Intermec Introduces CV30, Most Flexible, Rugged Fixed Mount Computer

Compact, full-screen footprint and powerful communications capabilities make CV30 ideal for widest range of locations and applications
Choice of Microsoft CE.NET 5.0 or Windows Mobile 5.0
Supports RFID, speech recognition and voice, Cisco Compatible WiFi® and Bluetooth® for maximum communications flexibility
EVERETT, Wash., Sept. 12, 2006 – Intermec Inc. today introduced the CV30, the most flexible, rugged, fixed-mount computer in the world. With a choice of Microsoft Windows CE.NET 5.0 or Windows Mobile 5.0 operating systems, multiple mounting options, Cisco® Compatible WiFi®, Bluetooth® and RFID support, the CV30 can be deployed just about anywhere. And we mean anywhere. The CV30 is built rugged to excel in dirty and dusty environments, freezing conditions and water wash-down procedures. The CV30 provides a versatile data collection control center that maximizes productivity while freeing workers from the hassle of managing cables. It is equally at home on a forklift, in a cab or as a stationary terminal. This robust versatility, combined with the CV30’s competitive price point, makes the CV30 a smart choice for deployment across multiple applications, so that companies can enjoy improved efficiencies, increased safety and better asset utilization. “The CV30 offers a compelling combination of technology performance, form factor and footprint,” said David Krebs, director, VDC Mobile and Wireless Practice. “Moreover, its versatility in terms of I/O, mounting options and wireless support, and competitive price point should position the CV30 as an attractive vehicle or fixed-mount computer option to potential users.” The CV30 is more than 50 percent smaller than most vehicle-mounted devices, providing workers a safer, unobstructed field of vision. It complies with new OSHA standards to provide maximum unobstructed visibility for forklift operators without compromising durability, yet features a sharp, 6.4 inch/16.5cm full-screen color display and easy-to-use keyboard that support virtually any application. The touch-sensitive display is heated, making it ideal for cold warehouse operations. The CV30 is the first fixed-mount computer to let customers choose between Windows Mobile 5.0 and Windows CE .NET 5.0 operating systems, allowing it to fit easily into an enterprise’s current work processes. It also includes Intermec’s factory-loaded TE2000 terminal emulation, enabling immediate integration into any enterprise without modifying key legacy applications or retraining users. “Microsoft is dedicated to providing rich, consistent hardware and applications support and with the CV30, customers can now choose between Windows CE and Windows Mobile platforms for a solution that will best suit their needs,” said Jane Gilson, director, Mobile and Embedded Devices Division, Microsoft Corp. “Flexible platforms are essential to successful business deployment, and we are excited Intermec is creating a device that enhances productivity while keeping an eye on existing system integration.” At the heart of this rugged computer is wireless connectivity, for unparalleled location and application flexibility. The CV30’s integrated 802.11b/g WLAN radio is Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX) certified for simplified application development and seamless interoperability in Cisco infrastructures. The integrated Bluetooth radio supports wireless bar code scanning while eliminating annoying and potentially dangerous cables. Paired with a Bluetooth wireless headset, it enables support for wireless speech recognition for voice-command picking operations and VoIP, two revolutionary applications for warehouse operations that improve employee productivity and efficiency. “Location-based services, such as asset tracking or presence management, are driving all sorts of new, innovative and highly useful productivity solutions,” said Brett Galloway, vice president and general manager of Cisco’s Wireless Networking Business Unit. “By utilizing the advanced capabilities of Cisco Compatible Extensions, Intermec allows administrators and businesses to untap the greater potential of wireless and location-based services.” The CV30 is the core of Intermec’s RFID-enabled Forklift of the Future concept, which turns forklifts into powerful, real-time communications hubs capable of dramatically increasing warehouse efficiency and productivity. It has two styles of vehicle mounting, as well as a desktop mount for work-in-progress and other stationary applications and a wall-mount option for time and attendance applications. The CV30 supports Intermec SmartSystems™, the ADC industry’s most comprehensive system for complete device management. With SmartSystems, installation, routine maintenance or application software updates, security adjustments and device settings can be performed automatically and managed remotely, dramatically reducing field downtime and increasing efficiency. The CV30 will be available worldwide Sept. 15. For more information, visit

User modifiable Linux phone ships

“Trolltech is shipping the Greephone, its open, user-modifiable Linux mobile phone aimed at helping developers write applications for or modify components in its Qtopia Phone Edition (QPE) software stack. Additionally, the company has quietly released a GPL-licensed “community” version of QPE. Trolltech first unveiled the Greenphone at a high-profile press event at LinuxWorld in San Francisco last month. Compared to software-based mobile phone emulators, the Greenphone will provide a better platform on which to develop, test, and refine mobile phone software, Trolltech says. The Greenphone targets ISVs (independent software vendors), as well as mobile phone designers and operators interested in customizing QPE-based mobile phones. The phone could help jumpstart a native mobile application development community around Linux, according to Trolltech. Concurrent with Trolltech’s announcement of Greenphone pricing and availability, several partners have pledged “technology support” for the platform:
Openwave — Mercury Browser and MIDAS development kit and function library
Innvo Systems — JuzzMobile WAP/HL browser, messaging client, and Java virtual machine
RealNetworks — Helix DNA Client
BeepScience — Digital Rights Management (DRM) Server and DRM Agent
Opera Software — Opera browser
Timo Bruns, Executive VP of Business Development at Opera, stated, “Greenphone enables companies like Opera to develop and test software in its right environment on the phone, so we can optimize not only its performance, but the entire user experience.”RealNetworks VP of Engineering Jeff Ayars stated, “We are excited to have the Helix DNA Client pre-integrated on this platform for both commercial and open source developers.” Barry Evans, GM of Intel’s cellular/handheld division, stated, “The Greenphone allows software developers to test their software on the Intel PXA27X processor family today, and be ready for Monahans.” via

Hands on Preview with the Treo 750v

“TreoCentral had an opportunity to sit down with Palm’s Stephane Mase to talk about, and play with, the new Treo 750v from Vodafone. Michael Ducker conducts the interview with Mr. Mase. A higher resolution clip (500×281) is available in QuickTime format. As previously reported, the Treo 750v announced this morning, is a brand new GSM Windows Powered Treo available in most EU regions by Vodafone. It has similar specifications to the Treo 700wx recently launched on Sprint. For more Treo 750v info, please see our Video Interview coverage (coming soon), and Launch Coverage Palm has paid more attention to the design of the Treo with the 750v, removing the antenna, adding a flashy speaker grill on back and adding an external antenna port whose shape strongly resembles the stylus. It is approximately the same size as the Treo 700, but it noticeably (thank you!) lacks an antenna. It feels noticeably lighter, having shed 26 grams (~1 ounce). While it is only 1mm thinner, the sides have been rounded in, so that your hand wraps around it much more naturally – the shape that the Blackberry mastered years ago. The Treo 750v has a sleek touch, thanks to the dark-blue soft touch rubber paint used on the outside of the device. The top of the Treo has lost its IR port and miniSD card, these have been moved to the left side. The ringer switch stays. The reset button is now next to the miniSD slot. ” Watch this nice video and learn more here:

O2 XDA Stealth smartphone approved by the FCC

“The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved a GSM Windows-powered smartphone O2 XDA Stealth by the Taiwanese company GIGA-BYTE Communications. This is a slider with a touchscreen LCD, a 2-megapixel camera with auto focus, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless technologies.The technical specs of O2 XDA Stealth: Operating system: Windows Mobile 5.0 CPU: Intel PXA 272, 416 MHz Memory: 192 MB ROM, 64 MB SDRAM, miniSD slot (cards up to 1 GB) Dimensions: 110x53x22.5 mm Weight: 150 g (with the battery) Battery: Li-Pol, 1300 mAh (or higher) LCD: 2.4” touchscreen TFT, 65K colors, 240×320 pixels Band: GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz Connectivity: Bluetooth v1.2, WLAN IEEE802.11b/g, GPRS Class A/B, Uplink/Downlink Class 10, WAP, CSD, USB 1.0 Audio formats: MP3, WAV, WMA, MIDI, AMR, AAC, AAC+ Video formats: MPEG4, 3GPP, WMV Ring tones: MP3, WAV, SMF Polyphony: 192 tones Camera: 2-megapixel with auto focus and video capture Messages: Push E-mail, SMS, MMS, E-mail, MSN” via