Multi-OS Rugged Mobile Devices Present the Opportunity for Field Workers to Improve

Thursday, January 22, 2015.

Janam Technologies LLC, a leading provider of rugged mobile hardware which scan barcodes and communicate wirelessly, has announced the launch of its XM5 family of rugged mobile devices.

The new XM5 is designed to maximise the mobility investments of enterprise and government organisations, and will support Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 and Android operating systems on the same device, enabling customers to choose the OS strategy and application migration schedule that best suits their mobility requirements.

The XM5 combines the latest technological advancements in mobile devices, in a sleek and rugged form factor to provide the power and flexibility required by mobile workers in field sales, field service, public safety, direct store delivery and transportation and logistics markets.

Enterprise customers can choose between integrated, best-in-class, 1D/2D imager or 1D laser scanner for instant decoding of the hardest-to-read barcodes. Embedded RFID and NFC reading capabilities deliver enhanced efficiency and accuracy in a variety of applications, including inventory management, asset tracking, personal identification and mobile point of sale.

"Janam's XM5 is one of the few rugged mobile computers that allows a customer to migrate from Windows to Android, without purchasing new hardware," said Harry B Lerner, CEO of Janam. "Packed with all the features that enterprise requires, built to exacting standards of quality and available at an attractive price point, the XM5 catapults Janam to the lead position among hardware providers that not only listen to what customers need, but deliver to those requirements."

The XM5 comes with either a QWERTY or Numeric keypad, as well as a specially-fortified 3.5-inch VGA display that withstands heavy-duty use. It also offers 802.11a/b/g/n dual-band WLAN and 4G-ready UMTS/HSPA+/HSDPA/HSUPA/GSM WWAN communications for access to high-quality, reliable voice and data inside and outside the four walls.

Designed to withstand the rigors of everyday use in the enterprise, the XM5 is sealed to IP65 standards, can withstand five foot drops to concrete and is UL-certified for hazardous environments. Additionally, the XM5 ships with a 4000mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery, providing extended battery life as a standard feature, rather than an optional one.

As the volume of mobile workers in industry verticals such as retail, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing and logistics continues to increase, specialist purpose-built mobile computers such as these will play a key role in fundamental aspects of enterprise operations in the field.

Rugged mobile devices which are designed specifically to carry out challenging functions, and run mission-critical applications in harsh working environments, will be crucial to organisations looking to boost employee productivity, reduce costs and improve the services they offer.