Elf™, Datalogic Mobile’s new professional PDA, is the perfect partner on the road

Elf™ accomplishes even the most difficult task in the field, thanks to its unprecedented features packed into a compact and rugged solution providing voice and data connectivity

Bologna, 23 March 2010 - Datalogic Mobile, a worldwide leader in the design and development of rugged mobile computers, announces its next generation professional PDA, Elf™. This device revolutionizes work in the field with its innovative technology, multiple connectivity options and ruggedness.


Datalogic Mobile designed Elf™ from the ground up with the technology and ruggedness to meet the needs of applications in Field Sales, Direct Store Delivery and similar Field Force applications. Capitalizing on Datalogic Mobile's legendary ergonomics, the Elf™ packs cutting edge features into a compact form factor built for single handed operation that reduces user fatigue.


"Elf™ uses our next generation platform, providing incredible speed coupled with the latest technology for mobility, all packaged in one of the best ergonomic devices on the market" notes Gian Paolo Fedrigo, CEO of Datalogic Mobile.
Among its innovations, Elf™ is one of the first devices in the mobile computing industry to run Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows Mobile 6.5. Datalogic patented Green Spot good read technology with both a laser barcode reader and 2D imager has also been integrated into the product. Elf™ incorporates an option to support HF RFID for reading and writing as well.


Field workers stay connected to their enterprise through multiple connectivity options for efficient operation in the field anytime and anywhere. Elf™ is equipped with a UMTS HSDPA mobile radio for voice and data communication, an embedded 802.11 a/b/g radio with CCX V4 certification for secure enterprise-class mobile connectivity and a Bluetooth® wireless 2.0 EDR for simultaneous connections with lower power consumption.


Other important features also make field work easier than ever before. Elf™ includes a 3MP auto-focus camera with flash to capture high quality images, for documenting the condition of the merchandise when a damaged shipment or broken piece of equipment is delivered and keep a record of a signature on a document. The field operator can choose between a QWERTY or numeric keyboard for the best keypad to match the application. Thanks to a sharp and clear display, viewing is easy at all angles in any lighting conditions, indoors or outdoors. The built-in accelerometer rotates the display also makes visualization easy and keeps the device awake when in motion. QVGA and FVGA resolution options are offered as well, allowing the operator to select from traditional or web applications. GPS technology keeps field workers headed in the right direction and allows them to tag activities, events, and items to a location.


Operations on the field have never been easier and more effective, thanks to Datalogic Mobile's Elf™.


Discover Elf™ at www.elf.mobile.datalogic.com.