Motorola Workabout Pro 3

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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 Support™ means 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 4×50; 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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