LXE Inc., the mobile logistics business of EMS Technologies, announced the introduction of its new MX3Plus and VX3Plus mobile computers. Built on the compact MX3X and VX3X horizontal-display platforms, the MX3Plus and VX3Plus have been fitted with state-of-the-art active-matrix displays that provide exceptional viewing both indoors and in direct sunlight, according to LXE.
The MX3Plus and VX3Plus are available with two specialized display options. At 350NITs, the extremely high-contrast indoor version of the new display is five times brighter than the color displays used in the MX3X and VX3X products, the company says; the new color sunlight-readable version of the display uses transflective display technology that captures the sun’s light and reflects it back to the user’s eyes to create readability in direct-sunlight applications.
“Display visibility has always been an issue outdoors in environments like container-terminals, and in warehouses that have low-light areas,” says Richard Adams, director of strategy and marketing for Atlanta-based LXE. “With the MX3Plus and VX3Plus, we’ve provided a strong answer to the problem, with display options for a wide range of lighting conditions in both mobile handheld and vehicle-mounted formats.”
LXE says the MX3Plus is a compact rugged device with a large high-brightness 1/2-VGA horizontal LCD screen (with optional touch-screen), full QWERTY keyboard, multiple scanning options and long-life battery for use as a handheld data collection computer. The MX3Plus also is designed to be mounted on a forklift in a powered cradle that allows the user to remove it instantly when handheld carrying is required.
The rugged VX3Plus is a fixed wireless vehicle-mount computer with the same high-brightness 1/2-VGA horizontal LCD screen and full QWERTY keyboard, according to the company; it is designed to attach firmly to forklifts, pallet jacks, carts, straddle carriers and other vehicles via a versatile RAM Mount mounting system.
LXE says both the MX3Plus and the VX3Plus are multimodal devices that come “voice-ready” out of the box, complete with the company’s ToughTalk voice-recognition technology. ToughTalk technology is the specialized combination of LXE’s trademark ruggedized system design, advanced audio circuitry and noise-canceling techniques, which is designed to enable both computers to support today’s industrial-grade voice-recognition applications.
As with all of LXE’s products, both the MX3Plus and VX3Plus are “born rugged, not made rugged,” according to the company; specialized plastics absorb impacts, solid-state industrialized electronics resist shock and vibration, and a fully ruggedized display and backlit keyboard can handle the rigors of rough industrial operations.
For more information, go to www.lxe.com.