Coca-Cola arms employees with the Symbol MC9000

Coca-Cola arms employees with the Symbol MC9000


The Enterprise Mobility Company today announced that Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. is purchasing Symbol’s next-generation handheld computer, the Symbol MC9000, as part of a comprehensive enterprise mobility solution for its North American and European mobile workforce.

Coke is deploying the new Symbol handheld computer throughout its mobile workforce for strategic logistics, delivery and service applications to maximize efficiencies and customer service.

“Coca-Cola Enterprises considers Symbol a strategic technology partner with a superior enterprise mobility vision and product roadmap. Symbol is committed to working closely with us to keep us in a technology leadership position. As a result of this partnership, we have developed a high-performance, ruggedized handheld computer customized for the beverage industry. This new technology will provide the foundation for delivering innovative mobile solutions that enhance productivity and maximize customer value,” said Christopher Koterski, program manager of Mobile Computing, Coca-Cola Enterprises.

This new Symbol handheld computer was developed with Coke and is a variation of the newly introduced Symbol MC9000-G. It is able to work in extreme temperatures and weather conditions and also has an easy to read, bright, high-resolution color screen for both indoor and outdoor use. It features Symbol WiFi wireless networking, Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 software, a powerful Intel 32-bit XScale processor, and rechargeable, extended-use lithium-ion batteries. It comes with the Symbol imaging engine, which is one-fifth of a cubic inch and is the smallest miniature bar code imaging system around, and can read both one dimensional and two dimensional bar code symbols from multiple angles as well as get excellent capture quality.