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Motorola Demos Head-Mounted Voice-Controlled Wearable Mobile Computer

Posted March 4, 2010

Motorola Golden-i

Motorola is pushing the boundaries of wearable mobile computers:

The headset is a prototype hands-free terminal for use in construction or other tough environments where the user has his hands busy, but still needs a computer. Designed to fit under a construction helmet, the Golden-i puts a tiny screen up close to the eye which gives the equivalent of a 15-inch display, and also has a headphone, a microphone along with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for talking to other devices.

The headset is voice-controlled, and I tried it out. Once you have adjusted the eyepiece for your eyesight, you simply read off the names of the icons to access them: My Music, My Pictures and so on. The voice detection software, supplied by Nuance and called VoCon3200, ignores normal conversation, only listening to commands when there is a gap first, so you can say “my pictures” as part of sentence and it will be ignored.

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Fix Common ActiveSync Problems

Posted February 22, 2010

Our customers occasionally encounter problems getting their mobile computers to connect with ActiveSync.

Solve Active Sync issues contains some tips for:

* Getting Connected
* USB Connect Problems
* IR Syncing
* Hot Tip2
* Killing WCESCOM
* Killing Activesync 4.x
* Stopping Five Minute Sync Interval and Constant Wakeups
* Kill all Active Sync sounds

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Panasonic Toughbook H1 Field Review

Posted February 12, 2010

Panasonic Toughbook H1 FieldRugged PC Review gives a thorough review of the new Panasonic Toughbook H1 Field

With the Toughbook H1 Field, Panasonic is offering a more rugged version of its innovative H1 platform originally conceived as a Mobile Clinical Assistant. It’s a handy, lightweight tablet computer that brings Panasonic’s considerable expertise in rugged and semi-rugged mobile computing equipment into a variety of field-based .

Based on a very frugal 1.86GHz Intel Atom Z540 processor, the H1 Field sports a clean, ergonomic, fanless design that’s easy to use, easy to hold, and easy to carry. A weight of just 3.4 pounds and hot-swappable dual batteries that combine for six hours of uninterrupted operation add to the real-life usefulness of the design.

The H1 Field is not only compact and light, it also features a wealth of integrated data capture technologies (depending on the version, RFID, barcode reader, camera, smart card reader), and multiple wireless connectivity options, including the Gobi2000 wide area wireless technology that supports the various wireless networking technologies around the world, so users can select whatever carrier is available to them. However, those used to a wealth of onboard ports won’t find them on the H1 Field; almost all wired connectivity is via dock.

Equipped with a very bright, sunlight-viewable 10.4-inch display that has both a touch screen and an electromagnetic digitizer, the heavily ruggedized Toughbook H1 Field is an attractive solution and productivity tool for mobile workers in a large number of fields where equipment will take the occasional drop and spill.

We will be adding he Panasonic Toughbook H1 Field shortly, the Panasonic Toughbook H1 Health is currently available.


Intermec Mobile Computers Help Caritas Improve Healthcare and Cuts Costs

Posted February 10, 2010

Intermec healthcare

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.


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