Varlink announces new BM-170 semi-rugged PDA from Pidion

Varlink, the York based specialist mobile computing and data capture hardware distributor, has announced the BM-170 from Pidion, a semi-rugged enterprise-class PDA, equipped with advanced communications and imaging technologies.

The BM-170 incorporates a powerful 806MHz processor and Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system that delivers maximum computing power and best in class performance. It features an integrated 3.0 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash, 3.5 touch screen and provides large memory capacity with 128MB RAM and 256MB ROM. The device also is designed to withstand multiple 1.5m drops to steel surface and supports an optional 3,200mAh extended battery, allowing workers continuous operation during their entire shift.

HSDPA (3.5G) and GSM provides workers with high performance voice and data communication, while WiFi enables reliable wireless data transmission. The device also features integrated A-GPS, which enables tracking of mobile workers current location and streamlining route plan.

Sarah Esders, Varlink Marketing Executive, commented We are excited to add the BM-170 to our current product offering. The BM-170 is an upgraded version of the existing BM-150R, which has already proved popular amongst our resellers. Pidion devices are reliable, margin rich and help resellers unlock end user constraints especially in the current challenging economic climate. The BM-170 includes substantial improvements over competing devices in terms of display, form factor, comfort, battery, camera and price and is ideal for applications such as fleet management, parcel delivery, field services, healthcare and hospitality.

The BM-170 is now available to order from Varlink. For specifications and pricing, please visit our website

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