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Motorola Introduces New 3.5G Rugged Mobile Computer Series for Asian Enterprises


The New FR series tailored specifically for Asian Enterprises, delivers capabilities to respond to emerging business challenges

Malaysia - The Enterprise Mobility Solutions of Motorola Inc., (NYSE: MOT) today launched a new series of Rugged Mobile Computers tailored for Asian Enterprises, adding to its existing range of mobile computing products and solutions. The new FR series initially comprising the FR68 and the FR6000 rugged and compact mobile computers have been specifically developed to meet the needs of the mobile worker in the Asia-Pacific region.

Both FR68 Enterprise Digital Assistant (EDA) and the FR6000 handheld computer are full-function 3.5G HSDPA/WAN network standard mobile computers that offer simultaneous voice and high speed data connectivity, GPS navigation and a whole range of functionalities that redefine the paradigm for enterprise mobile computers. The devices also offer unprecedented levels of enterprise class features in a highly compact form factor, including 1D bar code scanning, a high resolution 3.2 mega pixel color camera, additional connectivity through wireless LAN (WLAN), wireless PAN (WPAN) and IrDA connectivity and powerful computing capabilities enabled through the Marvell XScale PXA312 624MHz processor and Microsoft® Windows® Mobile 6.1 operating system to provide increased interoperability with existing enterprise infrastructure, enhanced security features, a flexible development platform and improved mobile messaging– all in a single device.

Designed and built from ground up in accordance with actual Asian customer insights, the new IP-54 compliant ruggedized series are true business enablers that have a long product life cycle which enables enterprises to not only increase efficiency, leverage advantages of Convergence to better respond to emerging business challenges but also gain exceptional value on investments.

This combination of real-time local and wide-area wireless communications coupled with advanced data capture capabilities and a range of application possibilities enables ease of implementation of crucial business applications such as ERP and CRM. This increases productivity wherever and whenever the work needs to be done, be it retail, field sales, field force automation, asset tracking, tracing and management, logistics and transportation, healthcare, manufacturing, utilities, and public safety, across small to medium and large enterprises.

Gregory Cheong, Senior Director of the Enterprise Mobility Products Organization in Asia Pacific said, “I am very excited about the introduction of these two new products designed for the Asian market. The design and development of the FR series of mobile computers in Asia distinctively demonstrates Motorola’s continued commitment to its customers as well as our strength to innovate in serving the needs of our customers”.

“In turbulent times, companies need to stay ahead of their competition. With the FR series’ enhanced levels of all-round capabilities, mobile workers now possess the freedom to conduct their business transactions wherever their customers are. Being equipped and prepared to respond to emerging business challenges is a significant competitive advantage,” he added.

Both devices are available in Asian local languages, with both keypad and the Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system available in Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean as well as English languages.

To help customers maintain peak performance, Motorola Enterprise Mobility Services offers service from the start with comprehensive coverage for FR68 and FR6000. From the first day of the hardware purchase, customers can be assured that no matter what is damaged — from broken displays and keypads to any internal and external components — the repair is covered. This enhanced level of coverage significantly reduces unforeseen repair expenses, while providing investment protection and service peace of mind.

Both mobile computers are now available in Malaysia through local Motorola PartnerSelect members.

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