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ArmorPlus for BlackBerry – ruggedised Integrated Device providing Barcode Scanning, GPS, Touch Screens With eSignature and Secure Data Memory Cards


October 26, 2006

October 27, 2006 The fully converged mobile device draws ever closer and a new product announced today by Solution Technology, the ArmorPlus for BlackBerry Series 7200 looks to be the ‘all-in-one’ solution with the mostest at this point in time. ArmorPlus for BlackBerry is the first wireless, mobile data device providing integrated applications for Barcode Scanning (a true Class 2 laser barcode scanner), GPS (a comprehensive GPS which works Off-road and Off-net, with a high-sensitivity mode for use in obstructed areas), a Touch Screen window that provides both touch data and signature capture capabilities with a stylus and a touch-sensitive, transparent window mapped over the Blackberry screen. It combines multiple applications in a ruggedized case (tested for multiple drops from two meters onto concrete) to deliver optimum performance for the demanding data needs of large, mobile enterprises. It’s a comprehansive mobile data solution for government and commercial services in transportation, healthcare, insurance, construction, manufacturing, homeland security, law enforcement, public safety, telecommunications and more.

ArmorPlus for BlackBerry offers a true Class 2 laser barcode scanner from Symbol Technologies. It enables scanning of virtually any barcode configuration and can be deployed in typical environments, such as inventory control in transportation, and critical environments, such as patient ID and RX in healthcare. User-friendly API supports both direct and browser data entry.

The ArmorPlus for BlackBerry GPS option is a comprehensive GPS satellite navigation system, which works Off-road and Off-net, including a high-sensitivity mode for use in obstructed areas. Integrated with an SD memory card slot for user installed maps and location data, the ArmorPlus GPS can be deployed for field sales & services, transportation, law enforcement, construction – anywhere that location tracking is required.

The Touch Screen Window option provides both touch data and signature capture capabilities with a stylus and a touch-sensitive, transparent window mapped over the Blackberry screen. ArmorPlus for BlackBerry options combined yield an ‘all-in-one’ solution for enterprise and government organizations to efficiently record transactions and transmit data in the mobile workforce.

Designed for durability in real work environments, the ArmorPlus for BlackBerry device is encased in a form-fitted, high durability, impact resistance case with a Lexan protective window. The case provides maximum protection from impacts in any direction and is tested for multiple drops from two meters onto concrete. It is ergonomically designed for comfortable hand fit and has all BlackBerry controls and functions fully accessible.

You can be one of the first to see the new ArmorPlus for BlackBerry at the Emerging Technology Business Showcase on November 3 at the Westin Cypress Creek, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

About the Author
Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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