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September 23, 2008

Psion Teklogix Unveils NEO

By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributing Editor

Psion Teklogix (News - Alert) has introduced NEO, its next-generation lightweight, pocket-sized handheld computer. The company states that the introduction of these computers enhances its rugged wireless computing solutions to a variety of new light industrial mobile applications.

To combine various advanced data capture and communications, NEO takes full advantage of Microsoft Windows CE.NET (News - Alert) 5.0. These communications improve worker productivity and connect users with their critical applications whether in the store, warehouse or remote job site.
The communications include an integrated imager or laser scanner, Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) and Bluetooth wireless capabilities. Also, to offer Voice over IP (VoIP) with discrete Push-to-Talk for real-time voice communications as well as Instant and Text Messaging functions, NEO leverages Psion Teklogix' PTX Connect application.  
Based on a user's future application requirements, NEO can be easily expanded to incorporate new technologies, such as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). The product is ideally suited for a number of applications with its rugged engineering and compact, stylish design. While opening new market opportunities for both Psion Teklogix and its channel partners, NEO provides a new device option for existing customers as well.
Psion Teklogix can now offer this customer base with an excellent replacement product after a very successful 13-year production run of its Workabout MX. This will also be a complementary addition to the Psion Teklogix portfolio of class-leading devices.
NEO can be used in applications such as Retail Front of the Store for mobile stock checking, price checking, and merchandising; Ticket Verification, for theater and sporting events; for utilities such as meter reading, surveying, parking enforcement, asset tracking; Light Duty Warehousing, such as inventory tracking, stocking, back-dock shipping and receiving; and Courier and Parcel Delivery, including receipt acknowledgement.
“NEO provides Psion Teklogix and our channels the opportunity to reach into a host of worldwide markets from retail and light-duty warehousing to courier and event ticket verification. We developed it with the assistance of our channel partners, distributors and customers to make NEO the most competitive product in the market with the right attributes that make our customers' mobile workers more productive,” said Rob Vandervecht, vice president of marketing, Psion Teklogix.
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Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju's articles, please visit his columnist page.

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