SYMBOL INTRODUCES SECOND GENERATION HANDHELD COMPUTER FAMILY BASED ON POCKET PC O/S Tuesday 26 June 2001 PDF Print Rugged and Durable Device Delivers Enhanced Performance: The Ideal Solution for the Growing Mobile Workforce Symbol Technologies announced today its second generation of Pocket PC O/S handheld computers with enhanced performance and capability, designed for today's growing number of mobile workforce users. The device features bar code scanning and wireless local area network (WLAN) connectivity, empowering mobile workers to execute jobs quickly and efficiently, even in the most challenging environments. The PPT 2800 is the second handheld computer based on the Microsoft Pocket PC introduced in less than a month. Earlier, Symbol announced the PPT 8100, which features wireless wide area network (WWAN) and WLAN communications and connectivity. Symbol, the global leader for key and pen-based mobile computing devices for the vertical application marketplace offers the most extensive family of handheld computers based on the Pocket PC O/S. In 2000, Symbol introduced the first Pocket PC mobile computing device to be targeted towards vertical markets, the PPT 2700. Customers currently using Symbol Pocket PC devices include AVIS Europe, the New Jersey Office of Courts and Vail Ski Resorts among others. Symbol is the winner of Microsoft's Embedded Developer of the Year Award. The PPT 2800 has been engineered for a number of vertical applications including field sales/service automation, handheld data collection, route accounting and test and measurement data in markets such as retail, hospitality, healthcare, transportation & logistics, office management and education. Features include an Intel Strong Arm SA 1100 Processor @ 206 MHz, enhanced monochrome display technology, 32 MB RAM/32 MB ROM and a full Pocket PC professional operating system. The multi-functional PPT 2800 is sealed to IP54 standards for protection against windblown rain and dust, and withstands multiple drops to concrete up to four feet. The integrated bar code scanner and wireless LAN radio card allows users to collect, send and receive data anywhere within range of an 802.11 or 802.11b wireless LAN, making the PPT 2800 a compact, durable solution for a variety of vertical markets. "Our customers demand mobile computing devices that offer complete solutions unique to their vertical market needs," said Vin Luciano, vice president, Mobile Computing, Symbol Technologies. "This device is fully-integrated with core technologies, making it the most compact multi-functional Pocket PC device in the marketplace today. We expect to see continued demand for this device, as well as our entire product line of Pocket PC devices, across a multitude of a vertical markets." About Symbol Technologies Symbol Technologies, winner of the 1999 US 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. ______________________________________________________________________ Click on the link below to see this news release as it appears on the Brodeur News Room website and obtain full contact details. http://www.brodeurnewsroom.com/asp/release.asp?rid=1591&cid=... ______________________________________________________________________ Click the link below to login and update your company and subject preferences, or personal details. http://www.brodeurnewsroom.com/asp/login.asp ______________________________________________________________________ Click on the link below to have your login details re-sent to you. http://www.brodeurnewsroom.com/asp/forgot.asp ______________________________________________________________________ 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.