Honeywell releases new digital assistant to warehouse

Dolphin 7800 to reduce downtime and lower failure rate by 80 per cent.
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Honeywell has announced the introduction of the Dolphin 7800, an enterprise digital assistant (EDA), which empowers field service, parcel delivery, direct store delivery and other mobile workers with access to a range of data collection and computing capabilities.

The Dolphin 7800 features the functions of a traditional data collection device, including the ability to withstand daily use in demanding mobile applications.

It has the ability to withstand accidental drops to concrete from as high as 1.5 metres as well as more than 1,000 tumbles from 1 metre.

It has built-in Wi-Fi and a software-definable radio that allows on-the-fly switching among cellular carriers and processor and network connections that enable multi-tasking, driving productivity.

Designed to reduce downtime and increase operational efficiency, the Dolphin 7800 is expected to lower the failure rate of customers using competitors’ EDA products by as much as 80 per cent.

“Building on the success of the Dolphin 99EX mobile computer, the Dolphin 7800 delivers many of the same technology advances and durability in a smaller form —which is just what our customers have been asking for,” said John Waldron, vice president of worldwide marketing, Honeywell Scanning & Mobility.

“We are confident that this addition to our ever-expanding line of Dolphin mobile computers sets us apart, making us the partner of choice for resellers and end-users,” he added.

The Dolphin 7800 will begin shipping in North America and Europe in December, with global availability in Quarter 1 2012.

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