Honeywell has launched a new hardware and software platform into Australia and New Zealand.
Honeywell’s Mobility Edge Platform comprises common hardware architecture and a range of tools on which the industry can build future mobility applications. These include rugged handheld computers, wearable devices, voice-directed technology, tablets and vehicle-mounted computers.
“After listening to our industry partners, Honeywell has rethought the approach to solving the constraints associated with mobile deployments. The Mobility Edge Platform has been designed to support the next generation of mobile computers to be used by distribution centres, transport and logistics providers, hospitals and retailers, to increase worker productivity and capture critical data,” said Raj Singh, vice president Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions ASEAN & ANZ.
The platform is designed for Google’s Android operating system, which is increasingly becoming the standard for industrial mobile devices. It offers a long product lifecycle by supporting current and future Android versions. The Mobility Edge platform provides consistency across Honeywell’s next-generation devices and makes it easier for customers to upgrade current models, manage device refreshes and quickly deploy software applications.
“Because we built the Mobility Edge Platform with an Android-first mindset, businesses will have the confidence that our devices will support future versions of the operating system without making new hardware investments,” said Peter Howes, president of Honeywell’s Productivity Products business. “Leveraging a single, unified platform will make adding new devices and testing and deploying business-critical mobile hardware and software easier and faster.”
The Mobility Edge Platform features support for four generations of Android and a common architecture approach to allow customers to develop, test and certify an application just once for deploying to devices.
Mobility Edge also deploys productivity-optimising tools to increase data capture speed and improve the way workers communicate securely, along with a battery runtime maximiser to allow customers to extend daily usage of the device by adjusting performance characteristics according to their specific needs.