This week we were excited to see the announcement of the Honeywell Dolphin CT60 Mobile Handheld Computer — the first launch on its next-gen Mobility Edge platform. There are 2 areas of interest to unpack in this announcement. First, the CT60 is an advance on the current CT50. It is a powerful highly portable handled computer with a screen-only (no keyboard) interface with integrated 2D barcode scanner. It features a rugged 4.7″ Corning® Gorilla® Glass touchscreen and IP67 rating which will stand up to the demands of industrial and delivery applications. If you are exploring handhelds for a mobile workforce, it will certainly make sense to take a look at the CT60 and put it through its faces in your application.
The second and more interesting aspect of Honeywell’s announcement is the new Mobility Edge platform. The CT60 is powered by a new chip designed by Honeywell to serve as a common element in an entire new line of mobile computing products. Mobility Edge marks Honeywell’s full adoption of the Android OS, which has rapidly been overtaking Windows in the world of professional devices. The market share data on Google’s Android vs. Windows in the professional/industrial environment is compelling, so if you’ve been dragging your feet on making the switch, it’s time to take another look at the benefits of Android.
This chip will support four generations of Android — N through Q — which means that you can safely lock in your devices and any applications developed for years of use. The chip features a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 660 processor and the latest 4G LTE /NFC connectivity. The battery will enable full day usage. We expect to have much more to say about the Mobility Edge platform in coming months as Honeywell builds out the line.
CSSI is a platinum Honeywell partner and stands by to provide expert guidance as you navigate your options for mobile computing in your business. Contact CSSI to arrange a demo of the Honeywell Dolphin CT60.