Metrologic Instruments has launched the SP5700 OptimusPDA mobile device worldwide, which has a Microsoft Windows-based platform and incorporates bar code scanning and advanced wireless technologies into a lightweight and durable device.
According to the company, the OptimusPDA provides a solution for increasing productivity and responsiveness in mobile applications associated with retail and supply chain, field service, health care, parcel delivery and transportation. A WiFi-Protected access security measure ensures the confidentiality of information. The company claimed that the OptimusPDA can be equipped with a variety of options, including a choice of a Metrologic laser or high-resolution imaging scan engine, data-transfer options and a two mega-pixel camera.
The OptimusPDA signifies Metrologic’s entry into the Windows-based mobile computing marketplace, said Mark Schmidt, vice president of product management and marketing at Metrologic. For mobile workers responsible for collecting data in the field, the OptimusPDA eliminates the added expense and aggravation of having to purchase and carry around separate devices like a mobile phone, a PDA, a bar code scanner and a digital camera.
The company also claimed that the OptimusPDA resists exposure to dust, splashing water and extreme temperatures, and is tough enough to withstand repeated 1.5-meter falls onto concrete.
The company will also provide users with a software development kit (SDK) for creating custom software applications on Microsoft’s Windows CE 5.0 platform. Metrologic initially released the device in Europe in March 2007 and a few months later in Asia.
In March 2007, Metrologic Instruments launched the SP5700 PDA, its first Microsoft Windows based mobile data capture and communication terminal in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
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