ADD SYMBOL AND GO! SYMBOL REVEALS THE TRANSFORMING POWER OF MOBILE MULTI-CONNECTIVITY Thursday 22 March 2001 PDF Print …Symbol Technologies demonstrates its breadth of range, from tiny keyring scanner to wireless WANs across the enterprise… Symbol Technologies has united with 13 of its business partners to showcase a broad range of wireless and mobile solutions at CeBIT this year. Highlights include: a unique shopping application for German retail giant Karstadt Warenhaus AG; the introduction of a consumer scanner small enough to hang on a keyring; and a demonstration of a new Spectrum 24Ò client bridge that services customers on the retail sales floor and simultaneously controls inventory behind the scenes, wirelessly. For the first time, Press visiting the stand will have the opportunity to meet and talk to Symbol's President and CEO, Tomo Razmilovic. Appointed last year, Tomo Razmilovic is one of the few Europeans to lead a blue-chip US company. For the first two days of the show Tomo, along with key members of his executive team, will be available for interview. Karstadt - a groundbreaking retail system Major German retailer Karstadt's latest scanning and wireless technology installation explores an entirely new way of performing real-time supply chain management, at the same time generating considerable savings in time and money. The system uses Symbol's extensive voice and data wireless local area network, including voice-over-IP (Internet Protocol) NetVisionÒ Data Phones and the M2000 - the next generation of handheld laser bar code scanners. This technology will be installed in 73 0f Karstadt's 208 German stores by the end of this year. CB 1000 - the new client bridge Symbol's 802.11 and 802.11b (WiFi Ô) wireless standards-based client bridge for 2Mbps Frequency Hopping (FH) or 11Mbps Direct Sequence (DS) wireless LAN infrastructures will be demonstrated at the Show. The CB 1000, when installed with Spectrum24® wireless LAN adapters, extends wireless connectivity to normally wired equipment, such as POS systems, printers, scales and manufacturing machinery, through industry-standard Ethernet or serial port connections. CS 1504 - Consumer Memory Scanner This tiny scanner attaches to a keyring and enables customers to capture bar codes on retail merchandise, create a shopping list, purchase an item or link to the web for more product information. When used with an Internet/intranet store kiosk, the CS 1504 doubles as an in-store, mobile-shopping tool. It's the ideal portable device to scan traditional bar codes and the new class of web codes, Scanlets™, as demonstrated recently by AirClic. Symbol introduces new range of 360-degree scanners The Magellan SL SlimLine Scanner/Scale is part of Symbol's new family of full 360-degree scanners. Compact, versatile and reliable for high-volume POS environments, it sets a new standard for supermarkets, hypermarkets and mass merchandisers. While some dual-plane scanners have blind spots, the Magellan SL simultaneously reads the bottom and all sides of items. It features enhanced optical design and advanced decoding software has specifications to fit virtually every counter space. On the spot customer service with Symbol's MicroKiosk™ MK 1000 The MK 1000 is the latest advance in interactive, automated customer self-service terminal from Symbol. The new device is designed to enable customers to obtain up-to-date prices, product description, frequent shopper and special promotional price information simply by scanning an item's bar code. The MK 1000 is designed to be mounted on a shelf or pole for convenient consumer access and, in addition to checking prices, can also be used as a 'billboard' to feature text messages and graphics promoting seasonal sales and forthcoming events. The intuitive MK 1000 has a large, easy-to-read screen and its direct link to a store's computer system over existing Ethernet, serial Spectrum 24® Wireless LANs means that customers have access to current information. The MK 1000 is the beginning of the end of frustrating delays and confusion over pricing, at the same time eliminating the need for time-consuming manual price checking by retail staff. The tough VRC 7900 makes its first entrance Also making its debut appearance during CeBIT is Symbol's VRC 7900 series of Vehicle Radio Computers, specifically engineered for maximum durability and designed for use in the demanding environments of distribution centres and factory floors. The new VRC 7900 terminal enables operators to capture data on the factory or warehouse floor and wirelessly download it in real-time to a host computer. Fast two-way communications enables work instructions and information updates to be exchanged quickly, speeding up processes and bringing productivity gains. The versatile VRC 7900 supports real-time receiving, tracking, put-away, picking and shipping applications particularly valuable for logistics and warehouse system management customers. It combines mobile computing with printers and similar accessories while using the latest wireless LAN connectivity to interface with a host computer. The advance design of the terminal supports Spectrum 24® 2Mbps and 11 Mbps data rate radios and makes it capable of using emerging technologies such as Java. Upgraded Products Symbol is also introducing a number of upgrades to existing products during CeBIT. These include: · PPT 2800 - replacing the PPT 2700 with the addition of the following leading-edge features to the Microsoft Pocket PC family: · 206MHz performance · High visibility display · 32M/32M memory · Local language versions · SPT1550 - replacing the SPT1500 with the following enhancements: · Upgraded from Palm OS 3.5 to OS 4.0 · Twice the speed · 4/8 + 8/8 memory configurations · Improved display · New plastic colour · Recharging option · SPT1800 - replacing the SPT 1700 with the following enhancements: · Upgraded from Palm OS 3.5 to OS 4.0 · Twice the speed · 4/8, 8/16 memory configurations · Improved display · Backup battery · Voice over GSM worldwide · Non-incendive (non-explosive) - US Class 1, Div 2 ABCD Relax at the NetVision Café Symbol and its partners invite visitors to relax and enjoy tea, coffee or a milkshake at their wireless cafe where fast service is courtesy of the NetVision Data Phone ordering systems. Guests scan bar codes and send their order direct to a laptop in the kitchen service area for the fastest service at CeBIT. Symbol Executives at CeBIT In addition to President and CEO Tomo Razmilovic, a number of Symbol executives will be available speak with the press during the first two days of the Show, including: · Frank Borghese, Senior Vice President, General Manager, Worldwide Sales and Services · Stanley P. Jaworski, Vice President & General Manager, Worldwide Channel & Alliances · Risto S. Hakanen, Vice President, International Marketing · Markus Krebs, Managing Director, Symbol Technologies, GmbH · John Vaccaro, Vice President, Mobile & Wireless Systems Exhibiting Partners AirClic 3n consult + organice GmbH belenus GmbH Bruck Technologies GmbH Data Elektronik GmbH Heyde AG Abt. SC-ASP IND Mobile Datensysteme GmbH Intertrade A.F. GmbH & Co KG NCC Nöthen Computer Center GmbH Peak Technologies GmbH S&P Computersysteme GmbH Systemhaus fur Logistik Systemhaus 2000 GmbH TBN Identifikation und Netzwerke GmbH About Symbol Symbol Technologies, winner of the USA National Medal of Technology, is a global leader in mobile data transaction systems, providing innovative customer solutions based on wireless local area networking for data and voice, application-specific mobile computing and bar code data capture. Symbol's wireless information appliances connect the physical world of people on the move, packages, paper and shipping pallets, to information systems and the Internet. Today, some 10 million Symbol bar code scanners, mobile computers and wireless LANs are utilised worldwide in markets ranging from retailing to transportation and distribution logistics, manufacturing, parcel and postal delivery, government, healthcare and education. Symbol's systems and products are used to increase productivity from the factory floor to the retail store, to the enterprise and out to the home. Information about Symbol is available at http://www.symbol.com Media Contacts: Karen Daniell/Rebecca Irani Brodeur Worldwide + 44 (0) 1753 790700 email@example.com Or Helen Rigby Symbol Technologies EMEA + 44(0) 118 9457427 This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Pleon in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.