Freezers and the end-to-end cold chain present some of the most extreme and unforgiving environments for computing hardware. That’s why Motorola Solutions,Motorola freezer cold chain handheld Inc., Schaumburg, Ill., created new products designed to withstand the demands of extremely cold environments.

The Omnii XT15f, the latest addition to the Psion Omnii line of rugged handhelds, is ideal for data capture and traceability applications in food production facilities, warehouses and the grocery market as well as ports and rail yards in cold and humid climates. Offering “frost-free” scanning technology for uninterrupted usage, the Omnii XT15f automatically defogs its scan window, ensuring barcode scanning while moving in and out of cold condensing environments. The Omnii XT15f’s specialized keyboards are designed to resist freezing keys and overcome ice buildup. Plus, the Arctic variant features an optically bonded display with integrated heater. The Omnii XT15f is available in condensation-resistant (chiller) and condensation-free (Arctic) models along with freezer batteries designed specifically for ultra-low temperatures. The Arctic variant’s battery can last two times longer than a traditional battery at -30°C.

Leveraging the modular Omnii platform, Motorola’s rugged VH10 vehicle-mounted mobile computers are intended for forklift trucks, straddle cranes and other vehicles used in warehouses, manufacturing plants and intermodal terminals to help mobile workers make better decisions and respond quicker to business needs. With the optional quick-release mount, the VH10 series is easy to install and remove and is built to withstand continuous operations in industrial environments. The VH10 series is also equipped with a rugged keyboard with 12 dedicated and configurable function keys to address compatibility requirements with both legacy and web-based warehouse management systems (WMS) and other supply chain enterprise applications. It is optimized for freezer environments with its unique system of heaters for protection against internal and external condensation and includes a heated touchscreen to help improve mobile worker productivity and reduce downtime.

Motorola Solutions, Inc.