Honeywell rolls out ultra-rugged handheld computer
Mobile computer running Android provides distribution centres and logistics workers in the Middle East with keypad and touchscreen interface.
Honeywell has launched the next-generation of ultra-rugged handheld computers built and operated on the company’s Mobility Edge Platform.
The Dolphin CN80 is a hybrid device that incorporates both a traditional keypad and a large touchscreen interface to give workers in the Middle East flexibility to quickly input data. The handheld computer, which runs the Android operating system, is designed for demanding environments, including distribution centres, field mobility applications such as pickup-and-delivery and direct store delivery, and offers options for cold storage or hazardous location environments.
“Workers in distribution centres or out in the field rely on their mobile devices to provide rapid data entry at high transaction rates,” said Miroslav Kafedzhiev, vice president and general manager, META, Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions. “For many of our customers who work in challenging locations in the region, or who have applications that rely on keyed shortcuts to speed data entry, a physical keypad remains a popular option for capturing mission-critical information.”
The new handheld computer features a 4.2-inch touchscreen display along with a choice of either a numeric or a QWERTY keypad. In addition, the CN80 features enhanced 1D and 2D scanning/data capture options with the ability to read bar codes from as close as 6 inches to as far as 50 feet and an ultra-rugged design with the ability to withstand multiple drops onto concrete from 8 feet and 2,000 tumbles from 3.3 feet. The device also features a long battery life to support shift work, extended talk-times and heavy GPS usage.