Datalogic Launches Viper-NET(tm) Pistol Grip Mobile Computer, Reinforcing its Product Line for Warehouse Applications
The New Viper-NET(tm) Industrial Mobile Computer with Windows CE .NET Operating SystemBologna, 1st February 2005 Datalogic has introduced a new mobile computer in its industrial line of products for warehouse business solutions - the Viper-NET(tm), a rugged pistol grip terminal with Windows CE .NET architecture.The Viper-NET(tm) has been designed to meet the requirements of modern demanding warehouse management systems in the distribution and retail or manufacturing industries. It is suitable for applications such as shipping and receiving, inventory and price verification, shop-floor data capture and baggage reconciliation providing improved data accuracy, real-time information and increased operator productivity.The Viper-NET(tm) extends Datalogic's range of mobile computers for industrial applications powered by a Windows CE .NET embedded operating system, providing companies with a tailored solution for mobile applications. It is equipped with an Intel X-Scale® microprocessor, for high performance, reliability and power efficiency.Like the Viper(tm) it is protected against dust and water (IP64), can resist drops from 1.8 metres and can operate in temperatures from -10 to +50°C. All this makes the Viper-NET(tm) withstand the daily rigours of warehouse applications even in sub-zero environments. The user interface includes a QVGA colour display with enhanced contrast for improved readability and a touch screen option. The display can accommodate well-known character-based screens and modern graphic web-pages. To suit any user requirements the Viper-NET(tm) is equipped with either an alphanumeric or numeric keypad for easier data entry, and an audible key-beep and tactile feedback.To provide the best solution for data collection in warehouse applications, the Viper-NET(tm) has two different laser modules for near distance and extra-long distance reading (up to several metres). As with all of Datalogic's latest generation of industrial mobile computers, the Viper-NET(tm) supports the RadioReady concept to meet the needs of customers with pre-existing Wi-Fi radio infrastructures. Additionally, the Viper-NET(tm) can be equipped with a WPAN (wireless personal area network) IEEE802.15 Bluetooth® interface, to connect with mobile printers or computers using this technology for short range communications.The new Viper-NET(tm) mobile computer with Windows®CE .NET operating system combines the functionality of Windows with real-time processing support for portable computing devices, making it the next generation of smart, connected mobile computers for efficient data management in any warehouse.About DatalogicDatalogic is the largest European manufacturer of CCD and laser-based bar code readers and mobile computers. Datalogic is present in the promising RFID market via its subsidiary EMS Inc. (Scotts Valley California) with a leading position in the automotive sector, electronic manufacturers and warehouse management systems (WMS). With their advanced technology, intelligent design, and solid reliability, the vast range of Datalogic products can satisfy any application need and have been setting the industry standard for over 30 years.Datalogic is quoted on the Milan Stock Exchange, and in 2003 produced revenues of e131.5 million, of which over 80% is made abroad. It employs over 800 staff world-wide and has its headquarters close to Bologna, Italy.Through its direct subsidiaries and Partner network, Datalogic is able to serve its customers world-wide guaranteeing the highest level of support.Visit Datalogic at www.datalogic.com.
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