LXE HX2 mobile computer review

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If you made a wish list of ideal features you wanted from a warehouse picking and data collection computer, you could be forgiven for thinking that no single device has the lot. Well, if this is the case, LXEs brand new HX2 mobile computer should come as a pleasant surprise.

If you made a wish list of ideal features you wanted from a warehouse picking and data collection computer, you could be forgiven for thinking that no single device has the lot. Well, if this is the case, LXEs brand new HX2 mobile computer should come as a pleasant surprise.

Here is a hands-free unit that runs an impressive number of applications on a single device. This truly multi-modal unit offers everything from superior voice-directed logistics capabilities to 1D and 2D barcode scanning. The HX2 is also highly ergonomic, requiring no wrist rotation during multiple barcode scans, and it can even scan labels in low light.

For voice-directed work, LXEs ToughTalk technology enables the device to support todays leading industrial-grade voice recognition applications by offering a superior voice platform. Indeed, the LXE has been certified by over 20 of the top voice-directed solutions vendors, including Vocollect and Voxware, along with system integrators such as Zetes, Voiteq and Aldata Voice. So, as you can see, youre certainly not locked in to one proprietary hardware solution with the HX2.

And all these features are housed in one of the most rugged casings available today. In fact, the HX2s highly impact-resistant screen is made of the same materials used in fighter jet cockpit windows, while its high-impact resistant front and tough laser and imager ring scanners are all designed to keep the unit in service and out of the repair shop.

The HX2 is also extremely easy to use and comfortable to operate over long shifts. Its particularly small, light and compact; with a width of only 127 millimeters or less than 5 inches while the units battery is separate from the unit, and can be placed on the upper arm for extra comfort. Plus, its adaptable arm bands make it flexible enough to be worn on either on the arm by users who frequently read the display or the waist for those who mainly concentrate on scanning or voice-enabled tasks.

Either way, this ensures that both hands are kept free for important inventory tasks such as order picking and parcel sorting. And the entire device features breakaway connections at multiple points rather than side connectors that can be easily impact-damaged, and its low-profile and smooth design makes it highly resistant to snagging on common warehouse equipment.

The unique touch-screen can enhance complex applications such as reverse logistics while also making it much easier for developers and IT staff to program and operate the unit. The device also features conveniently large, backlit keys and because the keys are colour coded, this can speed up the user learning process quite dramatically.

The HX2 is driven by the latest Windows CE 5.0 operating system together with an Intel XScale processor, and features an 802.11bg radio with Bluetooth. The devices standard battery is good for 11 hour shifts and it comes with a wide range of accessories, including 6-bay battery charger, desktop cradle and headset adapter cable.

Moreover, the HX2 can be used in conjunction with LXEs Bluetooth ring scanner for even more comfort and efficiency. For example, the HX2 can be worn on one arm while the wireless ring scanner can be fitted on the other hand.

So, with all these features and benefits available in a single unit, youd do well to find a more convincing solution for your warehouse data collection and hands-free picking requirements. We recommend you take a closer look at LXEs compelling new offering, the HX2 rugged wearable computer.

 

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