Maneuvering a forklift through a warehouse is no easy task, but the tools your drivers use could make all the difference. Recently, the trend has been to go with a vehicle-mounted mobile computer (VMC) in order to ensure efficiency.
Rugged tablet PC’s mounted to the forklift offer a simpler way to communicating throughout the warehouse with one device that can withstand the harsh environment. Rugged tablet PC’s are stable when mounted to the forklift, but can easily be taken off for maximum handheld portability.
A rugged tablet would be able to meet all of your warehouse needs—from barcode scanning, to RFID reading and wireless communication. But being able to dock and mount the device adds an extra layer of benefits that forklift operators will reap.
Take your warehouse operations to the next level by learning more about vehicle-mounted, rugged tablet PC’s.
Having a vehicle mount mobile computer is essential for rugged environments. The Psion 8585 and 8595 were built for tough environments such as warehouses, ports, manufacturing plants and airports.
The Psion 8585 and 8595 feature:
- Windows XP operating system
- Compact design
- Intel Atom processer
- 1.1 GHz processor speed
- 802.11 a/b/g/n WLAN
- IP66 rating—protection against vibration, dust and impact
Learn more about the Psion 8585 and 8595 vehicle mount mobile computers.
Motorola Solutions recently announced the VC6090—an all-new vehicle-mount mobile computer ideal for helping transportation and logistics providers maximize driver productivity, improve safety, reduce costs, improve customer service and achieve cost-effective compliance.
By integrating voice, data and barcode scanning into a rugged yet compact mobile form-factor, the VC6090 offers:
- Minimal driver obstruction
- Integrated voice and data
- Integrated keyboard with large keys
- SAE J1708 and SAE J1939
- Integrated 3.5G GSM HSDPA WWAN
- Integrated 802.11a/b/g WLAN
- IP64-sealed, aluminum rear housing and MILSTD- 810F military ratings
- SiRFstarIII GSC3ef/LP GPS chipset
- 6.5 inch color high definition VGA resistive touchscreen display
- MSP compatible
- 128MB RAM/256MB Flash
- User accessible SD card slot
- WPAN: Bluetooth® v2.0, Class II
Learn more about how the Motorola VC6090 can help improve your transportation and logistics.
Even with a great WMS, managing a warehouse efficiently is still a challenge. By also incorporating a vehicle mount computer, warehouse management applications can be optimized, without compromising productivity.
Datalogic recently announced the Rhino™ 10 Vehicle Mount Computer, which is ideal for warehouse management in distribution centers, warehouses and manufacturing. It’s automated data collection capabilities during receiving, put-away, picking and shipping increases productivity.
Its extremely rugged design features a cast aluminum IP65 sealed case that protects it from dry and wet environments, resisting dust, rain and extreme temperatures. But what would ruggedness be without connectivity? The Datalogic Rhino 10 incorporates a Summit IEEE 802.11 b/g CCX v4 certified radio, assuring seamless integration into existing IT infrastructure. In addition, the Rhino 10 features:
- Ethernet capability
- 2 serial and 2 USB ports
- Bluetooth Wireless Technology
- 10″ touch screen display
With a 10″ touch screen display, workers can easily see what needs to be done, and they don’t even have to take off their gloves.
Learn more about Datalogic and their products, or find the right WMS for you.
The VX8 Kärv and VX9 Förj, part of LXE’s Trux line of rugged vehicle-mount computers, were recently released and designed for enterprise businesses that need full computing power in a mobile environment. The VX8 Kärv and VX9 Förj are available with Intel Atom or Core 2 Duo Processors, high-bright, energy-eficient LED displays and mobile radio connectivity. Due to their rugged design, the Kärv and Förj are designed to withstand rugged environments while providing maximum performance both inside and outside of the warehouse.
The Kärv vehcile-mount computer comes equipped with:
- Atom 1.6 GHz or Core 2Duo 1.5 GHz processors
- Up to 2GB RAM
- 10.4” LED touch screen display
- 802.11 a/b/g + Bluetooth radio
- WWAN connectivity available
- IP65 rating
The Förj has the above options, but with a 12.1” touchscreen display and outdoor screen option. Because of their ruggedness the Kärv and Förj are ideal for both outdoor logistics and warehouses/distribution centers.