Intermec's New CN2 Mobile Computer Puts Power in Your Shirt Pocket

  • January 14, 2005
  • Intermec Technologies Corporation
  • News
  • Powerful PDA-sized mobile computer stands up to rapid-paced in-store and rugged field and industrial operations for true investment protection
  • High-performance, secure 802.11b wireless networking capabilities provide real-time information exchange
  • Lightweight ergonomic design and brilliant display for ease of use EVERETT, Wash., Jan. 14, 2005 - As many as 36 percent of commercial-grade PDAs fail when used in harsh environments, according to a recent VDC study. That means companies are looking for small mobile computers that can withstand the rigors of store, field and industrial operations. Intermec Technology Corp.'s new CN2 mobile computer, small and lightweight enough to fit in a shirt pocket, fits the bill.The CN2 is a rugged, powerful and reliable mobile data collection computer for tough mobile computing applications with an ergonomic design that provides easy, single-handed operation in a form factor small enough to carry it almost anywhere data collection is required. Unlike consumer-grade or "semi-rugged" PDAs, the CN2 delivers the durability necessary for data collection in a full range of in-store retail operations - including price verification, shelf pricing, receiving and cycle-counting - and size-sensitive, light-industrial operations, including receiving, putaway and picking, shipping and inventory management. Competitively priced and fully featured, the CN2 is ideal for those requiring the small footprint of a pocketable device."The CN2 combines two critical requirements: it's easily portable, slipping easily into a shirt pocket, and it is able to withstand the rigors of real-world work," said Intermec Vice President Mike Colwell. "Companies now can have the convenience of a PDA form factor and equipment they know will hold up for true investment protection."With an Intel® XScale(tm) processor and Microsoft CE .NET operating system, the CN2 balances the need for real-time data collection performance with full-shift power management functionality. The operating system minimizes memory requirements, reduces complexity and allows the application developer to completely customize the user interface. The CN2's Cisco Certified Extension v1-compatible and Wi-Fi®-certified 802.11b radio ensures consistent performance by providing the best available wireless network throughput, reliability and security. The mobile computer also is available in a wired version for batch applications that can be upgraded with a WLAN radio later if real-time connectivity is needed.The CN2 incorporates Intermec's SmartSystem(tm), the ADC industry's most comprehensive system for complete device management. With SmartSystem, installation, routine maintenance or application software updates, security adjustments and device settings can be performed automatically and managed remotely, dramatically reducing field downtime and increasing efficiency.The CN2 is available for order now for delivery in Q2. About Intermec Intermec Technologies Corp., a UNOVA Inc. (NYSE:UNA) company, is a leader in global supply chain solutions and in the development, manufacture and integration of wired and wireless automated data collection, Intellitag(tm) RFID (radio frequency identification), mobile computing systems, bar code printers and label media. The company's products and services are used by customers in many industries to improve productivity, quality and responsiveness of business operations, from supply chain management and enterprise resource planning to field sales and service.To learn more about how companies can benefit from Intermec technologies, contact Intermec Technologies Corp., 6001 36th Ave. West, Everett, WA 98203 USA; telephone 800-347-2636; or visit Intermec's web site at To learn more about UNOVA, visit

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