Rugged and Durable Device Delivers Enhanced Performance: The Ideal Solution for the Growing
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
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
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
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