Tablet management, configuration, useful apps, and equipment/accessories Overview • • • • Tablet management Tablet configuration Useful apps Equipment/Accessories Tablet management • After tables are procured, mgmt should carefully catalogue each unit and assign a coding system. • The code can be the serial number, or in some way linked to the serial number. • This code will allow managers to keep track of each individual tablet, and link them directly with Supervisors and Enumerators. Tablet management • The coding system can even come in handy when creating email addresses, and google accounts for enumerators, etc. This code can become part of your data management system. Tablet management • Labels should be placed on the tablets that provide contact details of survey management incase the tablet is lost. Tablet configuration • For the enumerator tablets, the Interviewer application will need to be installed. Notably, once the tablet has been synced w/ a server, it cannot be synced with another server without clearing the data from Settings-> Application Manager -> Interviewer -> Clear data. Tablet configuration • All applications that can be deleted and not used for data collection, communication, or navigation should be deleted. • Applications which cannot be deleted and are not useful for data collection, communication, or navigation should be locked using Perfect AppLock which can be d/l’ed from GooglePlay store. • Tablet should be encrypted, and password should be kept with the code, and other information. Useful apps • Navigation – Google Maps – Google MyMaps if shapefiles are available • Communication – Gmail: each tablet should have a corresponding email address allowing managers to send messages to all enumerators. – GoogleHangout • Configuration – Perfect AppLock Equipment/Accessories • Tablets – Any tablet as long as it runs Andriod > 4.1, and <= 4.4. – Screen size 7’’, 8’’, 10’’ are suitable. Larger isn’t necessary. – WiFi module, and allow SIM cards (2 sim card slots may be useful’) – GPS sensor – Camera – Battery: shoot for at least 8 hours of life. – Tested models: http://www.worldbank.org/capi Equipment/Accessories • Tablets (accessories) – Cover for storage and protection – Bag for concealing tablet – Anti-glare film – Extra battery pack or recharger Equipment/Accessories • Laptops: For supervisors – Screen size: 14-inch or more – Memory: 2Gb and more – OS: doesn’t really matter, just need a browser • Server: – – – – – – OS: Windows Server 2008 or newer CPU: 2 cores or more Memory: 3.5 Gb or more HDD: 50 Gb or more IIS set up, with ASP.NET MVC Version 4.0 HTTP (port 80) traffic allowed firewall Equipment/Accessories • Connectivity – HQ, and Supervisors have to have internet access to use server. – Interviewers do not necessarily need internet access if there can transmit data via Wifi to Supervisor. – A wireless router in the office is useful for troubleshooting and practice with tablets on 3G connections. This saves money on data as well. – In the field, a mobile battery operated router can be used for a LAC so multiple devices can transmit data.
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