Providing Access to Web-based Applications on Ruggedized Mobile Devices

Wavelink launches browser to give front-line employees access to inventory information from the store and warehouse floor

Kirkland, WA — July 24, 2006 — Wavelink, a developer of multi-vendor mobile application and infrastructure management software for the enterprise, today debuted Terminal Emulation 6.0 featuring the Wavelink Industrial Browser.

This new version of Wavelink emulation features an industrial Web browser that allows for improved data collection and communication functions on mobile devices, with an eye toward increasing worker productivity for Wavelink's customers in the auto-ID and data collection (AIDC) industry.

Using Wavelink's Industrial Browser, employees on the front lines can now directly access inventory information from the store and warehouse floor. With the new solution, customers can utilize hot keys that allow users to toggle back and forth between Web-based and terminal emulation applications.

The Wavelink Industrial Browser also offers an Operating System Lockdown feature that restricts access to only the applications and URLs that management designates.

Additional features intended to increase the efficiencies of on-screen navigation and use of the device include out-of-range and roaming support, the capability to manipulate scanned data, custom keyboard mapping and the ability to provide support for peripheral devices.

Since the Wavelink Industrial Browser shares its user interface with Wavelink TE 6.0, Wavelink's existing customers should be able to train employees to utilize industrial Web applications without having to learn a new product interface, according to the solution provider. Over time, this allows for a migration from traditional applications to new applications while using the Wavelink standard client user interface and configuration methodology.

Wavelink said that the vendor-agnostic Industrial Browser provides built-in support for existing emulation environments. While migrating to newer devices and technologies, existing infrastructures may be preserved. Also, support may be integrated for reading radio frequency identification (RFID) data side-by-side with barcode and other data collection information from scanners and readers.

"We are seeing a growing trend in the addition of Web-based applications within the AIDC industry," said Lamar VanWagenen, president and chief operating officer of Wavelink. "This latest product enables organizations to save costs on writing and using applications, and to incorporate graphical content into their inventory management to achieve new levels of productivity."

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