ViewSonic Gets Rugged With Latest Handheld Enterprise Display Solutions
Newly-Enhanced Devices Include Integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Barcode Scanner, GPS, Camera, Fingerprint Sensor and More
WALNUT, Calif. , Nov. 14, 2006 – As part of its ongoing commitment to deliver 25 products in the fourth quarter of 2006, ViewSonic® Corp. announced today that the V38r-06, V38r-07 and V38r-07a rugged handheld computers are now readily available. The newly designed productivity devices are specifically built to meet mobile computing demands across a variety of industries, including retail, public safety, healthcare and military. Built on Microsoft’s PPC 2003 operating system and Intel Xscale® CPU, the handheld computers are compatible with existing IT infrastructures, and offer productivity-enhancing features like Bluetooth® and GPS tracking. In addition, they meet the IP54 design standards for sealing against dust, moisture and extreme environmental conditions, while offering secure data exchange with 802.11b/g wireless communications and Cisco infrastructure compatibility.
With these industry standards and features integrated in the V38r, the devices lead the field in ease of deployment, customization and management, making them ideal for mobile workers who require sturdy, handheld computers far more durable than consumer-grade PDAs. For example, using the V38r devices, chemical and manufacturing warehouse managers can track inventory, doctors can access vital medical information, and law enforcement officials can communicate tactical information or identify suspects in real-time.
Proximetry Inc., a San Diego based wireless software provider, combines the V38r with its AirSync™ EWM platform to provide high-performance mobile computing solutions to its clients in the public safety, transportation and industrial segments. “AirSync uses the robust features of ViewSonic’s V38r to deliver synchronized rich-media, including maps, streaming video, voice and other mission-critical information, far more efficiently and reliably than cellular products,” said Tracy Trent, CEO Proximetry. “We selected ViewSonic’s V38r for its rugged form factor and integrated wireless features that give public safety workers, police and fire departments superior access to information when lives are at stake.”
The ViewSonic V38r models feature a bright 3.5-inch 240 x 320 LCD display and fast 520MHZ Intel Xscale processor, along with a hot-swappable, rechargeable Li-Ion battery that allows battery changes without shut down or loss of data. A convenient jog-dial and four launch buttons enable quick and simple navigation through files and applications, and a built-in Secure Digital (SD) slot provides additional memory for storage and back-up operations.
“Performance and ease of use are always priorities for our customers, but a rugged device was the number-one requirement for our specialized Pocket PC users,” said Jeff Volpe , vice president of marketing, ViewSonic Americas. “The enhancements we’ve made to the V38r line packages a complete, easy-to-use data management system within a single rugged device to bring mobile professionals the information they need, where the need it, regardless of harsh environmental conditions they might be in. ”
The V38r-07/-07a is the premier model in the V38r Series and is packed with state-of-the-art communication and data collection functionality to meet the need for wireless mobile computing inside retail stores, in warehouses, on loading docks, on postal routes and in any location demanding application performance and ruggedness. These two models integrate features such as 802.11b/g wireless, BLUETOOTH®, bar code scanner, 1.3 megapixel camera, fingerprint sensor and GPS (Global Positioning System) support. The V38r-07a is Trade Agreement Act (TAA) compliant to support government sales. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of the V38r-07 and V38r-07a is $1,899 and $1,999 respectively.
The V38r-06 combines data communications and bar code scanning capabilities in one simple package by integrating 802.11b/g wireless, BLUETOOTH®, bar code scanner and a secure digital (SD) card slot. The simple-to-use design and rugged durability increases overall operational efficiencies and reduces the costs and quality issues associated with data input errors. The MSRP of the V38r-06 is $1,599.
Available now, the V38r rugged handheld computers will be sold through authorized ViewSonic distributors and resellers. The devices are backed by a one-year limited warranty on parts and labor, and extended warranties are available. ViewSonic offers toll-free technical support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, excluding major U.S. holidays. For more information regarding ViewSonic Pocket PCs, or to locate an authorized ViewSonic dealer, visit www.ViewSonic.com/products/mobilewireless or call 800.888.8583.
ViewSonic® Corp., a worldwide leader in visual display products, offers comprehensive display solutions for today’s business, education and consumer electronics markets. The company’s products have won more than 2,000 awards globally from independent publications and organizations.
Headquartered in Walnut, Calif. , ViewSonic was founded in 1987 and is a privately held corporation. For further information, please contact ViewSonic Corp. at tel: 800.888.8583 or 909.869.7976; fax: 909.468.3736; or www.ViewSonic.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including all statements relating to the performance expectations of ViewSonic products, business opportunities or financial performance. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to be materially different than expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, ViewSonic’s dependence on third-party manufacturers; its need to maintain and expand its sales channels; market acceptance of ViewSonic’s products; general industry trends, including cyclical trends in the PC and visual display industries; and the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives. Investors are advised to read ViewSonic’s Form 10 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly the section entitled “Factors that May Affect ViewSonic’s Business and Financial Results.”
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