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Varlink have announced their appointment as a distributor for CASIOs range of next generation rugged hand held computers. CASIO have been developing rugged hand held terminals for over 10 years.

Varlinks Managing Director Mike Pullon said: We are very excited about this partnership. This is a key milestone in our company development, and the Casio terminals offer a perfect fit to our product offering. This partnership opens for us tremendous business opportunities within the mobile computing market which we specialise in, with the convergence of rugged, ergonomic terminals offering mobility for accurate data capture applications. These units arent just mobile computers, they come equipped with barcode scanners, optional digital camera, receipt printer. They are a perfect example of where we see this market grow

Commenting specifically on the latest 2 units launched by Casio - the IT-10 Enterprise PDA and the IT-600 industrial Data Terminal - he added we strongly believe that both will help us create many business opportunities for our customers especially and will energise and expand the Industrial Mobile Computing market

The IT-600 is a rugged pocket-size handheld computer running on Windows CE.NET operating system. Equipped with a built-in Laser Barcode Scanner for quick data capture, this unit is capable of scanning industry standard barcodes. In addition to a beam swing angle control function that allows for precise barcode scanning, the unit also contains a vibration scan confirmation to ensure accurate scanning even in noisy environments.

Another key feature is the integrated wireless technology, which allows data transfer directly to back office software. Bluetooth is standard with WLAN 802.11b and 802.11g versions available. These technologies make the IT-600 ideal for industries such as warehousing and retail applications where secure access in real time information is crucial. 

IT-10 Enterprise PDA is ideal for heavy duty use in tough environments, offering superior portability along with high-speed, high-capacity data processing. The IT-10s wide range of functions makes it the perfect tool for a variety of tasks such as retail store management, sales force automation, equipment/facilities maintenance management and market research applications.
To provide optimum performance, the IT-10 has been designed with the portability, functionality, durability and superior hardware that todays business market demands.  For this reason, Casio strongly believes that the IT-10 will energise and expand the Enterprise PDA market.

The IT-10 boasts a high resolution VGA screen, making it easy to view all day and ideal for the development of detailed web-based applications. And the high capacity battery means extended operation time between charges.

Both the IT-600 and IT-10 are resistant to dust and water and sealed to IP54 standards.

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