Intermec Technologies Corp. this week began shipping its eagerly awaited 700 Series Color mobile computer, the latest member of a product family already known worldwide for its industry “firsts.” The 700 Series Color builds on the technology innovations designed into the entire 700 Series that allow companies to communicate freely, increasing the amount of real-time information available throughout their operations – important because more timely, accurate information means better business decisions. The 700 Series is the first family of Pocket PC mobile computers designed specifically for serious enterprise mobility. It already has become a favorite with workers whose daily shifts require powerful, reliable and easy-to-use handheld computers that can take the abuse of industrial, mobile and retail environments. The new 700 Color model adds a large, brilliant color display, combined with the power and speed of Intel Corp.’s 400 MHz X-Scale processor to increase the flexibility and functionality of the original 700 Series. The 700 Color is the first enterprise Pocket PC to offer an imager, suitable for reading barcodes (including 2D symbologies), taking photographs and capturing signatures. The 700 Color also is first to integrate up to three wireless communication options in a single device, including a wireless local area (802.11b) radio, a GSM/GPRS wide area network radio and a fully integrated power-managed Bluetooth™ radio. With the unmatched range of communications options and the durability to withstand repeated 5-foot drops to concrete, the 700 Color is designed to handle the challenges of real-time daily work, whether on a route or in the field.
The 700 Color with 802.11b wireless LAN and Bluetooth radios are available now for immediate delivery. Versions with GSM/GPRS or CDMA/1xRTT wide-area radios will be available in Q4 2002.
“Intermec is committed to empowering mobile workers,” said Intermec Vice President Mike Colwell. “Such eager early market acceptance of the 700 Series reflects the single-minded focus we share with our customers: increased efficiency and rapid bottom line return on their technology investment.”