Honeywell Introduces Mobile Computer for POS

Honeywell Expands Dolphin 6000 Line with New Lightweight Mobile Computer

 Dolphin 6500 delivers optimum balance of performance and value for in-premise environments


Fort Mill, S.C. – February 16, 2010 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced an expansion to its Dolphin® 6000 product line with the introduction of the Dolphin 6500 mobile computer, a lightweight solution fit to meet in-premise needs for retail, supply chain, and other light-industrial environments. Equipped with a large, color touch screen display, multiple keypad options, and the latest capabilities in data collection, imaging and communication, Honeywell’s feature-rich and value-oriented Dolphin 6500 mobile computer has the tools necessary to increase productivity and reliability in the enterprise.


Designed for a variety of in-store and back room operations including price checking, product lookup, inventory control, customer assistance and asset management, the Dolphin 6500 features a 3.5 inch color touch screen display. This large display allows users to see more of an application on a single screen, enhancing user experience in graphically-based applications. Two distinct keypad options – the 28-key numeric keypad and the 52-key alphanumeric keypad – allow enterprises to meet key-based data entry requirements, as well as user preference. Additionally, the lightweight form factor and ergonomic design of the 6500 lends itself to single-handed scanning, which enables users to multi-task.


“Honeywell is committed to advancing its mobile computing product portfolio to meet the increasing demands of our customer base,” said John Waldron, vice president of worldwide marketing, Honeywell Scanning & Mobility. “We saw a need from many of our customers for a device suited for in-premise environments. As the second offering in our 6000 series, the Dolphin 6500 answers this need by providing mobile workers with a feature-rich device that is easy to deploy within the four walls and helps to streamline operations, thus improving productivity.”


In line with other Honeywell Dolphin mobile computers, the 6500 is equipped with Adaptus® Imaging Technology which provides users with high-performance data collection for linear and 2D bar codes, digital image capture, and intelligent signature capture. The 6500 is also equipped with Microsoft Windows Embedded CE 5.0 operating system which provides a familiar programming environment to support the development of rich applications.


Additionally, advanced device configuration and staging on the 6500 improves the ease of installation, while Shift-PLUS power management technology provides a minimum 10 hours of battery life. Shift-PLUS enables continuous use throughout an average workshift with no charging interruptions, increasing efficiency and lowering battery replacement costs. The 6500 also has an IP rating of 54, enabling it to be exposed to dust, dirt and splashing water. The device can sustain up to 500 tumbles from 1 meter, helping to increase downtime and improve productivity. 


“As a leading provider of retail solutions, Magstar has chosen to participate in Honeywell’s Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Program, due to the breadth and depth of capabilities and functionality of the company’s products,” said Steven Greenwood, vice president, Magstar. “We have chosen to certify Honeywell’s Dolphin 6500 with our Total Retail Solution as it will allow us to deploy a common device across all retail segments including POS, inventory management and warehousing. With the Dolphin 6500, our users can simplify their customer loyalty programs, as associates can look up customers’ loyalty accounts with just a simple scan of their license, increasing overall customer satisfaction.”


To give enterprises uninterrupted productivity, the Dolphin 6500 is available with Service Made Simple™, Honeywell’s premiere service offering. Service Made Simple provides comprehensive coverage that includes normal wear and tear, as well as accidental breakage, for a period of three or five years. This coverage significantly reduces unexpected repair expenses and product down time, offering added financial protection and peace of mind for Dolphin 6500 owners.


Orders for the Dolphin 6500 will begin shipping in March. For more information on the Dolphin 6500, please visit


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