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【New Product Announcement】 PWS-472 Industrial-Grade Handheld Terminal for Factory and Logistics Applications

Date: 8/24/2017 12:00:00 AM

Taipei, Taiwan, August 24, 2017 – Advantech, a leading provider of integrated industrial computing solutions, is pleased to announce its PWS-472 5” industrial-grade handheld terminal aimed at diverse factory and logistics applications.

Designed to provide a high-performance data collection solution, PWS-472 is powered by an ARM® Cortex™ -A53 quad-core processor that supports Android 5.1 and features a 5” high-brightness (450 cd/m2), HD (1280 x 720 resolution) LCD screen with projected capacitive multi-touch control for optimal visibility and user-friendly operation. To support flexible in-field data collection and digitalized real-time inventory management, PWS-472 is also equipped with a 1D/2D barcode scanner, 13-megapixel auto-focus camera, and NFC reader. Built-in wireless communication technology, including WLAN, 4G LTE, GPS, BeiDou, and Bluetooth, ensure connectivity and enable real-time data transmissions across a variety of network infrastructures. To ensure the terminal can withstand rough handling in industrial environments, PWS-472 features a wide operating temperature range (-20 ~ 60 °C), IP65 rating for resistance to water and dust ingress, and up to 4-foot drop tolerance. The 3.7V lithium-polymer battery supports up to 12 hours of operation and can be easily recharged via a docking station. With the durability for industrial applications and the portability for flexible operation, PWS-472 provides the ideal mobile data computing terminal for industries with real-time data collection demands, such as logistics, manufacturing, field services, public safety, and utilities management.  

Enables Real-Time Data Collection for Optimization 

Increasing demands for real-time management and automated data processing have necessitated mobile computing solutions that support wireless communication and on-demand data collection. Advantech’s PWS-472 terminal is equipped with a 1D/2D barcode scanner, 13-megapixel auto-focus camera, and NFC reader, which provide multiple tools for flexible data collection. The inclusion of WLAN, 4G LTE, GPS, BeiDou, Bluetooth, and 802.11 a/b/g/n communication technologies supports wireless communication to enable real-time transmissions of collected data. This not only supports the digitalization of dispatch and inventory management, but also reduces overall costs and optimizes operations.

Compact and Lightweight Terminal for Convenient Operation 

With its compact and lightweight (295 g) design, PWS-472 provides a portable computing terminal suitable that can be deployed for a wide range of applications. For long-duration use typical of shift work, the battery supports up to 12 hours of operation and can be recharged via the docking station. The PWS-472 docking station features a unique magnet connector design that, compared to a traditional USB connector, makes the terminal easier to dock.

Industrial-Grade Design Ensures Reliability for Diverse Applications

In addition to featuring a wide operating temperature range (-20 ~ 60 °C), PWS-472 is IP65 rated for water and dust protection and can withstand drops of up to 4 foot, ensuring suitability for operation in harsh environments. Moreover, the integration of the 1D/2D barcode scanner, 13-megapixel auto-focus camera, and NFC reader into the main unit makes the entire system extra resilient to shock and vibration. Overall, PWS-472 provides a great value mobile data computing terminal with the durability to withstand industrial environments and the high-performance computing capabilities to support real-time data collection.

Key Features

  • 5” HD LCD screen with projected capacitive multi-touch control
  • ARM® Cortex™ -A53 quad-core processor (1.3 GHz) that supports Android 5.1
  • Lightweight (295 g) and compact system design
  • IP65 rated for protection from water and dust ingress 
  • Wide operating temperature (-20 ~ 60 °C)
  • WLAN, 4G LTE, GPS, BeiDou, and Bluetooth communication capabilities
  • Lithium-polymer battery supports up to 12 hours of operation
  • Integrated 1D/ 2D barcode scanner, 13-megapixel auto-focus camera, and NFC reader for flexible data collection

Advantech’s PWS-472 5” industrial-grade handheld terminal is available for order now. For more information regarding PWS-472 or other Advantech products and services, please contact your local sales support team or visit our website at www.advantech.com .


About Advantech

Founded in 1983, Advantech is a leading provider of trusted, innovative products, services, and solutions. Advantech offers comprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design services, embedded systems, automation products, and global logistics support. We cooperate closely with our partners to provide complete solutions for a wide range of applications in diverse industries. Our mission is to enable an intelligent planet by developing automated and embedded computing products and solutions that facilitate smarter working and living. Using Advantech products, the potential for innovation becomes unlimited. (Corporate website: www.advantech.com )

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