Vehicle-Mount Computer

Thor VM1A
Mobility Edge for extended life and minimised vehicle downtime

VM1As manage movements in production, warehouses and deistribution centres
  • 2.2 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 660 octa-core processor
  • Android 8 (Oreo), upgradable through Android R
  • 4 GB RAM, 32 GB Flash memory
  • User-accessible microSD card up to 512 GB (SDXC/SDHC-compliant)
  • 20 cm (8 in) W XGA (1280 x 768) LED backlit display
  • Optional industrial resistive touchscreen with integrated defroster
  • Sealed to IP66
  • Class 1.5 V5.0 Bluetooth and BLE
  • IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WLAN
  • Integrated Near Field Communication

Forklifts and vehicle-mount computers are essential tools in the day-to-day workflows of warehouses, manufacturing, ports, and intermodal environments. You need to keep moving products and materials in and out all day long, without compromise, and without worrying that your vehicle-mount computer won’t be able to keep up with your workforce or your IT infrastructure. You need the Thor™ VM1A .

Built with many of the same easy-to-use, easy-to-maintain features of the popular Thor VM1 and CV41 models, the rugged, Android™- based Thor VM1A also offers all the advantages of Honeywell’s Mobility Edge™ platform – including the ability to accelerate provisioning, application certification, and deployment across the enterprise. The Thor VM1A is upgradable from Android O to Android R, and features extended security update support to maximize return on customer investment and provide a lower overall TCO. The device’s advanced enterprise configuration and software support tools also simplify frequently repeated tasks such as unit setup and distribution of security and software updates.

Honeywell's Thor VM1A is part of the Android Enterprise Recommended program for rugged launch. Android Enterprise Recommended rugged devices must meet defined technical specifications and extended lifecycle support requirements that customers expect for their deployments," said David Still, managing director of Android Enterprise Business. "We created the program to help businesses choose Android devices and services that meet their needs and make IT's job easier. We're excited that Honeywell is collaborating with us on making this a reality."

To qualify for the stringent program, the devices must support multiple major operating system releases, deliver Android security updates within 90 days of release from Google for a minimum of five years, and be certified to protect against moisture and dust intrusion. In addition, the devices must offer bulk deployment options, including the Android zero-touch enrollment option, for easy setup and configuration.

"Retailers, distribution centers, logistics providers and postal organizations searching for rugged mobile solutions for their workers need confidence that their technology investments will have the flexibility to meet their evolving business needs," said Peter Howes, president of Honeywell's Productivity Products business. "Our Mobility Edge devices support multiple Android operating system versions and make it easy for customers to deploy mobility solutions across the enterprise."

The validated mobile computers are built on Honeywell's Mobility Edge™ Platform, which is a common hardware architecture and set of software tools to make deploying, updating and managing devices easier and more cost effective. Mobile computers built on the scalable platform support current and future versions of the Android operating system

Using Honeywell's system-on-module approach, customer IT departments can easily develop and certify a software application a single time before deploying to enterprise devices. This reduces time and costs associated with configuring and managing devices in the field.

Compact, ergonomic, and powerful, the Thor VM1A has numerous breakthrough features designed to maximize productivity, minimize visual obstructions, and reduce or eliminate downtime. The powerful Qualcomm 660 processor, integrated keyboard, and 2x2 MIMO WLAN communications keep workers connected and productive. Built to withstand extreme temperatures, the device’s large 8-inch display, readable both indoors and outdoors, supports both resistive and capacitive touchscreen options, and is available with an optional screen defroster for use in cold storage and freezer environments.

The Smart Dock feature delivers immediate savings on support and maintenance costs while maximizing efficiency, enabling users to quickly shift computers as vehicles fail or workloads change. The field-replaceable front panel allows enterprises to minimize investments in spare parts by substituting low-cost spare front panels for spare computers, and saves valuable time and maintenance costs by leveraging in-house staff to service touchscreen or keyboard failures. The VM1A’s Quick Mount Smart Dock separates the computer from the power supply, letting a user undock the unit from one forklift and redock it on a second vehicle, without missing a single transaction. And the VM1’s ignition control feature allows the user to set power management preferences to save startup time and extend vehicle battery life.

Features and Benefits

  • The Smart Dock feature enables mounting and removal in seconds without touching cabling, saving on support and maintenance costs
    while minimizing capital expense by allowing the shifting of computers between vehicles as workloads change.

  • The field-replaceable front panel reduces maintenance costs by enabling on-site unskilled personnel to service the most wear- and abuse-prone components themselves rather than returning them to the repair depot.

  • Security update availability is just as important as computer durability for maximizing a computer’s useful life. Mobility Edge products provide five more years of security updates than a typical Android device.

  • No need to choose between optimizing productivity and minimizing IT support costs. All Honeywell Mobility Edge computers share a common hardware and software platform. From an IT perspective, they are all the same product.

  • The Mobility Edge hardware platform and enterprise lifecycle tools drive an integrated, repeatable, scalable approach for accelerated and secure development, deployment, performance, and lifecycle management.


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