LXE , a division of EMS Technologies and a manufacturer of rugged wireless computers that improve the performance of supply-chain execution applications, has announced that its versatile MX7 wireless handheld computer is now available with 2D imager and backlit keypad.
The rugged MX7 has been designed to be at home in any warehouse or distribution centre.
The comfortable, compact computer’s easy-grip handle with two-finger trigger and moulded rubber grip makes it ideal for picking applications but it is not just a picking terminal.
The wireless handheld computer’s multi-range scanning capabilities enable 1D and 2D barcode reads from 4 inches/10 cm to 40 feet/12m, so operators can perform warehouse moves ranging from receiving to full pallet put-aways with the same device.
With the 2D barcode imager, the MX7 can read the pixelated 2D barcodes that are increasingly being used in the industry and that can contain much more information than traditional bar codes.
The 2D imager also increases the 1D scanning speed, making the MX7 even more performing than it already was.
In addition to the 2D imager, the MX7 can now also be configured with a backlit keypad. Backlit keypads are particularly convenient in warehouses where the lighting conditions are not optimal.
The MX7 is driven by the new Windows CE 5.0 operating system and an Intel XScale PXA255 processor and will perform no matter how sophisticated the application. And with the 802.11b/g radio and Bluetooth option, the device is prepared for the real-time business opportunities of today and tomorrow.
“If you are looking for a compact, durable terminal that can do more than just picking,” says Stephen Dubois, Regional Manager LXE Australia, “you’ll be hard-pressed to find better value than the MX7. It’s light enough for piece picking yet tough enough to take whatever comes its way.”
The MX7 includes embedded LXE’s ToughTalk voice enabling technology.
ToughTalk is a specialised combination of LXE’s trademark ruggedised system design, advanced audio circuitry and noise cancelling techniques which enable the MX7 to support today’s industrial-grade voice recognition applications.
With the MX7, users can run both voice logistics applications and traditional barcode scanning applications on the same computer.
The MS7’s five single-touch function keys provide operators with quick, one-click access to specific functions within their application.
With the MX7’s fully mappable keyboard, users can customise any key on the MX7 to deliver custom data to their application.
For usage in warehouse with less favourable lighting, the MX7 is now also available with an optional backlit keypad.