The latest XM70 rugged mobile enterprise handheld computer from Janam Technologies offers flexibility for companies that want to start with one operating system at the time of purchase but have the option of moving to a different system in the future if their business needs change.
The Janam XM70, which was announced by the company on Dec. 9, can be preloaded with either the Android or Microsoft Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 operating system and then migrated to the other as needed by business and government users. By changing operating systems on existing hardware, businesses can save money by not having to replace devices if their operating system needs change, according to the company.
The XM70 is built to scan barcodes and provide wireless communications for users in a wide range of businesses including retail, hospitality, health care, transportation, logistics and ticketing. The device features a 3.5-inch TFT QVGA (240-by-320) color touch-screen display, a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor, 1GB of DDR SDRAM memory and 4GB of NAND internal storage. The XM70 comes with a choice of a backlit numeric keypad or a backlit PDA keypad that includes four-way navigation keys, as well as a choice of removable 2,400mAh or 4,000mAh rechargeable Li-ion batteries. Pricing for the device starts at $1,595.
The ruggedized device is built to survive multiple 4-foot drops onto concrete in a wide range of temperatures, and it is designed to meet IP54 water and dust resistance standards.
Also included is a user-accessible microSD card slot to expand internal storage, as well as 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity.
The XM70, which is the latest model in the company's XM device lineup, is built to fit comfortably in a user's hand for a full work shift in challenging work environments. The device is 5.75 inches long, 3.11 inches wide and 1.2 inches thick, and weighs about 9.85 ounces, including its battery.
The device also features backward compatibility to enable it to use accessories that are already available for the company's XM66 handheld, allowing users to reuse existing peripherals and batteries they already own.
The XM70 offers advanced 1D and 2D barcode scanning using Zebra Technologies' SE4500 scanning engine, allowing fast scanning speeds, deep accuracy and high tolerance to motion, according to Janam.
"Hundreds of thousands of mobile workers are currently using Janam's XM66 mobile computer to increase productivity and improve overall business operations," Harry Lerner, CEO of Janam, said in a statement. "No other device in its class offers the same level of proven reliability. The new XM70 leverages the flagship features of the XM66 while doubling the processing speed and power to provide an even more robust mobility solution."
In September, Janam unveiled its XG3-ER rugged handheld business computer, which includes a special barcode reader that lets business and industrial users read barcodes from as far as 50 feet away. Equipped with an Intermec EX25 near/far imager and auto-focusing, the XG3-ER can read virtually any kind of 1D and 2D barcode, as well as damaged or obscured barcodes.
In July, Janam released its XM2-RFID UHF handheld, which lists at $2,295 and reads ISO18000-63, EPC Global Class 1 Gen 2 tags. The XM2-RFID UHF fits in the palm of the hand, weighs 13 ounces and can complete more than 40,000 tag reads on one battery charge. It has a 3.2-inch color display, runs on Microsoft's Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 operating system and is ruggedized to withstand drops from 4 feet. It is sealed to IP64 standards against water, dust, dirt and other contaminants in challenging environments.
Janam's original XG3 handheld computer was released in May and includes a 3.5-inch VGA TFT display, a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor, 512MB of RAM and a choice of keypad designs. The original XG3 ruggedized mobile computer lists for $1,995.