…rugged Windows CE vehicle mount terminal for temperature extremes and
Symbol Technologies has chosen CeBIT to launch its innovative new vehicle
mount data terminal. The VRC 7900 series of Vehicle Radio Computers is
specifically engineered for maximum durability and is designed for use
within the harsh conditions of distribution centres and factories.
Using the familiar Microsoft® Windows CE operating system, the VRC 7900
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 with management means work instructions and information
updates can be exchanged quickly, speeding up processes and enabling
employees to be more productive.
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.
Powered by a 32-bit, 206MHz, StrongARM® processor, the VRC 7900's modular
design and PCMCIA flexibility (offering Type I,II and III) adds to the
terminal's strength. Sealed to IP65 standards for tough industrial
environments, it has a cold store heater option that enables it to operate
reliably at temperatures as low as -30C/22ºF.
In addition, to make it easier to use in extreme environments, the VRC
7900 features a large keyboard to accommodate gloved hands, as well as
tactile feedback with adjustable audible tones to confirm data entry and a
high-contrast colour touchscreen LCD for the best readability under all
A quick-release mounting bracket easily secures the VRC 7900 to either
fixed-mount locations or to forklifts, allowing for fast porting between
vehicles. The new angled design ensures that operators may safely use the
65-key QWERTY keyboard and view the 1/2 VGA colour display without
obstructing the driver's vision.
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
Karen Daniell/Rebecca Irani
+ 44 (0) 1753 790700
Symbol Technologies EMEA
+ 44 (0) 118 945 7427
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