InnoTeletek, a developer and manufacturer of versatilemobile computers, has announced that the global launch of the CatchwellCW20 Series handheld computer will take place this month. Designed fora wide range of data collection tasks, the truly compact and veryrugged CW20 Series is a feature-rich and powerful device particularlysuited by its robust nature, for field workers. However, for users inretail environments where lightweight handheld devices are particularlysought after for stock management applications, it is also equally athome.
The Catchwell CW20 is brought to market on the back of an award of acontract to supply over 7000 of its new devices for the Korean Post,where the combination of its performance and ruggedised IP65 ratingmade it a clear winner in a benchmarking test. Based around a powerful806MHz platform, the CW20 is supplied with built-in high speed WLANusing 802.11b/g complete with industry standard encryption andauthentication security capability. The 4 radios in one design alsofeatures Bluetooth, GPS and wireless WAN. As you would expect,GSM/GPRS/EDGE, WCDMA (also known as UMTS) are featured ensuring acomprehensive level of enterprise connectivity and functionality. Inaddition, the device includes a 13.56Mhz RFID feature with furtherpowerful enhancements to be introduced during the first half of 2011.
Achoice of the very latest Windows Mobile 6.5 Pro or Windows CE 5.0operating platform, ensures stability and the CW20 is offered witheither a 1-D laser or 2-D imager dependent on your data capturerequirements. The device has a high capacity battery (3300mAh) makingeasily able to handle a busy work shift without re-charging. A 3M Pixelautofocus digital camera provides all that is needed for those criticalproofs of delivery applications and its operating ability irrespectiveof lighting conditions makes this handheld device the obvious choicefor a range of applications. Finally, a range of accessories makes upthe CW20 offering including a single and four slot charging units and,of course, a vehicle cradle.
The CW20 is IP65 rated and thiscombined with a 1.8m drop rating means that it is able to withstand theharshest of operations and environments. But, as Sean Lee, EMEA SalesManager for Overseas Sales and Marketing, explains, it is highlyversatile. "Its' very compact nature and functionality makes it idealfor both in-premise retail applications for example, and its ruggedisedconstruction and specifications are perfect for the harsher operatingconditions experienced by field workers such as those in the utilitiessector." Lee added, "We have managed to combine a product which has allof the performance that you would wish for but within a form factorthat makes it the obvious choice for both its performance and range offeatures wherever your requirements for data capture on the move maybe."