Mobile computers are full independent computers that integrates all the necessary peripherals and interfaces needed for collecting, manage, and store the data gathered via barcodes. Mobile computer integrates, in a small form factor, all the necessary components of a computer, such has a display, a Wi-Fi system, an operating system (Windows® or Android™), a keyboard (virtual or physical), a battery and a professional scan engine. In addition to these features, every Datalogic mobile computer sports a rugged enclosure, able to withstand drop from various heights and to work in harsh situations. The rugged enclosure allows the devices to operate in all kind of professional conditions and resist to shocks, direct waterjets or very dusty environments.
Mobile devices are the daily companion in activities like inventory, price check, pick and drop, assisted sales, delivery, quality control, curb-side pick-up, etc. With Datalogic’s versatile portfolio of mobile computers, customers can get a solution for a full array of barcode reading needs. From printed 1D and 2D barcodes, to Direct Part Marking (DPM), to Digimarc© packaging, Datalogic offers a solution for nearly every barcode reading application.
Mobile computers support enterprises to improve efficiency and reliability on all their tracking activities in every area of the company. In retail companies, they can be used in the store floor for activities such price check, inventory, or assisted sales. In the back room, mobile devices are used for any inventory or stock rotation activities. For T&L companies they play a crucial role being the business companion of every worker. From the docking locations where goods are unloaded, through the warehouse and other areas of the facilities, up to the point of delivery, operators use mobile computers for every bit of the process. In the manufacturing segment, they allow workers to track all the assets used for assembly or for building, and to check inventory in the warehouse. In the healthcare segment, mobile computers are becoming the trusted work companion of nurses and other operators for the bed-side point of care activities. Once the patient barcode is read, hospital staff can see all the information related to that patient.
Mobile Computers Common Applications
- Shipping and Receiving
Any warehouse has goods coming in and good coming out, an efficient mobile computer allows warehouse personnel to scan these items, load them into the WMS (Warehouse Management System) database, and then, once they are processed, they can be shipped out using the same device.
Any enterprise that processes goods or sell goods needs to maintain a warehouse, either small or large, of whatever kind. A mobile computer allows you to scan items, add quantity, location, other relevant information, and update and track them in real time into the database.
- WIP Traceability
From raw material to finished good, WIP traceability allows you to track each unit throughout the manufacturing process. Track accuracy, output, and other viable production metrics in real time.
- Assisted Sales
With a mobile computer, store associates can assist store customers, providing them information about the product they are looking and checking its availability. In addition, if a customer wants to buy the product, mobile devices allow them to pay immediately using online card payments.
- Price Check
Retail store needs to have accurate prices displayed. With the help of a mobile computer, store personnel can check every price reading the barcode and ensuring that what is displayed is the correct database price.
Mobile Computers Common Benefits
Datalogic mobile devices provide several benefits to the companies that use them, once used for asset tracking:
Eliminate human error and prevent unnecessary waste of resources.
- Increased Quantities
Accelerate your throughput and maximize your organizations productivity.
- Data Management
Use the output data to enhance your processes in virtually any field-bus communication protocol, removing the need for manual data entry.
Track every unit and every step up to final delivery. It ensures that no steps are missed in the manufacturing or distribution processes, permitting you to make real-time decisions, when needed, to prevent any possible negative impact.
Increase the quality of your product/service using mobile barcode readers to control manufacturing and distribution processes and inspect to guarantee the best possible performance and outcome.
- GMS (Google Mobile Service)
Featuring state-of-the-art octa-core platform led to the endorsement by Google™, who validated the Memor 10 PDA as one of the first mobile computers to join their ‘Android Enterprise Recommended’ program for rugged devices.
Relay information in real time with Voice over IP/LTE capabilities.