JLT Mobile Computers has completed delivery of a significant order won in March 2016 by one of the largest transportation service providers in the world. The order was for JLT1214P rugged forklift computers that will be deployed in the customer cross-dock forklifts at sites around the United States. This deal represents a key milestone for JLT’s USA subsidiary, established in December 2014, and indicates excellent market acceptance of the JLT1214P computer.
“After opening the doors to JLT’s USA office, the organization has worked intensely on incorporating operations, enterprise systems and processes with the Swedish organization while maintaining business and building the momentum in the North American market,” said Eric Miller, CEO of JLT Mobile Computers. Inc. “I’m excited about this order as it is a result of our efforts and proof that our strategy to provide the best local and technical customer support in the market is paying off.”
JLT’s customer has the largest, most comprehensive transportation network in North America with local, regional, national and international capabilities. The company offers industry-leading expertise in heavyweight shipments and flexible supply chain solutions, ensuring customers can ship industrial, commercial and retail goods with confidence. The JLT1214P computer will be mounted on forklifts in the customer’s cross-docks where freight is moved from one trailer onto another.
The customer’s selection of the JLT1214P computer was based on a combination of its performance, including processing power and WiFi connectivity, and JLT’s ability to customize the solution to the specific needs of the application. For this particular order, the JLT1214P computer was customized to make it capable of reliably interfacing with new and legacy peripherals including forklift weight scale hardware, by adding a 5V power source to the RS-232 port. JLT provided custom cabling and mounts for optimal installation, including a quick-connect power cable which eases removal of the unit for servicing. JLT also created a customer-specific Windows embedded image that is reliable, self-heals and is optimized for performance, along with a custom BIOS toolset that allows the customer to fully utilize their MDM solution software suite. This toolset ensures that device querying and assignment can be fully automated, without the need for user interaction.
The JLT1214P forklift computer was launched in September 2015 and has quickly gained the trust of customers within warehousing, cross-docking and other logistics applications around the world. It features the JLT PowerTouch™ technology, a revolutionary rugged Projective Capacitive Touch (PCT) display technology that provides a familiar, user-friendly experience comparable to modern consumer devices, both with a gloved or ungloved hand, while ensuring ruggedness, reliability and longevity in even the most demanding environments. The PowerTouch technology is self-calibrating to adapt to different user-conditions, which increases device up-time and reliability, while increasing user productivity and lowering support costs.
This rugged logistics computer is designed with state-of-the-art 64-bit Intel quad-core processor technology for unparalleled speed and responsiveness, and it ensures multiple use-cases on a single platform for streamlined support and deployments. The JLT1214P computer also features dual-band 802.11ac WLAN and Bluetooth EDR 4.0 capability, with both radios taking advantage of JLT’s built-in highly sensitive Planar Inverted-F Antenna (PIFA) technology, designed for reliable wireless connectivity in environments with poor coverage.
As with all JLT computers, the JLT1214P logistics computer is built from the ground up to deliver maximum reliability and function in very demanding environments. A high integration of features and the most compact design in its class provide for fast, reliable and inexpensive installation, even in small spaces.