Telxon Australia has announced a handheld computer for retailers.
The palm-sized PYC-2000 uses the Microsoft Windows CE operating system, allowing retailers to use "off-the-shelf" applications. The handheld also uses a Type II PC card slot for cards such as wireless LANs or storage, and a numeric keypad for data entry.
The product is well suited for on-the-job applications such as ordering, warehousing and distribution as well as transportation and logistics.
The device uses a 3.8-inch monochrome display with a serial port and either three AA batteries or a rechargeable 1450 mAh Ni-MH battery pack. Users can hot-swap batteries while running an application and can also connect an optional laser barcode scanner, according to the company.
"We are responding to the need for increased investment protection, low lifetime cost of ownership and flexibility so we have incorporated features like the industry-standard PC card slot and the versatility of the Windows CE operating system," said Telxon's director of sales and marketing, Mark Ablett.