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Psion Teklogix (UK) Ltd has announced the launch of the latest version of its WORKABOUT PRO wireless handheld computer.
The next-generation WORKABOUT PRO, more rugged and more feature-rich than its predecessor, enables mobile workers to significantly change the wireless handheld device in the field, as their work requirements evolve over time.
The new device comes in two compact versions: WORKABOUT PRO C and WORKABOUT PRO S. The WORKABOUT PRO C has an alphanumeric keyboard with 52 keys, and WORKABOUT PRO S comes with 25 keys.
The new WORKABOUT PRO supports a variety of field installable expansion modules including scanners, imagers, RFID modules, Wireless LAN (WLAN) Wireless WAN (WWAN) radios, and more.
A Hardware Developer's Kit (HDK) that allows customers and partners to develop their own custom expansion modules to address their unique business needs is offered with both models. Some examples include expansion modules that take fingerprints, read cattle ear tags, and scan passports.
"The new WORKABOUT PRO was built in response to the great success of the first generation. We listened to our customers and let them drive the new features of this new generation handheld device," said Duncan Smillie, managing director of Psion Teklogix (UK) Ltd. "The new version builds on the modularity of the first generation WORKABOUT PRO for field upgradeability, and third party hardware development."
"We believe that this approach offers a competitive advantage to our customers and partners, as they are empowered to adapt quickly, and protect their investment as their business processes evolve over time," he added.
The WORKABOUT PRO can function as a data capture device and a cellular phone, allowing mobile workers to call customers, upload route maps, send data back to office headquarters - all with only one mobile device.
The new WORKABOUT PRO supports Microsoft Embedded CE 5.0 or Windows Mobile 6, offering Psion Teklogix customers worldwide a choice of operating systems with enhanced software development capability.
About Psion Teklogix
Psion Teklogix is a global provider of solutions for mobile computing and wireless data collection. The company's fully integrated mobile computing solutions include rugged hardware, secure wireless networks, robust software, professional services and exceptional support programs. With over three decades of industry experience, Psion Teklogix has customers in more than 80 countries around the world, and over 36 sales and support offices in 17 countries.