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The IND division of Zetes, provider of automatic identification solutions and services for goods and people, has launched the IND FTF3475 terminal, a highly rugged, truck mount terminal with advanced touch screen technology designed for mobile data capture and picking applications. Manufactured in Germany by IND to the highest standards and supported through Zetes' pan-European sales and service network, IND terminals have reportedly earned a reputation for exceptional product quality, combined with very low total cost of ownership.
As rugged mobile data capture devices, IND terminals enable customers to maximise their existing investment in Forklift terminals (FLT) fleets - through uninterrupted workflow for picking, put away and loading applications. This results in significantly improved operator productivity, accuracy and increased health and safety.
Ergonomically designed to fit inside the smallest cab spaces, or to be utilised as a rugged laptop, a unique feature of IND terminals is their ability to be custom made for individual user requirements. The devices are available in a wide range of screen size options; offer flexible mounting options using a wide range of accessories and brackets and incorporate built-in safety features like motion sensitive screen dimming for improved driver safety. Additionally, working directly with IND's development team, it is also possible for users to collectively input into future product designs.
Serving as a testament to product and service quality, IND has maintained an OEM relationship with one of the world's largest suppliers of industrial trucks, warehousing technology and materials flow technology, for the past 15 years. Since 1994, thousands of their vehicles in operation across Europe have been equipped with IND rugged terminals.
Martin Schoen, General Manager of IND commented, "We have sustained this important commercial relationship because IND terminals are of a very high build quality, can be customised to suit every customer requirement and integrate easily with Zetes' other data capture and identification solutions. We are delighted to launch a next generation terminal and confident it will be very well received in the marketplace."
IND terminals significantly increase the productivity levels of FLT drivers and provide a viable alternative in the market for users seeking a highly flexible mobile data capture device with the lowest possible cost of ownership. They can also be combined in one solution with other applications, such as voice directed working, to maximise efficiency levels.
The next generation FTF3475 device is available in a 10.4" screen size from October 2010. FTF3470, FTF3480 and FTF3485 with 8", 12" and 15" options will be available by the end of 2010.
FTF3475 Product Functionality Highlights in Summary
Intel Atom N270, 1.6GHz
Front aluminum, rear side steel, overall IP65
1GB to 2GB RAM
2GB to 16GB Flash or 32GB to 64GB solid state disk
10.4" LED backlight display with SVGA or XGA resolution
High resolution touch
Illuminated front keyboard unit with 4 signal LEDs
2 front speakers
Automatic brightness control
2*RS232 (not via USB)
3*USB 2.0, 1*RJ45, Audio out, VGA/DVI
WLAN: Summit 802.11n
Operating systems: Linux, Microsoft XP, XPe or Windows 7.
Existing users of IND terminals across Europe include the following organisations:
Retail: Morrisons, Globus (TBC), Halfords, Lekkerland, Jeronimo Martins, Netto, Kempf Getrnke
Transport and Logistics: Carlsberg, DHL, Partner Logistics, Port of Hamburg (HHLA), EDEKA, PLUS International, Frigo, Boni, Zon
Manufacturing: Premier Foods, Daimler, Opel, Amgen, BASF Coatings, Rockwool, Roche, Wavin, Rademaker, Royal Talens, MCFE and Friesland Campina