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Dematic launches new freezer rated computers for cold chain supply and logistics

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Leading supplier of logistics automation, logistics IT, and materials handling and storage systems, Dematic introduces two new products that will withstand the demands of extremely cold environments. 

The two new systems are designed to address the problems computing hardware face from the extreme and unforgiving environments of freezers and the end-to-end cold chain, especially in the food and pharmaceutical storage segments. 

The Omnii XT15f is the latest addition to the Psion Omnii line of rugged handhelds, and the Psion VH10f is a new vehicle-mounted mobile computer, both designed specifically for operation in the freezer down to -30°C and in heavy condensation environments. Together, these new solutions provide maximum productivity and flawless fulfilment in challenging customer environments including the busiest warehouses and coldest supply chains, which can destroy most mobile computers and affect efficiency and productivity.

Designed for use in freezers housing perishable food and temperature-controlled refrigerators storing medications, the Omnii XT15f handheld and VH10f mobile computer can withstand the extreme cold of these environments that can otherwise slow displays and drain most batteries. The problem of condensation created when a mobile worker moves back and forth from a freezer to a hot and humid loading dock is also addressed by these new solutions. 

Motorola’s new freezer and condensation-rated mobile computers are engineered to work and thrive in these demanding conditions and come with field replaceable pistol grips, keyboards, touchscreen and data capture options to help simplify repairs while reducing the total cost of ownership.

Motorola Omnii XT15f

The modular Omnii XT15f industrial mobile computers are ideal for data capture and traceability applications in food production and pharmaceutical facilities, warehouses and the grocery market, as well as ports and rail yards in cold and humid climates. Offering frost-free scanning technology for uninterrupted usage, the Omnii XT15f automatically defogs its scan window, ensuring barcode scanning while moving in and out of cold, condensing environments. 

The Omnii XT15f’s specialised keyboards are designed to resist freezing keys and overcome ice build-up simply by pressing the keys. Featuring an easily identifiable unique blue bezel, the Omnii XT15f is available in condensation-resistant (Chiller) and condensation-free (Arctic) models along with freezer batteries designed specifically for ultra-low temperatures. 

The Omnii XT15f Arctic variant features an optically bonded display with integrated heater, eliminating internal display fogging caused by extreme temperature fluctuations. The Arctic variant’s battery can last twice as long as a traditional battery at -30°C. 

Motorola Psion VH10f

Leveraging the modular Omnii platform, Motorola’s rugged VH10f vehicle-mounted mobile computers are intended for forklift trucks, straddle cranes and other vehicles used in warehouses, manufacturing plants and intermodal terminals to help mobile workers make better decisions and respond more quickly to business needs.

The optional quick-release mount allows the VH10f to be easily installed and removed. The Psion VH10f is built to withstand continuous operations in industrial environments, providing businesses with greater efficiencies. 

The VH10f is equipped with a rugged keyboard featuring 12 dedicated and configurable function keys to address compatibility requirements with both legacy and web-based warehouse management systems (WMS) and other supply chain enterprise applications.

The VH10f is optimised for freezer environments with its unique system of heaters for protection against internal and external condensation, and includes a heated touchscreen to help improve mobile worker productivity and reduce downtime.

The Omnii XT15f and VH10f industrial mobile computers are available now from Dematic Real Time Solutions.


 

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