November 2011

Added: Adlink TIOT Windows CE and Android rugged handhelds
Adlink Technology offers two rugged handhelds that at first sight look identical, the TIOT2000 and the TIOT9000. They are conventional, albeit well equipped, handhelds with 3.5-inch QVGA resistive displays, IP65 sealing, a 5-foot drop spec, and plenty of data capture functionality (1D/2D scanning, RFID, cameras, etc.). What's interesting is that one runs Windows CE 6.0 R3 whereas the other runs Andrid 2.3, with slight but significant differences in underlying technology and specs. [See Adlink TIOT2000 (Android) and TIOT9000 (Windows CE)] -- Posted Sunday, November 20, 2011 by chb

Juniper Systems introduces Mesa with Barcode Scanner
Juniper Systems introduced an important optional extension/enhancement to its unique 5.7-inch Mesa Rugged Notepad (see our full review), the Mesa with Barcode Scanner. The integrated high performance Motorola 1D/2D scanner (which can also be retrofitted to existing Mesas) reads all common 1D/2D symbologies, is compatible withmost barcode scanning software, and also comes with Juniper's own Barcode Connector utility. [See Juniper Mesa with Barcode Scanner brochure] -- Posted Wednesday, November 16, 2011 by chb

Datalogic releases new rugged 10.4-inch vehicle-mount panel computer
Datalogic Mobile launched the Datalogic Rhino 10, a rugged Microsoft Windows Embedded 6.0 R3-powered Vehicle Mount Computer designed for warehousing management in distribution centers, warehouses and manufacturing shop floors. The IP65-sealed panel has a bright 10.4-inch VGA touch screen, good connectivity, and can be ordered with an extended -22 to 140F temperature range. [See description and specs of the Datalogic Rhino 10] -- Posted Wednesday, November 2, 2011 by chb

TI introduces low-cost Sitara AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 processors
We're increasingly seeing Texas Instruments Sitara chips in products, and now TI introduced the new Sitara AM335x line of low cost but high performance ARM Cortex-A8 chips. The new line was designed specifically to provide low power consumption and reduced heat emissions to enable portable, pocket-sized, fanless applications. [See TI Sitara AN335x page -- Posted Tuesday, November 1, 2011 by chb