Tools: New Products For Mobile Workers -- June 2008

By Jessica Binns — June 05, 2008

Computing for Life
Fujitsu's LifeBook T2010 easily switches from notebook to Tablet PC form for highly mobile professionals who like to change up their computing routine. Housed in sturdy magnesium alloy and boasting a comprehensive suite of security features -- including smart card and Computrace antitheft technology -- this new LifeBook features integrated access to AT&T's 3G HSPA broadband network for fast wireless access. At a mere 3.5 lbs., the slim T2010 bears the title of lightest convertible notebook on the market. An optional add-on battery adds another 2 hours to the T2010's standard 9-hour battery life. Price: Starts at $1,499. www.fujitsu.com



Quick Capture
Designed for the healthcare, public sector, and retail verticals, the CipherLab 1500 scanner works with all common barcode formats and complies with global EMC regulations. Users can choose to add on a three-in-one mount enabling the scanner to be mounted on a wall, housed on a desktop or elevated for auto-sensing purposes. Price: $105 for scanner only; $125 with auto-sense included. www.cipherlab.com



Analyze the "n" Network
The world is hurtling towards 802.11n connectivity and AirMagnet has developed a tool to ensure that laptops are optimized for the next-gen network. Its Laptop Analyzer PRO 8.0 includes an 802.11n Device Throughput Calculator that measures expected performance for APs. It also has the  ability to sniff out 802.11n device misconfigurations, co-existence problems with legacy devices and other quality-of-service problems. The Laptop Analyzer gives I.T. an overview of how much RF spectrum is being used by 802.11 devices. The analyzer is compatible with various platforms, including UMPCs, the Apple MacBook, Tablet PCs and Windows notebooks. Price: $3,995. www.airmagnet.com



Instant Connectivity
The Wi-Point 3G from Digi is for the always-connected individual or the business that needs a temporary wireless network. Compatible with all global PC cards, the commercial-grade cellular-to-WiFi hotspot features integrated VPN over 802.11b/g connectivity. It's easily upgradeable as wireless technology evolves. The Wi-Point 3G is suited for such applications as disaster recovery, backup, transportation, and video surveillance. Price: $485. www.digi.com



Print on the Go
Intermec's PW50 rugged mobile printer integrates seamlessly with the popular CN3, CN3e, and CK61 mobile computers to form a complete wireless solution for field service, direct store delivery and home delivery applications. The device features holders designed specifically to fit Intermec computers. Built-in magnetic stripe and smart card readers improve security and enhance the customer experience. Price: $1,200. www.intermec.com


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