Datalogic: Brand New Android Data Capturing Solution

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The Datalogic DL-Axist™ is a rugged PDA running Android KitKat coupled with a full touch 5 inch screen. Along with all standard features of an Android based device (GSM, GPS, Camera, etc.), the DL-Axist integrates Datalogic’s core expertise in regards to barcode data collection and advanced imaging technology.
Combining industrial robustness, easy to use interface and Bluetooth, 3G/4G connectivity, the DL-Axist repre-sents one of the most advanced Android-based, ruggedized mobile computers featuring automated data collection. While developing this innovative barcode enabled handheld device, Datalogic was seeking a partner with an in-depth expertise in Android and Linux low level development, coupled with a proven experience on Texas Instruments OMAP™ based architectures.

Challenges and requirements

A multi-layers software development and support service with a global software understanding:

  • Embedded software to specific Android based Datalogic apps
  • Seamless Android Kitkat porting and hardware integration with Linux
  • Product reliability enhancement and power management improvement
  • Flexible and nimble engineering team to accurately match technical requirements

The Witekio solution

  • Android KitKat porting on the DL-Axis to get a reliable and customized BSP
  • Hardware integration with Linux
  • PMIC support as well as gas gauge controller
  • Android hardware abstraction layer
  • Android SDK add-on improvement
  • Power management optimization

“At Datalogic, we continuously strive to deliver cutting-edge automatic data capturing solutions, affirming our reputation for delivering the best quality devices to our customers. In achieving these goals, Witekio provided Datalogic with a talented and seamless system architecture for our Android and Windows Embedded software development services.”

Daniele Fiorini - R&D Mobile Computing VP
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Datalogic Group is a global leader in Automatic Data Capture and Industrial Automation markets. As a world-class producer of bar code readers, mobile computers, sensors for detection, measurement and safety, vision systems and laser marking systems, Datalogic offers innovative solutions for a full range of applications in the retail, transportation & logistics, manufacturing and healthcare industries.

With products used in over a third of world’s supermarkets and points of sale, airports, shipping and postal services, Datalogic is in a unique position to deliver solutions that can make life easier and more efficient for people. Datalogic S.p.A., listed on the STAR segment of the Italian Stock Exchange since 2001 as DAL.MI, is headquartered in Lippo di Calderara di Reno (Bologna). Datalogic Group as of today employs about 2,500 members of staff worldwide distributed in 30 countries. In 2015 Datalogic Group achieved revenues of 535,1 million Euro and invested over 48 million Euro in Research and Development with a portfolio of about 1,200 patents and pending patent applications in multiple jurisdictions.