A New Generation Industrial Handheld Terminal with a Wide Range of Communication Technologies
Wireless Connectivity for Communication in Real Time
To exceed today's requirements in various industrial sectors, the new Casio DT-X30 series offers a wide range of wireless communication options via WWAN(EGPRS(EDGE), GPRS, GSM), WLAN (IEEE802.11b/g) and Bluetooth, and accurate positioning information via GPS. These features will enable office management staff not only to receive notification of loading and delivery completion from their drivers, but also to pinpoint the driver's current location, enabling more efficient routing. These wireless connectivity together with other notable features can lead to significant improvement in efficiency for example in manpower and saving fuel cost in all industrial sectors including post office, private couriers, logistics, retail, parking enforcement, traffic infringement citations, meter readings, inspections, and etc.
GPS Offers the Ultimate Solution for Fleet Control and Routing
The GPS feature on the DT-X30 series can provide the positioning information of the terminal so that the user can transmit, in real time, his or her current position to the office via WWAN. This can significantly aid the efficient planning of routes and pickup points for such users as delivery drivers. The GPS feature is available on the WWAN models of the DT-X30 series.
Easy to Operate and Comfortable to Scan
The designers of the DT-X30 series carefully took into consideration the opinions of users who carry and operate handheld terminals. The design of the external shape was developed using the ISO13407 Human-Centered Design process resulting in a rounded and dimpled form that fits naturally in anyone's palm allowing the fingers to rest firmly in the groove on the back of the case. This grip-type shape allows the user to easily operate the terminal and comfortably hold it for long shifts without fatigue. This unique shape also allows the operator to aim the scanner at the correct angle first-time round for excellent scanning success. There are three easy-to-use, colored scanning trigger keys that ensure comfortable scanning regardless of how the user holds the terminal. In addition to the innovative shape, the DT-X30 series employs a variety of improved scanning functions as standard that allows the terminal to scan all the industrial 1D and 2D symbologies widely used in enterprises today. See “Specification” for details of the symbologies supported.
Superlative Visibility in Direct Sunlight
Casio's original 8.9cm (3.5 inches) advanced 2-way QVGA color LCD features high contrast ratio, wide visible angle, intensified backlight, and low power consumption ensuring that information and images displayed on the screen are clear and easy to see in all light conditions. For example, the LCD with touch panel can be used outdoors to capture the recipient's signature on the screen during package deliveries even when exposed to direct sunlight. The touch panel can feature improved strength against excessive force.
2.0 Mega Pixel Camera with Autofocus and Flash
One of the outstanding features of the DT-X30 series is the 2.0 mega pixel digital camera with autofocus function. The camera enables the operator to capture clear photos of anything that might be needed as evidence of their work such as damaged carton boxes, copies of invoices, illegally parked vehicles and license plates, meter readings. These images can then be transmitted back to head office in real time using the built-in WWAN radio. It is even possible to automatically record GPS co-ordinates as part of the image file data thus enabling you to pinpoint exactly where the images were taken. A bright LED flash is also included allowing photos to be taken in low light conditions.
Comprehensive Dust, Water-splash and Drop Test Assessments
The DT-X30 offers outstanding performance in all sorts of environments including situations where rough handling is likely. It is compliant with the IP67 level of dust and water-splash tests to the IEC60529 standard and is shock-resistant against drops to concrete from a height of up to 1.8 meters. It can operate in temperatures between -20ºC and +50 ºC. Assessment tests in these environments are carried out repeatedly so you can be confident that the terminal meets all the required criteria. This level of toughness means that the user can operate the terminal in all conditions – in the rain, in the extreme hot or cold, in dusty environments or in conditions where rough handling and knocks are likely.
Microsoft® Windows® Embedded CE 6.0 R2 and Windows Mobile® 6.1
The DT-X30 series comes with either Windows® Embedded CE 6.0 R2 or Windows Mobile® 6.1 which is dependant on the model purchased. Both widely used and reliable operating platforms have been developed by Microsoft specifically for industrial and enterprise devices, handheld scanners and PDAs. They feature excellent support for a wide range of development tools and ensure compatibility with the most common enterprise network infrastructures. Furthermore, Casio's own Basic Development Kit("BDK") allows developers to have fine control over the specific hardware features such as Laser scanner, C-MOS imager, WWAN, WLAN, Bluetooth, and power control.