TEMPE, Ariz. and BERLIN, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- European Supply Chain and Logistics Summit (June 14, 2011) -- DAP Technologies' newest M1000 packs the most in-demand data-capture functionality for retail and warehouse environments into a rugged handheld computer about the size of a mobile phone. Equipped with voice capability and barcode scanners, DAP's M1000 puts the functionality needed for inventory control, picking and packing in one of the smallest rugged form factors available.
Featuring the data-capture technology usually found in much larger devices, DAP's M1000 is just 5.7 x 2.4 x 1 inch (144 x 62 x 25 mm) and 8.2 oz. (232 grams), making it a palm-sized and featherweight solution that can be used all day without fatigue and slipped into a pocket between tasks. The M1000 is sealed to IP65, providing protection against dust and water.
DAP's M1000 scans barcodes and allows for easy manual data input via a 12-key numeric keypad or its 2.8-inch color touchscreen with LED backlighting. Conveniently placed and generously sized scanner buttons provide one-touch access to 1D laser or 1D/2D imager scanning, while the handheld fits comfortably in even the smallest of hands.
"With our new M1000 we're addressing a need for users—particularly in retail and warehouse environments—to have full data-capture functionality in a computer that's sized for comfortable use by a variety of users," said Khalid Kidari, DAP's director of product management and marketing. "In addition to reducing user strain, its compact form factor also makes it a discrete choice for storefront retail use."
The M1000 ships voice-ready for warehouse and distribution environments looking to boost picking and packing efficiency.
"DAP's new M1000 is an exceptional option for use with our Jennifer™ Voice Plus voice-directed picking and warehouse logistics solution," said Thomas Schluep, vice president of global technologies for Lucas Systems Inc., a leading provider of voice-directed warehouse applications that help associates work faster with fewer errors. "The M1000's voice-enabled design provides the flexibility to incorporate voice recognition alongside traditional data-capture technologies, such as barcode scanning, in a lightweight, pocket-sized computer."
Equipped with Windows® CE 6.0 Professional, a Marvell® PXA310 624 MHz processor, 256 MB Flash memory and 128 MB RAM, the M1000 offers ample power and storage capabilities in a compact form factor. It supports WWAN GPRS/GSM 3G, WLAN with a Summit 802.11 b/g radio, and Bluetooth®.
Since 1998, Lucas Systems has delivered more voice-directed warehouse applications on a wider variety of mobile computers than any other company. Jennifer™ VoicePlus, the Lucas voice solution, creates a conversation with warehouse workers that frees their hands and eyes to focus on the job at hand. Tens of thousands of associates at hundreds of distribution centers work with Jennifer every day. www.lucasware.com
DAP Technologies designs and manufactures rugged handheld, tablet and vehicle-mount computers for demanding industries and harsh environments. DAP's computers improve data collection, processing and transmission in numerous industries, including utilities, field service, identity management, warehouse, transportation and logistics. DAP has offices in Tempe, Ariz.; Quebec City; and Abingdon, U.K. www.daptech.com