Metrologic Instruments, Inc. have recently announced the worldwide release of its SP5700 OptimusPDA mobile device which incorporates a Microsoft Windows-based platform, bar code scanning and advanced wireless technologies into a lightweight and durable device. Metrologic initially released the device in Europe in March 2007 and a few months later in Asia.
By supporting access to wireless standards (Bluetooth and WiFi 802.11 b and g) with faster download speeds and higher bandwidth, the OptimusPDA provides a versatile solution for increasing productivity and responsiveness in mobile applications associated with retail and supply chain, field service, health care, parcel delivery, and transportation. WiFi-Protected Access security measures engineered directly into the mobile computers firmware ensures information remains confidential.
The OptimusPDA signifies Metrologics entry into the Windows-based mobile computing marketplace, said Mark Schmidt, Metrologics vice president of product management and marketing. For mobile workers responsible for collecting data in the field, the OptimusPDA eliminates the added expense and aggravation of having to purchase and carry around separate devices like a mobile phone, a PDA, a bar code scanner and a digital camera.
Lighter than most mobile computers, but just as powerful, the OptimusPDA can be equipped with a variety of options, including a choice of either a Metrologic laser or high-resolution imaging scan engine, data-transfer options (USB & RS232), and a two-mega-pixel camera. Metrologic further lowers the total cost of ownership by packaging the OptimusPDA in all-inclusive kits which include the essential accessories necessary for operation right out of the box.
Metrologic also provides users with a software development kit (SDK) for creating custom software applications on Microsofts proven Windows CE 5.0 platform.
This IP54-rated mobile computer resists exposure to dust, splashing water and extreme temperatures. The OptimusPDA is also tough enough to withstand repeated 1.5-meter falls onto concrete.