How to Make You Apple iPhone® 7, 6 or 6s Enterprise-ready for Today’s Rigors of Transportation and Logistic Workflows

How to Make You Apple iPhone® 7, 6 or 6s Enterprise-ready for Today’s Rigors of Transportation and Logistic Workflows

Transportation and Logistics (T&L) workflows are tough on mobile devices. Many T&L organizations allow Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) such as consumer grade iOS mobile devices into the work environment. These devices must stand up to the rigors of use in the warehouse, on board yard jockeys, over the road, in retail environments, or at the door fronts of millions of homes. Some of the workflows in which these devices are used include:

  • Last Mile Delivery
  • Barcode scanning for inventory management and tracking
  • Inventory tracking and management
  • Picking, packing, and sorting
  • Shipping and receiving
  • Forklift operation
  • Field operation
  • Asset tracking
  • Restocking and put-away
  • TL, LTL, and regional distribution

These are the places where mobile devices will be required to:

  • Stand up to the pressures brought on by the health crisis such as regularly cleaning and social distancing as required by T&L companies.
  • Accurately and securely capture data that is immediately used to update company databases.

How to Elevate Your iOS Device to Meet Rigors of T&L Workflows

Today’s iOS devices are popular with cutting edge features for users in non-commercial environments. When these devices are brought into the rigor of T&L workflows, care must be taken to protect them for use in the enterprise level environments. 

The Honeywell Captuvo™ Enterprise Sled for iOS Mobile Devices with Disinfectant-ready Housing encases the Apple iPhone® 7, 6 or 6s with an industry-leading, integrated barcode scanner and a protective, disinfectant-ready housing. Let’s take a closer look.

  • Protective Disinfectant Ready Housing. The disinfectant-ready housing and connectors are specifically designed to withstand frequent exposure to cleaning solutions and keeps the iPhone protected from abuse such as drops, bumps, and spills.The Captuvo Enterpise Sled will enable iOS devices to meet the new T&L cleaning protocol. The disinfectant-ready housing is rated for use in the healthcare industry which are among the most stringent environments. See the Honeywell Disinfectant-Ready Housing Cleaning and Disinfecting Guide for more information.
  • Drops. The most common cause of device failure is due to devices dropping on concrete floors, from forklifts and cabs of trucks. Devices need to stand up to continuous drops and treated roughly in order to keep productivity up and downtime at a minimum. Honeywell Captuvo Enterprise Sled for iOS Mobile Devices has a drop spec to support T&L.
  • IP Ratings. Next, the devices need to be able to have an IP seal rating, which is a world-wide standard, that ensures that the device is reliable if exposed to dust, dirt, and water within the T&L workflows. Devices need to have a minimum IP54 rating, which is limited protection against dust ingress and splashes of water from any direction. Honeywell Captuvo Enterprise Sled for iOS Mobile Devices has this IP54 rating.
  • Battery. Devices used in T&L must last a full shift. The batteries need to be easily replaceable without loss of data. Honeywell Captuvo Enterprise Sled for iOS Mobile Devices charges the iOS devices battery ensuring maximum uptime with an easy access swappable battery for an entire shift.
  • Data Capture. Consumer-grade iOS devices are equipped with camera to support a non-commercial environment. In T&L, high-end advance 1D and 2D scanners are used to address the data collection needs across all workflows and also have the ability to read barcodes of all varying conditions and types. Honeywell Captuvo Enterprise Sled for iOS Mobile Devices increase productivity and throughput with an integrated and easy-to-use imager that provides aggressive scanning of linear 1D and 2D barcodes.

Honeywell Captuvo Enterprise Sled for iOS Mobile Devices Takeaways

For enterprises looking to extend the capabilities of their employee or corporate-owned iOS platforms, these platforms can be integrated with Honeywell’s Captuvo enterprise sleds. This helps transforms the Apple iPhone® 7, 6 or 6s into an enterprise-ready device that provides instant access to critical business information across multiple shifts while leveraging the 2D barcode scan engine built into the Captuvo sled. They come in non-healthcare and healthcare-grade disinfectant-ready housing. Key takeaways include:

  • Quickly and accurately focuses, illuminates, and reads hundreds of 1D/2D barcode barcodes per shift, even when they’re damaged, poorly printed or on a mobile screen.
  • Scanner minimizes the amount of time spent in the delivery outlet, thus reducing exposure to other workers and consumers.
  • Protective disinfectant-ready housing that can withstand sanitization chemicals and keeps the iOS device protected from abuse such as drops, bumps, and spills common to T&L environments while providing a disinfectant-ready housing specifically designed to handle harsh cleaning agents.
  • Rugged specifications extend the iOS devices lifecycle and eliminate the more frequent replacements required for consumer devices alone.
  • Designed for quick battery replacement, so you don’t lose valuable time taking care of customers.

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Barry J. Ewell

Barry J. Ewell is a Senior Content Marketing Communications Specialist for Honeywell Industrial Automation. He has been researching and writing on supply chain topics since 1991.