Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has announced that Exapaq, Europe’s leading parcel delivery specialist, has deployed the Dolphin™ 99EX mobile computer to all 2,100 drivers in its workforce to increase productivity and minimize downtime while on the road. Selected for its superior durability, high-speed wireless capabilities, color imaging and ergonomic design, the Dolphin 99EX mobile computer allows mobile workers to process, track and deliver more parcels in less time.
“Honeywell’s Dolphin 99EX brings together superior ergonomics, durability and according to our testing, the best bar code reading and imaging available in the marketplace,” said Patrick Cavoué, Chief Information Officer, Exapaq. “With the deployment of the 99EX, we are utilizing industry-leading technology to differentiate ourselves from our competitors and provide our customers with the best parcel delivery experience possible.”
Exapaq’s new Dolphin 99EX is equipped with advanced 3.9G wireless technology for real-time voice and data communication, keeping workers connected regardless of network carrier or technology, and allowing for faster data acquisition and better tracking while on the road. In addition, the terminal integrates next generation Adaptus™ Imaging Technology 6.0, allowing workers to swiftly read and decode linear and 2D bar codes and capture pictures. Adaptus 6.0 allows workers to accomplish more in less time through its decoding capabilities, enhanced motion tolerance functionalities and ability to read codes in various settings, including direct sunlight, darkness and under fluorescent lights.
The 99EX’s durability reduces cost associated with device support and service for a lower total cost of ownership. The rugged IP67-rated device provides added protection, particularly when exposed to dust, water, or multiple drops to concrete from as high 1.5 meters. Further differentiating itself from other devices in the market, the battery life on the 99EX lasts upwards of 16 hours, supporting long shifts and overtime without the need to carry extra batteries or outfit delivery vehicles with chargers.
The 99EX was ergonomically designed to be held comfortably with one hand, while a customized keypad helps to shorten data input time for the mobile worker.
“Honeywell is dedicated to developing devices that meet the current and prospective technology needs of our customers, and with the deployment of the Dolphin 99EX, Exapaq has a very reliable and productive future ahead of them,” said Eric De Greef, product marketing manager for mobility, Honeywell Scanning & Mobility. “Exapaq’s selection of the 99EX is a testament to their confidence in Honeywell’s ability to provide their drivers with the technology needed to deliver parcels as efficiently as possible.”