Intermec has announced that its CN3 and CN3e rugged mobile computers will support Microsoft's System Centre Mobile Device Manager 2008, giving enterprise customers a comprehensive solution to enhance security and device management on their Windows Mobile devices.
Microsoft's Mobile Device Manager, a comprehensive mobile management and access solution for Windows Mobile devices, is an extension of the existing Microsoft IT infrastructure companies use today supporting technologies such as Active Directory and Group policy for increased security management. Intermec is the first rugged device manufacturer with plans to support Mobile Device Manager. IT departments can easily distribute software and manage device inventory while providing users with access to business applications and other data on the corporate network, helping increase productivity on both audience fronts.
"Accessing information in the corporate network with Windows Mobile equates to improved productivity for those on the go. By supporting System Center Mobile Device Manager, Intermec's CN3 and CN3e will bring security-enhanced access to a wealth of information, helping people respond to a customer inquiry or to check inventory levels," said Pieter Knook, senior vice president, Mobile Communication Business at Microsoft Corp. "Intermec and Microsoft share a common goal to provide mobile solutions that help people get their job done- no matter where they are."
Designed to meet the needs of workers performing mission-critical tasks in transportation, logistics and field service, the CN3 and CN3e mobile computers deliver a powerful combination of communications technologies in a compact, rugged package. The thin, rugged form factor fits the needs of the mobile worker and the integrated GPS with internal antenna enables efficient deployment of resources and improves asset visibility. The CN3 and CN3e also come with WiFi, Bluetooth, and choice of WAN Radio (3G CDMA/EV-DO or GSM/EDGE).
Intermec is both a Microsoft Direct OEM and Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and has worked closely with Microsoft to ensure the CN3 and CN3e will work well with Mobile Device Manager. Updates enabling the CN3 and CN3e to work with System Center Mobile Device Manager will be available in the first half of 2008.
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 company's products and services are used by customers in many industries worldwide to improve the productivity, quality and responsiveness of business operations.