News | January 16, 2012

Honeywell Offers Total Retail Solution

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Honeywell Scanning & Mobility to Unveil New Products at NRF 2012

Honeywell recently announced the introduction of several innovative offerings that bring new levels of productivity to retailers: the Stratos 2700 hybrid bioptic scanner; the Optimus 5900 RFID mobile computer; and Remote MasterMind 3.0, the automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) industry's first integrated mobility and scanning remote device management solution. The company's holistic portfolio meets the evolving needs of retailers from the front end to the back end of their operations, including warehouse and distribution center solutions from the recently acquired LXE. The expanded retail portfolio will be on display and available to demo inside Honeywell's booth #1451 at the National Retail Federation's (NRF) 101st Annual EXPO which will take place January 16–17 in New York City, New York.

"In an effort to address the key pain points our customers tell us they have, our enhanced product and software portfolio delivers new ways to streamline automated data capture and management in retail," said Taylor Smith, director of product management, Honeywell Scanning & Mobility (HSM). "Today's introductions—from revolutionizing the check-out experience with our enhanced hybrid bioptic scanning solution to our entrance into the RFID space—demonstrate our ongoing commitment to meeting the growing needs of our retail customers."

Next Generation Stratos 2700 Hybrid Bioptic Scanner
Honeywell's Stratos 2700 bioptic scanner/scale incorporates a revolutionary hybrid platform that delivers rapid pass-through scanning of linear bar codes, plus area-imaging technology for aggressive scanning of 2D bar codes. The new Stratos 2700 enables retailers to handle peak customer volume with a minimal number of open checkout lanes. To help reduce checkout loss, the Stratos 2700 is available with an innovative, affordable and easy-to-deploy bottom-of-basket monitoring system that can save retailers thousands of dollars per lane every year. Additionally, Honeywell offers a cost-effective migration path that allows the scanner to be easily upgraded in the field to meet future point-of-sale needs with various modular hardware and software plug-ins. The Stratos 2700 hybrid bioptic scanner/scale will begin shipping in July.

Optimus 5900 RFID Mobile Computer
A Honeywell first, the Optimus 5900 RFID mobile computer combines radio frequency identification (RFID) and automated data collection technology for enhanced retail worker productivity. The lightweight yet rugged mobile computer accurately reads up to 45 EPC Gen2 RFID tags in a 10 second timeframe and provides improved inventory visibility and item ordering accuracy. Its crisp 3.5-inch screen, resistive touch panel and 28-key keyboard enables accurate data entry and easy reading.

Ideal for retail environments seeking to improve the inventory management process, the Optimus RFID 5900 features Adaptus Imaging Technology 5.0 for industry-leading data capture. For a lower total cost of ownership, the device is available with Honeywell's Service Made Simple service plans and extended warranty options. The Optimus 5900 RFID mobile computer will begin shipping in February.

AIDC Industry's First Integrated Mobility & Scanning Device Management Solution
With Honeywell's new Remote MasterMind 3.0 software, retailers can easily update and manage their total retail solution, including Stratos 2700 scanners and connected devices, HSM mobile computers and other Windows-based mobility devices, as well as consumer-grade Android and iOS devices, deployed across their network from one centralized location. Under a single web-based console, retailers will benefit from quick and accurate troubleshooting and flexible deployment options. In addition, the new solution features a dashboard that delivers valuable insight into device usage and overall performance, for improved ease of use and increased productivity. Remote MasterMind 3.0 will begin shipping in the second quarter of 2012.

All three portfolio additions will be available for demo inside Honeywell's booth #1451, along with leading solutions from the following companies: BR Data, Global Bay, Hart Systems, IBM, Red Prairie, SAP, Verifone, and Voxware.

About Honeywell International
Honeywell International is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Honeywell Scanning & Mobility (HSM) is part of the Automation and Control Solutions (ACS) business group of Honeywell. HSM is a leading manufacturer of high-performance image- and laser-based data collection hardware, including rugged mobile computers and bar code scanners.With one of the broadest product portfolios in the automatic identification and data collection industry, HSM provides data collection hardware for retail, healthcare, and transportation and logistics companies seeking to improve operations and enhance customer service. Additionally, HSM provides advanced software, service and professional solutions that help customers effectively manage data and assets. HSM products are sold worldwide through a network of distributor and reseller partners.

SOURCE: Honeywell