Intermec, Inc. (NYSE: IN) today announced the CK3 Next Generation Series of rugged mobile computers, offering one of the industry’s highest performing mobile computing options to date. For use in distribution center, manufacturing and retail operations, the CK3 Next Generation Series is comprised of two models – the CK3X and CK3R – which utilize a 1GHZ OMAP architecture to optimize workforce performance through industry-leading battery life, enhanced barcode scanning, superior device health monitoring and broad compliance for emerging industry standards such as HTML5. The CK3X is optimized for warehouse operations and is the perfect migration option from the current CK3B, while the CK3R is optimized for light industrial and retail front of store applications. Maintaining the current CK3B form factor and rugged design, legacy applications and backwards-compatible accessories allows customers to seamlessly migrate to the latest technology without an additional investment in chargers, docking stations or scan handles. “The CK3X and CK3R expand upon the popular CK3B for continued best-in-class operations to support customer needs for increased productivity, flexibility and exceptional workforce performance,” said Earl Thompson, Intermec Senior Vice President, Mobile Solutions Business Unit. “Designed specifically with the future in mind, the CK3 Next Generation Series is an exceptional choice for customers who need to support ever-changing data capture requirements and future-proof their supply chain, DCs and in-store retail operations.” CK3X – Superior Speed and Endurance Takes Workflow Performance to the Next Level The CK3X offers the ideal migration model for the current CK3B. Featuring the choice of integrated area imagers for standard range or near/far range scanning, the CK3X provides unsurpassed scanning performance on 1D and 2D bar codes including the ability to read poor quality or damaged codes. The scan engines also offer support for omni-directional scanning and high motion tolerance for improved efficiency. To truly future proof investments, the CK3X features a highly adaptable design supported by the latest RF standards - 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth® radio, as well as an optional RFID reader accessory.