Symbol Debuts New Mobile Computers for Rugged Environments

MC1000 targeted at retail, manufacturing, warehouse and logistics industries

MC1000 targeted at retail, manufacturing, warehouse and logistics industries

Holtsville, NY — July 19, 2005 — Auto-ID specialist Symbol Technologies has rolled out a new series of enterprise mobility tools for rugged environments, targeted at the retail, manufacturing, warehouse and logistics industries.

The new MC1000 expands Symbol's rugged mobile computer product portfolio and is designed to provide flexibility for data capture and numeric entry applications such as inventory management, stock checking, delivery confirmation and other scan-intensive applications, Symbol said.

Potential end-users for the new solution include retail clerks responsible for inventory management and reordering, warehouse and distribution workers in charge of shelf audit, picking and cycle count, and delivery persons and route accounting drivers handling delivery confirmation.

Symbol said that the MC1000's ergonomic design and feature set, combined with the ability to upgrade memory and wireless capabilities, should provide investment protection for organizations as their business needs grow. The new rugged mobile computer also offers a laser scan engine for data capture and utilizes the Microsoft Windows CE operating system.

The MC1000 can be equipped with Symbol's Mobility Services Platform (MSP) to collect and monitor product information and then deliver terminal information to a centralized Symbol MSP console. This feature was intended to help customers better address the challenges associated with deploying, managing and maintaining enterprise mobility systems. "MSP enables enterprise operations personnel to rapidly deploy the MC1000 mobile computer and provision software upgrades and fixes with a single command," Symbol said in announcing the MC1000.

The MC1000 is currently available to order around the world. Symbol's Global Services Division offers a suite of services to meet the needs of the MC1000 mobile computer, including Service Center Support.

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