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CipherLab’s New 9400 Industrial Mobile Computer for Microsoft Windows CE Delivers Wireless Anywhere Mobility

BY CSA STAFF

Ruggedized 9400 Series offers multi-modal wireless compatibility and industry-leading battery life for retail, logistics, transportation and field sales/services markets

Plano, Texas—CipherLab, an innovator in Automated Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) for the retail, warehouse and distribution markets, has launched the 9400 Series Industrial Mobile Computer, the second CipherLab product to support Microsoft Windows CE 5.0. Designed to provide “wireless anywhere” mobility through compliance with all popular wireless communications platforms (including Bluetooth, WiFi and Quad-band EDGE RF), the 9400 simplifies the tasks of those working in the retail, logistics, warehouse, transportation and field sales/services industries.

A powerful yet user-friendly mobile computer, the 9400 delivers industry-leading features such as a built-in digital camera, multi-form data input (touchscreen or keyboard), multi-scanning options and the ability to read and write RFID tags. It offers up to eight hours of battery life in WLAN mode and surpasses drop-impact standards—important considerations for the more demanding conditions of the warehouse or field-use environments. Because the 9400 incorporates familiar Windows graphics and gives users the option of creating custom applications or accessing current Web-based applications, it drastically reduces training time requirements.

Additional product information:

  • ergonomic small form factor

  • VoIP compatibility

  • 3.5-in. touchscreen with high-resolution VGA display

  • digital camera with resolution up to 2M pixels

  • two keypad options

    The 9400 will be in production before the end of 2007, and first shipments are expected in Q1 2008.

    More can be found at http://www.cipherlab.com.

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    Vegas Fresh & Easy stores to open Nov. 14

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    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. Tesco today announced that it will open five Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market stores in the Las Vegas area on Nov. 14.

    These five stores will be the first Fresh & Easy locations to open in Nevada. The company has announced six California store openings on Nov. 8 in Los Angeles, Anaheim, Arcadia, Hemet, West Covina and Upland. The company said more stores will also open in San Diego and Phoenix by the end of the year.

    “We are very excited to open our doors and bring fresh, wholesome food at affordable prices to our neighbors in Las Vegas,” said Tim Mason, Fresh & Easy’s ceo. “We are also excited to show the community our strong commitment to being a good neighbor and a great place to work.”

    According to Tesco, each Fresh & Easy store will be roughly 10,000 square feet, smaller than the typical supermarket to give customers a faster, easier shopping experience. In addition to offering a range of Fresh & Easy private label and national brand name products at low prices, Fresh & Easy will also offer customers a selection of fresh, prepared meals.

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    DSW lowers 2007 outlook

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    COLUMBUS, Ohio DSW today announced that it has lowered its guidance for 2007. The company now expects annual comparable-store sales to be in the range of flat to down 2%, below its original guidance for comparable-store sales to be flat to up 3%.

    The change in the outlook, according to DSW, is because the company estimates a mid-single-digit decline in comparable-store sales for the third quarter ending Nov. 3, based on net sales results for the 11 weeks ended Oct. 20.

    DSW said that based on current business trends, estimated annual 2007 earnings are now expected to be at least 10% below last year’s reported diluted earnings per share of $1.48, below the company’s previously announced estimate for diluted earnings per share of $1.63 to $1.68.

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