LXE today announced the launch of a new vehicle-mount computer that offers multiple logistics applications. LXE, which made the announcement at ProMat 2011 in Chicago, said the computer, called the "Thor, " is the latest-generation vehicle-mount computer to use the half-screen, full keypad form factor that Norcross, Ga.-based LXE pioneered more than 30 years ago.
One of The Thor computer's most distinguishing features is field-replaceable front panel. With ordinary vehicle-mount computers, any significant damage to front panels would require end users to return the entire computer to the manufacturer for front-panel replacement, or to purchase an entirely new unit. In comparison, users can replace Thor's front panel themselves with simply a screwdriver. As a result, users save both time and money.
"The Thor vehicle-mount computer is capable of providing unprecedented gains in return on investment (ROI)," said Dino Koutrouki, vice president and general manager of EMS Global Resource Management, LXE's parent company. "Technology delivers [ROI] when it allows resources—both human and capital—to be invested in profit-generating areas, instead of in the maintenance or usage of the technology itself. The Thor is purpose-built for businesses to achieve immediate, measurable ROI results."