Symbol Technologies has released a new family of portable computing devices based on the Microsoft Pocket PC and Palm platforms.
With its second generation of handheld devices, the vendor hopes to take advantage of one of mobile computing's fastest-growing sectors - field-based applications - as well as further penetrate vertical markets that have a mobile workforce.
According to Cal Anderson, managing director of Symbol Technologies Australia, the channel's response to Symbol's latest handheld offering has been positive.
"Initial feedback from our channel partners and customers suggests strong and long-term demand for this type of device," he said.
Symbol's new handheld range includes two Microsoft Pocket-PC devices, the PPT 2800 and the PDT 8100, as well as the SPT 1800, which utilises the Palm platform.
The PPT 2800, which is based on Symbol's PPT 2700 model, is a hardy pen-based PC with wireless LAN connectivity, and is useful for mobile barcode scanning. The PDT 8100 features a keyboard, pen, wireless LAN or WAN connectivity and advanced barcode functions. Symbol's SPT 1800 combines integrated scanning, data-handling capabilities and wireless connectivity to remote host systems.