Psion Teklogix

Jan. 29, 2007
Vehicle-Mount Computers Simplify Warehousing

Psion Teklogix, a global provider of solutions for mobile computing, wireless data collection, imaging and RFID, has launched the 8580 and 8590 vehicle-mount computers for optimum performance in harsh environments.

Based on the industrial XTX processor board standard, the 8580 and 8590 easily integrate with Psion Teklogix’ wireless backbone and rugged mobile devices, as well as other wireless LAN solutions, to provide workers with real-time access to warehouse management tools and ensure rapid data capture.

Two serial RS232, Ethernet and two USB host ports allow easy connection to a large range of peripherals such as bar code, RFID scanners or printers by using cost efficient standard connectors. Both the 8580 and 8590 computers run on Windows XP Professional or XP Embedded, offering full PC functionality and dependable operation. They both can be operated via touch screen, keyboard or mouse.

Windows XP Embedded allows a system setup without a spinning drive, increasing resistance against violent shock and vibration transferred from vehicles working in rugged applications. Further customization to address harsh industrial needs include automatic shutdown and integrated heating for the very low temperature range.

A key feature of the 8590 is its high resolution 12.1-inch XGA (1024 by 768) screen that allows leading warehouse management applications to run without the need for adapting the user interface. The 8580 offers a large 10.4 inch SVGA display that is readable in all lighting conditions, including direct sunlight.