Intermec's 'Rugged' Hand-Held Will Tap Corporate Sales Forces

5/21/2002 - Intermec Technologies Corp. is launching a new mobile hand-held computer Monday designed for industrial use, in another sign of hand-held computers being used in ways beyond personal information management. Tom Miller, executive vice president of Intermec, a unit of industrial technologies firm Unova Inc., said the new hand-held, called the 700 Color mobile computer, is the next-generation version of a so-called rugged hand-held computer. The new device features a color screen and integration of different wireless radios, and is designed to withstand extreme temperatures and drops of five feet. The device is Intermec's first to be built with Microsoft Corp.'s Pocket PC 2002 software platform. Mr. Miller said the device is aimed at mobilizing field sales forces, amongst other things.

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