Bluebird Launches Embedded 8 Devices

— January 20, 2014

Retailers are attempting to manage their stores in the most efficient way through the integration of voice and data communications into one single device. The use of Mobile POS terminals has significantly decreased the waiting time at the checkout lines.

In reponse, Bluebird has proactively addressed this changing environment, starting with their enterprise BM series mobile computer in 2004. Building on this market experience, Bluebird is launching the BM180 / BP30, both Windows Embedded 8 Handheld devices.

Windows Embedded 8 is the next generation of Microsoft’s platform for line-of-business handheld devices.

The BM180 and BP30 are each designed to give end-users enterprise-grade security and manageability, along with full Windows Phone 8 application compatibility, allowing businesses to leverage Microsoft’s enterprise-ready applications such as Dynamics AX, Lync and Office Mobile.
  
With Windows Embedded 8 Handheld, enterprise users can gain development productivity when creating business apps using common application programming interfaces (APIs) to access integrated peripherals in handheld devices.

The same APIs are available in Windows Embedded 8 Standard and Windows Embedded 8 Industry platforms, making it easy to deliver an application on these industry specific handheld devices and then bring that application to fixed point of sale terminals, digital signage, kiosk and other embedded devices.
 
As well as their Windows based Business tablet – BP80, Bluebird is launching its flagship model, BM180 / BP30, and both are scheduled to be purchased by several major retailers across the U.S.

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