Casio Launches Rugged Handhelds

Casio Thursday unveiled two
rugged handheld computers targeted at the retail, health care and restaurant
industries, among others.

Casio envisions retailers using its DT-X10 and IT-500 handhelds to issue
receipts for products and order supplies while on the shop floor. It could be
used in hospitals, the company said, to enter diagnostic data and manage drug
administration. Additional uses could include patrol and inspection; market
research; and route sales.

The DT-X10 and IT-500, which are available with built-in 802.11b, run Windows
CE .NET version 4.1 and feature a two-way TFT display that converts external
light into reflecting light.

The DT-X10 includes a C-MOS Imager capable of two-dimensional barcode
reading, OCR reading and capturing mono pictures, as well as a Type II PC card
slot to support wireless wide area network (WAN) connections, while the IT-500
offers a 1D barcode scanner and a built-in microphone and speaker for Voice over
IP use. Models with a built-in camera and Bluetooth are available for the IT-500
only.

Both handhelds are shock resistant and can operate in extreme temperatures.
In addition, the DT-X10 is dust- and splash-proof.

Casio is the fifth largest handheld maker worldwide, according to a new report
from research firm IDC.

Reprinted from allNetDevices.

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