Datalogic, the automatic data capture and industrial automation solutions provider, has introduced the Rhino II Vehicle Mount Computer (VMC) designed to survive the rugged use found in warehouse, factories and distribution environments.
This new VMC is offered with a wide array of operating system choices including WEC7, Windows Embedded Standard 7 and Windows IoT. The WEC7 version offers a path for optional field upgrade to Android™6.0 Marshmallow operating system.
The Rhino II VMC is available in either a 10" or 12" high resolution color touchscreen with 3mm armored glass bonded to the touch panel. The unit is tested to an IP67 rating and is available in various models to best fit specific application needs. A dedicated freezer-rated model with an integrated display heater allows use in and out of cold storage, and capacitive touch models feature 3mm anti-glare armored glass that operates when using gloves.
"The Rhino II Vehicle Mount Computer completes the full line of rugged mobile computers offered by Datalogic allowing our customers to single source for all their warehouse and distribution mobile computer needs," states Tom Burke, VP Mobile Computers at Datalogic. "The Rhino is aptly named; this tough device has the computing power, flexibility and ruggedness to deliver maximum productivity in the most extreme warehouse environments."
The Rhino II VMC is uniquely enabled with application specific features including an internal isolated power supply, ignition sense technology for automatic power control and an optional battery backup for protection against data loss. Mounting options include various brackets and RAM mounts for the device and ABCD or QWERTY external keyboards. A dedicated software keyboard is included with a multitude of layouts and languages making the Rhino computer the ideal solution for global applications.
Software tools for this device are dependent on the operating system chosen and can include various Datalogic Utilities, pre-licensed and pre-loaded Wavelink Avalanche and Terminal Emulation.
The Rhino II VMC feature points also include:
- Multiple processor boards to support various OS
- Datalogic Aladdin development tool
- Superior WiFi coverage with custom dual plane antenna
- Anti-glare multi-touch screen, with glove support
- Capacitive or Resistive touchscreen models
- WLAN: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n, CCX v4
- Bluetooth Wireless Technology v4.0
- Wired Ethernet (GbE) included
- Wide operating temperature range from -20 to 55°C / 14 - 131°F (freezer 10" model to -30°C / -22°F)
- Seamless integration with Datalogic fixed and handheld readers, 5/12VDC output available on serial ports; 2 USB ports available
The Rhino II is said to be ideal for warehouse and factory forklift operations, in-vehicle applications and fixed applications on the factory floor where a rugged and sealed device is mandatory.