The enterprise mobility business of Motorola has announced the availability of the Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system on its rugged mobile computers and enterprise digital assistants to manage and deploy devices throughout the enterprise.
According to the company, initial products to support the new platform will include its MC9000 rugged mobile computers, the ergonomic MC3000 mobile computers and the size-optimized MC70 and MC75 Enterprise Digital Assistants (EDAs).
Support for Windows Mobile 6.1 is expected to provide Motorola mobile computer customers with enhanced security features including data encryption and support for Microsoft’s System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 (SCMDM) to simplify security policy creation and deployment to mobile devices.
According to Motorola, Windows Mobile 6.1 will provide users with access to standardized off-the-shelf applications; improved mobile messaging; increased device control with a variety of device management systems to wirelessly administer and deploy software upgrades.
MC3000 mobile computer will now support Windows Mobile 6.1. Also some of the MC3090 Windows Mobile 6.1 configurations also feature the rotating scan head with left, right and front positions to enable the user to adjust the scanning position for comfort and productivity.
Stephanie Ferguson, general manager for mobile communications business at Microsoft, said: With mission-critical applications for Windows Mobile devices, mobile workers are equipped with the tools needed to be as productive out of the office as they are in the office. We’re proud of our continued work with Motorola to deliver the latest in mobile solutions and empower our shared customers.