Mobile Handheld Computer Designed for Tough Environments

DAP Technologies’ new, lightweight M4000 series handheld computer suited for warehouse applications, offers modular upgrade path.

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Rugged, powerful, and lightweight, DAP Technologies’ newest M4000 series handheld computer has the additional advantage of being modular, allowing customers to choose the technology they need now and easily upgrade as needs change.

Built on the Windows CE operating system, sealed to IP65, and engineered to withstand multiple 5-foot drops, the M4000 is well suited to the specific requirements of warehouse environments.

With 128 MB SDRAM and 1 GB flash ROM standard, DAP’s newest offering provides ample memory for storing data locally. Communications options include GPRS and Summit Radio wireless LAN 802.11b/g. It also has a user-accessible, expandable SD slot.

The M4000 series offers a 3.5” 256K color LCD touch screen with LED backlighting and a choice between an alpha-numeric (M4010 model) or alphabetical (M4020 model) keyboard. Customers are not locked into their decision as keyboards can be swapped as needs change.

The same modularity is true of the optional 1D laser or 2D imager scanners, which can be easily upgraded as technology advances. Customers can also choose standard or high-capacity Li-ion battery packs and optional GPS or RFID functionality.

DAP’s voice-ready M4000 series handhelds features four programmable function keys and four scanner trigger buttons -- two each on the left and right sides -- that ergonomically fit the user. It also can be equipped with a removable pistol grip or vehicle-mounted.

The rugged M4000 series is 7.5 x 3.5 x 1.5 inches (193 x 91 x 42 mm) and weighs slightly more than one pound (595 g). It runs on a Marvell PXA270 520MHz processor.

Earlier this year, DAP released its M2000 series, a smaller handheld computer with similar functionality, modularity and ruggedness. The M2000 and M4000 series computers are intended to complement one another in warehouse environments.

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