Psion’s modular terminals improve long-term flexibility

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By Josh Bond, Senior Editor
February 07, 2012 - MMH Editorial

Customers always knew Psion’s ruggedized products would hold up for seven to eight years, said Mike Wills, VP of North America sales for Psion (Booth 1505), but they worried the technology would become obsolete long before that.

As a result, Wills said Psion’s mobile data terminals have transitioned to a modular design that allows customers to tailor the device to their needs while facilitating updates and upgrades throughout the life of the product. For instance, said Wills, the new XT15 is compatible with about 40 different application-specific keyboards.

“As biometrics, RFID, and other new technologies emerge, it will be fast and easy to switch modules without replacing an entire device,” said Wills. “Not to mention the benefits on the service side.”

Wills said the entire Psion family of products is transitioning to the modular philosophy, including their line of full-size, forklift-mounted terminals.

Modex 2012 is scheduled to be held February 6-9, 2012 in Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center. The tradeshow will showcase the latest manufacturing, distribution and supply chain solutions in the material handling and logistics industry. Modern’s complete Modex 2012 coverage.



About the Author

Josh Bond
Senior Editor

Josh Bond is Senior Editor for Modern, and was formerly Modern’s lift truck columnist and associate editor. He has a degree in Journalism from Keene State College and has studied business management at Franklin Pierce University.


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