Motorola, Inc. is entering into the commercial off-the-shelf rugged handheld mobile computing market with the HC700-L. The first in a series, the HC700-L is designed to meet the demands of mobile workforces in a variety of industries including utility, transportation, logistics, public works, public services and manufacturing.
Part of Motorola’s new HC700 family of rugged mobile computers, the HC700-L handheld features an Intel Bulverde Xscale processor running at 416MHz, a color touch-screen display, an omni-directional area imager for ID/2D barcode imaging, both Wi-Fi (wireless LAN) and Bluetooth communications capabilities and it operates on the Microsoft Windows Mobile platform or Windows CE .Net.
Memory configurations include 64/128MB SDRAM and 64/128MB flash, and mini SD slot for memory expansion.
The HC700-L is designed and tested to military environmental specifications to withstand the rigors of every day use. Morotola says this new model is ideal for individual field users and work teams in need of mobile data applications such as remote data base inquiries, job ticketing and field service, sales force automation, asset management and inventory management.
In early 2006, Motorola will introduce additional models in the HC700 line that will offer a wide array of communications options to provide enterprise customers with numerous choices for their mobile operator service. Three models are planned: The HC700-L comes with Wi-Fi, the HC700-N connects to iDEN and the HC700-G connects to GSM/GPRS networks. The device also comes with GPS and AGPS (iDEN).