Wireless inventory scanner
Reynolds and Reynolds has unveiled the Parts Barcoding Inventory Management solution for automotive dealerships’ inventory management needs. The solution includes a wireless hand-held scanner that transmits data to an inventory management application and a software suite that prepares inventory audits and management reports.
Mobile and portable command centers
New Communications Solutions unveiled its newest mobile and portable command centers. The mobile command center features a mini-dispatch console that connects up to four radios, one microphone and two speakers, and can cross-band to iDEN handsets and satellite phones. The portable command center offers power management, battery power with up to eight hours of operation and the NCS-C250 mobile multi-switcher.
Nomadic satellite antenna
Andrew Corp. introduced the MilSatCom 2.4 meter nomadic antenna. It is a vehicle-mounted antenna that supports quad-band operations in C-, X-, Ku- and Ka-band, according to the company.
Upgraded wireless node software
Wireless network provider RoamAD announced its multi-band, multi-radio wireless networking platform now includes the Inter-node Communication System for high-speed roaming and VoIP. Other new features include remote upgrades; multiple services set identifiers (case sensitive text strings) with security; authentication; quality-of-service; and Intel Xscale support.
The Siemens Communications Group will release in December two new modules for tracking and navigation applications for fleet management, vehicle positioning, navigation, emergency call and location-based services. The Java-based XT75 and XT65 modules contain a GPS receiver for global positioning and EDGE and GPRS technology for transmitting data to mobile devices.
Rugged touch-screen display
Planar Systems entered the public-safety and fleet-management market with the LX1200, an in-vehicle, touch-screen monitor built for emergency-response and fleet vehicles. The monitor has a touch-screen display that can be activated by a gloved finger or stylus, as well as a rugged magnesium enclosure and a transflective display for sunlight readability. It also features a video-blanking capability for data security and privacy, according to the company.
LMR calculator adds features
Times Microwave Systems announced its LMR slide rule calculator now offers new connectors, tools and additional frequencies.
Fuel-cell power package
Jadoo Power Systems released the XRT, a rugged fuel-cell power package for emergency radio and laptop battery recharge. It weighs 50 lbs. and supports the energy needs of four, 45 amp-hour batteries weighing more than 100 lbs., according to the company. It also includes one 100 W N-Gen fuel cell power unit, six fuel canisters, 110 VAC outputs and 12 VDC outputs.
FreeWave Technologies unveiled the IM-E500, a wireless, spread-spectrum radio designed for military applications. It operates in frequencies from 2.372 to 2.4 GHz and offers frequency hopping and 115.2 kb/s of throughput. It also has a communication range of up to 20 miles and an operating range from -40 to +75 degrees centigrade.
Next-gen WLAN software
Trapeze Networks recruited AirDefense to help in the development of version 5.0 of its existing WLAN Mobility System Software. The software now provides intrusion prevention; meets the NAIP Common Criteria Certification required by the Department of Defense for all military WLAN deployments; and boasts 24/7 continuous threat and attack monitoring protection.
Tape Tight released its newest electrical tape-wrapping tool for weatherproofing connectors. According to the company, the tool automatically stretches the tape as it is applied. It holds a ¾-inch-wide roll of tape with a 1-inch center.
Economy spectrum analyzer
Anritsu introduced its MS2717A economy spectrum analyzer with general-purpose spectrum analysis over the 100 kHz to 7.1 GHz frequencies. Among other features, it offers an optional W-CDMA/HSDPA RF test and W-CDMA detailed demodulation measurements for characterizing wireless Node-B transmitter components, according to the company.
Software bridges information gap
VisionTEK launched its Unity Information Sharing Portal software solution built for the public-safety and criminal justice community. The software lets agencies capture, store, access and analyze data with other departments and jurisdictions across local, state and federal boundaries, according to the company.
Wireless meter reader
Fluid Components’ ST50 air and gas flow meter reader for wastewater aeration treatment applications now offers a wireless component. It has built-in infrared link technology, which lets users point-and-shoot to obtain measurements, change settings and troubleshoot codes from a PDA, according to the company.
Multi-mode mobile computer
Intermec Technologies launched the CN3 mobile computer that integrates several hand-held technologies into one device, acting as a cell phone, GPS unit, pager, laptop and camera. Scheduled to be available in the fourth quarter, it offers Bluetooth, 3G WAN and Cisco compatible Wi-Fi connectivity and lets users choose between GSM/EDGE and CDMA/EV-DO, according to the company.
Wideband mobile antenna
Laird Technologies released its Antenex B1322W Wideband Mobile Antenna for use in public-safety and other communication applications. It has a frequency range of 132 to 174 MHz and operates in a ground plane or no ground-plane environment. It is currently available in black or white housing with an optional shock spring, according to Laird.
Cryogenic containers tracking system
Praxair unveiled a monitoring system for cryogenic containers that detects liquid level, temperature and pressure data to ensure optimal cryogenic properties during shipment. The container information is housed in an on-board computer database that transmits data through wireless communication modems back to logistic planners, the company said.
Updated hand-held computer client
Corrigo’s Pocket PC Client now supports Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC Phone platform. Field-service supervisors now can have a graphical user interface that lets them capture signatures in the field, attach photos to work orders, create and dispatch work orders and access documents remotely.