News Briefs – Monday, July 10, 2006
Digital Dispatch arms black car company with mobile computers
Digital Dispatch landed a contract to provide iPilot 8000 mobile computers for the 400-car fleet of one of the leading black car companies, Town Car International of Long Island City, New York. The iPilot is built on an Intel Xscale processor and Microsoft Windows CE .NET operating system and will let patrons swipe credit cards and fleet management operators track rides and vehicles, according to the company.
Harris lands Army contact
The U.S. Army Communications and Electronic Command awarded Harris Corp. a $169 million contact for its Falcon III dual Vehicular Adapter Amplifier system. The system includes an NSA-certified AN/PRNC-152(c) hand-held radio, a power amplifier and an integrated hand-held battery charger.
Next-gen hand-held offers Windows Mobile 5.0
Tripod Data Systems released the next-generation of its TDS Recon, a rugged hand-held computer with integrated Bluetooth and 802.11g wireless capabilities offering Windows Mobile 5.0, the latest software version for hand-held devices. The computer meets MIL-STD-801F military standards for drops, vibration and temperature extremes and has an IP67 rating for dust and water protection, according to the company. With standard CompactFlash slots, users can add to the unit GPS, GPRS, digital scanners, code scanners and other devices.
Phoenix releases new Ethernet radios
Phoenix Contact released its industrial wireless Ethernet radios. The 802.11 a/b/g/ industrial radios feature 802.11i/WPA2 security with AES-CCMP and 802.1x, according to the company. The radios support three different modes—access point, client and bridge/repeater—in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands.