For the professional
DOOGEE is upgrading its IP68-rated modular smartphone with a new Pro model, featuring the latest AI-enabled Android 9.0 Pie OS, with facial recognition and fingerprint unlocking options; intelligent Helio P70 CPU for smoother multi-tasking; 24W super flash charging; and the ability to be used underwater. The S90 Pro is compatible with existing expansion modules that add gaming, night vision, walkie talkie and power functionality. Like other models in the range, it is waterproof, dustproof, shockproof and fully functional when submerged in water up to 1.5 metres deep for two weeks.
Built to last
Durabook, the mobile rugged solutions brand owned by Twinhead International Corporation, is launching a competitively priced, 11.6-inch, 1.2kg Windows 10 Pro tablet for workers in retail, hospitality, warehousing, logistics and field service. Suitable for use in almost any environment, the IP65-rated, MIL-STD-810G-certified device features a DynaVue sunlight-readable LCD screen with a 10-point capacitive multi-touch panel that can be used with a glove, stylus or finger, even if the screen is wet. Expansion options include an RFID reader; smartcard, barcode and magnetic stripe readers; and a rear camera.
Sony WF-1000XM3 wireless headphones combine enhanced noise cancellation and longer battery life thanks to their HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1e chip and DualNoise Sensor Technology. Even with Noise Cancelling on, the earbuds deliver up to 24 hours’ listening time. For comfort and stability, the earbuds feature an ‘ergonomic tri-hold’ structure, available in a choice of sizes. The WF-1000XM3 costs £220.
With the launch of version 3.0 of the store+find document management solution for Develop ineo multifunctional devices, Develop is changing from a user-based licensing model to a server-based one to make it more cost-effective for SMEs. The solution is available with one-year to five year licences, covering all of a company’s ineo devices and an unlimited number of users. Up to 20 users can access the application concurrently.
From a whisper to a screen
NEC has announced its quietest projector yet. With noise levels of just 19dB in ecomode, the P605UL is claimed to be quieter than the ticking of a watch. It is also maintenance-free, thanks to a filter-free sealed optical engine and a long-lasting (20,000 hours) laser light source. With 6,000 ANSI lumens output and support for WUXGA, the P605UL is suitable for use in well-lit environments and applications requiring large screen sizes. Optional WiFi and an embedded MultiPresenter function enable wireless presentations and screensharing.
Myco 3 is Ascom’s next generation, enterprise-level Android OS smartphone for mobile workers. The handset boasts a sleek aluminium body, 5-inch full HD screen, 13Mp camera, 1D/2D barcode scanner, carry clip and optional hot-swappable replacement batteries. The drop/chemical-resistant device comes with Ascom messaging software, which integrates telephone and management programs, staff rotas, delivery schedules and alarms, making it easier for managers to organise a mobile workforce.
International success story
Rittal Ltd. is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The company was established in Rotherham in July 1979 to provide distribution and sales and marketing support for parent company Rittal. Since then, it has established offices in Canary Wharf, London and manufacturing operations in Plymouth. Rittal, founded in Herborn, Germany in 1961, is a global provider of solutions for industrial enclosures, power distribution, climate control and IT infrastructure, as well as software and services. It has 58 global subsidiaries and is the largest company in the Friedhelm Loh Group, which reported annual revenue of €2.6 billion in 2018. Shane Hope, Managing Director of Rittal Ltd., said: “Rittal UK is part of a major international success story. Our core product range of enclosures are used all over the world and are found in more than 90% of all industrial sectors. One of our most popular products, the AE Enclosure, has sold more than 35 million units alone.” Rittal is shortly to launch its new AX and KX range of enclosures (illustrated).