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Compact, rugged flashlight-style handheld
(by Conrad H. Blickenstorfer)

The LXE MX7 rugged handheld computer was designed for a variety of data collection applications in warehousing and similar settings. The device is small and light (about 1.3 pounds) so that it can be used for comfortable scanning throughout a shift. However, despite its compact size, the MX7 is a tough computer. It can operate in a wide temperature range between 14 and 122 degrees Fahrenheit, survive 5-foot drops (6-foot with an optional rubber boot for extra protection), and it is sealed to IP65 specifications.

The device is powered by a 400MHz Marvell XScale PXA255 processor, runs Windows CE 5.0 Professional, has 128MB of RAM and between 128MB and a gigabyte of SD Flash.

The MX7 has excellent onboard communications capabilities. 802.11b/g WiFi allows fast data and network communication. Bluetooth 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate makes for fast and reliable connections to wireless peripherals such as printers.

The MX7 provides all-range scanning. Operators can collect bar code data from 4 to 40 feet away. The MX7 can even provide a vibration signal upon a successful scan -- handy in noisy environments.

LXE also equipped the MX7 with "ToughTalk" technology, a system that uses advanced audio and noise cancellation techniques for industrial-grade voice logistics applications.

Added/changed Added 9/07
Form-factor Rugged flashlight-style handheld
CPU Speed Intel PXA255/400 MHz
OS Windows CE 5.0 Professional
RAM/ROM 128MB/128MB to 1GB SD Flash
Card slots NA
Display type 280 NIT Color TFT with LED backlight
Display size/res 3.5-inch/240 x 320
Digitizer/pens Resistive touch/1
Keyboard/keys 35/52-key keypad
Navigation directional control, stylus
Housing NA
Operating Temp 14 to 122F
Sealing IP65
Shock 5 foot drop (6 foot with rubber boot)
Size (WxHxD) 3.4 x 8.8 x 2.0
Weight 1.3 lbs.
Power 7.2V/2,200mAh 15.8 Watt-Hour Li-Ion ("full shift")
Interface USB client, RS232, 1D/2D scanner
Wireless 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR with class 2 radio
List price inquire
Contact www.lxe.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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