Rugged mobile computer manufacturer Micronet is driving down the cost of in-vehicle computing. The company is offering its all-in-one CE-500 series from a starting price of £495 for a base unit. It is also offering the option to purchase a computer for monthly payments beginning at just £9.95. The rugged, IP-54 rated mobile touchscreen CE-500 range combines the benefits of a fixed-mount terminal that doubles as a handheld device.
"We are doing something radical in the mobile computing market by making our computers amongst the most affordable products available anywhere. We are also delivering the products to our customers faster than the industry standard. So, they are benefiting both from a price breakthrough as well as quick delivery, which speeds up their sales and their customers get their installations quicker – all of which helps for faster invoicing and payment and cashflow improvements," says Martin Port, Micronet Europe MD.
"Sales of our computers are at an all time high; they are actually up by 300 per cent worldwide, making Micronet the technology of choice for fleet and mobility applications. We are achieving this by providing great value to our customers through the quality of our products, their affordability and our fast turnaround. Gone are the times of high costs and the 90 day deliveries that many have got used to in the mobile computing market," he adds.
The 7 or 4.3-inch backlit LCD screen format of the CE-500 range of computers has been developed to provide a cost-effective solution that is ideal for vehicle tracking, telematics, and mobile data capture and communications applications. The CE-500 runs Microsoft Windows CE 6.0 and connects easily to a vehicle tracking or full telematics system, allowing it to utilise the onboard GPS and GSM/GPRS features.
Micronet also provides a comprehensive Development Toolkit for the devices and offers professional services and support to assist application design, programming and system integration.