Prepare for Winter with Computers Built for the Cold
The temperatures are beginning to drop. Are you prepared for winter with devices that are built to last through the cold—or even colder, cold storage? We’ve collaborated with one of our partners, Honeywell, to create an all-in-one eBook to help you know when it’s time to upgrade your cold storage devices and how to choose the best Android mobile computer for your organization. Keep reading to learn more.
Honeywell is a global leader in energy, safety, security, productivity and global urbanization. Their Sensing and Productivity Solutions division is a great resource that helps businesses find the latest tools in the automated data capture industry. Learn more about our partnership with Honeywell.
Why is it Important to Consider Cold Storage?
Just as you need extra layers like a coat, hat, boots and gloves in the winter, your devices need extra protection to function at peak capacity in cold temperatures. Winter weather causes condensation, frost, and low temperatures, all of which can impact device operation and even cause damage. In these difficult environments, problems that would be minor in normal situations can cause an avalanche. Frequent battery changes, temporary outages from condensation, and more can lead to loss of productivity, repair and replacement, and even put your budget and timeline at risk.
Evaluating a Device for Cold Storage
When conditions are tough, ordinary devices don’t always cut it. By choosing products that are optimized for cold storage, you can ensure that your productivity never slows—or even needs to warm-up.
So, how do you know when a device is suitable for cold weather storage? There are a few key qualities to look out for in rugged cold-temperature computers parts, materials, and manufacturing processes. An internal heater and heated display, screw-in connectors, long battery life, and specially formulated housing are all important factors.
A Hot Solution
The CK65 is a perfect solution for cold storage, specifically designed to last even in the lowest of temperatures. It stays functioning to allow your team to maximize efficiency, without wasting time battling devices that freeze. The CK65 is condensation-proof, with powerful heaters on both the touchscreen and the scan window, and has a long battery life, built with sophisticated algorithms to maximize battery life while powering its heaters for up to 28 hours.
Plus, every CK65 is designed to endure the rigors of cold storage environments and your toughest conditions: it can withstand 8 ft drops to concrete, more than 2,000 (1 m) tumbles and has an IP64 rating against water and dust. It is nearly a third smaller and lighter than other devices in its class, and has a removable scan handle and multiple keyboard layouts with large, comfortable keys for glove wearers.
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