Motorola Solutions Introduces First Industrial Handheld Mobile Computer with User-Selectable WAN Technology

— September 24, 2010

The Motorola Solutions business of Motorola, Inc. announced the MC959B mobile computer--an industrial handheld mobile computer that allows mobile workers to easily select the wireless network that best meets their needs.
The MC959B is a data-only device and offers a dual 3G WAN modem that enables enterprises to deploy the device on multiple networks and switch between 3.5G GSM HSUPA and 3.5 CDMA EVDO Rev A connections.
The newest addition to Motorola's MC9500-K series, the MC959B provides the flexibility enterprise organizations need with true WAN technology independence in the field. The new MC959B incorporates Qualcomm's Gobi 3G/4G connectivity technology--one of the first embedded mobile wireless solutions designed to put an end to connectivity limitations.
"The MC959B mobile computer from Motorola delivers rugged durability for demanding environments with flexibility in WWAN connectivity," says Fram Akiki, senior director of product management, Qualcomm CDMA. "By leveraging our Gobi connectivity technology, the MC959B is able to provide support for both HSPA and CDMA2000 networks, an important consideration for today's enterprises whose businesses span broad geographic areas."
The new MC959B via MAX FlexWAN enables enterprises to deploy and later re-deploy the devices on virtually any 3.5G network, simplifying purchasing and device management.
The MC959B a rugged mobile computer and is designed for mobile field workers-- including those in the transportation and logistics, parcel/post, direct store delivery, field service, and public safety industries--who work in large territories with coverage areas that may be best served by different cellular networks. Motorola's newest offering delivers reliable performance and can be activated on the enterprise network of choice and switched between multiple networks to ensure connectivity throughout the business day.


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