Intermec's New 700 Color Windows Powered Pocket PC 2002

Handheld Computer Designed for Serious Enterprise Mobility

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."

Daylight Readable Color Display

The 700 Color features a reflective TFT display that provides superior clarity and vivid contrast under all lighting conditions, both indoors and out. The 3.8-inch (97 mm) (diagonal) display is 20% larger than most other devices on the market and lends itself to larger character and graphical applications, promoting better viewability. From simple highlighting of data entry fields to presentation of full-motion video, the color display helps users work more efficiently.

Multi-Purpose Application Platform

The 700 Color is designed to change along with a customer's business. The power of Microsoft Pocket PC 2002 software, combined with the performance of Intel XScale technology, ensures the capacity to add more applications or to use the device to support multiple job functions. The 700 Color is designed to be a business partner for the long haul, accommodating today's ever-changing mobile computing requirements.

"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."

Rugged Integrated Package

Intermec is known worldwide for its ability to build computers that stand up to the most rugged use, and the 700 Color carries on this proud tradition. Designed from the ground up for use in harsh environments, the 700 Color withstands multiple 5-ft. (1.5 m) drops to concrete and is sealed against rain and dust to IP64 standards. The ergonomic case design is sculpted and balanced for user comfort in long-term use; radio and scanner options are integrated, not add-ons, which means they are tested to the same ruggedness standards.

Scaleable Communications Options

The wide range of communication options on the 700 Series provide wired and wireless connectivity options that are unmatched in the industry. On-board wired Ethernet is standard, and true Ethernet speeds are maintained all the way to the device. Other radio options include: -Wireless Local Area Network (LAN) Integrated into the 700 Series, this 802.11b radio option provides up to 11 Mb/sec throughput -Wireless Wide Area Network (WAN) Integrated options include radios for GSM/GPRS and CDMA/1xRTT networks -Bluetooth(TM) Personal Area Networking Allows cable-free communications with peripheral devices such as printers over a 10-meter range.

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.

Comprehensive Scanning Options

Offering a broad choice of scanning options, the 700 Color is available with linear imaging or laser scanning technologies. The 2D-imager option reads two-dimensional matrix codes, as well as omnidirectional 1D bar codes. The 2D imager also can take black and white photographs for applications such as proof of delivery, market surveys or field inspections. Linear 1D and PDF417 laser scanners complete the scanning lineup.

Superior Power Reserves

The frontlight for the color display and a multitude of radios can tax the power budget of any portable device. To ensure trouble-free operation and maximum uptime throughout the day, the 700 Color comes equipped with a powerful 14.4 watt-hour lithium-ion battery. The 700 Color leads the industry in power management, with up to 10 hours of operation between rechargings. In addition, the built-in Flash ROM folder allows permanent storage of applications, drivers and start-up files on non-volatile flash memory.


About Intermec

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.