction of GRID and Fujitsu hardware.

First Major projects

Sale of GRID PalmPads to Ministry of Finance for property inspection.

First major SFA project on the Fujitsu 325 Point using Filbitron’s PharmaTRAC software.


Continuing Success

Fujitsu introduces the Stylistic 500, with Pen for Windows .

Filbitron delivers on a contract to Best Foods Canada, another major SFA project, using Fujitsu hardware and Filbitron’s WriteTRAC software.

Filbitron supplies Fujitsu tablets to the G7 summit in Halifax.


Fujitsu introduces the Stylistic 1000

Filbitron supplies WriteTRAC to Nabisco Canada and Gay Lea Foods.


First wireless pen-based installation in Canada

Filbitron releases new merchandising WriteTRAC to Bacardi Canada.

1999  Filbitron installs wireless pen based system at ICBC, the largest installation in Canada.
2000 Bill Gates introduces the Tablet PC as the "next generation of computing" at Comdex.

Filbitron moves into the United States with Rand McNally and Unilever de Puerto Rico with Pen Tablets and WriteTRAC.   

2002 Filbitron becomes Canadian distributor and services centre for Motion Computing.
2003 Hydro One deploys large field automation project utilizing rugged Xplore Technologies tablets sourced and serviced through Filbitron.
2004 WriteTRACII is released with comprehensive enhancemnts for the food brokerage industry.
2005 A major milestone as Filibtron installed our 15,000th tablet PC in Canada
2007 PDA version of WriteTRACII is implemented at Ferrero.
2008 Integrated digital photos are added to WriteTRACII.