Integrates up to 3 communications options - wide area, local area and BlueTooth - in a single handheld for maximum wireless flexibility Intel(R) XScale(TM) technology provides high performance; Microsoft Windows for Pocket PC 2002 provides flexibility Rugged, ergonomic design and advanced battery power for full-day use
EVERETT, Wash., May 20, 2002 - Intermec Technologies Corp. today introduced its eagerly awaited 700 Color mobile computer, the next leap in mobile worker empowerment for enterprise workers worldwide.
Intermec's 700 Series already has become a favorite with workers whose daily shifts require powerful, reliable and easy-to-use handheld computers that can take the abuse of industrial, mobile and retail environments. The new 700 Color model now adds a large, brilliant color display and the power and speed of Intel Corp.'s new X-Scale PXA250 processor to increase the flexibility and functionality of the original 700 Series.
In addition to its easy-to-use Microsoft Pocket PC 2002 software, the 700 Color provides serious enterprise mobility. Its ability to integrate up to three radios in a single device, including 802.11b and BlueTooth(TM) technologies, provides virtually unlimited wireless communications capabilities. Its optional scanning technologies offer reliable and accurate data and image collection, and its market-leading battery capacity ensures up to 10 hours of operation between rechargings. Yet the 700 Series Color weighs as little as 17 ounces.
"The 700 Series already is at work around the world, helping transform mobile business operations into true real-time business networks," said Richard J. Mahany, Intermec vice president, product development. "Now, for those customers that require it, the 700 Color provides all that – and more."
"Intermec's new 700 Series Color Pocket PC handheld computer is an exciting new addition to the Microsoft Windows Powered device line-up, offering customers a mobile solution that will help them solve critical business problems and meet evolving business needs," said Juha Christensen, corporate vice president of the Mobility Group at Microsoft Corp. "Our goal is to enable business customers to access their critical information anytime, anywhere, and the flexible wireless options in this rugged form factor device enable just that – even in the most extreme remote and mobile environments."
"We chose XScale specifically for its ability to dynamically set clock speeds to match performance to application demands," said Craig Miller, Intermec's 700 Series program manager. "XScale offers an excellent balance of power conservation and computing power that can support even our most demanding wireless, bar code scanning and full-motion video applications."
For applications that require wireless connectivity in multiple environments, the 700 Color can be configured with up to three radio options in the same device. For example, a worker may spend part of his or her day on premise using LAN access points to operate applications for cross docking or load planning. The same device also could use a WAN network when taken off-premise in a delivery vehicle, covering a much larger area, all the while using Bluetooth-compatible wireless communications to print.
Intermec Technologies Corp., a UNOVA Inc. ((YSE:UNA) company, has been named Microsoft's OEM Embedded Partner of the Year. Intermec is a leader in global supply chain solutions and in the development, manufacture and integration of wired and wireless automated data collection, Intellitag(R) RFID (radio frequency identification) and mobile computing systems. The company's products and services are used by customers in many industries to improve productivity, quality and responsiveness of business operations, from supply chain management and enterprise resource planning to field sales and service.
To learn more about how companies can benefit from Intermec's supply chain technologies, contact Intermec Technologies Corp., 6001 36th Ave. West, Everett, WA 98203-9280 USA; telephone 800-347-2636; or visit Intermec's web site at www.intermec.com. To learn more about UNOVA, visit www.unova.com.