Chapter 1: Introduction

The Honeywell Marathon handheld computer is a rugged, Ultra-Mobile Personal Computer equipped with a Windows operating system. Information in this guide includes instruction for all operating systems. Differences are highlighted as follows:

  • Windows® 7 Professional
  • Windows® Embedded Standard
  • Windows® XP Professional

The Marathon is capable of wireless data communications using an 802.11a/b/g/n radio. Additional connectivity options include Bluetooth and GPS.

The Marathon is a tablet-style computer with a 62-key QWERTY keyboard with number pad and features a 7.1″ color display. The touch screen display supports WVGA (800×480 resolution) and is available optimized for either indoor or outdoor lighting. The keyboard is illuminated to facilitate use in dimly lit areas. A biometric mouse is included for security and screen navigation. Available add on modules include a magnetic stripe card reader and a 2D imager.

The Marathon provides the power and functionality of a desktop computer in a portable unit. The desktop dock, much like a docking port for a conventional laptop, provides provisions for an external monitor and USB connections for devices such as a USB keyboard and mouse.

About this Guide

This Marathon User’s Guide provides instruction for the end-user or system administrator to follow when setting up a new Marathon.

Microsoft Windows License Agreement (First Boot)

If your Marathon is shipped with a Microsoft Windows operating system pre-installed, it may be necessary to complete the Windows licensing/registration screens when starting the Marathon for the first time. To complete this information, you may need the Microsoft Windows software/product key that was included with the Marathon.

WWAN and the US and Canada

Use of the WWAN in the US and Canada requires a hip pad or a 62Whr extended battery. Removing the hip pad or extended battery will disable the WWAN radio in the US and Canada.

Download the user’s guide.


About Gamma Solutions.

Gamma Solutions Pty Ltd is an Australian owned company, based in Melbourne, with offices in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Founded in 1992, the company provides all the components of mobile computing, RFID and data collection systems such as portable terminals, barcode scanners, barcode printers and wireless networks; as well as professional services including systems analysis, design and implementation, middleware software and training.

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