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4P FDA300

Field Digital Assistant for mission-critical Auto-ID applications
(by Conrad H. Blickenstorfer)

4P Mobile Data Processing, hedquartered in Padova, Italy, has been designing and manufacturing specialized handheld terminals and computers for demanding field applications since 1989.

The FDA300 shares most of its underlying technology with the "all-in-one" FDA600 an "all-in-one" Field Digital Assistant. It is a modern Windows CE.NET 5.0-based computer running on the 520MHz version of Marvell's PXA270 processor, has 128MB of RAM and 64MB of Flash, a SD slot, a 3.4-inch 240 x 320 pixel touch screen, and a handy 19-key alphanumeric keypad for navigation and rapid data entry.

Measuring 3.25 x 7.0 x 1.7 inches and weighing between 11 and 13 ounces, depending on configuration, the FDA300 includes a 1.3 megapixel digital camera, a 1D/2D barcode scanner and a 13.56 MHz RFID reader. And that is on top of onboard Bluetooth, 802.11b/g WiFi, IrDA, and GSM/GPRS/EDGE cellular capability.

Despite all of this functionality, the FDA300 is also a rugged device. It carries a IP54 ingress protection rating, can survive 4-foot drops onto concrete, and can operate in a fairly wide temperature range of between 32 and 122 degrees Fahrenheit.

The FDA300 is powered by either a 8.2 or 16.4 watt-hour Li-Ion battery. An optional Ethernet/charging cradle provides landline network connectivity. A vehicle cradle is also available.

Added/changed Added 10/07
Form-factor Industrial PDA
CPU Speed Marvell PCA270, 520MHz
OS Windows CE.NET 5.0
RAM/ROM 128MB/64MB Flash
Card slots 1 SD Card
Display type Color LCD with LED backlight
Display size/res 3.5"/240 x 320
Digitizer/pens touch/1
Keyboard/keys 19-key alphanumeric keypad
Navigation stylus, navigation keys
Housing Plastic
Operating Temp 32 to 122F
Sealing IP54
Shock 4 foot to concrete
Size (WxHxD) 3.25 x 7.0 x 1.7
Weight 11-13 ounces depending on configuration
Power Removable 1,100m or 2,200AH 7.4V Li-Ion
Interface USB host, LAN via cradle, 1D/2D barcode scanner, 13.56 RFID, 1.3mp camera
Wireless Bluetooth, 802.11b, IrDA, GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
List price Inquire
Contact www.4p-online.com
Windows Mobile Info
  • Windows Mobile 6
  • Windows Mobile 5
  • Windows Mobile Smartphone
  • Windows Mobile 2003
  • Windows CE .Net
  • Windows for Pocket PC 2002
  • Pocket PC intro 2000
  • Windows CE H/PC Pro 1998
  • Windows CE 2.0 1997
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