Elecsys Expands Mobile Computing Product Line

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Elecsys Expands Mobile Computing Product Line

Elecsys Corporation, a developer and manufacturer of machine to machine (M2M) data acquisition, telemetry, analysis systems, and custom electronic assemblies for critical industries, today announced the release of the Radix FW960 handheld computer platform, the most recent addition to the Company’s ultra rugged mobile computing products.

The new Radix FW960 platform runs the Microsoft Windows Embedded CE 6.0 real-time operating system designed for mobile devices. This new handheld computer contains an XScale processor that operates at 520 MHz, 128 Megabytes of RAM memory, 2 Gigabytes of flash memory, and incorporates efficient power management for extended battery life. Like all Radix handheld computers, the FW960 is designed to withstand the extreme environmental conditions found in demanding applications and exceeds the industry’s highest specifications for shock, vibration, and environmental ruggedness. The Radix FW960 operates throughout a wide temperature range, is completely waterproof and submersible, and is resistant to dust, oil and solvents.

Radix FW960

In addition to this new model handheld computer, Elecsys announced the release of a new peripheral device for its handheld computers, the FWM-90 multifunction color imager and scanner. The FWM-90 combines a 1.3 Megapixel color camera and video capture device with an integrated 1D and 2D barcode scanner in a single rugged package. Elecsys offers a comprehensive range of Radix brand options and peripheral equipment for its handheld computers, including GPS receivers, RFID readers, bar code scanners, printers, and a variety of wireless communications devices. The Company will continue to sell its FW500 and FW950 handheld computers and plans to commence production deliveries of these new products in August.

Karl B. Gemperli, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented:
“Radix products are used in the field all over the world in maintenance, inspection, meter reading, law enforcement, transportation, logistics, and other applications in extreme environments. The performance and capabilities of the new Radix FW960, combined with the modular design of our handheld computers and the broad selection of options and rugged peripherals, make it an ideal choice for custom solution development for rugged field data acquisition and management applications.”

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