1/21/2004 - Intermec Technologies Corp. announced that Intermec's 700 and 700 Color Series of mobile computers are the first rugged handheld devices to be approved for voice transmission on the AT&T Wireless GSMTM/GPRS network. The computers support Global Packet Radio Service (GPRS) wireless technology and Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM), world standards for digital wireless transmissions. They enable users to transmit and receive voice calls and data wherever AT&T Wireless’ GSM/GPRS service is available.
Designed to withstand daily use in harsh environments, the 700 Series provides AT&T Wireless subscribers with the option to buy a rugged mobile computer powered by the Microsoft® Windows® Pocket PC operating system. The devices feature an unmatched range of communications options, including GPRS, and the durability to handle the challenges of real-time daily work, whether on the road, in the field or on the factory floor.
“Our customers now can choose an extremely rugged device to take on the road, to the factory floor or wherever they need voice and data capabilities,” said Laura Johnson, director, mobile multimedia services for AT&T Wireless. “We are glad to add the strength and durability of Intermec’s handheld devices to our list of voice-certified products.”
“Intermec and AT&T Wireless represent the highest standards in wireless hardware and service, respectively, so the customer wins when our strengths are combined,” said Clark Richter, Intermec business development manager. “AT&T Wireless operates one of the largest wireless networks in the U.S., and we are honored to be on its team.”
About the 700 Series
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 700 Color Series of rugged devices features 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 also is the first enterprise Pocket PC to offer an imager suitable for reading barcodes (including 2D symbologies), taking photographs and capturing signatures. In addition, it is the 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 BluetoothTM radio.
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), mobile computing systems, bar code printers and label media. 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. For further information, visit www.intermec.com.
About AT&T Wireless
AT&T Wireless (NYSE: AWE) is the second-largest wireless carrier, based on revenues, in the United States. With 21.855 million subscribers as of September 30, 2003, and revenues of more than $16.5 billion over the past four quarters, AT&T Wireless delivers advanced high-quality mobile wireless communications services, voice and data, to businesses and consumers, in the U.S. and internationally. For more information, please visit us at www.attwireless.com
To learn more about how companies can benefit from Intermec’s wireless 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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