September 28, 2012

Intermec Set to Improve Workforce Efficiency with New HTML5-Capable Browser

With the official release of the W3C (NewsAlert) HTML5 standard slated for 2014, HTML5 solutions vendors are busy capturing the initial market that has already seen the release of several innovative applications supporting the technology.

Intermec (News Alert), a provider of data capture and information management solutions, has announced a new HTML5-capable browser, which delivers support across a wide range of operating systems offering improved workflow efficiency and increased flexibility for mobile workforce.

"Intermec’s new HTML5-capable browser offers enterprises the flexibility to equip their mobile workers with a modern user interface and latest business logic, along with the right device for their specific working conditions and usage demands," said Earl Thompson, Intermec senior vice president, Mobile Solutions Business Unit, in a statement.

"Offering much more than the next iteration of Web language, Intermec’s HTML5 offering extends the Web paradigm to a whole new class of future-proofed applications by allowing for them to be developed and deployed cross-platform," Thompson added.

The browser allows the development of OS agnostic Web applications that can run on iOS, Android (NewsAlert) and select Intermec rugged mobile computers.

The HTML5 offering includes a true Web browser application based on WebKit for multiple models of Intermec’s handheld computers for Windows Mobile and Windows Embedded operating systems. The browser supports applications designed to run both online and offline, or a combination of two.

The browser includes support for local data storage so data can be stored until synchronization with back-end server is available. With future operating system roadmaps uncertain, porting applications to HTML5, or developing new applications using HTML5, offers programmers the ability to create a single code base that will run on Windows Mobile, Android and iOS to provide a solid path toward future technologies.

The HTML5 browser for Windows Embedded Handheld comes preloaded with the necessary software, so it is free of licensing fees or license activation requirements on Intermec CN50, CS40, CN70, CN70e and CK70. The browser is available for free download for the CK3, CK71 and CV41.

The company also said that HTML5 applications that run on consumer-grade smartphones and tablets can now also be run on these select Intermec rugged mobile computers without changes or rewrites.

 Want to learn more about HTML5? Then be sure to attend HTML5 Summit- a DEVCON5 Event, collocated with ITEXPO Austin 2012 taking place Oct. 2-5, in Austin, TX.  Stay in touch with everything happening at HTML Summit. Follow us on Twitter.

Edited by Rachel Ramsey


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