Smallest Rugged Computer – Intermec CN3
Promoted as the world’s smallest rugged computer, Intermec CN3 measures just 160 x 81 x 33 mm at about 450 grams, which makes it the perfect rugged mobile handheld device for the work in the field. Intermec is specialized in the integration of technologies like RFID, mobile computing and data collection systems, bar code printers and label media, into portable computers, to provide some of the best tools for identification, tracking and management of supply chain assets. Its new CN3 computer has GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, WAN Radio, built-in 2MP camera for proof-of-service or vehicle inspection, all in a very slim yet rugged device.
Mobile workers can access it via the touch-sensitive screen, and store media on the 128MB RAM memory. It supports 3G EV-DO or EDGE connectivities, and comes with the following accessories: Single Dock USB Host/Client, Ethernet Module, Modem Module, Quad Multi-dock Ethernet, Quad External Battery Charger, Magnetic Stripe Reader Snap-on, Auto Adapter, Belt Clip and Vehicle Dock. Other features include 256MB Flash ROM, miniSD card slot for up to 2GB storage, the Intel XScale PXA270 processor with 520 MHz speeds, and the Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system.
The transflective TFT LCD display shows clear images even in low light conditions thanks to the LED backlight technology, and measures 3.5 inches in diagonal. It is a large 240 x 320-display with 64K color capability. The QWERTY keyboard also features backlit.
As it is ruggedized, the handheld operates in temperatures between -10 degrees C and +50 degrees C and should be stored in -20 degrees C to +70 degrees C environments. It survives side drops from 1.5 meters.
To make Intermec CN3 more useful, Trust Digital, a provider of enterprise mobility management software for government organizations, added support for its enterprise mobility management platform, featuring power-on password and automatic encryption to secure stored data. Using the integrated Remote Smartphone Assist utility, users can find solutions for device usage and application synchronization errors.
Our customers use Intermec devices to mobilize their business applications – yet more examples of how enterprise mobility is moving beyond email, said Dan Dearing, Trust Digital’s vice president of marketing and product management. Ruggedized, handheld devices eliminate paper trail inefficiencies that have long been part of corporate business processes, but their small size and PC-like computing power have introduced new security and management challenges for IT. Our Enterprise Mobility Management solution gives IT a single platform to meet these challenges for a variety of mobile applications and users – all over the air and from one central location.
Intermec CN3, world’s smallest rugged computer, is available at prices around $1,500.