The new Honeywell Dolphin 70e Black is a pocket-sized smart device that allows professionals in field-based work environments to scan, access the internet, and capture data featuring a ruggedized package that withstands drops and submersion in water and up to 12 hours of battery life. Sleeker and lighter than a typical automatic identification and capture (AIDC) industrial device, but tougher than a consumer-grade phone the Dolphin 70e Black is targeted to meet the needs of the growing mobile workforce, which is projected to reach 1.3 billion by 2015.
Field professionals can go from the warehouse to the job site and provide better, faster service because of the enhanced communication capability of the smart device. A nurse in a hospital can downsize from carrying a phone, pager and scanner to a single device that goes from triage to office. For retail workers, the device can access product information, look at inventory or be used to call another employee inside or outside the store for assistance.
“Dolphin Black reflects two device trends in today’s industrial world: consolidation and consumerization,” said John Waldron, president of Honeywell Scanning & Mobility. “Workers and enterprises are looking for a single device that can do the work of several. They also want their devices to be as intuitive and easy to use as their personal mobile phones and tablets, but rugged enough to survive the environment of today’s mobile professional.”