Motorola has released the WT1090 – a voice-only wearable terminal designed for voice picking and other distribution applications.
Previously the company had focused more on providing multi-modal devices that featured voice capabilities in more traditional RF-type units. This new release is aimed at filling the gap in its line up.
The unit is designed to be worn on the arm rather than the belt, and its release has gone hand-in-hand with the launch of Motorola’s RCH50 headset for voice applications. Previously the company had relied on third party headsets.
Mark Wheeler, director of industry solutions at Motorola, reckons voice is going to be a major trend over the next few years, and as such, is driving forward its push-to-talk enablement; the voice equivalent of instant messaging.