Intermec CN2A Mobile Computer Features
- PDA form factor built to withstand the rigors of field use
- Delivers improved TCO over commercial grade devices
- Features and functionality common to higher priced, larger mobile devices
- Choices of radios, keypads and platforms to fit the job at hand
- SmartSystem™ device management capabilities for batch or real-time updates and maintenance
The powerful Intermec CN2 family, including the Intermec CN2A and CN2B, combines the convenience of shirt pocket size for the ultimate in mobility, with all the ruggedness and reliability you’ve come to expect from Intermec, the number one supplier of rugged pocket PCs for the enterprise.1
While the Intermec CN2A, with either batch or local area radio connectivity, is ideally suited for Store Operations/ Management applications within the Retail industry, the Intermec CN2B offers the addition of Microsoft® Windows Mobile and Bluetooth support, a good fit for Field Service, Direct Store Delivery, or In-Transit Visibility applications that can run in near-real-time by connecting to a mobile phone when integrated WWAN capabilities are not required.
While the Intermec CN2 family shares the compact form factor of a commercial PDA, including single-handed operation, the similarities stop there. The thoughtfully designed feature set is packaged to survive heat, humidity and multiple drops to concrete or steel, allowing you to minimize your total cost of ownership. Research has proven that investments in rugged mobile computing devices versus commercial grade pay off in a lower total cost of ownership as early as two years into the life of the device.2
Device management capabilities are uncommon for this class of mobile computer; however the Intermec CN2A has integrated Intermec’s SmartSystems™, a centralized one-to-one device management solution for remote support capability. The Intermec CN2 family also features Wavelink Avalanche™ for remote maintenance of entire populations of devices. Both solutions allow the user to configure, update or maintain the Intermec CN2 mobile computers in real time or batch saving time and money.
This mobile computer family relies on the proven, powerful combination of the Intel® XScale™ processor with either the Microsoft® Windows CE or Windows Mobile operating system to deliver a perfect balance of real-time data collection performance with fullshift power management functionality required by the application demands of retail store management and field sales and service.
In addition, the Intermec CN2 family relies on Intermec’s WiFi® certified 802.11 b/g radio, which ensures consistent performance by providing the best available wireless network throughput and reliability.
The Intermec CN2A leverages the Intermec® EV10 linear scan engine with 3.3V low power operation to preserve battery life for mobile computing applications. With no moving parts and no laser diode, the EV10 has a longer life than any laser scanner (MTBF above 250Kh). The Intermec CN2A received Cisco Certified Extension (CCX) ensuring compatibility with a Cisco infrastructure.
The user accessible secure digital card slot provides more than sufficient data storage and back up capabilities for today’s demanding applications.
1 Venture Development Corporation (VDC); Intermec ranked #1 for 2004 Global Rugged
2 TCO Models for Mobile Computing and Communications Platforms, VDC, Dec. 2003