Honeywell's rugged mobile computers go smarter with new terminal emulation software


Honeywell's ultra-rugged, mobile computers for distribution centres now feature terminal emulation software to help workers perform their tasks more efficiently via user-friendly and intuitive device interfaces.

Honeywell SmartTE powered by StayLinked enables secure, high-speed emulation to connect mobile workers to backend systems. Users will benefit from not having to navigate through complex, number-based menus to access data.

"Distribution centres are increasingly relying on handheld computers to enhance worker productivity, improve accuracy and streamline operations. Workers accustomed to the graphical user interfaces on their smartphones are often challenged when using the traditional 'green screen' interfaces too commonly found in distribution centres," said Taylor Smith, vice president of marketing for Honeywell's Productivity Products business. "This new collaboration with StayLinked, an industry leader in terminal emulation solutions, provides users with a more familiar interface while, offering our customers centralised software management and a simplified mobile device deployment process."

The software is pre-installed on Honeywell's CN80 mobile computers, and users of the device will not need to acquire a license for the terminal emulation solution. Users of other Honeywell mobile computers running the Android operating system, including the CT60 and CT40, can download the application and acquire a license from resellers.

The terminal emulation software supports fast scanning input, customised keyboards, dynamic screen generation, screen design options and kiosk-style device controls. Honeywell SmartTE powered by StayLinked also provides consistent operations and management on mobile computers. The software helps businesses stay productive as sessions can be transferred from one device to another and can be quickly resumed when a device is rebooted.

Honeywell's CN80 mobile computer is an ultra-rugged device running Android and features both a traditional keypad and a large touchscreen interface to provide users with multiple options for inputting data. It is built on Honeywell's Mobility Edge Platform, which comprises common software and hardware architecture and a suite of device tools to simplify and streamline mobile device deployment and management.

All of the devices in the Mobility Edge Platform family will support the software, which will also be available for Honeywell's EDA series mobile computers.

The software will be available on Honeywell's website for users to download.

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