Hand Held Products Dolphin 7900|
Rugged keypad PDA
(by Conrad H. Blickenstorfer)
Building on its considerable success with flashlight-style data terminals (huge contract with the US Postal Service), Hand Held Products introduced the Dolphin 7900 Mobile Computer for those who prefer the PDA form factor and Microsoft's Windows Mobile/Pocket PC application development (there is also a special HHP SDK for Visual Studio 2005). The 7900 is a thoroughly modern ruggedized Pocket PC with plenty enough memory for the most demanding applications (optional RAM is up to 256MB). Depending on their application, customers have a choice of either a 25-key numeric or a 36-key alpha keypad, both backlit. The screen is a large 3.8-inch LCD with an industrial grade touchscreen. The Dolphin 7900 also includes Hand Held's trademarked Adaptus image scanning technology that reads virtually all codes, captures signatures, takes pictures, and archives data. There are numerous 1D and 2D scanning options that can handle just about any code. In March 2007, Handheld Products announced that the 7900 had been selected to be featured at Microsoft Technology Centers (MTCs) worldwide.
On December 20, 2007, Hand Held Products was acquired by Honeywell and became Honeywell Imaging and Mobility, a new line of business within Honeywell's Security Group.
As of March, the Honeywell Dolphin 7900 is no longer listed as an active product.