Metrologic Instruments’ SP5700 OptimusPDA, a mobile device on a Windows-based platform that offers bar code scanning and advanced wireless technologies, is now available worldwide. It was initially released in March 2007 in EMEA, and a few months later in Asia.
The Blackwood, New Jersey-based company, said the OptimusPDA is aimed at mobile workers in the retail and supply chain, field service, healthcare, parcel delivery, and transportation sectors. It offers 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 said the PDA resists exposure to dust, splashing water, and extreme temperatures, and is tough enough to withstand repeated 1.5-meter falls onto concrete.