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Intermec Mobile Computers Help Caritas Improve Healthcare and Cuts Costs

Posted February 10, 2010

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Caritas Home Care has found the formula for improving healthcare quality and cutting costs. By porting its legacy mobile medical software to new handheld computers with enhanced communication and data collection capabilities, the Boston-area home healthcare agency saved its care providers an average of more than a half hour per day, lowered its operating expenses, and positioned itself to deliver more services and improved care.

Caritas Home Care has 150 mobile clinicians who provide a variety of medical and social services in the patient’s home, including nursing, post-hospitalization follow ups, physical therapy, counseling, geriatric services, respiratory therapy and more. The agency was one of the first to use mobile medical software to record the care given and take notes during patient visits. As an early adopter, Caritas Home Care learned several hard lessons about the most efficient ways to use mobile computers in healthcare settings, and about the best devices for the job. When the time came for Caritas to refresh its mobile computers, it sought to leverage its investment in legacy software and improve its operations by taking advantage of technology advances that occurred since it first deployed consumer-style PDAs a few years earlier.

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Opticon Announces H21 Windows Mobile Smartphone with Barcode Scanning

Posted January 27, 2010

Opticon H21The Opticon Mobility Group announced today that they will begin offering The H21 Windows Mobile Smartphone to in the US, Canada and Mexico.

Don Davis, the Group Director said, “This new device fills a gap in the market for a ruggedized device with a street price under $900. You really have to hold the H21 in your hand to appreciate the elegance of it and the functionality we give you at this price point.”

The Opticon H21 is a ruggedized Windows Mobile 6.5 Smartphone with 3.5G network speed along with Assisted GPS, 1D and 2D barcode scanning, a 3.5 mega pixel camera and a full QWERTY keypad. It comes pre-loaded with AirWatch hosted device management and carries a two year manufacturer’s warranty. Service plans for no-fault Hotswap and Opticon Total Care (guaranteed turn-around time on repair) can be purchased beyond the standard warranty.

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Unitech HT680 Mobile Computer Offers Versatility and Durability

Posted January 25, 2010

Unitech HT680Unitech introduces the new HT680 rugged mobile computer. The HT680 is a compact yet robust handheld terminal that features the highest drop rating of all Unitech mobile computers.

Durable and rugged, the HT680 is designed to meet the demands of the toughest data collection applications such as manufacturing, retail, logistics and transportation. It is IP54 rated and can withstand multiple 6-foot drops to concrete.

The Windows CE 5.0 operating system and 520MHz PXA270 Processor provide a robust platform for easy configuration and integration. The HT680 is equipped with multiple wireless communication options, including Bluetooth, WLAN and EDGE-GPRS connectivity for mobile application needs.

The HT680 weighs less than a pound and is ergonomically designed for one-handed operation. Its optional 1D laser or 2D imager scan engine features a 30-degree smart scan angle for more comfortable and targeted scanning. It features a color touch screen, integrated stylus and 22-key backlit keypad, making data entry simple.

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Free Update allows Symbol MC70 to read 8GB SDHC cards

Posted November 25, 2009

8GB SDHC cardCurrent Symbol MC70 devices running Windows Mobile 5 can only use standard capacity SD cards. This SDHC driver enables the device to work with high capacity SD cards. Cards up to 8GB have been tested.

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Add Instant Push-to-Talk (PTT) to your Motorola Mobile Computers

Posted November 19, 2009

Motorola TEAM ExpressWith the simple addition of the TEAM Express voice client, you can power your already powerful Motorola mobile computers with instant push-to-talk (PTT) communications.

Easy and cost-effective deployment

Simply purchase TEAM Express from your Motorola channel partner, download it to your mobile computer and push-to-talk. No server or PBX integration required.

Interoperability with different devices

TEAM Express-enabled mobile computers can communicate with one another, as well as TEAM VoWLAN devices. And, with the addition of the TEAM Radio Link Solution (RLS), interoperability with existing two-way radios is enabled, allowing workers to reach each other quickly — regardless of the device used. Instant access enhances productivity and, ultimately, customer satisfaction.

Compatible Motorola mobile computers

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Motorola MC9500 mobile computer video

Posted November 19, 2009

Here’s a good video showing the many of the features and benefits of the Motorola MC9500:

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Datalogic Memor Mobile Computer Review at RTR

Posted November 11, 2009

Datalogic MemorRetail Technology Review recently posted a review of the Datalogic Memor mobile computer.

So, if you are looking for a reliable, secure device that is feature rich and more than capable of satisfying all your core data capture and communications requirements in store and in the field, we recommend you further investigate this highly compelling new offering from Datalogic.

Motorola MC3100 Raises the Bar for Mid-range Mobile Computing with High-End Features

Posted November 9, 2009

Motorola MC3100Rugged, ergonomic mobile computer delivers new level of flexibility to businesses and government agencies

Motorola, Inc. announced the new MC3100 series of mobile computers – offering advanced computing power, industry-leading data capture options, enterprise-class motion sensing capabilities, and the most versatile form factor for mid-range mobile computing. The next-generation MC3100 provides enterprise mobility customers with a single, cost-effective in-premise solution for converged voice and data communications. In addition, the MC3100 leverages the ergonomic and lightweight rugged design of the category-leading MC3000, which has sold more than 750,000 units.

Designed for key-based and touch-screen applications inside the enterprise, such as price/stock management, inventory control, returns processing, shipping and receiving, baggage tracking and asset management, the Motorola MC3100 series of mobile computers is purpose-built to meet the demanding needs of diverse customer environments. With its robust features, the MC3100 mobile computer will help retailers, government agencies and distribution centers streamline business processes, improve employee productivity and enhance customer service and satisfaction.

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The Motorola MC9500-K mobile computer: Re-defining field mobility — even in demanding environments

Posted November 9, 2009

Motorola MC9500-K

The challenge: the cost of a disconnected field workforce

The productivity of your field workforce is tied directly to the bottom line of the business — regardless of whether your field teams interact directly with your customers or are focused on maintenance of crucial business infrastructure such as pipelines and cable or telephone networks. If workers do not have access to everything they need to complete the service call on the first visit — from maintenance history to the parts database and equipment schematics — the cost of doing business increases and future sales may be lost. If timely maintenance is not scheduled or multiple truck rolls are required to complete a work order, not only is the cost of day-to-day operations increased, but also infrastructure downtime increases the cost of your products and services — reducing margins and customer satisfaction.

In order to protect the health of your business, your field workers need to operate at peak efficiency — yet they are out in the field, disconnected from the customer and equipment information required to act in real time. Paper forms must be used to collect information for a wide variety of transactions — and that information must then be entered into the computer upon return to the office. As a result, time is inserted into your business processes, creating lag times that reduce service levels, employee productivity, cash flow and overall profitability. The need to touch the data twice increases the opportunity for costly errors that again impact business efficiency. In addition, field workers are forced to phone the office for simple information requests — such as pricing, inventory and invoice information, directions and more — again injecting time and cost into business processes. And if cell phones, standalone GPS devices, cameras and more are utilized out in the field, the enterprise must purchase and manage multiple mobile devices per worker, increasing costs — and life for the field becomes more complex, reducing productivity.

The solution: a real-time field workforce for real business advantage

Field mobility addresses these issues by eliminating the gap between the voice and data networks in the office and your workers out in the field — with just a single device. With an integrated voice and data mobile computer in hand, your workers have what it takes to achieve maximum productivity — the tools required to automate every day processes as well as act in real time. End-to-end field service cycle times are reduced — out in the field as well as for the tangential processes inside your four walls.

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Honeywell’s Dolphin 9951 mobile computer incorporates long-range laser scanning

Posted October 20, 2009

Honeywell Dolphin 9951The Honeywell Dolphin 9951 incorporates all of the field-proven features of the Dolphin 9950, with the addition of three long-range barcode scanner options that provide scanning functions from five up to 30 feet. Designed for scan-intensive applications, the Dolphin 9951 is ideal for retail, warehousing, distribution and supply chain environments where palettes or other coded inventory are located far away. An integrated pistol grip facilitates comfortable single-handed scanning while full-shift power management ensures uninterrupted use for 10 hours or more. These features combine to provide the optimal combination of durability and usability. The Dolphin lifecycle model supports intuitive migration from the 9551 to the next generation of technology offered in the 9951, resulting in significant cost savings for end users wanting to make the switch.

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