Honeywell Introduces Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 for Dolphin 9900 Series & New Dolphin 9951 with Long-Range Scanner Options

Posted July 28, 2009

Honeywell Dolphin 9951 mobile computerHoneywell today announced two advancements in the Dolphin 9900 product line: the availability of Windows Mobile 6.1 for all models in the Dolphin 9900 series, and the new Dolphin 9951 mobile computer with support for long-range barcode scanning. These two enhancements provide users with advanced technology to accommodate their mobile computing requirements.

Microsoft’s award-winning mobile operating system, Windows Mobile 6.1, is now available for all Dolphin 9900 models. Featuring a broad number of improvements for developers and customers, Windows Mobile 6.1 offers increased performance, advanced features and improved network security functions.

“We are committed to providing our customers with the latest and most sophisticated system available,” said Garrison Gomez, Manager of Mobility Marketing for Honeywell Scanning & Mobility. “We’re offering a free upgrade for all qualified customers, allowing them to immediately realize the benefits of Windows Mobile 6.1.”

“Windows Mobile 6.1 is a flexible platform for building and easily deploying mobile applications,” said Grace Ho, director of product management for the Mobile Communications Business, Microsoft Corp. “Customers using Honeywell’s Windows Mobile devices can take advantage of enhanced productivity in the field and connectivity to their most important information when they need it.”

The second enhancement to the Dolphin product line is the release of the Dolphin 9951 mobile computer. The new device incorporates all of the proven features of the Dolphin 9950, with the addition of three long-range laser options—High Performance, Long Range and Advanced Long Range—to provide scanning functions from five up to 30 feet. Designed for scan-intensive application environments in retail or warehousing, the 9951 is ideal for situations where palettes or other coded inventory are located far away.

“Customers can easily scan hard-to-reach barcodes at the top of a warehouse shelf or across the dock, rather than finding and using a forklift or ladder to get into range” says Gomez. “The ability to scan distant barcodes from the ground saves time and increases safety.”
The rugged design of the 9951 includes the following features:

  • An ergonomic pistol grip to facilitate comfortable single-handed data collection that is easy to hold over extended shifts;
  • Shift-PLUS™ power management technology that ensures uninterrupted battery performance for 10 or more hours, eliminating the need to replace batteries during most work shifts;
  • Three keypad configurations designed to match a variety of end user scenarios, including:
    • a 35-key numeric keypad with shifted alphabetical functions for basic retail use;
    • a 43-key alphabetical keypad with shifted numeric functions;
    • a 56-key full alphanumeric keypad for warehouse and distribution environments.

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