September 2011

Socket Mobile ships 50,000th SoMo handheld
Socket Mobile announced it has shipped its 50,000th SoMo 650 handheld computer. Sales are being driven by the needs of the hospitality and healthcare market segments for a durable and lightweight device and continue to show growth. -- Posted Friday, September 30, 2011 by chb

Xata Turnpike now runs on Intermec handhelds
Xata Corporation, a leader in fleet optimization software, today announced that three additional Intermec devices (the CS40, the CN70, and the CN4) are now available for use with Xata Turnpike, an economical fleet management and optimization technology that delivers 360-degree, real-time information. [See Xata press release]
-- Posted Thursday, September 15, 2011 by chb

Krasdale Foods selects Janam rugged mobile computers
Janam Technologies announced that Krasdale Foods, one of the largest privately held grocery wholesalers in the New York Metro area, has selected Janam's XG100 rugged gun-shaped Windows CE/Mobile based mobile computer for its customer order placement and direct store delivery (DSD) systems. [See press release] -- Posted Thursday, September 15, 2011 by chb

BSQUARE acquires MPC Data Ltd.
BSQUARE announced the acquisition of MPC Data Ltd., a U.K. based provider of embedded software engineering services and products for OEMs, semiconductor companies and high performance application developers. The acquisition is part of BSQUARE's overall growth strategy and is designed to capitalize on the growing market for smart, connected devices by expanding both the breadth of services offered and the geographies served by BSQUARE. -- Posted Wednesday, September 14, 2011 by chb

Psion's Workabout Pro earns Apriva certification for secure government communications
Psion and Apriva, a leading provider of end-to-end wireless transaction and secure mobile communications solutions, announced that the Psion Workabout Pro 3 and Workabout Pro-g have earned Apriva's compatibility certification. Running on Windows Mobile 6.1, the Workabout Pro 3 and Workabout Pro-g have completed Apriva's integration and testing with its secure mobile communications products deployed to government and public agencies around the world. -- Posted Tuesday, September 13, 2011 by chb

Trimble Nomad 900 now IP68 rated
Trimble announced that its Nomad 900 handheld computer has received an IP68 rating (up from IP67), which is the highest rating for protection against dust and moisture. In addition, five new languages options have been added. IP68 means the device is completely dustproof and also protected against continuous immersion (but under conditions defined by the manufacturer). We're not surprised; we tested the almost identical Nomad 800 four years ago and took it scuba diving! [See RuggedPCReview video of Nomad on scuba] -- Posted Monday, September 12, 2011 by chb