Design from top to bottom to take ease of use to the next level

CASIO employs human-centered design methods during product development. We produce prototypes based on data obtained from user interviews and behavior observation that mimics actual worksites and then perform testing and verification from the perspectives of usability specialists and users alike. The results are fed back to the design teams, and shapes and designs are perfected through repeated refinements.

Human-centered design

A body shape designed to ensure a comfortable grip

We conducted tests on a series of actions involving holding the terminal, viewing the screen and scanning then designed the body shape, grip material, surface treatment, and other details on the basis of the test results. This process resulted in an ergonomically shaped grip that fits comfortably in the hand and permits operation for many hours without fatigue.

Downward scanner angle to facilitate easier scanning

We scanned barcodes placed at various heights, measuring work times and muscle load and also performed eye movement tracking. Analysis of the resulting data led to adoption of a downward scanning angle that places little strain on the eyes, arm, or hand and ensures reliable scanning even of barcodes in high and low locations while viewing the screen at the same time.

Key shape designed for ease of input

We performed actual input operation using design prototypes with different combinations of key shape, size and pitch then compared ease of input. By compiling data on the operating experiences of test subjects and making repeated improvements, we arrived at a key design that enables comfortable, accurate input.

Large 4.3″ touchscreen

it-g500 The IT-G500 has a 4.3-inch transmissive TFT LCD screen that supports WVGA (800 × 480 dots). The LCD offers excellent visibility indoors or outdoors and displays even small text with high resolution.The enlarged screen area makes it possible to display more information to increase effectiveness when the IT-G500 is used to place orders or search product information. The resistive touch panel can be operated even while wearing gloves.
IT-G500-C16E
IT-G500-C26E
IT-G500-G15E
IT-G500-GC16E
IT-G500-GC26E
CPU
ARM Cortex-A9 1.5 GHz
OS
Windows® Embedded Handheld 6.5
Scanner
Semi-conductor laser
C-MOS imager
Semi-conductor laser
C-MOS imager
GPS
Yes
Wireless WAN
HSPA/UMTS (900 / 2100MHz),
EGPRS (EDGE) / GPRS / GSM (850/900 / 1800 / 1900MHz)
Digital camera
No. of effective pixels
Approx. 5 megapixels
Approx. 5 megapixels
Focus adjustment
Auto
Auto
Cards
Contactless
NFC reader / writer
ISO 14443 Type A (MIFARE®) / ISO 14443 Type B / FeliCa® / ISO 15693
NFC reader / writer
ISO 14443 Type A (MIFARE®) / ISO 14443 Type B / FeliCa® / ISO 15693
microSD
microSD memory card slot (supports microSDHC memory cards)
Memory
RAM
512 MB
F-ROM
4 GB (user available: Approx. 3 GB)
Display
Display
Transmissive color TFT 4.3-inch LCD WVGA (800 × 480 dots), LED backlight
Indicators
Charging confirmation LED (2-color) × 1, Operating status confirmation LED (3-color) × 1
Input
Keys
Alphanumeric keys, Power key, Reset button, Fn key, CLR key, Function keys (F1 to F4), Enter key, Cursor key Center trigger key, L trigger key, R trigger key
Touch panel
Resistive (character input pad display possible)
Wireless LAN
Compliant with IEEE802.11a / b / g / n, WPA2 support
Interface
Bluetooth®
Bluetooth® Ver.2.0 + EDR
Sound
Speaker, Microphone, Receiver, Earphone microphone jack
Power supply
Main battery
Lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack
Standard battery pack : HA-D20BAT-A 6.84Wh (3.7V / 1,850mAh)
Large-capacity battery pack : HA-D21LBAT-A 13.69Wh (3.7V / 3,700mAh)
Memory backup
Lithium battery (rechargeable) on board
Environment
Operating temperature
-20 ºC to 50 ºC
Drop durability
1.5 m*1
Dust / water-resistance
IP67*2
Dimensions and weight
External dimensions
Approx. 74 mm × 175 mm × 22 mm (excluding protruding parts)
Weight (including standard battery pack)
Approx. 250 g
Approx. 245 g
Approx. 270 g
Accessories
Hand belt, Neck strap, Stylus, Stylus string, Large-capacity battery pack cover

*1 The drop durability height is a measured value resulting from actual testing. It does not necessarily guarantee the product from damage.

*2 No ingress of dust. No ingress of water even if temporarily immersed in water under defined conditions of pressure when all covers for connectors, etc. are closed. Dust and water resistance are measured using CASIO’s testing method. Performance deteriorates due to aging and drop impact and is not guaranteed.

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