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Product Update: Honeywell Broadens Mobile Computing Portfolio with Microsoft Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 Operating System

Enhancements Bring Application Flexibility to Honeywell’s Partner Network

Fort Mill, S.C. – May, 4, 2011Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced it will now offer the Microsoft® Windows®  Embedded Handheld 6.5 operating system for the Dolphin® 6100 (buy here from Legacy Technology Services) and Dolphin 6500 mobile computers, providing resellers, customers and other partners with one common platform for mobile device application development. Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 was designed specifically to power mobile devices that run critical enterprise business applications, such as those in retail, supply chain and other light-industrial environments.

For Honeywell’s Dolphin 6100 and Dolphin 6500, Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 will bring efficient and secure data input capabilities as well as improved connectivity options, boosting productivity by enabling users to capture, access, and act on business-critical information in real-time. With the addition of Handheld 6.5, Honeywell offers its customers more options, as it will also continue to support Windows CE 5.0, an architectural platform that includes robust developer tools and a real-time operating system.

Honeywell has maintained its leadership position within the mobile computing space by listening to our customers and partners and continually working with industry leaders like Microsoft Windows Embedded to deliver the most advanced technologies available,” said Greg Payne, director of mobility systems, Honeywell Scanning & Mobility. “Our customers asked for portability in our next operating system platform and we knew Windows Embedded would deliver. Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 matches the reliability you expect from Microsoft with an architectural design that is flexible enough to be used across market segments and regions.”

Dolphin is a registered trademark of Honeywell International Inc. in the United States and other countries. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.