Tools - July 2009

By  Susan Nunziata — July 02, 2009

Atomic Algiz
Handheld US upgrades its rugged Algiz 8 tablet computer with the new Intel 1.1 GHz ATOM processor, designed to improve both performance and battery life. The Algiz 8's optional outdoor viewable display has been upgraded to a new screen with brightness of more than 1100 nits. The size of the standard shock-mounted hard drive has been increased from 40 GB to 60 GB, and a solid state flash drive is available as an option. RAM has increased from 512 MB to 1024 MB. Price: $2,999.

Hi-Gloss Notebook
HP debuts the ProBook series of notebooks with 14-inch, 15.3-inch and 17.3-inch diagonal widescreen options. Select models feature built-in Qualcomm Gobi technology which enables the notebooks to use a single module, the HP un2400, to support multiple mobile broadband network technologies and mobile operators. In addition to Microsoft Windows operating system offerings, select HP ProBook s-series models will offer Novell SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 preinstalled.  Price: $529 and up.

Worldly RFID
Psion Teklogix is offering the CAEN Gen 2 A528 UHF RFID compact reader and the Impinj R1000 reader chip integrated into its rugged Workabout Pro handheld computer. The A528 is certified to operate in U.S., Canadian and Europe. The device is aimed at users in healthcare, pharmaceuticals, asset management, finance and aviation, among other verticals. Price: $1,495.

SpectraLink Updates
Polycom launches Release 3.0 for its SpectraLink 8020 and 8030 voice-over-WLAN telephones. This delivers support for enterprise-grade, standards-based QoS and security protocols, as well as Cisco Compatible Extensions. The end result? Effective voice prioritization, power management, admission control and enhanced security mechanisms. Price: 8020 -- $615; 8030 -- $695.

Receipts On The Road
Extech introduces the Apex 2 direct thermal printer. The lightweight and rugged portable device comes with Class A Bluetooth standard and options for WiFi. Mobile workers can print up to 1,300 feet of receipts on one battery charge. Tested to withstand drops to steel from 1.5 meters, it has IEC68 and IEC 60950 certification. Price: $599.

Hardy Smartphone
HTC's P6500 sturdy smartphone features a 3.5-inch screen, barcode and fingerprint scanning capabilities. It runs on Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 and offers HSDPA/WCDMA 850/1900 MHz, GSM/EDGE, GPS with external antenna connector, Bluetooth 2.0 and 802.11b/g WiFi connectivity options. Price: $600 - $700.

Hotspot In Your Pocket
The 2.05 oz. MiFi 2200 WiFi hotspot from Novatel is offered by Verizon and Sprint, among other carriers. It effectively creates a "personal cloud" of high-speed Internet connectivity via 3G cellular networks. It can be shared among up to five users on a range of WiFi-enable devices. Security features include WPA2-PSK, WEP and SPI Firewall. The Sprint version also supports GPS capabilities. Prices: Verizon  -- $99.99 after rebate, plus $39.99-$59.99 /month service charge; Sprint -- $99.00 for device after rebate, plus $59.99-$149.99/month service charge.

295-Foot Reach
CipherLab launches the 1500 series BT wireless handheld barcode scanners that offer a range of up to 295 feet. The devices have two reader options -- linear imager (1560) and laser (1562). Both provide auto-sense scanning using a three-in-one communication stand -- on the wall, on the desktop, or elevated for auto-sense scanning -- that can serve up to seven scanners. Price: Unavailable.

Stop 'Em Cold
Cadec Global adds a software-based remote engine shutdown function to its PowerVue fleet management platform. The function is part of a new array of optional safety modules introduced in the ProTecht product line designed for motor coach fleets and fuel/hazmat haulers. The modules offer advanced features for protecting precious or hazardous cargo. The shutdown feature enables authorized security personnel to remotely slow and then stop a vehicle in a safe, controlled manner. Price: $3 add-on to PowerVue fee of $39.99 per vehicle per month; $1,800 for on-board computer.


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