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Datalogic has extended its range of PDAs with the introduction of the Datalogic BlackJet, an industrial looking version of the successful PDA launched earlier this year, now with a black outer casing and strap, making this mobile computer particularly suited to industrial mobile data capture applications in demanding environments where a rugged PDA is needed with features that include efficiency, speed and ease of use.
The black version of this PDA has the same features and technical characteristics as the previous Datalogic SilverJet model, with a just a few different features.
The Datalogic BlackJet has a function oriented keyboard layout with more apparent buttons which makes it easier to directly activate ERP transactions or enables users to link an application to a function key to be sent immediately. The scan buttons on the front and sides are an orange colour rather than blue, to make them more visible in industrial environments.
Furthermore, in the Datalogic BlackJet PDA, Datalogic has increased the system flash memory to 64MB for greater permanent storage of user data and programmes.
The integrated wireless connectivity in the black model includes Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b) for local area network and GSM/GPRS (data and voice) tri-band technology for wide area network. To respond more to the needs of industrial environments it does not have Bluetooth connectivity for personal area network.
All other features remain the same as for the Datalogic SilverJet model. It is based on a Microsoft Windows CE 4.2 .Net operating system, with a powerful Intel X-Scale microprocessor @ 400 MHz. It is compact, lightweight and easy to handle and offers complete data capture for linear codes. The intuitive user interface provides a wide VGA colour screen with backlight and a touch screen function. Furthermore it can withstand repeated drops from 1.5 metres to concrete and is protected from dust and water (IP64).