1/15/2004 - Building on the standards set by its popular 700 Color Series, Intermec introduced the 730 Color mobile computer, a compact, affordable Pocket PC mobile computer equipped with a targeted set of features that includes both BluetoothTM and wireless LAN connectivity as well as a linear imager that delivers high-speed barcode reading performance.
The 730 Color is being demonstrated for the first time at the National Retail Federation annual exposition this week in New York, in Intermec’s booth, number 2127.
The most affordable member of the 700 series, the 730 offers a sharp color display that is easy to read in all lighting conditions, including sunlight. Both its numeric keypad and touch screen make data entry easy, and its light, ergonomic design makes it comfortable to use for an entire shift. The 730 includes built-in wireless LAN and BluetoothTM connectivity and a Lithium-Ion battery that supports a full shift’s work and recharges in four hours.
“The 730 Color comes completely configured right out of the box for immediate productivity,” said Mike Sitek, Intermec senior retail business development manager. “With its wireless connectivity, advanced bar code scanning and full-shift battery life, the 730 is ideal for inventory management, label maintenance, customer service and mobile point of sale applications.”
Superior Scanning Performance
The 730 incorporates the EV10 high-performance scan engine based on Intermec’s popular VISTATM scanning technology. The EV10, the industry’s first bi-linear CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) sensor to use state-of-the-art active pixel sensor (APS) technology, combines compact size with exceptional scanning performance. This new technology is an innovation that allows the sensor to be dynamically optimized for the type of bar code being read. In effect, pixel shape and sensor sensitivity are modified to quickly read even high quality or damaged 1D or PDF bar codes.
Its high scan rate (200 scans per second) and excellent range (depth of field up to 50 centimeters/19 inches) allows it to read any type of bar code, even poorly printed, damaged, wide or high density, and to operate optimally in any lighting conditions from total darkness to full sunlight. The EV10 uses light emitting diode (LED) illumination to provide bright and sharp aiming, so users can clearly see what they are scanning, even in brightly lit or backlit conditions.
Fully Integrated for Maximum Performance
The 730 is fully integrated, with the radios and imager incorporated into the product design to ensure maximum performance and years of trouble-free service. It’s well suited for stand-alone, client-server, browser-based, or terminal emulation applications.
Its Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 software makes it easy to connect to wireless networks, including enhanced e-mail capabilities, and is designed to encourage platform innovation.
The 730 Color is part of a comprehensive set of Intermec products and services that includes bar code printers, application software, wired and wireless communications infrastructure products, peripherals and accessories.
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® RFID (radio frequency identification) and mobile computing systems. 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’s supply chain technologies, contact Intermec Technologies Corp., 6001 36th Ave. West, Everett, WA 98203 USA; telephone 800-347-2636; or visit Intermec's web site at www.intermec.com. To learn more about UNOVA, visit www.unova.com.
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