New Products for Mobile Workers -- March 2008

— March 05, 2008

Where in the World?
Magellan's MobileMapper 6 is a rugged, waterproof GIS and GPS receiver that employees in utilities, oil and gas, forestry, government and agriculture can utilize to collect field data. Because the device is based on the Windows Mobile 6 open platform, enterprises can select and deploy the GIS software of their choice. Key features include a 2-megapixel camera that allows photos to be geotagged; a microphone that enables capture of voice notes to accompany data; Bluetooth connectivity; and a touch screen. Price: Unavailable.

Device Lockdown
Check Point's Endpoint Security combines a firewall, network access control, program control, antivirus, anti-spyware, data security and remote access to create a comprehensive management tool to protect laptops and other corporate assets while reducing total cost of ownership. Endpoint Security's single console, single software agent and single administrator design aims to ease the tasks of device management and protection for I.T. executives. Price: Starts at $60/seat, based on 1-99 seats.

One Tough Tablet
Need to keep your workers productive in challenging environments? Glacier's new Ridgeline Tablet might be the solution.
The Windows XP device is humidity- and water-resistant and can withstand repeated drops of up to 3 feet onto concrete surfaces. The Ridgeline features a 10.4-inch display screen with input via finger or pen and multiple connectivity options, including 802.11a/b/g and Bluetooth. Price: Unavailable.

Talk to Your Scanner
Motorola's CA50, a VoIP-enabled scanner with WLAN capabilities, aims to boost customer service, increase worker productivity and reduce operational expenses for retail, hospitality and healthcare enterprises. Eliminating the need to page employees, the CA50 enables both voice calls and walkie-talkie style communication. Price: $540.

Psion Teklogix's PRINTABOUT (PTX-MP-2000) thermal mobile printer is part of the vendor's new line of printing solutions for the wireless space that resulted from collaboration with Printek. The rugged PRINTABOUT can be configured for Bluetooth or WiFi connectivity and is geared toward mobile employees in sales, field service and public safety. It's mountable in a vehicle or can be carried on a belt or on your shoulder. Price: $795.


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