Open architecture, multiple modules hallmarks of Motorola Solutions’ new mobile computer

Ideal for in-premise warehouse and manufacturing applications, as well as field service and mobile ticketing use, Motorola Solutions (Booth 3527) has unveiled the Workabout Pro 4 mobile computer.

<p>Mark Wheeler, director of industry solutions for Motorola Solutions, North America.</p>

Mark Wheeler, director of industry solutions for Motorola Solutions, North America.

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Ideal for in-premise warehouse and manufacturing applications, as well as field service and mobile ticketing use, Motorola Solutions (Booth 3527) has unveiled the Workabout Pro 4 mobile computer.

The highly customizable device supports a broad range of modules—such as RFID readers, 1D or 2D bar code scanners, long-range scanners, and an 8-megapixel camera—that end users can attach as needs evolve, explained Mark Wheeler, director of industry solutions for Motorola Solutions, North America..

“All modules can be upgraded in the field when the users need them. And, because the unit is based on open architecture, Motorola partners can create custom solutions using our hardware developer kit,” he added.

Additionally, the durable device has been engineered with an IP65 sealing that protects against jetting water and rain. It can survive 6-foot drops to concrete, and works in temperatures from -4°F to 122°F.

Wheeler also emphasized the device’s lower total cost of ownership, and not just because of its rugged construction. “The modularity extends its life cycle; users can initially buy only the modules they need, and easily add features as needed without reinvesting in a whole new system.”


Modex 2014 is scheduled to be held March 17-20, 2014 in Atlanta’s Georgia World Conference Center. The tradeshow will showcase the latest manufacturing, distribution and supply chain solutions in the material handling and logistics industry. Modern’s complete Modex 2014 coverage.


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Sara Pearson Specter
Sara Pearson Specter has written articles and supplements for Modern Materials Handling and Material Handling Product News as an Editor at Large since 2001. Specter has worked in the fields of graphic design, advertising, marketing, and public relations for nearly 20 years, with a special emphasis on helping business-to-business industrial and manufacturing companies. She owns her own marketing communications firm, Sara Specter, Marketing Mercenary LLC. Clients include companies in a diverse range of fields, including materials handing equipment, systems and packaging, professional and financial services, regional economic development and higher education. Specter graduated from Centre College in Danville, Ky. with a bachelor’s degree in French and history. She lives in Oregon’s Willamette Valley where she and her husband are in the process of establishing a vineyard and winery.

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