Symbol Offers Customers More Options with New MC3090 Rugged Mobile Computer Form Factor

Symbol Offers Customers More Options with New MC3090 Rugged Mobile Computer Form Factor

Company Expands and Updates MC3000 Product Suite

2005-10-24 Holtsville, N.Y.

Symbol Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:SBL), The Enterprise Mobility Company™, today expanded the breadth of the MC3000 family of mobile computers by introducing a new pistol grip form factor. Named the MC3090G mobile computer, this new configuration offers customers in the retail, transportation and logistics and government industries increased flexibility and versatility allowing them to choose the form factor most appropriate to their business. Symbol also announced today that it will refresh its MC3000 line of mobile computers to include Microsoft® Windows® CE 5.0 and additional features such as 802.11b/g/a WLAN connectivity.

Designed to increase efficiencies in scan-intensive operations, the MC3090G incorporates the latest Intel® XScale™ processor and is a compact, lightweight, highly ergonomic, rugged mobile computer, designed for businesses seeking to increase productivity and flexibility from in-store to backroom data capture applications. End-users include retail workers who perform tasks such as inventory replenishment, price audits, warehouse shipping/receiving and other scan-intensive applications and workers who require a secure, rugged device in the transportation and logistics, postal and other industries.

"Symbol's MC3090 series of mobile computers are designed to provide a reliable, high performance and accurate data capture solution for use in a variety of environments," said Chuck Dourlet, vice president of marketing for Symbol's mobile computing division. "With the addition of a pistol grip form factor, Symbol offers an even more versatile mobility tool to increase productivity and reduce user fatigue in high-volume, scan-intensive applications."

The new MC3090 series of mobile computers is based on the intuitive Microsoft® Windows® CE 5.0 computing platform, providing the latest operating system for real-time processing, faster performance and Web browsing capabilities. Select configurations also offer the popular rotating scan head with left, right and front positions to allow the user to adjust the scanning position for increased comfort and productivity. Along with four-foot drop specifications across a range of temperatures, the MC3090 series of rugged mobile computers has an IP54-rated sealing for protection against water and dust and provides reliable performance in tough environmental conditions.

"Symbol's MC3000 mobile computer helped our customers to increase employee productivity and improve operational efficiencies," said Tim Hamilton-Davies, Managing Director, M-Netics. "With the new features such as pistol grip form factor and Bluetooth capabilities, we believe the new MC3090 series of mobile computers will offer our customers an even greater competitive advantage."

The Symbol MC3090 line of mobile computers can be equipped with a Mobility Services Platform (MSP) agent that will collect and monitor device performance information and then deliver status in real-time to a centralized Symbol MSP management console. This feature will help customers better address the growing challenges associated with rolling out, managing and maintaining enterprise mobility systems. With the MSP, enterprise operations personnel can rapidly deploy new devices, like the MC3090, provision software upgrades and fixes with a single command, as well as perform remote user support and diagnostics.

Symbol's Global Services Division offers a complete suite of services designed to meet the support requirements of mobile products in an enterprise. Services developed to meet the specific needs of the MC3090 series of mobile computers include Service Center Support and Service from the Start, which delivers seamless coverage, defined telephone technical support and three-day turnaround time for product repair to help customers derive full value from their investment.

About Symbol Technologies

Symbol Technologies, Inc., The Enterprise Mobility Company™, is a recognized worldwide leader in enterprise mobility, delivering products and solutions that capture, move and manage information in real time to and from the point of business activity. Symbol enterprise mobility solutions integrate advanced data capture products, radio frequency identification technology, mobile computing platforms, wireless infrastructure, mobility software and world-class services programs. Symbol enterprise mobility products and solutions are proven to increase workforce productivity, reduce operating costs, drive operational efficiencies and realize competitive advantages for the world's leading companies.

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