Intermec, Inc. has announced its newest vehicle-mount computers, the CV41 and CV61, designed to integrate with any forklift. These new offerings represent the first vehicle-mount computers certified to offer the proven productivity, accuracy, safety and reduced training time benefits of Vocollect voice-directed work.
"Intermec's new vehicle-mount computers are built to withstand our customers' most challenging environments delivering fast, reliable and secure connection to warehouse management systems," said Earl Thompson, Intermec Senior Vice President, Mobile Solutions Business Unit. "Offering an ideal balance of display readability and mounting ease, the CV41 and CV61 strengthen Intermec's position as a premier leader in warehouse and distribution centre automation with one of the industry's broadest suites of advanced data collection solutions."
CV41: Perfectly-sized to improve forklift operator performance
The CV41 vehicle-mount computer improves forklift operator performance by providing a balance of operator usability, application performance, and ease of deployment and maintenance. The 21.4 cm (8.4 in) LED backlit display reduces visual obstruction during forklift operations, simplifies installation compared to full-screen devices, and supports an optional brighter outdoor display. The touch screen and integrated keyboard are field replaceable, and the computer features a hybrid powered docking system that reduces maintenance downtime. Powered by an efficient 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z530 processor, the CV41 is the only Vocollect voice-enabled vehicle-mount computer running Microsoft Windows CE 6.0 operating system. The CV41 exclusive device health reporting capability provides insight to allow mobile workers and IT administrators to monitor and prevent issues related to scanning, communications and a wide range of other critical device health functions before they impact operations. The CV41 also comes standard with Intermec's Client Pack host access software, supporting legacy terminal emulation and secure browser applications. The optional Vocollect Voice capability, complete with client and wireless headset, provides additional productivity, accuracy and training benefits associated with voice-directed work.
CV61: Smart design makes it easy to migrate from legacy vehicle-mount computers
In a larger display model, the CV61 is a touch screen vehicle-mount computer and is the successor to the successful CV60. Including many system reliability and performance improvements, the CV61 boosts operator performance and saves time and money for those upgrading from the CV60 mounting, cabling, keyboards, trays, scanners and printers are all backward compatible. The 30.7 cm (12.1 in) LED backlit touchscreen display is easy to read in dimly-lit or outdoor environments. Sped by a powerful 1.8 GHz Intel Atom processor, the CV61 offers a choice of Windows 7 Professional or Windows XP operating systems. Its IP66 rating ensures dust-tight operation and pressure-wash water sealing, while its user-swappable solid state disk storage preserves data integrity even in harsh, high vibration environments. Like the CV41, the CV61 features the same optional Vocollect Voice capability and its associated benefits.
Additionally, both the CV41 and CV61 vehicle-mount computers include a CANBUS interface to support forklift fleet management applications.
"When combined with Crown's InfoLink fleet management solution, the CV41 and CV61 enable a significantly enhanced Windows interface for the operator at a fraction of the hardware implementation cost," said Jim Gaskell, Director Global Insite Products, Crown Equipment Corporation.
"Intermec's CV41 and CV61 represent significant enhancements to their vehicle-mount computer and distribution center solutions portfolio. These computers address end users' form factor, functionality and management requirements," said David Krebs, VP Mobile & Wireless Practice, VDC Research.