Honeywell helps migrate mobile technology customers ahead of Australian 2G network upgrades

Author: Tony Repaci, Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand, Honeywell Sensing and Productivity Solutions

On the 1st of December 2016, Telstra will be decommissioning its 2G (GPRS) Mobile Network and Optus will also be decommissioning its 2G network on the 1st of April, 2017. These moves by the two major telecommunications network providers in Australia has potentially large implications for Australian businesses running equipment reliant on the legacy network. While 2G technologies were revolutionary back in 1991, todays 3G and 4G technologies bring greater network capacity for more data per user, and the potential for better voice quality.

With Telstra and Optus discontinuing their 2G services, Honeywell customers operating Intermec CN3 and CN3e devices on the Telstra or Optus network will be unable to use the wireless data function on their device after the specified dates.

Honeywell is committed to working with all customers and partners to ensure a seamless 3G / 4G migration. The company has the right solutions to enhance operations through any upgrade process - and the Intermec CN51 and the Honeywell CT50 are perfectly suited to replace any CN3 or CN3e devices. With best in class features, these powerful and versatile products improve efficiency, increase operational productivity, and enhance customer service capabilities.

The Intermec CN51 is able to support current Windows Mobile 5/6 applications with minimal changes to accommodate screen size changes, and provides a migration path to Android 6.0 on the same device. The device contains a 3G radio which is able to operate on current Telstra, Optus and Vodafone networks.

The Honeywell CT50 is an ideal replacement for businesses looking to migrate to the latest operating systems and latest Wireless network capability, with a choice of Windows 10 IoT and Android 6.0, with 4G LTE capability.

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