Honeywell Introduces Built-in GPS for Dolphin 7600 mobile computer

Posted September 15, 2009

Honeywell Dolphin 7600Popular 7600 model enhanced with location-based capability

Honeywell today announced the release of the Dolphin 7600 mobile computer with built-in GPS-tracking hardware. The Dolphin 7600 with GPS is a feature-rich mobile computer with location-based capabilities for enhanced asset tracking and management. Businesses now have a path to easily incorporate location-based services and functions into their standard operations, and users gain the convenience of a streamlined all-in-one solution for both data collection and popular GPS functions.

Unlike other GPS-enabled devices, the flashlight-form factor of the Dolphin 7600 incorporates the extra functionality of GPS while maintaining the standard, easy-to-hold ergonomic design of the regular 7600 unit. The GPS data collected by the Dolphin 7600 can be used for business intelligence systems and strategies, such as route optimization and delivery verification.

“We’re offering GPS technology on the 7600 specifically to address the needs of the transportation and logistics industries, where tracking field assets and optimizing fleet routes is paramount for increased business efficiency,” said Garrison Gomez, Manager of Mobility Marketing for Honeywell Scanning & Mobility. “Incorporating location-based capability into the industry-proven Dolphin 7600 is another example of how Honeywell listens and responds to our customers.”

The Dolphin 7600 with GPS is an extension of the standard 7600, and comes with all of the same proven features as the original model. The ergonomic one-handed design of the unit was built to be held comfortably over extended shifts. Shift-PLUS™ power management technology provides more than 10 hours of battery life, eliminating the need to replace the battery during a single work shift. Adaptus® Imaging Technology allows the Dolphin 7600 with GPS to capture images and read 1D and 2D bar codes, as well as OCR fonts. The GPS unit connection is handled through the onboard Windows Mobile® 6 operating system, meaning no extra installation, configuration, or customizing of proprietary drivers, applications, or services is required.

“Having GPS capabilities in the form-factor of the Dolphin 7600 is unique as it is one unit that does the work of multiple devices,” said Tony Rainbow of Unique ID, a U.K.-based reseller. “This is the perfect solution for any business looking to reap the benefits of GPS, mobile computing, and scanning technology while reducing the amount of equipment they need to carry and to purchase.”

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