What are Mobile computers and Handheld computers?
Mobile computers provide the processing power,
flexibility and instant real-time communication of fixed computers right in the
field, where they can be used portably for a literally endless number of efficiency
transforming enterprise applications. They come in a variety of form factors, including
fixed in-vehicle mobile data terminals, rugged mobile computers and handheld devices.
They have transformed business mobility, replacing manual paper based workflows
with seamless automated electronic workflows, which connect in real-time to the
back office. Micronet’s mobile computers combine the power of a fixed vehicle data
terminal with the portability and mobility of the rugged
handheld computers. Mobile Computers from Micronet also connect to telematics
black boxes, utilising their on-board communications and integrating their GPS and
CANbus data where required.
Fleet Telematics and Rugged Mobile Computers
By connecting to existing vehicle telematics black
boxes (GPS vehicle tracking units), mobile computers are able to interface with
their data, allowing sophisticated and rich software applications that deliver efficiency
gains, insight and real-time vehicle, fleet and workforce intelligence. Micronet’s
mobile computers are unique in that they connect to existing telematics black boxes,
and utilise the GPS and GSM already built in. This avoids the need for a separate
simcard, and a separate airtime agreement. This means that Micronet’s rugged mobile
computers have a lower total cost of ownership compared to other mobile computers
or rugged handheld devices.
Mobile computers for your fleet and mobile applications
Micronet Europe is the exclusive distributor of
Micronet mobile computers in Europe. Our rugged mobile computers are available
from telematics service providers, value added resellers, systems integrators and
independent software vendors. They are the ultimate platform for mobility software
applications and are based on the Microsoft Windows embedded CE6 platform. In addition,
comprehensive wireless capabilities include GSM voice, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and a quad
band GPRS modem. This mobile computing platform supports endless possibilities for
mobile applications. Examples include satellite navigation, vehicle checks, delivery
and service solutions and routing and scheduling (with full support for signature
capture). A full DTK (development toolkit) is provided, allowing partners to develop,
integrate, test and deploy their applications onto the mobile computers. Mobile
applications running on rugged mobile computers have the power to transform productivity,
enabling companies to improve their customer experience, whilst reaping improved
return on investment.
What to look for when choosing mobile computers and rugged handheld devices
When choosing mobile computers and rugged handheld devices, you want to make sure
that you have high quality, dependable hardware that will work efficiently with
your software applications. In addition, you want to ensure that your mobile computers
provide return on investment and a low total cost of ownership (TCO). One of the
challenges of choosing mobile computers and rugged handheld devices is their prohibitive
cost, especially those that offer powerful processing capability, and enterprise
features / ruggedness. Micronet is committed to creating mobile computers that offer
clients all the power and enterprise capability, at prices that make total commercial
sense. It’s mobile computers are rated as IP54 for ruggedness, and all
mobile computing hardware is manufactured at its in-house ISO9001-2000 facility.
In addition, choosing mobile computers that are upgradable and future-proof is key
to protect your mobile computing investment - and this is something all Micronet’s
products deliver on.