Dachser goes for tailor-made handheld

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Dachser is using its own tailor-made version of Psion’s Omnii XT10 handheld computer for warehouse picking.

Dachser wanted the handheld to use the same SAA function key arrangement that it uses in the rest of its systems. The modular nature of the XT10 design enabled the handheld computer to be tailored to Dachser’s needs.

“Our employees are used to dealing with the twelve function keys so it was important to us that we made it easy for them to do their work by adapting our mobile hardware,” said Thomas von Jan, head of IT front-end systems at Dachser. “The modularity and flexibility of Omnii XT10 enabled us to adapt our new hardware to our existing systems and not vice versa.”

“With the Omnii XT10’s high degree of adaptability, we can easily manage the development and integration of a special keyboard with the required function keys and arrangement,” said Jürgen Heim, Managing Director of Psion Germany. “Because the Omnii XT10 has been developed on the basis of Open Source Mobility, we were able to present the right solution in the shortest possible time.”

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