Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Motion Introduces the CL900 SlateMate
An Industry-first Integrated Expansion Solution, the Motion CL900 SlateMate Helps Mobile Users Document Data and Process Transactions at the Point of Service
AUSTIN, TX – October 18, 2011 – Motion Computing®, a leading global provider of tablet PCs and supporting mobility solutions, today introduced the Motion® CL900 SlateMate™, a patent-pending and industry-first productivity tool that extends the functionality of the CL900 Tablet PC. Securely integrated into the tablet PC’s internal frame, the first CL900 SlateMate module includes a magnetic stripe reader (MSR) and barcode scanner (BCS) for mobile data acquisition and transaction processing. Built on the foundation that purpose-built integrated tools maximize the benefits of tablet PC deployments, SlateMate was designed to enable the future delivery of new integrated configurations that meet the needs of users across vertical markets.
The CL900 SlateMate with MSR and BCS transforms the CL900 into an enhanced data acquisition and transaction processing device. For retailers, SlateMate’s integrated MagTek® MSR ensures easy deployments in point-of-sale (POS) environments, while the commercial-grade BCS reads virtually any barcode for rapid inventory status and availability information. As SlateMate is designed as a seamless extension of the CL900, it offers the benefits of integrated tools without the need for third party devices. Retailers benefit from reduced abandon rates, empowered store associates, increased revenue per transaction and improved inventory management.
“We are seeing the majority of businesses implementing mobility solutions not just for efficiency and productivity, but to stay competitive,” said Marty Ramos, strategy and innovation director, Worldwide Retail Industry, Microsoft. “The CL900 SlateMate, built to run on Windows® with its inherent security features, provides seamless business integration and a unique point-of-sale solution that meets, and in many cases exceeds, the requirements of today’s retailers.”
Built for Mobile Productivity
The Motion CL900 Tablet PC is a durable, lightweight and highly-mobile tablet PC that provides up to eight hours of battery life. In combination with SlateMate, the CL900 provides users with security, connectivity and the flexibility of fewer devices to manage. Whether completing a sales transaction, detailing an inspection or managing medication administration, the CL900 with SlateMate is the ideal solution for improving customer satisfaction, productivity and data integrity – key factors for across the retail, field service and healthcare industries. Benefits across vertical markets include:
· Rapid data acquisition for improved documentation
· Real-time access to customer and inventory availability
· Improved customer service due to insight into up-to-date data from any location
· Faster turnaround times through improved collaboration and connectivity
“While extended battery life still tops the list, integrated tools, outdoor display visibility, durability and touch-screen capabilities are all key considerations for mobile productivity solutions,” said David Krebs, director of the Mobile and Wireless Practice at VDC Research. “With the CL900 SlateMate, Motion offers an innovative mobile platform that addresses the performance and functionality needs of today’s mobile professionals.”
Pricing and Availability
The first in what will be a family of integrated expansion options for the CL900 Tablet PC, the Motion CL900 SlateMate with MSR and BCS is being made available through Motion’s network of resellers and distributors and is expected to ship within Motion’s standard lead times. The CL900 SlateMate is not sold separately and is only available at the time of product purchase. For ordering, availability and configuration information contact a Motion reseller.
SlateMate Video: http://www.motioncomputing.com/choose/video_CL900_SlateMate.htm
SlateMate Images: http://www.motioncomputing.com/about/news/image_bank_CL_Series.asp
CL900 Tablet PC: http://www.motioncomputing.com/products/tablet_pc_CL900.asp
About Motion Computing
Motion Computing is a global leader in integrated mobile computing solutions, combining world-class products with services customized for the unique needs of target vertical markets. The company’s enhanced line of rugged tablet PCs, mobile point of care solutions and accessories are designed to increase mobile productivity while providing portability, security, power and versatility. Motion Mobility Solutions offer a complete portfolio of products, services and support that help ensure a successful mobile deployment for increased productivity, reducing project risk while delivering a more rapid return on investment. For more information, visit www.motioncomputing.com.