Intermec launches rugged mobile computer for Android and Windows

New CN51 offers support for Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 and Android 4.1with multi-touch, outdoor-readable screen and 12-hour battery life

Intermec launches rugged mobile computer for Android and Windows

Intermec , now part of Honeywell Scanning & Mobility, has announced the arrival of the CN51 rugged mobile computer – the company’s latest product to offer the choice of Android or Windows operating systems on a single device.

Designed for flexible application support, this next-generation mobile computing solution offers unparalleled versatility and is primed for use in direct store delivery, transportation and logistics and field service operations.

"With support for both Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 and Android 4.1, the industry-leading CN51 underscores our commitment to innovation and ability to meet the diverse needs of a global workforce," said Peter Fehl, vice president for global marketing at Honeywell Scanning & Mobility. 

The CN51’s large, multi-touch, outdoor-readable screen provides ample room for application viewing with less scrolling for greater productivity, as well as more space for capturing signatures.

It’s also equipped with state-of-the-art smart battery technology, delivering industry-leading battery life that lasts through a full 12-hour shift and beyond without interruption to replace or recharge. 

Intermec believes the CN51 is also the perfect migration option from the current CN50, offering improved processor and area imager performance, while still maintaining accessory compatibility with existing CN50 installations.

For added flexibility, the CN51 is equipped with a voice-capable Flexible Network Radio, allowing the same device to operate on either a CDMA or UMTS wireless network in North America.

With the ability to switch networks on-the-fly, enterprises with large, geographically-dispersed workforces can rely on the CN51 to meet changing coverage needs and ensure anytime, anywhere access to business-critical information.

The new CN51 is available with Intermec’s EA30 or EA31 high performance imagers for optimal reading of 1D and 2D barcodes in various conditions, including low light scanning environments.

With unmatched motion tolerance and snappy scanning, the CN51 also eliminates delays or user frustration during scan-intensive applications, ultimately improving worker productivity. The 5- megapixel color camera combined with Intermec’s cutting-edge image processing technologies also delivers advanced capabilities.

Mobile Document Imaging (MDI) and Remote Deposit Capture (RDC) provide a fast and reliable way to convert full-size paper documents or check payments into electronic files while on the road, transmitting directly from the point of capture to the back-office workflow.

Additionally, industry leading service solutions, like Intermec’s CloneNGo, offer breakthrough device provisioning that makes it easy to replicate a master configuration across an unlimited number of devices to get up and running quickly.

Intermec SmartSystems Management Console also monitors key sub-systems including scanning, communications, and device health, to prevent issues before they impact operations. Intermec’s Medallion Advanced and Support Services help protect your investment by reducing unexpected operational impacts of network communication issues or minimising device downtime. 

Written by Wireless magazine
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