Motorola Workabout Pro 3

Motorola Workabout Pro 3


Makes the Most of Mobility

Created for the mobile worker, the WORKABOUT PRO 3 is ideal for employees across a range of industries, including mobile field services, logistics, warehousing, transportation, manufacturing and more. Its impressive flexibility enables you to supply one device to meet many requirements; the WORKABOUT PRO 3 is built to be a key member of your IT infrastructure.  The leading product in its category, the WORKABOUT PRO 3 allows you to get exactly the device that you need. In addition, you have the opportunity to get the add-ons you need today and the ability to add more features at any point, as business needs change.  The number of add-ons and software applications you can attach is endless, so whether it’s a camera for a traffic officer or a GPS module used to track and trace delivery locations – there is a solution for every application.

Features & Benefits

As Adaptable As You Are

The hardware expansion slots of the WORKABOUT PRO 3 make adding new modules fast and easy – saving significant time and money. And there’s a whole range available – everything from fingerprint scanners and passport readers to RFID readers.  WiFi or GPRS; scanners, imagers and RFID options – the WORKABOUT PRO 3 delivers next-generation modularity that enables  customers to easily configure their device to suit a variety of applications and tasks.  Plug in; bolt on, and achieve more on the go. There’s no need to throw out a Psion mobile device when business needs change: customers can simply change or add the necessary module to make it more usable.

It Builds on Mobility

The WORKABOUT PRO 3’s Natural Task Supportmeans mobile workers get the job done faster and more comfortably since it’s purpose-built to the right level of ruggedness, ergonomics and usability for any environment.  It starts with a full-VGA display for finer detail and easier readability, and an ergonomic keypad designed for one-hand operation. But it also comes down to intangible things like the way it feels in your hand.

Rugged Reliability

The WORKABOUT PRO 3 performs wherever your work takes you. It’s technology made tough. Built to withstand multiple drops from six feet to concrete, the WORKABOUT PRO 3 easily handles shock and vibration. Its IP65 rating protects it against dust and water sprayed from all directions.


Model Variants




• PXA270 624 MHz Processor

• 1 GB Flash ROM

• 256 MB RAM

Operating System

• Windows® CE 5

• Windows Mobile® 6.1 Classic, Professional

Wireless Communications

Optional expansion modules for:

• 802.11a/b/g Compact Flash Radio available on C model

• 802.11b/g Compact Flash Radio available on all models

• GPRS EDGE - 850/900/1800/1900 Voice and Data

• 3G HSDPA - 850/1900/2100MHz Voice and Data

• Integrated Bluetooth® Class II, V 2.0 + EDR

• Note: All expansion modules are available factory configured or user installable

Barcode Applications

• ID laser scanning in standard range, long range and auto range configurations

• 1D linear imager

• 2D area imager

• Optional bolt-on pistol grip

• Note: All expansion modules are available factory configured or user installable

RFID Module Options

• HF module

Frequency: 13.56 MHz

Tags supported: ISO 15693, Philips® ICode™; TI Tagit™; Tagsys (C210, C220, C240, C270)

Read/write range up to: 3.15 in (8 cm)

• MIFARE™ module

Frequency: 13.56 MHz

Tags supported: ISO 14443 A&B, MIFARE

Read/write range up to: 1.97 in (5 cm)

• LF module

Frequency: 125 kHz, 134.2 kHz

Tags supported: EM 4x0x, EM 4x50; Hitag 1 & 2; ISO HDXA & FDXB

Read/write range up to: 2.76 in (7 cm)

• UHF module

Frequency: 868 MHz or 915 MHz

Tag supported: EPC Class 1 Gen 2, other protocols depending on regions

Read range up to: 98.425 in (250 cm)

External Connectors

• One tether connection with full RS232 and USB On-The-Go (USB 1.1) functionality

• One Low-Insertion Force (LIF) docking connector

• DC power jack

User Interface

• Color / Touch display

3.7 in (9.398 cm)

Full VGA 480 x 640 resolution

Transflective, portrait mode TFT

Sunlight readable (for outdoor use)

High-reliability adjustable LED

Backlight featuring a bright 165 cd/m2 output

• Touch screen (standard)

Passive stylus or finger operation

Signature capture

• Keyboards
 Backlit, high-durability hard-capped keys

• Audio

90 db mono speaker

Mono microphone

86 db beeper standard

95 db beeper w/ auto range laser

Programming Environment


• Psion Mobile Devices SDK

• Hardware Development Kit (HDK)

• .NET and C++ programming using Microsoft Visual Studio® 2005

• Java programming supporting JDK 1.2.2 or higher

• Standard Protocol APIs Windows sockets (

Application Software

• Internet Explorer® 6.0

• Psion Voice Dialer and Contacts Manager including Windows® CE 5

• PTX Connect VoIP

• Terminal emulation software, supports IBM 5250, IBM 3270, HP2392, ANSI and TESS

• Mobile Control Centre (MCC) device managemen

Expansion Slots

• One SD/MMC memory card slot

• End-cap USB interface supports GPS expansion module

• 100-PIN expansion interface: supports PCMCIA (type II), GPRS/EDGE and other third-party expansion modules developed using Psion Hardware Development Kit

• Flex cable interface supports scanner (serial) and imager (USB) modules

• One Type II CF card slot

Power Management

• Optional 3.7V, 3300 mAh standard capacity battery

• Optional 3.7V, 4400 mAh high-capacity battery

• Advanced smart battery with gauge

• Built-in charger

• Rechargeable, user replaceable backup battery pack


• Withstands multiple drops from 6 ft (1.8 m) or 26 drops (on 12 edges, 6 corners, 8 faces) from 5 ft (1.5 m) to concrete while powered on and configured with accessories such as WiFi radio, scanner / imager and pistol grip.

• Rain/dust: IP65, IEC 60529

• Operating temperature: -4°F to 122°F (-20°C to +50°C)

• 5%-95% RH non-condensing

• Storage temperature: -40°F to 140°F (-40°C to +60°C)

• ESD: +/- 8kVdc air discharge, +/-4kVdc contacts

Physical Dimensions


8.78" x 2.95"/3.94" x 1.22"/1.65"

(223 mm x 75/100 mm x 31/42 mm)


7.87" x 2.95"/3.94" x 1.22"/1.65"

(200 mm x 75/100 mm x 31/42 mm)


• Safety: CSA/UL60950-1, IEC 60950-1, EN60950-1

• EMC: FCC Part 15 Class B

EN 55022

EN 55024

EN301 489

• Laser: IEC 60825-1, Class 2

FDA 21 CFR 1040.10.

1040.11 Class II

• Bluetooth: 1.2

• In-vehicle cradle: e Mark


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