RedPrairie Corporation certifies
Thor vehicle-mount computer
May 26, 2011 7:00 AM
RedPrairie Corporation has certified the new LXE Thor vehicle-mount computer from EMS Technologies Inc.
Thor houses an AtomT processor running a dual operating system of either Windows Embedded Standard or Windows Compact Embedded. It is the latest vehicle-mount computer to use the full-screen, full-keypad form factor first developed by LXE. RedPrairie has been a partner of LXE since 1987 and has endorsed the Thor for use with its Warehouse Management System (WMS), Yard Management System (YMS), and Transportation Management System (TMS).
Gary Morgan, RedPrairie vice-president of sales, said, “Where the real difference comes is in how the device allows customers to manage change. Our customers rely on RedPrairie to give them the end-to-end visibility they need to handle the unexpected—changes in demand, exceptions, multiple suppliers, and more. The Thor is the ideal hardware complement because with its unique feature set, the end user can react and respond to change with speed and flexibility.”
Thor delivers these results with two patent-pending features: the Field-Replaceable Front Panel and Quick Mount Smart Dock.
•Field-Replaceable Front Panel. Historically, a vehicle-mount computer needing a new front panel—due to breakage, wear, or a desired new key configuration—required an end user to send the unit back to the manufacturer for replacement, or the purchase of an entirely new unit. With Thor:
—Panel can be changed in minutes with a screwdriver.
—Replacement front panel maintains the unit’s IP 66 protection against water and dust.
—Computer automatically recognizes any changes to keyboard configuration.
•Quick Mount Smart Dock. The end user is able to detach Thor from its vehicle mount. Advantages of this include:
—One-hand removal of unit from vehicle-mount.
—Can stay powered up for up to 30 minutes via battery backup.
—Enterprises can deploy mounts on all forklifts, with computers only for forklifts in use.
—IT departments can detach the unit for software updates.
—Can be easily transferred from one forklift to another as forklift maintenance is required.
More information is at http://redshift.redprairie.com.
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