Wavelink’s Terminal Emulation 6.0 Features Industrial Browser

Access to Web-based applications on rugged mobile devices boosts productivity for retail, manufacturing industries

Kirkland, Wash.-- July 24, 2006 -- Wavelink today announced Terminal Emulation 6.0 featuring the Wavelink Industrial Browser, which allows for enhanced data collection and communication functions on mobile devices, increasing worker productivity for Wavelink's broad base of customers in the Auto-ID and data collection (AIDC) industry.

"We are seeing a growing trend in the addition of Web-based applications within the AIDC industry," said Lamar VanWagenen, president and chief operating officer of Wavelink Corporation. "In our continuing commitment to meet customer needs, this latest product enables organizations to save costs on writing and using applications, and to incorporate graphical content into their inventory management to achieve new levels of productivity. Twenty-three of the top 25 retailers currently use Wavelink software on their mobile devices. This announcement underscores our dedication to increasing competitive edge for customers, so that they can translate efficiency in the warehouse to continued market success."

Key benefits and features of the Wavelink Industrial Browser include:

  • Maximizing the productivity of mobile workers: Using Wavelink's Industrial Browser, employees on the front lines can now directly access inventory information from the store and warehouse floor, bringing new levels of productivity to business processes. Customers can utilize hot keys that allow them to seamlessly toggle between Web-based and terminal emulation applications. The Operating System Lockdown feature increases productivity by restricting access to the applications and URLs that management designates. Additional features that lend themselves well to increasing the efficiencies of on-screen navigation and use of the device include out-of-range and roaming support, the capability to manipulate scanned data, custom keyboard mapping, and the ability to provide support for peripheral devices.

  • Seamless migration: The Wavelink Industrial Browser shares its user interface with Wavelink TE 6.0, so Wavelink's existing customers can quickly train employees to utilize industrial Web applications without having to learn a new product interface. Over time, this allows for a seamless migration from traditional applications to new applications while using the Wavelink standard client user interface and configuration methodology.

  • Mixed hardware and emulation environment support: The vendor-agnostic Wavelink Industrial Browser provides built-in support for existing emulation environments. While migrating to newer devices and technologies, existing infrastructures may be preserved. Also, support may be integrated for reading RFID data side-by-side with barcode and other data collection information from scanners and readers.

Pricing and Availability

The Wavelink Industrial Browser will be available August 2006 as a stand-alone browser for a list price of $89 or as a 3-in-1 including the industrial browser plus 3270/5250 or VT/HP emulations for a list price of $199. Pricing is per device.

About Wavelink

Founded in 1992, Wavelink Corporation is a leading provider of multi-vendor mobile application development and mobile infrastructure management software solutions that keep mobile businesses moving. Wavelink's technology solves the unique challenges involved in deploying, managing and controlling auto-ID data collection (AIDC) systems and RFID, and facilitates peak performance from frontline staff. For more information, please visit the company's Web site at http://www.wavelink.com or call +1.425.823.0111.