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Psion Teklogix 2nd Generation WORKABOUT PRO Hand-Held Computer Psion Teklogix

The 2nd Generation Psion Teklogix WORKABOUT PRO 7527 Computer represents the most flexible yet rugged handheld computer. Its "do-it-yourself" upgradeability makes it an ideal choice for customers with ever changing requirements. Because of its superior flexibility and durability, the Psion Teklogix WORKABOUT PRO has proven successful in a variety of market applications including Field Service, Courier / Delivery, Asset Tracking, Meter Reading, Ticketing, Retail, Livestock Tracking, Warehousing, and Manufacturing; and the list continues to grow.

The second generation Psion Teklogix WORKABOUT PRO, more rugged and more feature-rich than its predecessor, enables you to significantly change the wireless handheld device in the field, as your work requirements evolve over time.

Psion Teklogix is leveraging existing expansion modules from our first generation WORKABOUT PRO, which are fully compatible with the second generation, providing our customers and partners additional investment protection. The new Psion Teklogix WORKABOUT PRO supports a variety of field installable expansion modules including scanners, imagers, RFID modules, Wireless LAN (WLAN) Wireless WAN (WWAN) radios, and more.

Psion Teklogix takes flexibility to the next level by offering a Hardware Developer’s Kit (HDK) that allows you to develop your own custom expansion modules to address your unique business needs. Some recent developments include expansion modules that take fingerprints, read cattle ear tags, and scan passports.

The Psion Teklogix WORKABOUT PRO can function as your data capture device and your cellular phone, allowing your mobile workers to call customers, upload route maps, and send data back to office headquarters – all with only one mobile device.

A choice of Microsoft Embedded CE 5.0 or Windows Mobile 6 offers the ultimate in flexibility to meet the specific needs of your software solution. The Psion Teklogix WORKABOUT PRO withstands 26 drops from five feet to polished concrete, shock and vibration consistent with mounting in a truck or a forklift. It includes an IP65 rating, protecting it against dust and water sprayed from all directions. Its full VGA colour display provides improved graphics capability, allowing your field workers to see finer details in maps or schematics in most lighting conditions, including direct sunlight.

The Psion Teklogix WORKABOUT PRO is built on the concept of providing an industrial tool that doesn’t need to be replaced or thrown away the minute new requirements emerge. Our customers operate in tough environments, with ever changing requirements and new technology always around the corner. The Psion Teklogix WORKABOUT PRO adapts quickly and easily to your evolving business needs.

  • Expansion Modules like scanners, imagers, RFID modules, Wireless LAN (WLAN) Wireless WAN (WWAN) radios, and more can be added yourself, in the field, as your requirements evolve- lowering your total cost of ownership and mitigating obsolescence risk
  • IP65 rating protects the WORKABOUT PRO from dust and water sprayed from all directions
  • Rated to 26 drops from 5 feet to polished concrete, the WORKABOUT PRO is built to take it
  • Full VGA resolution display allows your field workers to see finer details in maps or schematics, and provides easier readability of text in most lighting conditions, including direct sunlight
  • Support for GSM/GPRS/EDGE data and voice communications further enhances the productivity of your workers
  • Hardware Developer's Kit (HDK) empowers you to to custom tailor the device to meet your specific needs
  • Numeric and Full Alpha Numeric keyboard choices to suit your application
  • All this flexibility without limiting your choice of Microsoft Embedded CE 5.0, Windows Mobile 6 Classic, and Windows Mobile 6 Professional operating systems

Psion 2nd Generation WORKABOUT PRO Specifications

Model Variants
WORKABOUT PRO C - Model 7527C-G2
WORKABOUT PRO S - Model 7527S-G2

PXA270 520 MHz, 32 bit RISC CPU
128 MB flash, 128MB RAM

Operating System
Microsoft® Windows® Ce 5.0
Microsoft® Windows® Mobile 6.1 Classic
Microsoft® Windows® Mobile 6.1 Professional

Wireless Communications

Optional Expansion Modules For:
802.11b/g (via compact flash) operating in the 2.4GHz band:
  • Supports IEEE 802.11b data rates of 1, 2, 5.5 and 11Mbps using Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)
  • Supports IEEE 802.11g data rates of 6, 9, 12, 24, 36, 48 and 54 Mbps, using Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) baseband modulation GSM/GPRS EDGE (via expansion interface)
  • Quad-Band - 850/900/1800/1900
  • Voice and Data
  • GPRS Class B, Multi-Slot Class 12
  • EGPRS Class B, Multi-Slot Class 12
Integrated Bluetooth class II, ver 1.2
Working Range: 16.4ft to 32.81 ft (5m to 10m)

Note: 802.11b/g, GSM, and Bluetooth are available simultaneously

Barcode Applications
Optional 1D imager expansion module
Optional 2D imager expansion module
Optional 1D SE955 laser scanner expansion module
Optional 1D SE1223 High Performance laser scanner expansion module
Optional bolt-on pistol grip
Note: all are user upgradeable

RFID Module Options

HF Module
Frequency: 13.56 MHz
Tags supported: ISO 15693, Philips ICode™; TI TagIt™; Tagsys (C210, C220, C240, C270)
Read/write range up to 3.15" (80mm)

Frequency: 13.56 MHz
Tags supported: ISO 14443 A&B, Mifare
Read/write range up to 1.97" (50mm)

LF Module
Frequency: 125 KHz, 134.2 KHz
Tags supported: EM 4x0x, EM 4x50; Hitag 1 & 2; ISO HDXA & FDXB
Read/write range up to 2.756" (70mm)

UHF Module
Frequency: 868 MHz or 915 MHz
Read range up to 4.92ft (150cm) [915 MHz] and up to 2.62 ft (80cm) [868 MHz]
Tag supported: EPC Class I Gen 2, other protocols depending on regions

User Interface

Color touch screen display
3.6" (9.144cm) diagonal
Full VGA 480x640 resolution
Transflective, portrait mode TFT

Adjustable Backlight
Sunlight readable (for outdoor use)
High reliability LEd backlight
Easily replaceable and customizable bezel

Touchscreen (Standard)
Passive stylus or finger operation
Signature capture

Full alpha-numeric (C model)
Numeric (S model)
Ergonomically enhanced for ambidextrous one-hand operation)
Backlit, high durability hard-capped keys

Indicators and Controls
LED indicates battery charge status

Mono speaker
Mono microphone
High volume 92 db beeper

Programming Environment
Psion Teklogix Mobile Devices SDK
Hardware Development kit (HDK)
.NET and C++ programming using Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005
Java programming supporting JDK 1.22 or higher

Standard Protocol APIs
Windows sockets (CE.NET)

Application Software
Internet Explorer 6.0 incl. with Windows CE 5.0
Internet Explorer Mobile incl. with Windows Mobile 6
Windows Mobile Device center
Voice dialer and Personal Information Manager (PIM) incl with Windows Mobile 6 Professional
Unique Psion Teklogix Voice Dialer and Contacts Manager incl Windows CE 5.0
PTX Connect VoIP
Optional OpenTekTerm terminal emulation software, supports IBM 5250, IBm 3270, HP2392, ANSI and TESS
Mobile Control Center (MCC) device management

Expansion Slots
One SD/MMC memory card slot - user accessible
End-cap USB interface supports GPS expansion module
100-pin expansion interface: supports PCMCIA (type II), GSM/GPRS EDGE and other third-party expansion modules developed using Psion Teklogix WORKABOUT PRO Hardware Developer's Kit
Flex cable interface with robust connector: supports scanner (serial) and imager (USB) modules
One type II CF Card Slot

External Connectors
One Tether connection with full RS232 and USB On-the-Go (USB 1.1) functionality
One Low-Insertion Force (LIF) docking connector
DC Power jack

Power Management
Optional 3.7V, 3000mAh high capacity battery pack
Optional 3.7V, 4000 mAh Super High Capacity Battery pack
Advanced smart battery with gas gauge
3 power source options: runs off battery, AC power, or automotive power supplies
Built in charger
Rechargeable, user replaceable backup battery pack


Withstands 26 drops (on 12 edges, 8 corners, 6 faces) at 5 ft (1.5 meters) to polished concrete while powered on and configured with accessories such as CF radio, scanner/imager and pistol grip

IP64, IEC 60529

Operating Temperature
14°F to 122°F (-10°C to +50°C)

5% to 95% RH non condensing

Storage Temperature
-40°F to 140°F (-40°C to +60°C)


8.775" x 2.95" /3.94" x 1.22" / 1.65"
(223mm x 75/100mm x 31/42mm)

7.87" x 2.95" /3.94" x 1.22" / 1.65"
(200mm x 75/100mm x 31/42mm)

Weight (w/o Battery Pack)

1lbs (455g)

.859lbs (390g)

Power Accessories
AC power supply (charge & operate hand-held)
Automotive power supply (charge & operate hand-held)
Single and Quad slot battery pack chargers
Powered cradle for vehicle mount applications

Communication Accessories
Quad dock (4-site) with 10/100 BaseT Ethernet and charge functions
Desktop docking station (charges hand-held & spare battery) provides USB 1.1 host and device ports and supports optional plug-on expansion modules supporting 10/100 Base T Ethernet or RS232 connections
USB On-The-Go cable supports Active Sync without requiring a docking station
Optional End Caps supporting RS232, TTL, and IrDA

Carrying Accessories
Hand-strap, pistol grip w trigger, holster, various protective carrying cases and pouches


CSA/UL60950-1, IEC 60950-1, EN60950-1

FCC Part 15 Class B
EN 55022
EN 55024
EN 301 489

IEC 60825-1, Class 2
FDA 21 CRF 1040.10.
1040.11 Class 11


Bluetooth and 802.11b/g EN300 328, Part 15.247

En301 511; EN50360/361, NAPRD03; 3GPP51.010; FCC Parts 22 & 24; Industry Canada; RSS-132 & 133

In-Vehicle Cradle
e Mark

Product is RoHS compliant

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Psion Teklogix Inc. is a leading provider of rugged mobile computing solutions to a range of industries around the world. For over three decades, companies have turned to Psion Teklogix to empower their mobile workforces by increasing efficiency and productivity. Psion Teklogix offers a wide range of rugged mobile computers fully supported by responsive and reliable customer service and a creative approach to solving your mobility problems.

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