Meridian (Extensible EDA) is a full-featured smartphone intended for enterprise applications, i.e. for any organization’s specified use. Possible applications include news reporting, warehouse management, courier tracking and technician assistance. The Meridian is small enough to be considered as a mobile phone, yet it boasts many properties of larger handheld devices, to satisfy a variety of business application requirements.

The Meridian now has a 2D Barcode Scanner which can be attached to the unit.

The Meridian provides flexibility and features not available in regular smartphones:

  • Internal expansion slot enabling the addition of application-specific hardware, such as a barcode or RFID readers, radio modems, varied measurement instruments, etc.
  • A choice of operating systems: Windows Mobile, Windows CE, Linux or Google’s Android
  • Customizable technical spec and form factor
  • Shock-resistant protection
  • Guarantee of long-term availability (5 years)

The Meridian’s functional content is identical to that of the latest generation of smartphones, including the wireless, satellite and cellular connectivity found in today’s devices. On the other hand, since it is designed to serve custom implementations, the Meridian offers the level of flexibility expected in the industrial (rather than the consumer) market.

Features:

  • Smartphone / PDA / Mobile Office / Navigator
  • Designed specifically for enterprise applications
  • Large 3.5″ 640 x 480 VGA display
  • Productivity ergonomics:
    • Touchscreen
    • Touchpad mouse
    • Full QWERTY keyboard
  • Marvell PXA270 CPU @ 520 MHz
  • 128 MB SDRAM
  • Up to 24 GB Flash Disk
  • GSM cellular phone with speaker and microphone
  • GPRS modem
  • 802.11b/g WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS receiver, Sirf-III chipset
  • Custom expansion slot
  • Camera & flash
  • microSD socket
  • USB OTG and host ports, serial port
  • High capacity battery with charger
  • Size – 126 x 96 x 16 mm
  • Ethernet port & SDIO socket (on extension card)

Feature 

Specifications 

CPU Marvell XScale PXA270, 312 / 520 MHz, WMMX
32 KB I-cache and 32 KB D-cache
RAM 128 MB, SDRAM, 100 MHz, 32-bit
NAND Flash Disk Can be assembled starting with single 512 Mbytes NAND, and up to two 8 GB NAND chips plus 8 GB SD card, for total 24 GB of flash storage.
Extension bus Local bus – 16bit data, 20 bit address, variable rate up to 100 MHz. Also – UART, SDIO, USB, I2C, JTAG and two GPIO lines. Assembled in combination with extended back-panel for customized cards.
GPRS / GSM
and cellular phone
Telit GE864 module. GSM 850, 900, DCS 1800 or PCS 1900 network communication services. GPRS Class 10, Voice, Circuit Switched Data transfer, Fax, Phone-book and SMS. On-board SIM card socket.
WiFi Interface 802.11 b/g capabilities, Wi2Wi W2SW0001 controller module based on the Marvell’s 88W8686 chipset. Up to 54 Mbps, 2.4 GHz band.
Bluetooth Bluetooth V2.0+EDR system. CSR BlueCore4-ROM chipset, 2.4GHz band, up to 3Mbps. Integrated with WiFi in common module.
GPS NAVMAN Jupiter32 receiver module, Sirf-III chipset. Supports the NMEA data messages protocol. Connector for optional external antenna
Camera module 2Mpixel arranged as 1600×1200, YUV, preview, stills and video capture. Flash LED.
USB One USB OTG and one Host port, 12 Mbps, 24-endpoints, OHCI v1.1
Serial Port (UART) 16550 compatible, max 921 kbps, RS-232, including CTS/RTS
Audio codec Wolfson WM9715L, AC97 interface. On-board microphone and speaker.
Touchscreen ctrl. A part of the Wolfson WM9715L chip. Supports resistive touch panel
MicroSD socket Supports Multimedia Card, Secure Digital and Secure Digital I/O communications protocols. Data-transfer rates up to 19.5 Mbps for MMC and 1-bit SD/SDIO, and up to 78 Mbps for 4-bit SD/SDIO transfers. Support SDHC – high capacity flash cards.
RTC Real Time Clock
LCD Panel TPO/Philips TD035STEE1 – 3.5″ TFT, 640 x 480 VGA, 16-bit parallel RGB interface, transflective, LED backlight
Touchscreen Resistive touchscreen, integral part of TD035STEE1 LCD.
Battery & charger Lithium polymer, 3.7V x 3000 mAh. Sufficient for 8-10 hours of continuous operation under normal conditions or 300 hours standby
Charger powered from a 5V source via the USB connector.
Keyboard 50 full QWERTY keyboard, customizable text. 10 auxiliary buttons.
Touchpad Capacitive touchpad, full mouse emulation, including tapping and right/left buttons
Ethernet port 100 Mb Ethernet port, RJ-45 connector on extension card
SDIO socket SDIO socket on extension card, replacing internal microSD socket

 

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 Environmental Specifications:

Active consumption All contents, excluding GPRS: 0.2 – 2 W.  GPRS: 1-2 W
Sleep consumption 10 – 20 mW, depending on configuration and mode
Dimensions 126 x 96 x 16mm
Weight 250 gram
MTBF > 100,000 hours
Operation temperature
Commercial:    0o to 70o C
Extended: -20o to 70o C
Industrial: -40o to 85o C
Storage temperature -40o to 85o C
Relative humidity 10% to 90% (operation)
05% to 95% (storage)
Shock resistance
(with silicone jacket)
Passed drop on concrete from a height of 6 feet test
User Manual Download the User manual
Barcode Module Info Sheet Download the Exeda barcode module info sheet
Certification Download the Exeda certification
Truck & Bus May 2009 Article Download the Truck & Bus Article
Fleetwatch April 2009 Article Download the Fleetwatch article

 


 

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