LXE Australia , a manufacturer of wireless products and solutions that improve the performance of supply-chain execution applications, has announced the MX5, an ultra-rugged handheld computer running on the Windows CE operating system.
This easy-to-use unit features a colour TFT reflective screen for crystal clear viewing both indoors and outdoors, full alpha-numeric keyboard for simple data entry and retrieval, and an ergonomically designed vertical form factor for easy handling and operation.
The MX5 can also be equipped with an internal, standard or long-range, 1D or 2D barcode scanner, or a high- resolution imager to facilitate data collection in a number of different scenarios.
The MX5 is suitable for traditional industrial and logistics applications as well as operation in ports where rain, salt, humidity, and fluctuating temperatures make for severe conditions.
With its IP65 rating, the MX5 can withstand intense water spray and is totally protected against dust. With its ultra-rugged light magnesium housing, it is also designed to withstand multiple drops from more than six feet and can operate in temperatures as low as -30ºC with the optional internal heater.
"The MX5's Windows CE operating system, brilliant colour screen, full alpha-numeric keyboard, and multiple scanner options give it maximum flexibility for any application," says LXE managing director Richard Adams.
"This unit combines easy-to-use features with extreme ruggedness and open standards, making it an extremely versatile product."
The MX5 is also engineered to support LAN and WAN radios, enabling use in traditional warehouse applications or cutting-edge data collection in the field.
Suited for indoor or outdoor operation, it is a mobile logistics computing solution designed to meet the demands of tomorrow's mobile enterprise.