Migrate From Windows Embedded to Android

Posted June 28, 2019

Honeywell CN80 mobile computer on the Honeywell Mobility Edge Platform can improve productivity and efficiency the workforce. in

Any business that is currently using devices with Windows CE or Windows Embedded Handheld operating system should plan to migrate from Windows to Android. Microsoft already began phasing out their support of their Windows Embedded Operating Systems that you find on many mobile devices. Preparing your upgrade strategy is key and will prevent a lot of headaches later and won’t slow down your business. Here are the key dates:

  • June 10, 2018 – Windows Embedded CE 6.0 will be End of Life
  • June 9, 2019 –  Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld will be End of Life
  • January 14, 2020 – Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 will be End of Life

Arguably, the most flexible and capable operating system solution for the future devices would be Android. Switching to Android allows more control in your mobile devices and can future-proof your investment.

Experience the best in Android with Honeywell. No matter what industry you are Honeywell has a device that’s the right fit for the application and can make the transition easier with its Mobility Edge Platform. The Mobility Edge Platform releases the constraints around integration and inflexible technologies. It can help accelerate deployments, optimize performance, and extend life cycle on all supported device.

What are the benefits to migrate to Android with Honeywell?

Buying and deploying mobile devices is a huge endeavor for a lot of large companies. IT departments have to test and certify the handheld computers to make sure it can run all their business critical software. This process can take months and Honeywell’s Mobility Edge platform and its supported devices can help bring it up to speed and ensure that it stays supported within the next four versions of Android. So you can be sure that the mobile computers will pay off in the future.

Mobile Computers Built on the Android and Mobility Edge Platform

Dolphin CT40 Mobile Computer
Designed for retail store associates and other highly mobile workers

  • Advanced scanning of both 1D/2D barcodes
  • Android 7.1 Nougat OS (upgradable to Android Q)
  • Bright 5-inch Corning Gorilla Glass touchscreen
  • IP64 Rugged Construction withstand 4 foot drop to concrete
  • Seamless integration with both Honeywell and 3rd party applications
  • Wireless connectivity: LTE, WWAN Radio, Wi-fi, Bluetooth, NFC
  • 12+ hours of operations with smart battery

Dolphin CT60 Mobile Computer
Rugged, built to deploy easily in the field and ideal for logistics industry

  • Cutting edge 2D imager to capture 1D/2D barcodes
  • Android 7.1 Nougat OS (upgradable to Android Q)
  • Bright 4.7- inch Corning Gorilla Glass touchscreen
  • IP65 & IP67 ratings to withstand multiple 5 foot drops to concrete
  • On screen customizable keypad
  • Wireless connectivity: LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC
  • 12+ hours of operations with smart battery

Dolphin CN80 Mobile Computer
Improve speed and accuracy in the warehouse

  • Enhanced 1D/2D scanning & data capture
  • Android 7.1 Nougat OS (upgradable to Android Q)
  • Rugged, Ergonomic design, built to last
  • IP67 and IP65 standards to withstand 8 foot drop to concrete
  • Large 4.2″ touchscreen with a 40- key QWERTY keypad
  • Wireless Connectivity: LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC

Changing and migrating to a new platform can be a daunting task but with careful planning now, it will provide noticeable returns later. Contact our mobility specialists and we can help you find the right solution to meet your needs, budget, and future requirements.

From the Windows Embedded Operating Systems to the Mobility Edge

Posted March 29, 2019

Honeywell CN80 mobile computer can protect you data and keep your data secure when working inside your network

Whether you are working in retail, logistics, or in a warehouse, if you have a Windows operating device chances are you are looking into an upgrade. Beginning 2018 through 2020, Microsoft is phasing out support for their Windows Embedded Operating System that you find on many Windows-based devices. Check out the exact timeline here. Any business that is currently using devices with Windows CE or Windows Embedded Handheld should start looking into an alternate operating system to future proof your investment.

Top enterprises have already been adopting Android operating system in their devices from handhelds to rugged devices for the warehouse. Some of the popular and in use devices today are running Android operating system already. Check out the Honeywell mobile computers below and see how it can accelerate your workflow to increase efficiency and productivity. These devices are all unified by the Mobility Edge Platform which can accelerate deployments, optimize business performance, extend lifecycle, and strengthen security to deliver better mobile solutions across your business.

Empower Store Associates with the Honeywell Dolphin CT40 Mobile Computer

Designed for retail store associates and high mobile workers to improve productivity and deliver a seamless customer experience throughout the day.

Honeywell CT40 Honeywell Android mobile computer

Features:

  • Enhanced data capturing for both 1D and 2D barcodes
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system
  • Fast Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, and Bluetooth connectivity
  • Bright 5-inch  Gorilla Glass touchscreen
  • Rugged, IP64 rating

Great Performance and Future Proofing with the Honeywell Dolphin CT60 Mobile Computer

Rugged, built to deploy easily in the field for logistic and delivery tasks to stay up to date over a long- life span.

Honeywell CT60 Android Mobile Computer

Features:

  • Cutting edge 1D and 2D barcode scanning capabilities
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system
  • Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, and Bluetooth connectivity
  • 4.7-inch Corning Gorilla Glass touchscreen
  • Rugged designed with IP65 & IP67 rating
  • Small, portable, and lightweight design easy to carry
  • Withstands 5 foot drop to concrete

Accelerate and Achieve High Performance with the Honeywell Dolphin CN80 Mobile Computer

Improve speed and accuracy of operations in your warehouse while future proofing for the future.

Honeywell CN80 Android mobile computer

Features:

  • Enhanced 1D and 2D barcode data capture
  • Android 7.1 Nougat operating system
  • Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, and Bluetooth connectivity
  • Read range from 6 inches to 50 feet (required in today’s warehouses)
  • Ultra rugged construction at IP 65/ IP67 rating
  • With cold storage and non- incendive options
  • 4.2 inch touch display and keypad

With Microsoft phasing out support for its mobile operating systems and the sunset of 3G networks in effect, there has never been a better time to migrate onto the Mobility Edge Platform. Boost your Mobility Revenue now with Honeywell.  Contact Barcodes now to learn how the Dolphin CT40, CT60, and CN80 can help improve your operations. For a limited time, you can earn an instant rebate when you upgrade to a Honeywell’s Android- Powered mobile devices. Call or email us and find out how!

Migrate Onto Honeywell’s Mobility Edge Platform

Posted October 8, 2018

Juggling multiple devices across the enterprise can costs time and money for enterprise IT to manage and maintain. Introducing Honeywell’s Mobility Edge devices. It release the constraints around integration and inflexible technologies. Migrate to Android and get the performance and future- proofing you need.

Learn how the mobile computers that are built on the Android and Mobility Edge Platform can help you accelerate deployments, optimize performance, and extend lifecycle on supported device.

 

Tech Tip Tuesday: Honeywell’s Mobility Edge Platform- Ease into Android

Posted May 8, 2018

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With Windows’ end of life officially announced, it’s time to start thinking about your transition to Android. New changes are always difficult because it ultimately means you have to start looking at stages of deployment, performance, and care of the life-cycle for the new technology until everything runs smooth again.

With the mobile solutions ever changing, companies need to deploy the newest mobile technology solution to fully maximize efficiency, productivity, and workforce mobility. Luckily, the Honeywell Mobility Edge Platform can help you ease into the new system.

So what is the Honeywell Mobility Edge Platform? How can it help you?
Honeywell’s Mobility Edge Platform is a unified mobile platform that drives an integrated approach to assist you with deployment, performance, and the life cycle of your device.

Accelerate Deployment- Tools to simplify and ease the process of of taking the mobile computer from the box to the user. Validate once and deploy everywhere, instead of a burdensome task for each different device.

Optimize Performance- Softwares and services to enhance the productivity of the user and reliability of the mobile computer. (Data capture, Enterprise Browser and Terminal Emulation)

ExtendLifecycle- Features that enable the mobile computer to be used effectively over time expected by enterprises.

Built on the Mobility Edge Platform, the CT60 and the CN80 offers an intergrated, repeatable, and scalable approach based on a common hardware and software platform. Making the two ideal for warehouse, field mobility,  and other challenging enviornments. Read more about the two devices here on our previous blog to discover its full potential and how it can help your ideal operation.

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For more information, availability, or a quote, please contact our dedicated account manager.

Honeywell’s Dolphin CN80: The Best of Both Worlds

Posted February 28, 2018

Many logistics, warehouses, and field mobility organizations are in the middle of a transition. They are going from a keypad-centric mobile device to a full touchscreen device. The problem, keys are still essential for data capture for many of these organizations.

Luckily, the ultra-rugged Dolphin CN80 can help bridge that gap. With a large 4.2 inch vivid color touchscreen and the option to choose between numeric or QWERTY keypads, users will be allowed to select the best input method for their everyday environment. At the same time users will learn how to use the touchscreen for touch-centric applications in the future.

Honeywell’s Dolphin CN80 features fast data processing, 1D/2D scanning, advanced network connectivity, and a battery life that lasts twice as long as the previous generations. Allowing users to be connected and productive throughout multiple shifts. Having the hybrid of keys and a touchscreen allows users whom wear gloves or users whom are accustomed to working a certain way to feel comfortable with the device they are using on a daily basis.

Features and benefits:

  • Mobility Edge Hardware and Software Platform: Common hardware and software platform delivers enhanced operational efficiency and reduced TCO. Deploy the same applications on multiple products across your enterprise.
  • Forward-Compatible, Future-Proof: Support for four Androd generations – N through Q. Customers using Windows based operating systems can migrate to Android without sacrificing reliability, performance, or management features.
  • Unparalleled Scanning Performance: Enhanced 1D/2D scanning/data capture with read ranges of 0.15m to 15.2m (6in to 50ft) typically required in today’s warehouses. Optional scan handle for flexibility to switch between handheld and pistol grip operations.
  • Rugged, Ergonomic Design: Designed to withstand the harshest environments and the toughest users, the Dolphin CN80 minimizes downtime and lost productivity with extreme longevity. Withstands 2.4m (8ft) drops and 2,000 1.0m (3.3ft) tumbles. IP65/IP67 ratings against dust/water spray. Cold storage and non-incendive options available.
  • Long Battery Life Drives Productivity: Long shifts, extended talk-times, and heavy GPS usage are no match for the Dolphin CN80. Long battery minimizes workflow interruptions and drives efficiency.