Honeywell’s new vehicle-mounted computer, the rugged Thor VM1A, is now available in Australia and New Zealand. Built for the company’s Mobility Edge platform, it helps forklift operators locate and move products quickly and efficiently throughout distribution centres.
It runs on the Android operating system and features a smart dock and field-replaceable front touchscreen and keyboard, which makes servicing or swapping the devices simple and easy, to minimise downtime.
Honeywell’s Mobility Edge platform is a unified hardware and software architecture built for Android mobile devices. Devices built on the platform support multiple versions of Android to provide long-term investment protection by making operating system updates and security fixes simple and quick.
“Distribution centres today cannot afford any downtime in their operations,” says Michael Noyes, General Manager of Mobility for Honeywell’s Productivity Products business. “Their forklift operators rely on rugged mobile devices to improve productivity and accuracy without having to move from the driver’s seat.
“We’ve designed the new Thor VM1A to handle the challenges of the modern warehouse. If a forklift is down for maintenance, the device can be easily swapped out and placed on another vehicle so that the operator can be up and running in no time.”
An evolution of the company’s VM1 and CV41 computers, the VM1A is easy to maintain with a field-replaceable front panel, and Honeywell’s exclusive SmartDock system allows for quick exchanges between vehicles without having to touch cabling. This minimises downtime and reduces the number of spare parts to be kept in inventory.
The VM1A is compatible with Honeywell’s Thor accessories, including vehicle mounts, docks and cables, allowing existing customers to deploy the devices without having to make additional hardware investments.
Honeywell Productivity and Workflow Solutions
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