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Workabout 3,
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together with a
major evolution of
its business model
Psion’s new Workabout Pro 3 extends
the company’s heritage in modular
design, and underlines its new strategy
for Open Source Mobility.
sion has launched its new Visibility/long life – a sharper, and while we continuously strive to
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Workabout Pro 3, which brighter display that is 25 per cent improve our products, they are also
has been developed more efficient than previous versions designed to last a lifetime and
incorporating some of the not only makes the Workabout Pro 3 withstand the elements.” The new
ideas of a radical overhaul easier to read and see in a variety of Workabout Pro3 expands upon the
of the company’s business model; lighting conditions, but also extends usability and modularity of the
including the move to ‘Open Source the battery life of the device. Workabout Pro series, offering
Mobility’ (OSM), an open innovation improved flexibility, efficiency and
philosophy which means it can co- Faster – the Workabout Pro 3 is performance for everything from
create solutions with its partners and optimised for improved performance RFID and scanning to biometrics.
customers. The new philosophy means with twice the RAM and four times The Workabout Pro 3 also makes it
that Psion will have a highly modular more Flash ROM memory to run easy to upgrade or change software
product platform, sharing common applications even faster. with its flexible, ‘future-proof’ design
components and tools with developers, that allows businesses to customise
resellers and clients. It will allow them Durability – the handheld device the devices to meet their specific
to create tailored modules for mobile can withstand dust, water and needs. This level of modularity,
devices built on Psion’s versatile extreme temperatures. The combined with Psion’s hardware
product platform. The new Workabout Workabout Pro 3 is also tested to and software development kits
Pro 3 includes enhancements that survive multiple six-foot drops that allow customers to build their
make it a highly modular and rugged onto concrete. own applications, enables the
device meeting or exceeding the IP65 development of thousands of
International Protection Rating. “The new Workabout Pro 3 extends buildable combinations for the devices
Key features include: our heritage in modular design, and to meet the needs of almost any
underlines our new strategy for business. The Workabout Pro 3 is
Improved usability – the option of Open Source Mobility,” said Mike also backwards compatible with other
four new keyboard layouts, including Doyle, chief technology officer at devices in the Workabout Pro line,
a full qwerty keyboard and additional Psion. “We know our devices are software and add-ons, allowing for
keys, makes it easier to navigate often used in some of the most seamless migration and eliminating the
even with one hand. demanding computing conditions, need to reinvest in new equipment. >>
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