Honeywell Scanning & Mobility company Intermec has released the CN51 rugged mobile computer, with the choice of Android or Windows operating systems. Designed for flexible application support, this next-generation mobile computer is designed for use in direct store delivery, transportation and logistics and field service operations.
With support for both Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 and Android 4.1, the CN51 has a large, multi-touch, outdoor-readable screen providing room for application viewing with less scrolling for greater productivity, as well as more space for capturing signatures. It’s also equipped with smart battery technology, with a battery life that lasts through a full 12-hour shift and beyond without interruption to replace or recharge.
The new CN51 is available with Intermec’s EA30 or EA31 high-performance imagers for the reading of 1D and 2D barcodes in various conditions, including low light scanning environments.
“While rugged devices are designed to be more function or application-specific than smartphones, there is growing consensus that these devices deliver a similar experience and have similar capabilities as function-rich smartphones,” said David Krebs, vice president of mobile & wireless, VDC. “As Android matures in the enterprise it represents an increasingly viable option for rugged vendors to bridge this functionality gap and deliver the capabilities their partners and customers are looking for,” Mr Fehl said.