Intermec unveils the CK3

Intermec has launched a new generation of rugged mobile computers for use in distribution center, manufacturing and retail operations

Intermec unveils the CK3
Intermec unveils the CK3

January 21, 2013

Intermec has launched a new generation of rugged mobile computers for use in distribution center, manufacturing and retail operations.

Comprising two models, the CK3X and CK3R series each utilise a 1GHZ OMAP architecture to optimise workforce performance through industry-leading battery life.

They also feature enhanced barcode scanning, superior device health monitoring and broad compliance for emerging industry standards such as HTML5.

While the CK3X is optimised for warehouse operations and is the perfect migration option from the current CK3B, the CK3R is
designed for light industrial and retail front of store applications.

Maintaining the current CK3B form factor and rugged design, legacy applications and backwards-compatible accessories allows customers to seamlessly migrate to the latest technology without an additional investment in chargers, docking stations or scan handles.

"The CK3X and CK3R expand upon the popular CK3B for continued best-in-class operations to support customer needs for increased productivity, flexibility and exceptional workforce performance," says
Intermec Mobile Solutions Business Unit Senior Vice President Earl Thompson.

"Designed specifically with the future in mind, the CK3 Next Generation Series is an exceptional choice for customers who need to support ever-changing data capture requirements and future-proof their supply chain, DCs and in-store retail operations."

CK3X – Superior Speed and Endurance

The CK3X features the choice of integrated area imagers for standard range or near/far range scanning, as well as providing unsurpassed scanning performance on 1D and 2D bar codes including the ability to read poor quality or damaged codes.

The scan engines also offer support for omni-directional scanning and high motion tolerance for improved efficiency.

To truly future proof investments, the CK3X features a highly adaptable design supported by the latest RF standards - 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth® radio, as well as an optional RFID reader accessory.

The CK3X is designed to withstand multiple five-foot (1.5 metre) drops to concrete across all operating temperatures.

It also delivers industry-leading battery life performance, lasting through a full shift and beyond without requiring workers to replace or recharge batteries.

The sleek form factor also comes free of the heavy bulk contained by traditional rugged devices in the same class.

CK3R –Mobile Automation

The CK3R contains the perfect mix of functionality and value for light industrial and retail environments.

slightly smaller size offers a lighter, more ergonomic form factor perfect for front of store retail applications and also contains the newly introduced EA31 imaging engine for quick and accurate scanning operations and support for omni-directional scanning of 1D and 2D barcodes.

Additionally, the CK3R is designed to stand up to the rigors of everyday use with a rugged, laser-etched keypad, a four-foot (1.2 meter) drop rating to concrete across all operating temperatures and an IP54 seal rating against rain, moisture and dust.

Both the CK3X and CK3R make transitioning from other mobile computers easy with device configuration tools like CloneNGo – Intermec’s breakthrough device provisioning – which makes it easy to 'clone' device settings from a single master unit to an unlimited number of devices.

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