Zebra Technologies has recently unveiled new TC5 Series of mobile computers for retail, manufacturing, and field mobility applications.
The TC51 (802.11 Wi-Fi) and TC56 (Wi-Fi and 4G LTE cellular-enabled) have been designed to address a variety of needs, says a report.
The units accommodate a removable and replaceable battery pack which delivers up to 14 hours of usage, as well as a 14 MP camera, and 1D/2D scanner. The camera can be used to document proof-of-condition, proof-of-delivery, proof-of-service, and more.
A 1.8 GHz hexa-core 64-bit processor runs within, allowing enterprise apps to run up to five times faster while consuming 15 percent less power than other devices running on quad core platforms. The 5-inch touch screen has a couple tricks up its sleeve.
First, the sunlight-readable display utilized capacitive touch technology that allows multi-touch operation that works when wet, with a gloved finger or a stylus. Second, Zebra’s twist on Android 6.0 added customizable “Active Edge Touch Zones” that give users one-touch access to the most frequently used device features and apps.
The devices themselves run on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), furthering Zebra’s foray into Android-based solutions. Security of Android is beefed up to Enterprise-class via Zebra’s Mobility Extensions (Mx).