Three of Honeywell’s rugged mobile computers used by distribution centre, logistics, delivery and retail workers have been validated for the Google-led Android Enterprise Recommended programme. The devices are built on Honeywell’s Mobility EdgeTM Platform- a common hardware architecture and set of software tools that make deploying, updating and managing devices easier and more cost effective.

“We’re pleased to recognise Honeywell’s CT40, CT60 and CN80 devices as part of the programme. Android Enterprise Recommended rugged devices must meet defined technical specifications and extended lifecycle support requirements that customers expect for their deployments,” said David Still, managing director of Android Enterprise Business. “We created the programme to help businesses choose Android devices and services that meet their needs and make IT’s job easier. We’re excited that Honeywell is collaborating with us on making this a reality.”

To qualify for the stringent programme, the devices must support multiple major operating system releases, deliver Android security updates within 90 days of release from Google for a minimum of five years, and be certified to protect against moisture and dust intrusion. In addition, the devices must offer bulk deployment options, including the Android zero-touch enrolment option, for easy setup and configuration.

“Retailers, distribution centres, logistics providers and postal organisations searching for rugged mobile solutions for their workers need confidence that their technology investments will have the flexibility to meet their evolving business needs,” said Peter Howes, president of Honeywell’s Productivity Products business

“Our Mobility Edge devices support multiple Android operating system versions and make it easy for customers to deploy mobility solutions across the enterprise.”

Using Honeywell’s system-on-module approach, customer IT departments can easily develop and certify a software application a single time before deploying to enterprise devices. This reduces time and costs associated with configuring and managing devices in the field.

Workers use Honeywell’s rugged mobile devices for fulfilling orders in distribution centres, reviewing shipment information, managing deliveries and work orders and engaging with customers.

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