Intermec Aust have announced the release of the rugged handheld CN3 mobile computer that will operate on Windows Mobile 6.1. The CN3 mobile computer is designed for mobile workers performing mission critical tasks for in-field and in-premise applications. The CN3 mobile computer offers advanced features such as enhanced virtual memory, increased application speed and faster boot-up time to maximise business operations.
The operating system of the CN3 mobile computer has an improved user interface and provides high stability. According to Intermec Aust, the CN3 mobile computer will enable companies and employees to be connected to enterprise data systems and communicate in real-time with their mobile workforce, providing improved efficiencies and increased asset visibility across operations.
The Microsoft System Centre Mobile Device Manager (SCMDM) feature in the CN3 mobile computer provides users with new provisioning, configuration, management by policy, security features and improved control for mobile systems and application management. The Mobile Device Manager of the CN3 mobile computer from Intermec Aust helps IT professionals in managing devices similar to the way they manage their PCs. The Mobile Device Manager uses administrator-driven management policies to enhance on-device security, making it easy to provision, configure and deploy devices, while giving mobile employees access to confidential information on corporate networks with firewalls.
Windows Mobile 6.1, along with the SCMDM platform in the CN3 mobile computer, supports the IEEE 802.11d standards. The IEEE 802.11d is an amendment to the 802.11 Wireless LAN standards, which allow for a single 802.11 radio part number to support multiple regulatory domains by containing country information elements in beacons and probes. Upon activation of the IEEE 802.11d, the radio begins to scan passively all available channels and searches for wireless networks using a special 802.11d mode.
When the radio receives a country information element from an appropriately configured access point, it will adopt the advertised regulatory domain. The implementation of the IEEE 802.11d standards has helped Microsoft to streamline their manufacturing processes by eliminating separate configuration part numbers and distinguish radios by country of use.