Motorola announced availability of its MC3190-Z mobile computer for the European market, offering bother RFID and bar code reading functions appropriate for retail and inventory monitoring.
Based on the company’s MC3190 mobile computer, the small MC3190-Z weighs in at only 1.4 pounds. It also comes with Motorola’s new RFID reader engine that has high throughput and long-range reads.
Using Motorola’s RFID locating engine, audible and visual prompts direct an associate to retail items that need to be located. When the device approaches the targeted item a beep tone will increase in frequency and volume and the size of a sliding graphical bar will increase as well.
In addition to its rugged, lightweight design the handheld device comes with WLAN 802.11 a/b/g and Bluetooth connectivity. It has a backlit touch screen display, 48-key alphanumeric keypad, boasting 512 MB of RAM and a 1 GB Flash memory on top of the Windows Mobile 6.5 OS. And its orientation-insensitive antenna reduces the need to perform manual sweeps.
The MC3190-Z will be available in the first quarter of 2011 in Europe and will be expanded to other regions globally starting in the second quarter.