According to the company, the original design manufacturer (ODM) is using the Soleus software platform to create two different wireless devices – a handheld barcode-reading payment device, and a mobile phone capable of delivering location-based services (LBS). The device maker will also employ Intrinsyc solutions engineering services to aid in the development of these products.
The first device is an industrial-strength handheld for a payment system provider. The device features a 3.5-inch screen, handwriting capture, and 1D/2D barcode recognition. Intrinsyc will work with its customer to integrate Soleus version 1.5 and a Windows Embedded CE 6.0 board support package into the platform, and develop custom APIs extending the functionality of the telephony stack.
Intrinsyc claims that using the Soleus toolset, the device maker will develop the Phone Driver Module (PDM) and the WiFi plug-in for the Soleus Network Connections Manager (NCM), which also supports Bluetooth and cellular communications.
The second device is a mobile phone slated for deployment by a provider of location-based services to a major wireless carrier in the US market. Based on Windows Embedded CE 5.0, the handset features a 3.5-inch WQVGA screen with dynamic orientation, WiFi communications, built-in GPS module, camera, and HTML browser. Intrinsyc’s solutions engineering group will integrate Soleus version 1.5 and develop the PDM for this device.