Additional Information On Mobile Computers
Mobile computers give you the power of a PC but in an easy to carry solution, freeing you from the limitations of standard PCs. Most feature a built-in linear barcode scanner or 2D imager, or communications methods for pairing a bluetooth barcode scanner, promoting ease of data collection. With various levels of durability and rugged designs, POSGuys.com carries a full line of mobile computers that meet the various needs of businesses across all markets. We've separated mobile computers into four categories - Enterprise Smartphone, Entry Level, Ruggedized, and Heavy Industrial - to help you determine which best fits your business.
An enterprise smartphone offers the same usability of a traditional smartphone, but with the added durability and data capture capabilities you need with a more rugged mobile computer. These devices easily fit in pockets and are a terrific choice for mobile field crews, route management, and even mobile POS. With cellular network support and GPS options, an Enterprise smartphone consolidates multiple tools - phone, gps, and mobile computer - into a single, elegant solution.
Entry Level Mobile Computers
For basic data entry and inventory management, you can't go wrong with an entry level mobile computer. These low-cost solutions usually come with some basic barcode and quantity software built-in, or provide an easy-to-use development environment to format the data to your needs.
Ruggedized Mobile Computers
Our ruggedized mobile computer lineup features products with stronger designs, more communications methods, and better scanners than the entry level. Ideal for warehouse use, mobile field sales, and light industrial applications, ruggedized mobile computers fit durability into a handheld form factor.
Heavy Industrial Mobile Computers
Designed to stand up to the harshest environments and roughest use, heavy industrial mobile computers are the toughest devices on the market. With advanced sealing and thicker, rugged bodies, heavy industrial mobile computers can survive being immersed in water or even thrown from a moving car. These devices are often larger, requiring a hand-grip for easier use, and feature advanced barcode scanning technologies, such as long range, fuzzy logic, or 2D imaging. Wireless communications methods such as Bluetooth, 802.11a/b/g wifi, or even cellular networks make sure data is synchronized as needed.
Batch Memory Scanners
If you just need to scan a lot of barcodes and that's about it, batch memory scanners have you set. These are smaller devices that store the barcodes on built-in memory, then batch send all the barcodes during a synchronization process. The Symbol CS1504 and Opticon OPN2001 both are keychain-sized devices, providing data storage in a small package. For more advanced batch barcode scanning, the Symbol P360/P460 allows for basic data editing in a phaser-style body.
These accessories work with standard PDAs or PDTs lacking in barcode scanners or options for magnetic card reading. Designed to interface with Compact Flash or SDIO ports, PDA/PDT Accessories are an economical way to add barcode scanning to your existing mobile setup without having to purchase entirely new mobile computers.