Maxa Technologies (Maxatec) is one of the first distributors to bring a mobile computing device with an Android operating system to market. The skeye.dart from Hoeft & Wessel is available with Android version 2.3.6 (commonly known as Gingerbread).
The arrival of a mobile computing device with an Android operating system in the enterprise market opens up a multitude of opportunities to businesses as the system is an open-source platform giving developers and OEMs flexibility for bespoke work and customisation. The GUI front end looks very user friendly and the apps are located easily.
The skeye.dart is also now available in an enhanced version with roughly one third improved computing power, RAM twice as high, and faster UMTS/HSPA mobile telephony connection. Optionally equipped with a numeric keypad or just a few input keys, the mobile computing device provides a future-proof platform for the most demanding applications.
Mike Ashcroft, Director of Technical Services at Maxatec, said: "Android has developed into a leading Smartphone operating system, and as such there is an extremely high level of acceptance with not only consumers, but also enterprise. The open-source system reduces the dependency on some of the key market players, allows software developers various programming options and the operating system provides a high degree of security which is paramount in the growing mobile market sector."
Ashcroft added: "Hoeft & Wessel is a great company to work alongside. They are constantly looking at the future and demonstrate excellent leadership in the field of mobile computing technology."
The skeye.dart is already in use working on an Android operating system the Dutch navy deploys the skeye.dart as a part of its wireless communications system using both voice and data transmission via a single handheld device.