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Tech Tip Tuesday the End of Legacy OS Support: Are You Prepared?

Posted April 24, 2018

Charts_RKMMost ruggedized handheld devices are powered by legacy operating systems. The problem, the extended support for legacy OS is quickly approaching its end. For infrastructure and operations leaders responsible for mobile and endpoint strategies it’s recommended to stop buying equipment with legacy OSs and begin planning their migration strategies.

In Gartner’s report, Revisit Your Ruggedized Strategy Before You’re Hit by the End of OS Support,  industry analysts, Leif-Olof Wallin and Stephen Kleynhans go in depth on how to overcome key challenges and their recommendations for planning a strategic migration. Their research is based on a large number of inquiries with clients, as well as discussions with technology vendors.

Kleynhans’s and Wallin’s expert research:

  • Explains what to stop buying and where to focus planning.
  • Evaluates the business case for ruggedized equipment, based on actual requirements and a fully loaded total cost of ownership calculation.
  • Outlines when to standardize versus when to diversify the ruggedized device portfolio.
  • Describes how to protect current investments in software and systems with application virtualization technology.

To download and read the full Gartner report please click HERE.

Any questions concerning the end of legacy operating systems please contact our dedicated account managers.

 


Zebra’s TC25 Rugged Smartphone: The Smart Choice For Small Business

Posted March 9, 2018

When there’s so much to do and such little time, it’s important to have the right equipment to help with daily tasks. The TC25 has all the features you need to get more done and satisfy more customers on a daily basis. With a rugged design the TC25 can survive multiple 4 ft (1.2 m) drops to tile over concrete. Durable enough to work in the cold, heat, rain, and snow. Battery life is important when needing a device to last all day, well there’s no need to worry just snap on the unique PowerPack extended battery to give you all day power guaranteed.

Zebra has outdone themselves with this mobile computer, knowing full well that smartphone cameras aren’t built for barcode scanning. The TC25 delivers the same scanning technology that drives many of the world’s field service teams. Get instant and effortless point-and-shoot capture of any electronic or printed barcodes in virtually any condition. Allowing you to get tasks done faster, more accurately, and more efficiently. What makes the TC25 such a viable option is the ease-of-use. Most of us use a smartphone day in and day out and the TC25 has the same familiar gestures that you already use on your personal smartphone. Allowing you to get comfortable with your new device quickly.

Features and Benefits:

  • Ergonomic smartphone-like form factor that is small enough to fit in your pocket, yet powerful enough to multi-task, manage inventory, price check, and preform back of store applications.
  • A top performing scan engine to meet Small Business needs with the Zebra SE4710.
  • High capacity 3000 mAh internal battery designed to support a full shift plus an optional snap on PowerPack for continuous use.
  • Pre-installed Workforce Connect Push-To-Talk express communication solution.
  • Ambidextrous scan buttons on left and right side of the device.
  • Android 7.0 (Nougat) OS at launch with the ability to support OS upgrades in the future.
  • Extensive accessory eco-system, including 1-Slot cradles for charging and data communication, 5-slot cradles for large charging deployments, a field detachable trigger handle and a unique snap on PowerPack.

For any questions or a quote on any of your mobile computing needs contact us at Barcodes, Inc.


Honeywell’s CN75: Ultra- Rugged Mobile Computer

Posted November 28, 2017

Do you work in a warehouse or a harsh environment? Do you need a device that can provide you mobility and enough power to last a full work shift?  When working in a tough environment you will need a tough mobile device to help you on your daily tasks. Providing the choice of a Windows or Android operating system, the Honeywell’s CN75 and CN75e offers a wide range of flexibility with future proofing capabilities for application migration. It is specially designed for mobile field service workers who needs the ruggedness and accessibility while on the go. With smart battery technology that provides enough power to last a full work shift, there will be no down time during your operation.

Key Benefits:

  • Flexible OS Support- Supports Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 and Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating systems for flexible application support and migration.
  • Broad Network Coverage- Flexible network technology provides optimal network coverage and a superior solution for implementing least-cost routing strategies
  • Withstands 2.4m (8ft) drops to concrete IP67
  • Powerful, Integrated Barcode Scanning- Advanced barcode imaging technology with motion tolerance for snappy scanning
  • Broad Enterprise Compatibility- Full compatibility with printers, software, communications

Great for any types of operation from pick pack and ship, inventory, warehouse management, field services, transportation, and data collection.

For any questions or a quote on any of your scanning needs contact us at Barcodes, Inc.

 

 


Janam’s XT2: Ultra Rugged and Compact Mobile Computer

Posted November 7, 2017

Mobile workers often times are seeking the most rugged device that can enable better communication to help them do their jobs more effectively and efficiently. Made for today’s road warriors, Janam’s XT2, engineered with the right features at the right price. Start the video below and check out the features of the XT2.

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Honeywell’s Next Generation CK75 Mobile Device for Increased Productivity Across Supply Chains

Posted March 8, 2017

Honeywell’s new CK75 is an ultra-rugged, lightweight device, is optimized for demanding warehouse, distribution center and manufacturing environments. When workload demands shift unexpectedly, the CK75 mobile computer gives workers the flexibility to quickly transition to tasks that require near or far scanning, speech, voice and image capture, without wasting time finding and reorienting themselves on unfamiliar devices.

Because the CK75 mobile computer supports Honeywell wired or wireless headsets and voice software, customers have the option of traditional or voice-enabled workflows. With a dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n WLAN radio, the CK75 mobile computer delivers rock-solid performance and consistently fast response times, even in areas where you might experience low signal levels or intermittent connections.

  • Supports Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 and Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating systems for flexible application support and migration.
  • Withstands 2.4 m (8 ft) drops to concrete, 2,000 1 m (3.3 ft) tumbles and has an IP67 seal rating against water and dust.
  • Industry’s fastest and farthest imaging engine delivers superior motion tolerance and barcode read performance.
  • Optional Cold Storage version includes touch screen and scan window heaters to support use for extended periods in freezers as well as transitions into and out of freezer areas.

Introducing the Scepter – AML’s Most Versatile Mobile Computer

Posted January 23, 2017

The Scepter is AML’s most capable mobile computer offering to date. Designed specifically for rugged environments, the Scepter boasts the largest display available on a pistol-grip handle device, sizing up at 5”. Powered by Android running on a Quad Core 1GHz processor, the Scepter has no shortage of power, performance or resources. The dual band 802.11abgn WLAN radio and BT BLE 4.0 radio provide wireless connectivity for inside-the-four-walls environments. A wide variety of barcode scan engines are available along with an optional 5MP camera.

The Scepter brings together proven technology with contemporary innovation – an enterprise-grade mobile computer that will excel in virtually any task, delivering the performance and reliability demanded by today’s industrial user.

  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow (AOSP)
  • Rugged 5″ LCD with Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Multiple Barcode Scan Engine Options
  • 47-key Backlit Alphanumeric Keypad
  • Dual-band Wi-fi and BT BLE 4.0
  • Integrated Flashlight
  • Optional 5MP Camera

Janam XG Series Update

Posted November 3, 2015

In keeping with Janam’s practice of delivering rugged mobile computers with the right features and the right price and maintaining a simple, streamlined suite of products, they have announced the end of sale of the XG100 and XG105 Series of mobile computers. To provide a smooth transition for organizations in need of an industrial-grade, gun-shaped, mobile computer for scan-intensive environments, they recently introduced the XG3 Rugged Mobile Computer.

Customers who have deployed the XG100 or XG105 should consider the new XG3 Rugged Mobile Computer as a replacement product. This industrial-grade, gun-shaped, mobile computer designed for scan-intensive environments offers more power and performance with a lighter form factor and more battery life.

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Janam’s New XG3 Rugged Mobile Device

Posted May 7, 2015

xg3Janam has announced the launch of its XG3 rugged mobile computer. Designed to excel in the most challenging environments, the XG3 is Janam’s next-generation, gun-shaped rugged mobile computer. Eliminating the weight and bulk associated with competitive devices, it is the lightest industrial-grade device in its class.

With its sleek design and superior performance, the XG3 is built to increase productivity, streamline operations and improve the bottom line. The XG3 survives multiple six-foot drops to concrete on all sides across a full spectrum of temperatures and is sealed to IP65 standards for use in wet and dirty environments. It also delivers industry-leading battery life with a standard 5200mAh hot-swappable Li-ion battery ensuring uninterrupted operation throughout the workday.

Other winning features include a 3.5-inch color display with hardened glass, ARM Cortex-A8 CPU @1GHz and choice of keypads to provide the performance, power efficiency and flexibility that enterprise and government customers require.

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Honeywell and Microsoft Bring Windows Embedded 8.1 to the Dolphin 75e Handheld Mobile Computer

Posted May 6, 2015

75eHoneywell has joined with Microsoft to deliver the Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld platform to Honeywell’s latest mobile solution, the Dolphin 75e mobile computer. By taking advantage of this latest operating system, enterprise companies in manufacturing, retail, and transport and logistics can enhance security, improve the user experience and streamline mobile device management.

Together, Honeywell and Microsoft will provide hands-on training and development assistance for the new Dolphin 75e device, equipped with the Windows Embedded 8.1 operating system equipped with the ability to upgrade to Windows 10 in the future, at a series of global road shows throughout 2015, kicking off in May 2015 in Dallas. Other demonstrations will be in Atlanta, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Montreal, Munich, New York City, Paris, São Paulo and Toronto.

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Motorola MC9190: End of Life Announcement

Posted April 23, 2015

Motorola MC9190-GA0SWAYA6WR-KITAs one of the industry’s most used and sold rugged mobile computers, the Motorola MC9190 has finally come to the end of its production. Designed for the most demanding applications, the MC9190 series was the perfect data collection companion for warehousing, manufacturing, logistics, and field based applications. Luckily, the MC9190 series is superseded by the even more capable MC9200 series.

As a technology refresh of the MC9190 product line, the MC9200 incorporates the best of the MC9190 features, as well as many electrical and mechanical system enhancements while maintaining compatibility to the MC9190 accessory ecosystem.

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