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Game-Changing mobile computer from Micronet aims at telematics and mobile apps

by david.nunes

Game-Changing mobile computer from Micronet aimed at telematics and mobile applications

Leeds, UK, 07 December 2011 – Micronet, worldwide specialist in mobile computing terminals has launched a rugged, all-in-one mobile computer that combines the benefits of a fixed in-vehicle terminal with the mobility and flexibility of a handheld device. The new CE-500 range breaks new ground in offering a single solution that supports all the needs of the latest generation of telematics and mobile applications.

Micronet’s new mobile computing innovation is sold through telematics service providers and independent software vendors. By connecting to existing telematics black boxes, the CE-500 uses the GPS, GSM and GPRS built into telematics units that may already be installed, avoiding the need for an additional simcard or second airtime bill. For telematics service providers, this extends the possibilities of their existing hardware, enabling them to offer fully integrated and even richer end-to-end solutions.

Based on the Windows CE 6.0 embedded platform, the CE-500 series features a choice of 7inch or 4.3inch LED backlit colour touchscreens, facilitating easy and intuitive operation by drivers of HGVs, Vans or Cars. In addition, it offers a host of integrated communication options including a quad band GPRS modem, GSM voice support via the internal microphone and speaker, GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. This allows a single CE-500 device to replace the cost of purchasing/installing several separate pieces of equipment.

Customers can choose between a fixed and portable solution. With the portable option, the CE-500 series can instantly be taken out of it’s cradle, becoming a fully-featured rugged mobile device (IP54), supporting powerful field service, delivery and mobile workforce management applications. This means the ability to use software applications inside or outside of the vehicle. Most significantly, in portable mode the CE-500 can utilise the comms in the vehicle’s telematics black box when re-docked. In addition, the touchscreen allows for full signature capture for proof of service or delivery.

According to Micronet Europe’s Managing Director Martin Port, this new mobile computing innovation is a real-game changer for the telematics and mobile applications industry:“With the CE-500, we’ve created a product that we’re able to offer in conjunction with our partners at an incredible breakthrough price. For a long time, companies have been put off by consumer devices that don’t stand the test of time and the often prohibitive cost of industrial grade mobile computers. Now companies have the choice of something that gives them all the power and enterprise capability at a price that makes complete commercial sense. In addition, Micronet has over 25 years of experience in this area, and has over 300,000 mobile computers deployed worldwide.”

Micronet provides a comprehensive Development Toolkit (DTK), enabling service providers, independent software vendors (ISVs) and system integrators to develop and port their own applications onto the devices. The company also offers professional services and support, assisting with application design, programming and system integration tasks.

Martin Port, Tel: +44 (0)7973 671779 or +44 (0)113 3845800, Email: info@micronet-europe.com

About Micronet
Micronet (a publicly quoted company on the Tel Aviv stock exchange) develops and manufactures mobile computing terminals, designed to facilitate workforce productivity, enable corporate efficiency, and enhance customer service. The company focuses on solutions for fleet and mobile resource management. Micronet’s OEM products are implemented internationally, through a network of technology partners, and are recognised for their ingenuity, competitive pricing and service excellence. Micronet was founded in 1982.


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