General Mobility Support FAQs
What types of mobile computers are available at insignia?
The main types of mobile computers we have are handheld, wearables and vehicle-mounted computers. As there are so many variables when choosing a mobile computer, we suggest you speak directly with one of our experts to discuss your needs.
Does my mobile computer come pre-loaded with software?
A mobile computer comes loaded with an Operating System (Android / Windows) the same as any other computer or phone. There will be some basic programs or Apps loaded, and the manufacturer may include some extras such as terminal emulation, however to perform stocktaking and inventory management tasks additional software would need to be engaged.
How does my mobile computer connect to my business software?
Typically there are two types of communication options for mobile computers, these include via a wireless network or a 3G/4G/5G card. Typically the wireless network is used for inside four walls (usually within a warehouse). 3G/4G/5G communication allows the device to be used as a phone using a SIM card operating through a telecommunications provider.
What does 802.11a/b/g/n mean?
802.11 is the wiresless networking standard with the letter following this standard indicating its maximum speed and transmission capabilities.
Name Speed Indoor Range Frequency Released 802.11ac 1 Gbps 115 feet 5 GHz
802.11n 300 Mbps 230 feet 2.5 GHz, 5 GHz 2009 802. 11g 54 Mbps 125 feet 2.4 GHz 2003 802.11b 11 Mpbs 115 feet 2.4 GHz 1999
Do mobile computers have built-in scanners?
Yes, most mobile computers have the functionality of a PC and scanner in one single device, and can decode 1D or 2D barcodes. Functionality may differ between models.