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Motorola MC9190-G vs. MC9090-G Mobile Computer Feature Comparison

Posted March 2, 2011

The Motorola MC9190-G mobile computer builds on the successful MC9090-G, offering more processing power to support today’s applications, more scanning options, better scanning performance, government grade security, a higher resolution display and a more rugged touchscreen and scanner exit window. The following chart highlights all the technology advances in this next generation in the MC9000 Series.

Feature Motorola MC9090-G Motorola MC9190-G Benefit
Processor Intel XScale PXA270 @624 MHz Marvell PXA320 @ 806 MHz Faster processing improves application performance and user productivity, translating into minutes or even hours saved each week.
  • Windows CE 5.0:
    64MB/64MB or 128MB/64MB
  • Windows Mobile 5.0 Premium or 6.1 Classic:
    64MB/128MB or 128MB/128MB
256MB RAM/1 GB Flash Major increase in memory improves application processing speed — with ample processing space, there is no need to swap programs in and out of memory during a transaction.
Operating System
  • Windows Mobile 5.0 Premium Edition
  • Windows Mobile 6.1Classic
  • Microsoft Windows CE 5.0
  • Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 Classic
  • Microsoft Windows CE 6.0
The latest in mobile operating systems allows your business to take advantage of the latest feature set, including increased flexibility, interoperability and security.
SD Expansion Slot SD/MMC card up to 1GB SD/MMC card up to 32GB Larger expansion slot capacity provides ample storage for the largest applications.
Interactive Sensor Technology (IST) No Yes Enables leading edge motion-based applications, including dynamic screen orientation, power management and free-fall event logging as well as access to accelerometer data for custom applications.
Scanning Options
  • 1D Laser (SE1224)
  • 1D Laser Long Range(SE1524-ER)
  • 1D/2D Imager (SE4400)
  • 1D/2D Imager with DPM (SE4400-HD)
  • 1D Laser (SE960)
  • 1D Laser Long Range (SE1524-ER)
  • 1D/2D Imager (SE4500-SR)1D/2D Long Range Imager (SE4600)
  • 1D/2D Imager with Driver’s License parsing (SE4500-DL)
  • 1D/2D Imager with DPM (SE4500-HD)
Provides more data capture options, including long-range capture of 1D and 2D barcodes. In addition, the four imager options all offer Motorola’s revolutionary imaging technology, which delivers stunning laser-like stunningperformance on both 1D and 2D barcodes. The degradation of 1D barcode scanning performance typical in today’s 2D imagers is eliminated, expanding data capture capabilities to include 2D barcodes as well as documents, imagesand signatures — without impacting user productivity or scanning accuracy.
FIPS 140-2 Certification No Yes Certified for use in government applications.

3.7 in. QVGA mono or color for Windows CE

3.7 in. QVGA color only for Windows Mobile

3.7 in. VGA color for all operating systems Best-in-class 3.7 inch high-resolution backlit color VGA touchscreen display provides great readability in any lighting condition — from bright sunlight to total darkness.
Gorilla® Glass scanner exit Window No Yes Increases the durability of the scanner exit window with glass that is virtually impervious to damage — including scratches.
Hardened touchscreen Yes Yes — with increased hardness The increased hardness further improves resistance to wear and tear.
Integrated UHF RFID tag No Yes Businesses that have deployed RFID can automatically track the movement and location of MC9190-G devices. Automated real-time inventory enables cost-effective compliance with accounting regulations such as FASB. And the ability to quickly and easily locate misplaced devices ensures that your devices are always available for workers on the next shift. Device utilization and worker productivity are increased, improving the return on investment.
Motorola Mobility Platform Architecture (MPA) MPA 1.0 MPA 2.0 The latest Motorola MPA platform provides the latest best-in-class technology architecture, providing an extended lifecycle and future-proofing. In addition, the standardized platform preserves existing application investments by enabling easy and cost-effective porting of applications from other Motorola mobile computers.
Bluetooth Version 1.2 2.1 with EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) The latest Bluetooth technology provides a faster wireless connection to more device types (up to 3 Mbps) over a more secure connection.
Bluetooth Stacks StoneStreet StoneStreet or Microsoft Select the stack that best meets mobility needs.
Swappable Operating Systems No Yes The ability to send the MC9190-G to a Motorola Service Center to switch between CE and Windows Mobile operating systems eliminates the need to purchase new mobile computers to accommodate a future OS migration.

Rugged Laptop and Barcode Scanner Address 5 Rights of Medication Safety Requirement

Posted February 23, 2011

Five Rights healthcare solution

Executive Summary

University Community Health was in search of a 2D barcode scanner that could interact with its Panasonic Toughbook T8 to increase point-of-care safety and ensure the Five Rights initiative – right patient, right drug, right time, right dose, and right form. The solution replaces a pen and paper process with the introduction of a software driver, customized by BarcodesInc, which allows the Honeywell 2D barcode scanners to communicate with the Panasonic Toughbooks.


Driven by hospital specific directives to ensure the right hospital staff was prescribing the right medication to the right patients, hospitals are beginning to invest in barcode-based systems to ensure patient charting is performed electronically.

For patients being administered several forms of medication, healthcare providers routinely deployed a pen and paper patient charting solution that resulted in manual errors ranging from incorrect prescriptions provided to patients to unqualified hospital personnel administering medication. Due to a limited write space available on patient charts, the net result was an ineffective pen and paper process that was incapable of generating specific history of what hospital professional administered what dose at what time, thus reducing patient safety.

University Community Health Hospital decided to invest in an electronic solution to replace patient charts, including the capability to reduce manual errors and increase its space capability by providing nurses with Panasonic Toughbooks. However, the nurses soon realized that the solution, although safer for patients, was very tedious and demanded more time with each patient. Hospital employees were still required to include as much, if not more, patient information, as well as detailing all medication administered at precise times to each patient.

University Community Health was in search of a quicker, more effective solution that would not compromise its patients’ safety.


In response to the hospital’s need for a more effective solution, BarcodesInc customized a software driver that would allow the Panasonic T8 Toughbooks to interface with the Honeywell 4600g HD and 4820HDHM barcode scanners. This solution allowed nurses the ability to scan all medication and patient information, while eliminated the requirement to manually input all the information into the Toughbooks. The solution is designed to allow nurses to scan a medication and patient wristband to ensure that the right prescription is going to the right patient. Additionally, after the patient consumes the right medication, the nurse validates that it has been administered by once again scanning the patient’s wristband.

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Datalogic Gryphon 4000-HC (Healthcare) Barcode Readers Protect You and Your Patients

Posted February 23, 2011

Datalogic is pleased to announce the Gryphon 4000 series of bar code readers has been expanded with the introduction of the Gryphon™ 4000-HC (Healthcare) models. The Gryphon™ HC series offers both corded and cordless linear imagers, targeting the healthcare industry and other bacteria-sensitive environments with special ‘disinfectant-ready’ barcodes scanner enclosures and patient features.

As global healthcare initiatives continue to push organizations towards automatic data capture, the Gryphon HC bar code readers include disinfectant-ready enclosures featuring silver ion-based antimicrobial additives. Coupled with industry leading sealing ratings, these special enclosures withstand daily cleaning with harsh disinfectant solutions, which helps reduce the spread of germs. The strength of these enclosures expands the life of the product, improves scanning performance and most importantly, secures a patient’s right to obtain quick and accurate data regarding medical treatments.

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LXE Announces Tecton Rugged Handheld Mobile Computer

Posted February 7, 2011

LXE announced today the launch of the Tecton™ rugged handheld computer, targeting supply chain applications. The successor to LXE’s highly successful MX7 handheld, the IP-65 rated Tecton handheld computer accelerates real-time data capture with an industry-leading PXA 320 806 MHz processor running Windows® Mobile 6.5 or Windows® CE 6.0.

Lightweight and extremely well-balanced in the user’s hand, and with sleek design for an industrial tool, the Tecton handheld delivers its enhanced performance across a wide array of supply chain tasks. The unit’s multi-range scanning capabilities enable bar code reads from four inches to 40 feet, so operators can perform warehouse moves ranging from receiving to full pallet put-aways with the same version of the computer. Scan-intensive picking can be enabled with the Tecton computer’s available easy-grip removable handle with two-finger trigger, and every Tecton computer comes with LXE’s ToughTalk technology for voice-driven processes. The device also features a scan vibration signal that can be used to verify successful scans in loud warehouses, and multiple built-in data-entry options.

Performance and versatility come with field-proven ruggedness and customizations for the most demanding environments. Keypads protect against airborne and spilled chemical agents, and electrical components are secured to circuit boards to better withstand drops and shocks. An available cold-storage configuration includes programmable touchscreen and scan window defrosters, and a cold-tolerant backup power source that holds a charge longer in environments as low as -30°C.

“The Tecton handheld performs well in so many tasks because it’s light enough for scan-intensive picking, yet able to take a beating,” said Newell. “We purpose-built this computer for the supply chain with the right combination of ergonomics, ruggedness, and computing power.”

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Datalogic Introduces the Datalogic Gryphon I GBT4400 2D Reader

Posted February 1, 2011

Today, people from all walks of life are using bar code readers in many different applications. As this technology continues to move into the mainstream, people are looking for more than just performance. Datalogic is proud to meet this challenge with the new Gryphon I GBT4400 reader. Designed with people in mind, this reader delivers the performance that users expect, while blending advanced 2D imaging technology with intuitive, user friendly features.

Fast reading allows the Gryphon GBT4400 reader to excel in diverse application requirements. From signature capture to document scanning, this reader offers the performance users demand to efficiently read common codes including 1D, 2D, postal, stacked and composite codes like PDF417 and GS1 DataBar™ and even small, condensed codes. Imaging technology also enables the Gryphon GBT4400 reader to easily capture bar codes from LCD monitors or mobile devices for the latest mobile marketing / ticketing applications.

High speed imaging and motion tolerance capabilities allow operators of the Gryphon GBT4400 reader to scan fast moving codes or move quickly from one code to the next. As a cordless device, mobility is supported by a Bluetooth® wireless technology, designed with a working range of 30 m / 90 ft. This allows the data to be quickly transmitted to the host as well as any other commercial or embedded Bluetooth® wireless technology v2.0 compliant device for optimal communication.

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Psion-Teklogix now “Psion”

Posted January 31, 2011

Teklogix is removed from the company name. New identity better reflects the company strategy.

Psion has shortened its operating company name, removing the name “Teklogix” to create a more effective global brand. Psion’s corporate identity has also been refreshed to work better in the digital world. These developments mark the next significant stage in the company’s transformation and accurately reflect the group’s business strategy.

“Our research showed that we had to remove the word “Teklogix” from our name, to unite the business around one, clear, global identity,” said John Conoley, CEO of Psion. “We found that the complexity of the dual company name was impacting our business by confusing our customers, resellers and other key stakeholders, especially in new markets for Psion. We also took the opportunity to refresh the brand to make it properly mirror our business strategy and to work better in the digital world.”

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Datalogic Mobile Computers Help Furniture Store Manage Its Inventory

Posted January 28, 2011

Challenge: Improve labeling operations in order to concentrate on customer relations

Combining the concepts of travel and decoration, Maisons du Monde is a retailer specializing in furniture and interior decoration with 200 shops. A true success story, the retailer has been able to rise to prominence in a booming market and expand to several European countries in less than 15 years.

Maisons du Monde’s original positioning and its collections that are renewed continuously to adapt to current trends are the retailer’s winning qualities. In this logistical environment where the management of stock and collections is essential, the French brand has decided to turn to various technological partners who can introduce an innovative marking and identification system.

In order to enable its shop assistants to concentrate on the customers rather than on restrictive and particularly time-consuming labeling operations, the retailer wanted to introduce modern and progressive mobile technologies for item labeling and in-store inventory management of different collections.

Maisons du Monde turned to industrial partners specializing in marking and printing who were capable of implementing a universal solution very quickly in all shops in France.

A few essential requirements were established in order to deal with the enormity of the project and the extremely short deadline:

  • “PDA/mobile printers” materials must ensure that items are handled rapidly, while making employees fully mobile
  • Predominantly centralized technical support management must enable each shop to be run remotely without requiring a technician to work on-site

“In contrast to large-scale food retail, specialist retailers, such as Maisons du Monde do not have a digital price display system using electronic labels, enabling prices to be modified remotely. In-store relabeling and stocktaking are carried out manually and require significant attention; a pricing error has irreparable negative consequences on customers”, explains Guillaume Cesbron, chief information officer at Maisons du Monde. ” Faced with this problem, we therefore looked for a fully mobile, non cumbersome, highly reliable material and software solution, that used portable PDA mobile devices linked to wireless printers“, he adds.

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Datalogic Elf PDA Receives AT&T Certification

Posted January 28, 2011

Elf, the rugged PDA from Datalogic, receives certification for voice and data communications on AT&T networks

Datalogic received certification from AT&T for the Datalogic Elf, a rugged PDA mobile computer, to access the AT&T wireless network for voice and data communications. This gives the Datalogic Elf access to the nation’s largest provider of broadband with over 17.4 million total broadband connections.

“AT&T certification adds another network option for our end users” says Tom Burke, Vice President of Product Marketing. “Elf users can roam throughout the country and maintain broadband connectivity to their enterprise almost seamlessly.”

Datalogic Mobile designed Elf from the ground up with the technology and ruggedness to meet the needs of applications in Field Service, Field Sales, Delivery, Retail and Logistics. Elf connectivity options include: UMTS HSDPA mobile radio for voice and data communication, ideal for connecting to the AT&T wireless network.

Elf includes embedded 802.11 a/b/g radio with CCX V4 certification for secure enterprise-class mobile connectivity. Elf packs cutting edge features into a compact form factor built for single handed operation.

Tyco Electronics Launches Elo TouchSystems 2242L Monitor With Multi-Touch Support For Windows 7

Posted January 28, 2011

The Elo TouchSystems 2242L provides OEMs and software developers a ruggedized, 22-inch open-frame touchmonitor built to reliably run multi-touch gaming, wayfinding, concierge services and other touch-powered self-service programs.

The Elo TouchSystems 2242L, with IntelliTouch Plus surface acoustic wave (SAW) touch technology, is Tyco Electronics’ newest monitor compatible with the Windows 7 operating system additional qualifications (AQ) for multi-touch functionality. It has been available to select partners since early December 2010.

“Gaming and hospitality environments present unique performance and durability requirements for touch screens, and the Windows 7 operating system delivers enormous design advantages with its stable and innovative touch interface,” said Murtaza Amiji, Business Development Director at Tyco Electronics Touch Solutions business. “Tyco Electronics blended these market needs and OS capabilities in our Windows 7 compatible Elo 2242L monitor with the IntelliTouch Plus surface acoustic wave product technology to increase the range of touch options for the gaming industry.”

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Unitech and ASAP Systems Partner with BarcodesInc for Mobile Asset and Inventory System

Posted January 28, 2011

Unitech and ASAP Systems today announced a strategic partnership which will allow BarcodesInc customers to take advantage of ASAP Systems Mobile Passport Asset and Inventory Solution. This exciting new partnership is designed to serve the end consumer by lowering total cost of ownership, achieving greater business agility and increasing ROI with respect to their mobile device deployments using the Unitech PA500 and PA600 mobile computers.

“We credit the BarcodesInc team for introducing Unitech to this exceptional ASAP Systems solution software and look forward a long term relationship with ASAP Systems”, said Matthew Gonzales, Unitech Midwest Territory Manager.

For inventory and asset tracking applications, ASAP Systems has certified software on two Unitech mobile computers: The PA500 (exclusively at Barcodes Inc) and the PA600 models. These rugged devices feature multiple data collection and wireless connectivity options, providing maximum productivity, efficiency while creating a cost effective solution. With durable construction and a strong environmental seal, these mobile computers are suitable for applications in even the harshest working environments.

Unitech and ASAP Systems have made the primary aim of their partnership to provide customers with increased productivity, secure assets and reliable devices. The combination of ASAP Systems dependable Passport software and Unitech’s reliable, rugged hardware creates a set of solutions that do just that.

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