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  • 24 June 2019 11:40

Honeywell Rugged Mobile Computer Speeds Logistics and Manufacturing Work

Powerful new Mobility Edge device offers long operational lifecycle combined with best-in-class ruggedness

Honeywell has announced the release of the CK65 Mobile Computer into the Australian and New Zealand markets, which can boost supply chain productivity by streamlining and error-proofing work in distribution centres and manufacturing environments.

The mobile computer is ideal for applications across the logistics and manufacturing sectors, including receiving, put-away, cross docking, shipping accuracy, parts/material/work in progress tracking and inventory management. “With the longest supported device lifecycle available, up to 28-hour battery life and best-in-class ruggedness, the CK65 maximises uptime while providing an easy path for users migrating from legacy Windows® operating systems to the AndroidTM platform,” said Claudio Bratovic, ANZ Regional Manager.

The CK65 offers a comprehensive software ecosystem including Honeywell’s voice-guided software, Honeywell Operational Intelligence, and a complete set of deployment utilities that integrate with popular mobile device management and enterprise mobility management solutions. The new mobile computer is also validated by Android Enterprise Recommended, a Google-led initiative that helps businesses confidently select, deploy, and manage Android devices and services best suited to their enterprise needs.

The CK65’s hardware design minimises cost of ownership by reducing downtime. It is the most rugged device in its class, surviving drops of 8 feet to concrete across the operating temperature range. The 7,000 mAh battery allows the CK65 to run for 28 hours between battery changes in representative tests, further reducing downtime.

The rugged mobile computer features a 7th-generation scan engine delivering exceptional speed and motion tolerance. With standard and long-range options, the CK65 reads a complete range of linear and 2D codes, including, with additional software dot peen and laser-etched direct-parts-marked codes employed in automotive and other manufacturing and supply chain environments.

The CK65 is built on Honeywell’s Mobility Edge platform, a unified hardware and software architecture with an integrated software toolset that extends asset life, accelerates deployment and simplifies management of mobility solutions. The only platform that guarantees support through Android R, Mobility Edge enables IT departments to reuse their investment in solution development and software certification across multiple computer form factors.

“Built on the Mobility Edge platform, the CK65 is the next generation in Honeywell’s long legacy of providing industry-leading ruggedised mobile computers for the warehouse,” said Michael Noyes, vice president for Mobility, Scan and Print for Honeywell’s Productivity Products business. “The CK65, along with Honeywell Edge Services, is designed to maximise productivity and uptime while reducing the cost to support, providing the solutions customers investing in handheld devices need.”

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