Zebra’s New Vehicle Mount Computer Gives Desktop Capabilities to Everyone
The new, super robust VC80 Vehicle Mounted Mobile Computer brings the capabilities of desktop apps to the disposal of drivers and vehicle operators who work even in the worst of terrains.
Zebra Technologies announced on November 18, 2015 that they are unveiling their most powerful and up-to-date vehicle mount computer that can run Windows 10—the VC80. With the full suite of Microsoft Windows, the VC80 is a virtual extension for any PC-based applications for material handling drivers and vehicle operators who need mobile access to applications, which were previously only accessible as desktop applications, so that they can improve productivity.
The extremely robust VC80 can be easily installed on clamp trucks, forklifts, cranes and yard mules and can be used in the harshest outdoor and indoor environments including warehouses, distribution centers, seaports, airports and railway yards. Distributors, manufacturers, plus transport and logistics companies can use the wireless capabilities of the VC80 to connect seamlessly with the host system even when roaming, making it an ideal solution for applications such as picking, receiving, packing, shipping, replenishment and cross docking. This combination of features enables companies to more effectively and efficiently run their operations by facilitating the connection between mobile workers and back-end systems, which, in turn, provides full visibility to floor operations.
Key Facts About the VC80
• The vehicle mount computer features a full Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 7 or Windows 7 Professional operating system (OS) and can also be utilized as a fixed computer as part of a conveyor system, mobile workstation kiosk or a dock door.
• The device has a field replaceable touchscreen and keypad, which means that it can be repaired where it sits, meaning trips to service depots and the inevitable downtime are eliminated.
• The VC80 is optimized for use in freezers or other cold storage environments, with a unique system of smart enabled temperature sensors that operate heaters to protect against external and internal condensation. It also features a heated touchscreen for extra mobile efficiency and productivity.
• There are multiple options for mounting, including a quick release mount, so it can be easily removed and also withstand continual operations in the most challenging of environments.