Mobile computers are ideal for use by mobile workers, such as in warehouses, stock rooms, and for recording the movement of materials to and from production area. They are also useful for recording the movement of work-in-process inventory.
When purchasing these units, clients will also need to purchase a charging cradle into which the unit is placed for charging or a separate battery charger. We also highly recommend purchasing a service plan that includes accidental damage to the unit. These typically cover a three year period and must be purchased at the same time as the mobile computer.
|For those clients who need a low-cost rugged PDA format unit with a large color touch screen and a short range 1D or 2D barcode scanner, we recommend the Unitech PA700 unit. This Android based unit is ideal for use in WIP tracking and stock-room applications. It has an on-screen keyboard and a built in IEEE802.11 b/g/n wireless card. Spare batteries and charging cradles are available. This unit will take 5' drops onto concrete and is dust and moisture proof. Street price is $975 each plus $150 each for the charging cradle.|
|For those clients that need a value-priced gun style wireless mobile computer, with a large color touch screen, and a full alphanumeric keyboard we recommend the Janam XG105, as shown here. This unit has an integral 1D medium range (from 4” to 5’) laser barcode scanner. This unit is IP64 dust and moisture sealed and can withstand repeated 6’ drops onto concrete. It has an 802.11 b/g wireless LAN capability. Street price is $1,400 plus $250 for the cradle, which includes a slot for charging a spare battery.|
|The Zebra MC92N0G is a top-of-the-line Windows
embedded or Android wireless mobile data collection computer with a
high resolution color touch screen, 53 key keypad, and integral 802.11 b/g/n wireless
LAN card. This unit is dust and moisture sealed and will take
repeated six foot drops onto concrete. This unit comes with a Lorax
adaptive 4" to 40' range laser scanner, which makes it especially
useful for warehouse applications where long-range scanning of overhead location barcodes from a
fork-lift truck is
required. Similar models are available without the gun handle.
are also available. Street price is $2,360 plus $260 for the charging cradle
and power supply.
Refurbished versions of MC9090G units are also available for about $1,000 each. These units use slower 802.11 b/g communications but otherwise perform the same as the new units. Variants of the new units are also available for use in class II explosive environments.