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Old 04-26-2006, 08:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Any flight attendants out there using a BB to access your schedules? I am trying to find out if it is possible to do. My wife would like to use her BB to check Unimatic while she is on trips. SHe has a 7100V on Cingular, but I think I am going to get her an 8700.

Any thoughts / help will be appreciated...

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Is Unimatic something that can be accessed over the internet?
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I'm a flight attendant and use a BB. I manually input my flight sked into it tho. My main use is for my property rental business though...
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Is Unimatic something that can be accessed over the internet?
Yes, it is a system that is accessed via the internet. It uses a Sun JRE applet to connect through. On a computer, you have to install the JRE software before it will work, but I can't find any info on how to do it on a BB.

When I try to log into it, the first place you go is to an AOL / Compuserve site. (My wife works for UAL and that is who manages their access.) On the computer, it takes you to a logon screen very similar to aol.com. After you log in it takes you to another site where the Java applet runs. On a BB, (I have the browser set to emulate IE and have messed with all of the other settings to try to get it to work) the log on screen says that I need to enable cookies and frames.

If someone could figure out how to do this, I bet there would be a market.

I think pilots use a similar system as well.

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If you have to something on your PC for Unimatic to work, the same would probably be the same for the BlackBerry. Also, BlackBerrys dont display frames very well. Check the Unimatic site to see if they list any info on accessing it via a BlackBerry.
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Yes, it is a system that is accessed via the internet. It uses a Sun JRE applet to connect through. On a computer, you have to install the JRE software before it will work, but I can't find any info on how to do it on a BB.

When I try to log into it, the first place you go is to an AOL / Compuserve site. (My wife works for UAL and that is who manages their access.) On the computer, it takes you to a logon screen very similar to aol.com. After you log in it takes you to another site where the Java applet runs. On a BB, (I have the browser set to emulate IE and have messed with all of the other settings to try to get it to work) the log on screen says that I need to enable cookies and frames.

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I see. No, I don't think this one is going to fly on a BB any time soon. However, it may be possible to view the site on a PocketPC if Superwaba VM is installed:

http://www.superwaba.org/install/

Note that I said "may be possible". I have no experience with this yet so I have no idea. Even if it did work, then the best scenario is to replace the BB with a PPC phone model, access the web page from it, and then copy and paste the schedule info into the PPC's Calendar app.

It's too bad they are still using a web site hosted by a company with a questionable future. If they moved over to a BES everyone could use a BB and have direct access to the calendat itself. The people who create the schedules could just push then directly to the attendants' and pilots' calendars and nobody would have to find time to log into a terminal. But then that would make too much sense.
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Thanks for the help guys, I kind of figured it would not be possible. But if you think about it pilots and flight attendants would be ideal for BB. Maybe someday they will update their system and make it more user friendly...

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I used opea mini and went here
http://www.jumpseatnews.com/uni/default.asp
then selected access unimatic and it prompted me for user name etc
maybe give that a whirl
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