Gotive Announces GPS Docking for the H41

Gotive Announces GPS Docking for the H41

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Gotive Inc. has released a new GPS module for the WEC H41. The WEC H41 now combines the functions of a handheld computer, a mobile phone, a localization/navigation device (thanks to its ability to receive GPS signals) and a barcode reader in a single mobile handset. The open architecture of Gotive products additionally enables them to accommodate optional smart card and/or magnetic strip readers, a printer and a camera – depending on the specific market’s needs. Gotive H41 has been developed for users for whom finger rather than stylus operation is more appropriate for a mobile device. Finger operable QWERTY touch screen keyboard and programmable Action Keys deliver true “anywhere” usability and one hand operation. Gotive H41 is sealed for protection against windblown rain and dust (IP 54 Standard compliant), and is able to withstand multiple drops on a hard surface. Gotive H41 is built upon Windows CE.NET operating system.

The robust, secure, intelligent Gotive docking station for the Wireless Enterprise Communicator (WEC) H41 is also available with an optional built-in GPS module, accompanied by an external GPS antenna. This DS configuration is especially valuable to those customers who find it important to determine or monitor the position of the vehicle at any given moment, without the necessity of the WEC being docked in the DS. In this case, the acquired data can be stored in the internal memory of the DS, and be later viewed via docked WEC or PC connected via RS 232 or USB.

This feature can serve to monitor the vehicle in daily use, even without the WEC docked in DS, or to help in unwanted situations, like loss or theft of the car. Additionally, GPS module can be a part of both the communicator and the docking station in order to provide simultaneous, but independent data about the position and movement of the vehicle and WEC.

The Gotive H41 is powered by rechargeable lithium-ion batteries Saft MP 174865. Gotive H41 combine the functions of a handheld computer, a mobile phone, a localization/navigation device (thanks to its ability to receive GPS signals) and a barcode reader in a single mobile handset. Their open architecture additionally enables them to accommodate optional smart card and/or magnetic strip readers, a printer and a camera – depending on the specific market’s needs.

Saft’s rechargeable lithium-ion MP 174865 delivers 4.6 ampere-hours at 3.6 volts and it weighs just 121 grams. (The product number is roughly derived from the MP cell’s dimensions: 18.5 mm thick, 47.6 mm wide and 64.5 mm high.) Its maximum continuous discharge current (in mA) is rated at up to 3C/4C. Its operating temperature range during discharge starts at a freezer-cold -40ºC and continues up to sun-blistering +60ºC. (Charging temperature range is between -20ºC and 50ºC.)

Features & Specifications

OS: Microsoft Windows CE. NET
CPU: 206 MHz Intel StrongARM SA-1110 RISC system-on-chip processor
Memory: 32/64MB SDRAM; 32MB Flash
Display: 6.3 inch 640 x 240 Color TFT Color backlit LCD
Communications: Integrated GSM/GPRS Dual Band 900/1800 radio, user-accessible SIM card holder
802.11b (11 Mbps) (optional via CF Card)
Expansion slots: CompactFlash Type II expansion, Multimedia Card
Integrated GPS
Built-in Bar Code Reader
QWERTY Keyboard (see photo below)
Input/output ports: IrDA 115 Kbps
USB B (up to 12 Mbps)
RS-232
Dimensions: 9.1 x 3.7 x 1.3 in.
Weight: approx. 22 oz. (with standard battery; varies with hardware configuration)
Power: 4800 mAh Li-Ion battery

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