The Latest in Mobile Computers

 by edmondshi


The recently released Honeywell Dolphin 9700 mobile computer, also referred to as a rugged digital assistant, further builds upon the HHP (Hand Held Products) line of Dolphin mobile computers. This handheld mobile computer is far beyond a mobile computer with an integrated barcode scanner, but a new device that that can help maximizes worker productivity and reduces operating costs. With its multi-functional data collection and communications capabilities in one reliable, easy-to-use device, mobile workers can perform a broad range of tasks including email, instant messaging, web browsing, barcode scanning, GPS tracking, picture taking and even video recording. It truly is amazing how advances in mobile computers continue to proceed at such a rapid rate.
According to Honeywell, the Honeywell Dolphin 9700 mobile computer was built from the ground up and features Honeywell's Adaptus Imaging Technology for advanced barcode scanning which ensures that barcodes are read accurately and fast. The built-in barcode imager is capable of reading both 1D and 2D barcodes and is set at an angle, allowing workers to scan barcodes while still providing a full view of the crisp 3.7" VGA screen. An optional 2 megapixel camera takes high quality color photos which is ideal for adding visual documentation to receiving orders or customer accounts that have been scanned. For communication, all Honeywell Dolphin 9700 units come with 802.11a/b/g and Bluetooth radios standards as well optional GPS and GSM/HSDPA cellular radios. For rugged barcode scanning applications, the Dolphin 9700 has an IP64 seal meaning that it completely protects the internals from dust and is resistant to splashes of water. The Dolphin 9700's rugged design also allows it to withstand 5 foot drops to concrete, making this device excellent for withstanding the rigors of day-to-day barcode scanning in the field or warehouse.
Another unique feature of the Dolphin 9700 mobile computer is that it is available in Honeywell's disinfectant-ready housings which are better able to resist the harsh cleaning chemicals used in healthcare environments. The reliable 9700 helps healthcare providers quickly and accurately perform bedside patient care including medication verification through bar code scanning, and more. With the large, bright display, and the high-speed wireless connection, healthcare providers can easily scan patient barcode information and quickly transmit it to the patients' electronic medical record. Additionally, the comfortable grip and Honeywell's Shift-PLUS power management system, which enhances productivity by powering real-time wireless and multi-media applications continuously for 8 hours or more, ensure that nurses have a device to support them throughout their entire shift.
Next month, we will take a look at the Motorola MC9500-K mobile computer and see what this new barcode capable handheld can do. If you need pricing or additional information on either the Honeywell Dolphin 9700 or the Motorola MC9500K, visit my recommended website at or contact a Mobile Computing specialist at (714)922-1140.

Edmond Shi has worked in the computer industry since the early 1980s when he began his professional life as a software developer. Now he is concern with different types of barcode printer and barcode scanner technology and product design.