Honeywell rugged mobile computer speeds up logistics 30 August 2019

Honeywell International Inc has unveiled the CK65 mobile computer, which can boost supply chain productivity by streamlining and error-proofing work in distribution centres and manufacturing environments.

The rugged mobile computer offers a comprehensive software ecosystem including Honeywell’s voice guided software, Honeywell Operational Intelligence, and a complete set of deployment utilities that integrate with popular mobile device management and enterprise mobility management solutions.

With the longest supported device lifecycle available, up to 28 hour battery life and best-in-class ruggedness, the CK65 maximises uptime while providing an easy path for users migrating from legacy Windows® operating systems to the AndroidTM platform.

The CK65 is built on Honeywell’s Mobility Edge platform, a unified hardware and software architecture with an integrated software toolset that extends asset life, accelerates deployment and simplifies management of mobility solutions. The platform guarantees support through Android R, enabling IT departments to reuse their investment in solution development and software certification across multiple computer form factors.

The mobile computer is ideal for applications across the logistics and manufacturing sectors, including receiving, put away, cross docking, shipping accuracy, parts/material/work in progress tracking and inventory management.

“Built on the Mobility Edge platform, the CK65 is the next generation in Honeywell’s long legacy of providing industry leading ruggedised mobile computers for the warehouse. The CK65, along with Honeywell Edge Services, is designed to maximise productivity and uptime while reducing the cost to support, providing the solutions customers investing in handheld devices need,” said Michael Noyes, vice-president for mobility, scan and print for Honeywell’s productivity products business.

The CK65 can also be connected to Honeywell Operational Intelligence, an intuitive, cloud-based software solution that systematically tracks, manages and optimises mobile computers – across all locations – throughout the operational lifecycle, simplifying the return-to-manufacturer authorisation process.

The CK65’s hardware design also minimises cost of ownership by reducing downtime. It is the most rugged device in its class, surviving drops of 8 feet to concrete across the operating temperature range. The 7,000mAh battery allows the CK65 to run for 28 hours between battery changes in representative tests, further reducing downtime.

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