Just a quick heads up to Motorola’s new MT2000 Mobile Terminal. This product has been developed to bridge the gap between users with day-to-day operations consisting of scan-intensive automated data capture, but don’t need a full featured mobile computer.
Ideal for users within the manufacturing, retail, warehouse, healthcare and supply chain industries, the MT2000 is rugged with an IP rating of 54 and offers an ergonomic and easy to use alternative to a mobile computer.
Depending on specification the MT2000 is capable of reading 1D, 2D and even RFID (with the addition of a RFID module). The scan engine is omnidirectional eliminating the need to align the device perfectly to a barcode. This device can also capture signatures, still photos and video.
Using a Windows CE 5.0 operating system will come as good news to most companies currently using in-house developed software as it will ease the pain of implementation. Connectivity comes in three forms to best suit your needs, wireless, cordless and corded. Those of you who require ultimate freedom throughout the workplace will love the 802.11a/b/g option. Bluetooth® allows connectivity up to 300 feet (91.4m), ideal for shop floor environments. Finally the corded (via RS-232 or USB) is purely for workstations and supply chain purposes.
We are looking forward to getting hold of this product so we can give it the Rugged and Mobile test and share our experience with you! Keep your eyes out for a product review coming soon.
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