Rugged Handheld Upgraded

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A rugged handheld computer, designed for mobile workers on mission-critical tasks, is the first in the world to be upgraded with Windows Mobile 6.1, says a global supply chain solutions firm.

According to Intermec Technologies, the CN3 mobile computer is for performing mission-critical tasks for in-field and in-premise applications.

"The CN3 featuring Windows Mobile 6.1 provides users with secured access to information at the point of work, allowing companies to dynamically deploy the right resources to the right location," said Intermec Asia Pacific senior marketing manager Jack Tay. It enables mobile workers to tap into the information they need to work most effectively, he adds.

Managing by policy

Tay explained that users of the CN3, with Windows Mobile 6.1, can also take advantage of Microsoft System Centre Mobile Device Manager to gain new provisioning, configuration, management by policy, security features and improved control for mobile system and application management.

"Mobile Device Manager helps IT professionals to manage devices similar to the way they manage PCs," said Tay. "Using administrator driven management policies, Mobile Device Manager enhances on-device security making it easy to provision, configure, and deploy devices while giving mobile employees access to confidential information on corporate networks with firewalls. Intermec is currently the only rugged device manufacturer to offer support for Mobile Device Manager."

Microsoft Corp director Grace Ho said: "Over the past year, we have expanded our end-to-end enterprise solutions by introducing Windows Mobile 6.1 and Mobile Device Manager. We believe the CN3 will empower mobile workers with the highest degree of performance and manageability available in a rugged device."

Intermec's Tay said: "With mobile intelligence at their fingertips, local companies can increase customer responsiveness while also reducing inventory and transportation costs."

The Intermec CN3 with Windows Mobile 6.1 will be available in Malaysia in October 2008.

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