The handheld uses the Android™ Industrial+ operating system specially developed by ACD Elektronik, which is based on Android 9. The upgrade to Android 11 will follow before the end of 2022. The special feature: Google Mobile Services will be omitted, preventing data leakage to third parties. The operating system increases security for use in industry.
Individual Requirements for the Industry Implemented
The M2Smart®SE is designed for use in industrial applications. These include production and warehouse logistics including incoming goods inspection, posting and picking of goods at goods issue. Depending on the required RFID frequency, the handheld is expanded with different modules. These have specially developed antennas, for example.
“Customer-specific requirements for the M2Smart®SE are also implemented in small to medium quantities,” explains Thorsten Kächele, Industrial Solutions Sales at ACD Elektronik. “Basic modules are available, and the implementation of customer-specific modules is also possible – with UHF, HF and LF RFID, for example. In addition, the M2Smart®SE is also supplied as an OEM product. Customer’s own electronics can be easily integrated into the modules.”
“Currently, a project for the service area is in the development phase. The new module will be used to parameterize products using sensor technology,” adds Andreas Zwißler, Managing Director of ACD Elektronik GmbH. “The modules and the base unit are built with industrial components that can withstand long service lives of up to thirteen years. Product and spare parts availability is also guaranteed for a correspondingly long time.