CINCINNATI, OH — Psion Teklogix, a provider of wireless computing solutions, has announced that its two flagship mobile devices, the Ikn PDA and WORKABOUT PRO, are the first rugged mobile computers to offer simultaneous voice and data capabilities on AT&T’s 3G broadband network.
AT&T’s 3G network incorporates Universal Mobile Telephone System (UMTS) and High Speed Download Packet Access (HSDPA) technologies with download speeds of as fast as 15 seconds for a 1MB file.
Ikn and WORKABOUT PRO users of AT&T’s 3G technologies can more quickly collect and interact with a range of high-bandwidth data, including video, pictures and graphics, giving them an unprecedented level of speed and mobility.
Psion Teklogix’ Ikn and WORKABOUT PRO open a range of new mobile applications designed to accelerate business productivity and growth, the company says. Field service professionals, for example, can view a customer’s service history, data-rich schematic drawings, and order service parts instantaneously over AT&T’s high speed 3G network. In direct store delivery applications, multiple shipments can be picked up, dropped at the appropriate store, and new orders can be communicated wirelessly before the delivery person gets back in his or her vehicle. By adding a wireless invoicing capability, billing time for new orders can be significantly decreased resulting in faster turnaround on accounts receivable.
The Ikn’s and WORKABOUT PRO’s network capability can also improve “payment on site,” where high levels of data and encryption need to be communicated and authenticated rapidly, as well as transportation and logistics applications requiring multiple partner data transfer in real time.
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