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Open-platform HTML5 browser for Malaysian users of rugged mobile computers: Intermec

AvantiKumar | Sept. 28, 2012
Opens the door to new Web applications that can be used by iOS, Android and select Intermec rugged mobile computers.

Intermec's CN70 supports HTML5

PHOTO - Intermec's CN70 is one of the many Intermec products that supports HTML5.


Workflow performance solutions provider Intermec has announced the availability in Malaysia of a new open application HTML5-capable browser, which allows the development of new Web applications that can be used by iOS, Android and select Intermec rugged mobile computers.

This move offers more flexibility, improved field mobility for mobile workers, with no licensing fees or activation requirements, said Intermec senior vice president, mobile solutions business unit, Earl Thompson.

"Intermec's new HTML5-capable browser offers Malaysian enterprises the flexibility to equip their mobile workers with a modern user interface and latest business logic, along with the right device for their specific working conditions and usage demands," said Thompson.

"The HTML5 offering is unique in the industry, and includes a true Web browser application for multiple models of Intermec's handheld computers for Windows Mobile and Windows Embedded operating systems," he said. "In addition, Intermec's HTML5-capable browser supports applications designed to run either on-line (connected to a Web server), off-line (no connection to a Web server) or a combination of the two."

"Intermec's HTML5 browser is not only built on the state-of-the-art Webkit engine, like iOS and Android, but it is offered conveniently preloaded and free of licensing fees or licence activation requirements on a range of Intermec devices," said Thompson. "HTML5 applications that run on consumer-grade smartphones and tablets can also be run on these select Intermec rugged mobile computers without changes or rewrites."

For improved workflow efficiency, data can be stored locally on the device until synchronisation with the back-end server is available, eliminating time lost due to poor cellular coverage, he added.

VDC Research senior analyst, Eric Klein said: "Intermec is demonstrating a clear vision of how HTML5 will impact their market and is on the right path to leverage the disruption caused by the introduction of consumer grade products into field mobility markets.  Their HTML5 Browser offering provides software vendors and customers with a clear and easy path to deploy rugged mobile computers in environments that feature smartphone and tablet devices."


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