Intermec has introduced the Windows Mobile-based CK61ex handheld computer.
This ultra-rugged CK61ex mobile computer with integrated near-far EX imaging technology enables users to quickly scan 1D and 2D bar codes in any orientation, from six inches to 50 feet away, capture images, signatures, and documents as well as benefit from the use of less expensive paper labels for long-distance scans, opening up new efficiencies and application opportunities across the warehouse. The technology also turns warehouse data capture obstacles such as high shelves, multiple bar code formats, damaged labels and dark warehouse corners into opportunities for efficiency.
The CK61ex is the most fully-featured, rugged addition yet to the Intermec EX imaging technology-enabled product suite. It comes available with the most widely adopted embedded operating system, including Windows Mobile 5.0 and includes optional Terminal Emulation support to integrate with existing warehouse management systems.
In addition, the CK61ex supports growing customer interest in leveraging a-band radio frequencies by offering support for the 802.11a/b/g radio. It comes with 128MB RAM and 192MB storage to accommodate more and larger applications and their associated data requirements and has support for voice applications. Finally, the CK61ex also provides non-incendive options (UL Class I, II, III, Div 2), and in 2008, the product will provide mobile RFID read/write functionality through an optional snap-on RFID handle: the recently announced IP30. Its combination of features and capabilities cannot be matched by any product currently on the market.
The CK61ex with integrated EX imaging technology really does it all so that companies can run their warehouse without compromise, said Director of RFID and Data Capture Marketing for Intermec, Chris Kelley. The broad feature set meets todays needs, and also readies an organization for tomorrows changes and opportunities, including the growing prevalence of 2D bar codes in warehouse and distribution systems across industries.
The CK61ex joins the ranks of the successful EX imaging-enabled products CK31ex and SR61ex, which were released in 2007. Weve seen our customers rapidly and enthusiastically adopt the EX product set, finding they can incorporate things like 2D or take advantage of high shelves and improve productivity, said Chris Meyer, president of The SMS Group. With the CK61ex, market adoption will only increase, and were excited to help our customers improve operations and leverage a technology that will be delivering value for them over the long term.
Intermec Inc. (NYSE:IN) develops, manufactures and integrates technologies that identify, track and manage supply chain assets. Core technologies include RFID, mobile computing and data collection systems, bar code printers and label media. The companys products and services are used by customers in many industries worldwide to improve the productivity, quality and responsiveness of business operations.