The Solo data collection handheld is a true radio-free device for completing barcode data collection tasks in secure air gap environments where the presence of radios or radio components is strictly forbidden. All or parts of some military bases, defense contractors, and government agencies may operate with a total ban on any device containing a radio of any kind, including cellular, Wi-Fi®, or Bluetooth®. Many of these facilities create a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility, or SCIF, where sensitive, even classified information, is processed or disseminated. Inside the SCIF, common electronic devices such as laptops, cell phones, tablets, and even smart watches are strictly forbidden because they contain radio systems that could be used to penetrate networks and extract or harm essential data.
Even some commercial organizations may prefer non-wireless barcode data collection to prevent ransomware attacks and data breaches. According to the State of Cloud Security Report by Sophos, 7 out of 10 cloud infrastructures are breached within a year. Although using cloud-based systems is becoming the norm in the modern workforce, for some organizations the risk is higher than the reward.
In the mobile computing space, almost every device on the market today includes one or more radios, e.g. cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc. Simply disabling these radios is not enough protection and does not meet the requirements for sensitive and high-security environments. AML’s Solo data collection handheld is a device with no radio and therefore eliminates this concern.
Solo comes preloaded with AML’s popular DC Suite software to complete a variety of tasks including cycle counts, tracking assets, or checking tools in or out. Once your data collection is complete, simply upload the data to a secure PC via the provided USB port. DC Suite includes seven pre-written applications, but users can create their own applications by downloading DC Console from the AML website. DC Console is a license-free PC-based application that allows users, with no programming skills, to either modify one of the existing DC Suite applications or create new apps from scratch.
Solo is configurable with or without a pistol grip handle, two different keypad options, various barcode scanner technologies, and a variety of charging accessory options. It also includes a built-in dual-beam flashlight and an optional camera.
Solo not only provides the ideal hardware/software solution for barcode data collection tasks but also eliminates all security concerns related to network security breaches. While many military and government institutions may still be using pen and paper as their primary inventory management system, tracking assets using a barcoding system will always be the most efficient and accurate way to complete the job. The Solo air-gapped data collection handheld is also proudly Made in America.