CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA – March 13, 2023 – MobileDemand, provider of rugged tablets, cases and all-in-one mobile computing solutions for enterprise productivity, today announced it will be showcasing the new xScanHandle G200 and popular forklift mounted rugged tablets at ProMat 2023 in Chicago, March 20-23. Both solutions are designed to incorporate other industry-leading solution providers, including Honeywell® scanners, OtterBox®uniVERSE smart phone cases and RAM®Mounts rugged mounting systems.
“As complementary add-ons for our rugged tablets and cases for world-class brand tablets from Microsoft, Samsung, Lenovo and Apple, the xScanHandle G200 and our forklift mounts further our commitment to expand productivity in warehouse and manufacturing environments,” said MobileDemand President and CTO Matt Miller. “We are continuing to expand our alliances with other industry-leading companies to provide rugged productivity solutions for our customers.
The all-new xScanHandle G200 is a handheld barcode scanner that enables ergonomic capture in high- volume scanning operations in manufacturing, warehouse, retail and distribution operations. The high-performance, Bluetooth 5.2 BLE xScanHandle G200 attaches to MobileDemand rugged tablets and rugged cases enclosing Microsoft Surface, Samsung, Lenovo and Apple tablets, transforming them into barcode scanners. For more device flexibility, latest generation smart phones with an OtterBox uniVERSE series case can be attached to the scan handle, turning the phone into a barcode scanner that offers workers a familiar, comfortable and easy-to-use interface. With its pistol grip and intuitive trigger pull, the lightweight xScanHandle G200 aligns the tablet’s center of gravity with the handle and is ergonomically designed to be comfortable for long hours of scanning.
Haptic vibration, audio beep and LED light indicators, which activate to indicate a successful scan, along with an innovatively integrated 100-lumen flashlight make the xScanHandle G200 easy to use in noisy or dark environments such as tractor trailers, coolers, retail backrooms, warehouses, or any area with poor lighting. A quick release system on the xScanHandle G200 allows easy removal of the tablet or phone from the scan handle enabling the tablet to be placed on a cart, forklift or otherwise used separately, yet still Bluetooth connected to collect and send barcode data for enterprise applications. By attaching to both tablets and phones, the xScanHandle G200 provides flexibility for the user. Projects requiring additional input and other details may benefit from the larger screen of a tablet, while repetitive scanning projects may favor a smaller screen of a smart phone.
The patent-pending xScanHandle G200 can be flexibly configured with a variety of short to ultra-long-range Honeywell scanners that match the device to its possible use cases. Short range scanners are popular for use in retail environments for scanning product pricing information, while ultra-long-range scanners are popular in warehouses for scanning items upwards of 60-feet away.
Forklift Mounted Rugged Tablets
Included with xTablet and xCase is the Snap Plate, an integral part of MobileDemand’s patented Snap Mount System. The system enables quick and easy insertion and removal of a device into and out of a mount with the quick release snap lever. Speed and ease-of-use of a mount is essential to maintain worker productivity when moving from a forklift to the floor in manufacturing, distribution and warehouse operations.
The Snap Mount pairs with industry leader RAM Mounts’ interchangeable ball and socket system, providing shock and vibration resistance and optimal viewing of the tablet while the forklift is on the move. Powered mounted docks, including direct wire kits, and non-powered mounted docks are available for forklifts and other vehicles.
The Snap Mount system will be showcased in RAM Mounts booth S1061 and in the MobileDemand kiosk in ProGlove booth S4971. The xScanHandle G200 and Snap Mount system will be featured in MobileDemand booth S4279 at ProMat, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, March 20 – 23, 2023.
MobileDemand is a technology leader in rugged tablets and mobile computing solutions, committed to bringing more functionality and capabilities to the mobile workforce. Specializing in the design of integrated productivity tools for barcode scanning, point-of-sale, magnetic stripe reading, PIN pad entry, 3D and thermal imaging, dimension measurement, and mounting hardware for myriad on-the-go applications, the company is driving the future of mobile productivity. MIL-STD-810G certified, rugged protection features of cases and accessories empower organizations to get more done in the field with rugged tablets that withstand drops, dust, water, humidity and adverse conditions where unprotected electronics fail. Since 2003, the Iowa, USA-based company has grown to serve more than 40 countries. To learn more and contact MobileDemand, visit mobiledemand.com.