Janam Technologies creates XM5 handhelds with dual OS

Updated Jan 27, 2015

XM5 combo (resize)Janam Technologies, a provider of rugged, handheld computing devices for mobile workers, launched an XM5 product line that supports Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 and Android operating systems on the same hardware. This strategy enables customers to choose their OS and application migration schedule, the company says.

With a sleek and rugged design, the XM5 is for mobile workers in field sales, field service, public safety, direct store delivery and transportation and logistics markets. Janam says its customers can choose between an integrated 1D/2D imager or 1D laser scanner for instant decoding of barcodes. The XM5 also has embedded RFID and NFC reading capabilities that ensure more efficiency and accuracy in a variety of applications including inventory management, asset tracking, personal identification and mobile point of sale.

The XM5 comes with either a QWERTY or Numeric keypad and a specially-fortified 3.5-inch VGA display that withstands heavy-duty use. It also offers 802.11a/b/g/n dual-band WLAN and 4G-ready UMTS/HSPA+/HSDPA/HSUPA/GSM WWAN communications for access  to high-quality voice and data inside and outside the four walls.

Built to withstand the rigors of everyday use in the enterprise, the XM5 is sealed to IP65 standards, can withstand five foot drops to concrete and is UL-certified for hazardous environments. In addition, the XM5 ships with a motion-sensing accelerometer and a 4000mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery, providing extended battery life as a standard feature.