The Intermec CS40 is a fantastic high-performance handheld computer for enterprise communication which is packaged in a lightweight rugged design. The device is good enough for pre-sales, merchandising, as well in different levels of business field service.
With its rugged exterior, the CS40 is a mobile computer which works better than the smartphone and without the costs involved with any of the devices involved in the warehouses. Compared to a smartphone which includes an app for barcode scanning, the CS40 includes a 2D scanner which delivers clear reading. It is a phone, scanner, and laptop all into one which can fit in your hand. For field sales which include several sales technicians and the like, the CS40 provides the right computing power which can help one to perform any task. The CS40 is also a robust, multi-functional device suited for different uses.
The primary trait of the device is its small form factor targeted to the average BlackBerry size and an integrated barcode scanner. It can be used as a cell phone and can rest well in any pocket.
The device is perfect for any indoor use which needs to scan items and capable to sustain even after multiple drops on concrete. The best part is that the device is more rugged than any of the consumer cell phones. Intermec CS40 also has extremely good quality colour camera and includes fixed focus. If you need better camera quality in your device, then you need to opt for CN70 or any other device.
One of the striking features of CS40 is the integration of GPS in its structure which performs admirably well. The accuracy of the GPS function ranges in 3-10 meters. One can even attach an external GPS device brought about by Trimble for sub-meter accuracy. The cost of the device exceeds $2000 especially for most buried meter installations.
The device also supports the feature of Assisted GPS (AGPS) which helps in the accurate triangulation of cellular towers to perfection. The speed of the GPS can be increased as and when it is more important and you are inside a building, especially during meetings or project work.
The CS40 has a good screen of 2.8” compared to the large screen size of 3.5” that the other devices boast of. The screen gives it a compact look and the large screen is required only if your sales reps require more screen interaction or even signature capture, which is a little better in the larger screen devices.
CS40 is highly recommended for functions such as customer order entry. A distribution customer can make use of the devices at customers’ locations to help them scan item UPC’s and even place orders. The primary interest for most of these organizations is to get lowest cost device with a good scan engine. One can use a dialup modem for the device and some people might not even need some of the functions that CS40 boasts of.
All in all, it is a fantastic device which can cover most of the basic functions required by field sales reps and technicians and even performs some advanced roles too.
Consistent service and repair solutions of Intermec CS40 further distinguish us as a leader in the automated data collection industry. Liberty Systems provide comprehensive solutions and service for products from Zebra, Symbol, Printronix, Honeywell and more.