Motorola announced end of sale of their VC6000 terminals (without Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity) on January 30th, 2012. At the same time they announced 2nd April, 2012 as a date of VC6090 release. This new type of terminal will utilize 802.11a/b/g radio and will be focused on the use on vehicles and industrial forklift trucks. Thus VC6090 will be a smaller and lightweight alternative to existing Motorola VC5090 robust industrial vehicle terminals.
VC6090 will be available either as a standalone unit or as a part of three topkits. One for electric lift trucks with 24, 36 or 48V battery including external DC-to-DC converter; another for gas/diesel-powered lift trucks with 12V or 24V battery and a third with AC power supply for AC-powered carts. All topkits will include VESA compatible mounting arm. Wavelink terminal emulation client will be pre-loaded and pre-licensed on all VC6090 units.
VC6096 terminals with GPS, Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity, designed as an all-in-one in-cab solution remain still available for the customers.
Early 2012 Motorola Solutions will release a new type of mobile terminal - MC2100. Motorola positions the MC2100 under the MC3100 while adding more features than the MC1000. With a touch panel, more memory, faster processor, larger color touch screen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and many more features, this MC2100 is a great choice while maintaining an affordabile price point.
There will be 3 barcode scanner configurations:
Operation system will be Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Core Rel3. MC2100 is targetted to both to retail and manufacturing. Some of the main applications will include: receiving, replenishment, picking and price management.
Motorola AP-6521 is a single radio 802.11n access point, which may work either as an Standalone/Independent AP or as an Adaptive AP (managed by Wi-NG 5.2+ RF controller RFS40xx, RFS6000, RFS7000 or NX9000; when AP connectivity to RF controller is lost it is still fully functional). On the market AP-6521 replaces older AP-5131, and it is approx. 30% lower list price. Radio is user configurable for 2,4 GHz or 5 GHz. AP is made of plastic either with integrated antennas (more expensive, see picture) or with 2 SMA-RP connectors for attaching two external antennas (cheaper). In comparison to more powerful dual radio AP-6532, which has 3 antennas for each of 2 radios (technology 2x3 MIMO) and metal enclosure (plenum-rated, with external antenna configuration), AP-6521 utilizes 2x2 MIMO which means the need of 2 antennas per AP. AP-6521 can be powered either using 802.3af POE, or a standalone power supply.
Motorola AP621 is a single radio 802.11n Dependent Access Point, that needs to be controlled by Wi-NG 5.2+ RF controller RFS40xx, RFS6000, RFS7000 or NX9000. When AP connectivity to RF controller is lost, WLAN goes down. On the market AP621 replaces old AP300, and it is cheaper than AP300. Radio is user configurable for 2,4 GHz or 5 GHz. AP is made of plastic either with integrated antennas (more expensive) or with 2 SMA-RP connectors for attaching two external antennas (cheaper). AP621 utilizes 2x2 MIMO technology which means the need of 2 antennas per AP. AP621 can be powered either using 802.3af POE, or a standalone power supply.
Motorola Solutions today unveiled the first tablet designed for the enterprise: the Motorola ET1 Enterprise Tablet with Android 2.3.4. The Motorola ET1 Enterprise Tablet combines the sleek design and user-friendly experience of a tablet with the brainpower, durability and lifecycle of a device truly built for the enterprise.
Its scratch resistant "Gorilla Glass" display has resolution of 1024x600 pixels, IP54 protection and 1,2 m drop specification. Inside of ET1 is a dual core 1 GHz processor with a graphical accelerator and 1 GB RAM. For data storage 4 GB of internal Flash can be used in addition to microSD card (up to 32 GB). Peripherals like barcode scanner, printer or keyboard can be connected using Bluetooth 2.1. For 1D/2D barcode scanning also ET1's integrated camera may be used. Motorola ET1 Enterprise Tablet may be staged, provisioned and controlled by Motorola MSP. As an application framework for ET1 tablets Motorola recommends their new environment called RhoMobile based on HTML 5.
Motorola Solutions announced the end of life of their industrial-class rugged mobile computer MC9090-G. On April 13th, 2012 all configurations of MC9090-G except RFID ones will be discontinued. Replacement model is the next generation product - Motorola MC9190-G. Since all accessories MC9090-G are fully compatible with MC9190-G the discontinuation notice is not related to any MC9090-G accessories.
Mobile terminals MC9090-G became one of the most successful Motorola products. MC9190-G continue in this way and add many advancements including:
For early 2012 Motorola Solutions prepares release of the new major version of mobile device management system Motorola MSP. MSP 4 will include a lot of new features and Add-on kits. Here is the list of some news:
Motorola announced end of sales of 802.11a/b/g AP-5131 and AP-5181 Access Points on January 15th, 2012. Both APs have been on the market for several years and their hardware components got aged. Except this these APs are not supported in the new generation of Motorola wireless networks called WI-NG 5.
In August 2011 Motorola Solutions released a new mobile EPC RFID reader combined with a barcode scanner. It's named MC9090-Z and from its predecessor MC9090-G RFID it varies especially in 30% faster RFID decoding on up to twice longer distances. This reader complies with European RFID standards. Up to 650000 RFID tags decodings may be performed with a fully charged battery. Options include a standard laser, Extended Range laser or 2D imager. Pistol grip determines MC9090-Z for the use in an industrial environment. MC9090-Z has a color touch display and operating system Windows Mobile 6.1. MC9090-Z's API is different from the one for MC9090-G RFID. Therefore application migration request the newest EMDK use.
As a part of MSP update Motorola released new utility called MSP Package Builder. It is a standalone Windows-based application enabling creation of MSP software packages. MSP Package Builder extends the features of legacy AirBeam Package Builder to the support of new Motorola or non-Motorola devices including Apple iOS and Android devices.
Motorola Solutions released a new type of RF controller - RFS4011 designed for smaller installations and branch offices (SME/SMB). RFS4011 is based on the hardware architecture of RFS4010. It is supplemented with Facade antenna (see picture). With this antenna RFS4011 may act as an access point as well.
RFS4011 is based on new firmware generation called Motorola Wi-NG 5. Integrated AP supports the 802.11n standard in both 2,4 GHz and 5 GHz simultaneously. Except of the integrated AP RFS4011 may control up to 6 thin or 36 Adaptive APs. RFS4011 contains 5 POE+ Ethernet ports, integrated DHCP server, security services like Wired/Wireless Firewall, Wireless IDS/IPS, Onboard AAA Server and IPSEC VPN Gateway, and QoS mechanisms to support Voice & Video.