Industrial Handheld Terminal

 

Sep. 03 2007

Casio to Release New Handheld Terminal with Human-centered Design
Comes standard with high-performance linear imager and Bluetooth
Also features voice-based guidance

TOKYO, Aug. 30, 2007 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd., has released details on its new DT-X7 grip-type handheld terminal with linear imager. The new handheld terminal, intended for users in the retail, transportation, logistics and other industries, is scheduled for release in the last quarter of 2007.

After an intense pursuit of the ultimate in operability, especially for everyday retail tasks like checking receipt of goods, controlling inventory, and checking or changing prices, Casio has adopted the concept of human-centered design for interactive systems, based on the internationally recognized ISO 13407 standard. Combining this with practical application of analyses and evaluations collected from users of handheld terminals, Casio has designed a superlative device with easy scanning, an outstanding keyboard, and a natural grip.

CASIO DT-X7

● Improved scanning performance
The leading edge of the DT-X7 is angled to enable users to intuitively determine the correct angle of emission for the linear imager. Also features are a total of three scanning trigger keys — a large center trigger key and one on each side — ensuring that scanning can be accomplished smoothly and comfortably in any position. The device also incorporates a vibration function that allows the user to easily confirm scanning input even in noisy work environments.

● Refined keyboard operation
The keyboard is laid out with the most frequently used keys positioned in reach of the natural movements of users’ fingers. With improved keystroke design and finger pressure settings, the key touch has been refined to ensure minimal strain on the users, even when they have to operate the terminal for an extended period of time. The design also features raised ridges between keys to reduce the risk of simultaneously pressing adjacent keys. The four colored function keys can also reduce the chance of input error and harmonize with on-screen icons— preferably in the same colors — to ensure efficient operation.

● Designed for a natural fit in the hand
The DT-X7 features a rounded and dimpled form that fits naturally in anyone’s palm and allows the fingers to rest firmly in the groove on the back of the case. The dimpled texture on both sides improves grip-ability and the terminal’s center of gravity is positioned at the center trigger key. These design considerations deliver an outstanding grasp.

●Voice-based guidance
The DT-X7 comes with the Windows CE 5.0 operating system pre-installed. The built-in speaker and the operating system enable voice sound output. Voice-based guidance applications can be developed simply by producing voice files, to lead users through operational procedures when inspecting goods or undertaking price checks, etc. This means the user does not have to look at the screen every time when checking, which reduces strain caused by repetitive tasks and to increase productivity.

● Toughness in harsh conditions
The DT-X7 offers outstanding performance in all sorts of environments, with dust and splash-proofing (IP 54 level) and shock-resistant toughness able to withstand being dropped from heights up to one meter, as well as extreme temperatures down to -10 ° C or up to +50 ° C.

Product Name DT-X7
Model Number M10U
Release Q4 2007
Main Specifications of DT-X7
Model   DT-X7M10U
CPU   Marvell ® PXA270 416MHz
OS   Microsoft ® Windows ® CE 5.0 English version
Memory RAM 64MB
  FROM 64MB(user accessible: Approx.29MB)
Display   2.4-inch, transflective TFT color LCD (320 x 240 dots), 65,536 colors
Input   Keyboard 29keys(incl. numeric keys, center keys, cursor keys)
Trigger key 3 keys (center, left and right)
Linear Imager     Type CMOS bi-linear imager sensor
Resolution 0.127mm
Readable Distance 60mm~300mm
Readable Symbologies

UPC-A,UPC-E,EAN8,EAN13,Codabar(NW-7), Code39,Interleaved 2of5(ITF),MSI,Industrial2of5,Code93, Code128(EAN128),IATA,RSS-14,RSSLimited,RSS Expanded, RSS-14 Stacked,RSS Expanded Stacked

Interface   Infrared IrDA Ver.1.3 Low Power (maximum: 4Mbps)
Bluetooth ® Bluetooth ® Ver.2.0(Class1)
Sound   Microphone Built-in(monaural)
Speaker Built-in(monaural)
Vibrator   Comes standard
Power    Operation Lithium-ion battery pack : Standard (1,100mAh) / Large (1,880mAh)
Memory Back Up Lithium battery (rechargeable) on board

Environment/
Durability

  
Operating Temperature -10°C to 50°C
(14°F to 122°F)
Drop Durability 1.0m
Dust/Water-splash proof IP54 level

Dimensions/
Weight

 
Dimensions

Approx. 166 (D) x 51* / 52.5**(W) x 30.5* / 23.5**(H) mm
* Grip’s external dimensions, ** Display’s external dimensions

Weight Approx. 155g (including standard battery)
Note :
1. Microsoft, Windows and Windows logos are the registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
2. Bluetooth is a trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., U.S.A., and has been used in accordance with a license acquired by CASIO.
3. Other company and product names are generally registered trademarks or trademarks of the respective companies.
4. Specifications in the table above are current as of August 2007, and may change without any advance notice.
 
For more information, please contact:
West and Midwest : George Baraona (gbaraona@casio.com) 408-988-5702
Eastern US and Canada : Eric Lenhard (elenhard@casio.com)
585-624-2562

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