Motorola Launches MC2100 Series Rugged Mobile Computers

By Lisa Carlin

Motorola Solutions has introduced the MC2100 series of rugged mobile computers.  The MC2100 series come in five configurations, and include three different scan engines, options for batch and WLAN connectivity, and vertical-specific accessories. The MC2100 will be the first value-tier rugged handheld in the mobile computing industry to support HTML5 via Motorola’s RhoElements application enablement framework, says the company.

The MC2100 mobile computing series is expected to ship in the first quarter of 2012.

Lets take a quick look at the specs. You can find the complete list here.

  • 6.76 in. H x 1.34 in. D x 2.40 in. W
  • Weight WLAN with battery: 8.32 oz./236 g
  • Display 2.8 in. QVGA with backlight; TFT-LCD,
  • 64K colors
  • Touchpanel Resistive touch panel (MC2180 only)
  • Keypad 27-key numeric; 2 programmable side buttons (MC2180 only); supports keypad overlays for localization and custom functions
  • Expansion Slot User accessible Micro SDHC card slot (upto 32GB)
  • Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth (MC2180 only)
  • USB 1.1 full speed host/client
  • CPU Marvell PXA 320 624 MHz
  • Operating System Microsoft Embedded CE 6.0
  • Memory 128 MB RAM/256 MB ROM; user accessible
  • microSD card slot (supports up to 32GB)
  • Scanner Options 1D linear imager, 1D laser, 1D/2D area imager (MC2180 only)
  • Exit Wind Operating Temp. 14° F to 122° F/-10° C to 50° C
  • Storage Temp. -40° F to 158° F/-40° C to 70° C
  • Drop Specification 4 ft./1.2 m to concrete at room temperature



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