Wasp Barcode Technologies Lowering Cost of Mobile Computing for Small Businesses

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New WPA1000 mobile computer for asset, inventory tracking applications offers rich features, advanced ergonomics at value price.

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We created the WPA1000 in response to an increasing interest from our customers, who wanted a lower-cost option.

Mobile computing just got more affordable for small businesses, thanks to new hardware released by Wasp Barcode Technologies. At just $995, the WPA1000 mobile computer is empowering companies to undertake cost-cutting initiatives such as inventory and asset tracking, without requiring a large up-front investment.

“In today’s business climate, companies must maximize the return on their technology investment,” said Tom O’Shea, vice president and general manager of Wasp Barcode Technologies. “We created the WPA1000 in response to an increasing interest from our customers, who wanted a lower-cost option. It carries a fantastic price point that will appeal to a large segment of small businesses: those that know they need to better manage their inventory or assets to save money, but are hesitant about spending thousands to start the process.”

The Wasp WPA1000 ships with Windows Mobile operating system. Customers can purchase Wasp’s MobileAsset asset tracking software in a bundle with the WPA 1000, starting at just $1,495. Or customers can purchase the WPA1000 by itself. The mobile computer easily accepts third-party applications, and additional customization can be accomplished using Microsoft Visual Studio.

The unit features a compact design. Its integrated laser scanner can be used to rapidly read linear (1D) barcodes, or users can update records with the unit’s touch-screen keypad. The bright TFT color screen has high contrast for easy viewing indoors or outdoors. Other features include:

  •     7-keys with 6 feature keys and navigation key
  •     Virtual keypad on screen for input
  •     Intel PX270 520Mhz processor
  •     64 MB of SDRAM and 53 MB of Flash memory
  •     DSIO slot for additional memory needs
  •     Bluetooth® and 802.11 b/g connectivity
  •     rechargeable lithium ion battery
  •     AC power adapter
  •     USB communications cable
  •     1 year warrantee

The WPA1000 fits in the Wasp mobile computer lineup as a lower-priced complement to the WPA1200, which is the flagship mobile computer for asset tracking. The WPA1200 provides an expanded keypad with an 18 key pad that has numeric, alpha and function keys, and an IP64 rating.

The WPA1000 is available immediately and can be purchased from leading IT resellers such as CDW, Insight and TigerDirect, local computer VARs and resellers as well as directly from Wasp.

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About Wasp Barcode Technologies
Wasp Barcode Technologies provides data capture and tracking solutions designed specifically for small business. Products include inventory control, asset tracking, time and attendance, barcode scanners, barcode printers, and point of sale (POS) solutions. Wasp products help small business owners manage their companies more efficiently with improved productivity and profitability. Learn more at http://www.waspbarcode.com or call 866-547-WASP (9277).

Lesley Hensell


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