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Honeywell have announced its new Dolphin 9900 Mobile Computer. The Dolphin 9900 combines the latest data collection, communication, and location-based technologies with an ergonomic and durable design to help ensure intuitive use, reliability and enhanced productivity for workers in the field. With integrated voice and data communication, GPS and advanced Adaptus Imaging Technology for barcode scanning and picture taking, the Dolphin 9900 enables businesses to stay connected with their employees, their supply chain and their customers more effectively and more efficiently.
Coming off the tremendous worldwide success of its predecessor, the Dolphin 9500, our target audience for the Dolphin 9900 remains customers who value a mobile computing platform that has the right blend of the latest technologies while providing comfortable and reliable use for the mobile worker all day long, said Greg Payne, Product Marketing Manager, Mobility Systems, Honeywell Imaging and Mobility. While many manufacturers have migrated to less durable PDA-like solutions, the Dolphin 9900 class of product is being adopted across all core vertical markets including transportation, retail, warehousing, logistics and healthcare. The 9900 fills a significant market requirement for a device built specifically to serve applications in harsh environments and requiring high levels of both barcode scanning and keypad data entry. Additionally, the Dolphin 9900 delivers full Shift Plus battery performance - 10+ hours - virtually eliminating the need to replace batteries during a work shift. You simply cannot find this optimized balance of performance, durability and ease of use from any other mobile computing manufacturer.
The Dolphin 9900 is Honeywells first solution that enables customers to capitalize on the companys lifecycle strategy for backwards compatibility. This platform allows customers using the Dolphin 9500 to migrate to the next-generation Dolphin 9900 while keeping much of their legacy infrastructureaccessories, batteries and device peripheralsin place, creating the potential for significant cost savings. Additionally, user interaction with the Dolphin 9900 is nearly identical to that of its predecessor, reducing or eliminating requirements for user training and easing the migration of software applications onto the new device.
Our goal is to earn customers for life, said Garrison Gomez, Product Marketing, Honeywell Imaging and Mobility. A major part of that strategy is creating a lifecycle model that makes it easy for a customer to upgrade to a next-generation solution. Through interface similarity and backwards compatibility with our previous generation device, we can help make migrating to the latest technology a less costly and less resource-intensive process for customers.
The industrial-grade Dolphin 9900 is built to be an extremely reliable solution with a highly rugged design and advanced power management technology to ensure uninterrupted performance in heavy-use environments. Specifications include an IP64 rating, 5-foot drops to concrete and testing to withstand more than 2,000 3-foot tumbles.
The Dolphin 9900s computing architecture is powered by Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 with an Intel PXA 270 624 MHz processor with 256MB RAM x 1GB FLASH memory to ensure fast performance in data intensive applications. An integrated Wi-Fi certified 802.11b/g radio delivers real-time network access to mission-critical information and supports advanced wireless security standards. The Dolphin 9900 is Cisco CCX v4 certified and offers multi-mode wireless connectivity (GSM/GPRS, WLAN and Bluetooth).
Windows Mobile 6 enables businesses to mobilize their workforces and equip them with the applications they need to optimize productivity in the field, said John ORourke, General Manager of the Mobile Communications Business, Microsoft Corp. The Dolphin 9900 is a great example of a mobile device that leverages our software to empower industrial mobility customers globally with powerful customer service-enhancing capabilities.
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Honeywell International is a $37 billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywells shares are traded on the New York, London and Chicago Stock Exchanges.