HONEYWELL releases first mobile computer with disinfectant-ready Housing

New materials make the Dolphin 9900hc resilient to liquids and solvents common in healthcare environments

Honeywell have announced the availability of the Dolphin 9900hc mobile computer with new disinfectant-ready housing, a first among leading rugged mobile solutions. The Dolphin 9900hc is specifically designed to mobilise patient safety in environments where continuous cleaning of the device is required. Facilities can reduce the risk of spreading pathogens by selecting a mobile computing solution for point-of-care applications that can be quickly and easily disinfected.

Solvents such as hand sanitiser, isopropyl alcohol, and ammonia- and bleach-based products that are used to kill pathogens also weaken normal plastics over time, creating cracks in the housing that can lead to scanning errors or equipment failure. Dolphin 9900hc increases return on investment by incorporating disinfectant-ready housing that resists the harmful effects of repeated exposure to harsh cleaning solvents.

Traditional mobile solutions can experience cracked or broken cases that lead to down time in patient safety systems that are designed to reduce medical errors. Down time can be dangerous and costly to everyone in a healthcare environment, where cleanliness and safety are vital, said Garrison Gomez, Manager of Mobility Marketing for Honeywell Scanning & Mobility. The specially-designed Dolphin 9900hc ensures that the mobile computer will retain its case integrity for years, even after multiple cleanings around a non-stop 24-hour work cycle. With the Dolphin 9900hcs disinfectant-ready housing, healthcare professionals can carry out the Five Rights of Patient Safetythe right patient, the right drug, the right dose, the right route and the right timewithout concern of spreading pathogens or viruses.

The Dolphin 9900hc retains all of the features and functions of the standard Dolphin 9900, including Adaptus Imaging Technology. The computing architecture is powered by Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 on an Intel PXA 270 624 MHz processor with 256MB RAM x 1GB FLASH memory to ensure fast performance in data-intensive applications. An integrated 802.11b/g radio delivers wireless communication that supports advanced wireless security standards. The Dolphin 9900hc is Cisco CCX v4 certified and offers multi-mode wireless connectivity. The unit delivers full Shift-PLUS battery performance of over 10 hours, increasing end user productivity by eliminating the need to replace the battery during most extended work shifts.

With millions of transactions for medications, equipment, and records management taking place at healthcare facilities each year, any reduction in risk can result in significant cost savings, added Gomez. Honeywells Dolphin 9900hc helps manage those risks and increases the effectiveness, speed, and quality of patient care.


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