Honeywell is preparing for a major shift from legacy Windows handheld devices to Android, due to growing digitisation and demands in the logistics industry, and its displaying it range of Android handheld devices at GITEX.
“Many warehouse operators are faced with the challenge of migrating from legacy Windows devices to Android, we estimate that there are several hundred thousand handheld devices in operation in warehouses around the world and less than 100,000 are Android,” says Miroslav Kafedzhiev, vice president and general manager for Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions, Middle East, Russia, Turkey and Africa.
Honeywell and its partners provide support for new Android application development and Windows-to-Android migration. Starting with a concept and design workshop, users can get help with development, test, implementation, deployment and support of Android-based solutions, whether migrating from Windows or starting from scratch.
One of the Android handheld devices it’s displaying at GITEX is the CK65, which is built on Honeywell’s Mobility Edge platform, a unified hardware and software architecture with an integrated software toolset that extends asset life, accelerates deployment and simplifies management of mobility solutions.
“Ours is the only platform that guarantees support through Android R,” says Kafedzhiev. “Mobility Edge enables IT departments to reuse their investment in solution development and software certification across multiple computer form factors.”