Make Your Existing Mobile Computers "Talk" to You

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Barcoding Inc. displays "push-to-talk" feature with mobile computers from Symbol, Intermec, and others at NRF 2007: Booth 1463

Barcoding Inc., the nationally recognized leader in automated data-capture solutions, will display a new Voice-Over-IP (VoIP) technology for wireless mobile computers at next week's National Retail Federation (NRF) Show being held at The Jacob Javits Center.

The technology allows multiple devices to communicate with each other over an 802.11 wireless RF network. This eliminates the need for employees to carry voice-communication-only devices, such as walkie-talkies or phones, because their existing data collection device can perform the voice communication functions.

The software currently works on products from Symbol Technologies and is Symbol +Plus Validated. Coming soon, Barcoding will be offering this solution on Intermec, PSC, Hand Held Products (HHP), and LXE handheld devices. The software is currently cross compatible with multiple operating systems, including Pocket PC® 2003, Windows CE 4.2®, Windows Mobile 5.0®, and Windows CE 5.0® devices.

Jay Steinmetz, CEO of Barcoding Inc., says, "The ability for a user to have an unimpaired experience with voice and data on the same device makes this a truly unique application and a 'must have,' next-generation solution for enterprises deploying Windows Mobile RF/wireless terminal devices."

How it works:

There are two basic ways the push-to-talk technology can work on handheld devices: "Full-duplex" or "Half-duplex" mode.

  •     Full-duplex mode allows both users to talk at the same time.
  •     Half-duplex mode works like a walkie-talkie, where one person can talk and the other listens. It works very much like the popular push-to-talk phones.

An upgraded version of this application can also be purchased to setup and work with channels. This allows "one-to-many" voice conversations within that channel, similar to a conference call where everyone can talk to one another.

Benefits of push-to-talk:

Push-to-talk software brings more value to an organization.

1.    Workers can communicate any time they need to without having to physically locate one another, saving both time and money.

2.    The added functionality of voice leverages the investment in existing devices and lowers the total cost of ownership for inter-workplace communications.

3.    Combining voice with data collection in one device reduces the overall number of hardware assets, making IT management easier.

4.    Using your own wireless network can drastically reduce the cost of subscribing to cellular push-to-talk service.

5.    Closed loop system keeps employees from abusing cellular phone services.

Attendees of NRF wishing to see and test out this new technology should stop by booth 1463 during this week's show at the Javits Center.

About Barcoding Inc.

Barcoding Inc., the nationally recognized leader in data-capture solutions, helps business and government organizations deploy supply chain technology, including bar code scanners, wireless terminals, mobile computers, RFID systems, and related software. Clients include manufacturing, distribution, healthcare and warehousing companies, as well as state, local and federal agencies. Based in Baltimore, Maryland, Barcoding Inc. has offices in Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia.

For further information about Barcoding Inc., please contact David Shapiro at 1.888.860.7226 x109 or visit


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