Motorola VC6096
Motorola VC6096
WWAN In-Vehicle/Fixed Mount Mobile Computer
Get the most out of your
drivers and your vehicles with
Motorola’s VC6096
The VC6096 In-Vehicle/Fixed-Mount Mobile Computer
is an all-in-one in-cab solution designed to help
transportation and logistics providers achieve costeffective compliance, maximize driver productivity,
improve safety and vehicle utilization, reduce costs and
improve customer service. Designed to handle Less Than
Truckload (LTL), Truck Load (TL) and Over the Road (OTR)
operations, the device is built to handle the rigors of the
road while delivering the comprehensive wireless voice
and data capabilities you need to maximize operational
efficiency — including simultaneous wireless WAN
(WWAN), wireless LAN (WLAN), Bluetooth, GPS and
telematics support.
Built for the road
The VC6096 is built from the inside out to handle life
on the road. With IP64 sealing, the device is impervious
to dust and can handle exposure to liquid from any
direction — from rain to a spilled beverage. Military and
industrial grade specifications for vibration, shock, solar
radiation and more ensure reliable operation despite
constant exposure to outdoor environmental conditions
as well as vehicle movement. The result is the superior
uptime you need to keep your drivers — and your
business — moving.
An open extensible solution
Instead of a proprietary point-solution, the industry
standards-based VC6096 gives you the power of
choice — you can choose the hardware, peripherals
and applications that best suit your unique enterprise
requirements. A true platform for comprehensive fleet
management, the VC6096 enables the collection of a
wealth of real-time data — from mileage, location,
driver performance, and vehicle metrics to hours of
service and arrival and departure times — as well as
the ability to deploy applications that will maximize
that data. Regardless of whether you or a third party
independent software vendor develops your application
or whether you choose existing software applications,
you’re in charge of your own data — you control where
and how your information is stored and can drive new
functionality as required — all without the traditional
monthly fees per vehicle. In addition, integrated
Bluetooth allows enterprises to add peripherals as
needed. For example, a handheld mobile computer can
provide drivers involved in direct store delivery (DSD),
route accounting and more with bar code scanning
to automate and error-proof on the spot order reconciliation,
electronic signature capture for proof of delivery and
credit and debit card processing for instant payment.
Common Motorola
architecture with
XScale® PXA270 @
624 MHz and Microsoft
Windows Mobile 6.5
Easily leverage applications
developed for other
Motorola rugged mobile
computers; support for a
wide range of applications,
real-time processing and
data storage needs
Integrated 3.5G GSM
Provides simultaneous
voice and data as well as
the bandwidth to support
the most data intensive
Motorola VC6096
SAE J1708 and
SAE J1939
Enables connectivity to
heavy-duty vehicle
telematics bus for real-time
telematics information
802.11a/b/g WLAN
Seamless integration with
your existing WLAN
for powerful real-time
data visibility
Rugged construction:
IP64-sealed, aluminum
rear housing and
military ratings
Designed to withstand
the most extreme
environments, protects
your investment;
dramatically reduces
downtime and repair costs
SiRFstarIII GSC3ef/
LP GPS chipset
Autonomous GPS support
for robust location-based
applications; SUPL 1.0
compliant; high performance,
power-efficient processor
capable of acquiring and
maintaining a signal lock
in areas where signals are
typically weak, expanding
the coverage area for GPS
applications; faster time
to first fix (TTFF); flexibility
to operate in either
standalone or assisted
GPS (aGPS) mode (carrier
dependent) for faster and
more accurate positioning
— especially in challenging
6.5 inch color high
definition VGA
resistive touchscreen
display (640 x 480)
Easy to view in any lighting;
supports display of high
resolution images including
video and maps
Robust wireless connectivity
inside and outside the four walls
Keep your drivers connected to business systems,
dispatch and more as they roll down the road
throughout the day with comprehensive wireless
communications. Compatibility with the 3.5G GSM
HSDPA WWAN networks provides simultaneous voice
and data services — and the bandwidth required for the
most processing intensive applications. And the Wi-Fi
802.11a/b/g radios enable the easy connection to any
available WLAN, providing cost-effective wireless voice
and data communications when drivers are inside the
enterprise campus or hotspots.
Achieve cost-effective compliance,
increase driver productivity and
improve customer service with
best-in-class GPS functionality
Do you know where your trucks are? With integrated
GPS, you will. Chosen for its superior sensitivity and
tracking capabilities, the high performance SiRFstarIII
GSC3f/LP chipset provides the real-time asset visibility
needed to support a multitude of real-time location
based applications, from directions for drivers to realtime fleet location for dispatchers. The chipset delivers
expanded coverage for GPS applications by enabling
the rapid and highly accurate capture of signals in some
of the most challenging environments, including urban
canyons and areas where foliage is very dense. Data is
quickly, easily and accurately captured as drivers travel
the roads, enabling enterprises to automate completion
of driver logs, time cards, highway fuel tax reports and
more. The reduction in paperwork enables drivers to
cover more miles, make more stops and reduce your
internal administrative burden — paperwork completed
by hand no longer requires entry into your computer
systems. And the real-time visibility into the location of
your vehicles enables route optimization and dynamic
routing, reducing the number of miles traveled while
ensuring that customers receive deliveries on time,
every time. And whether drivers need turn-by-turn
directions to the next stop or an alternate route to avoid
a traffic jam due to an accident or roadwork, the high
resolution color VGA resistive touchscreen enables the
display of highly accurate interactive detailed route
maps to keep drivers moving and on schedule.
Improve safety and the lifecycle
of your vehicle fleet with
telematics support
The VC6096 offers integrated telematics support,
allowing enterprises to automatically monitor and
collect information related to the operation of vehicle
engines. This data provides dispatchers with visibility
into the driving habits of individual drivers as well as
vehicle health. Visibility into engine error codes enables
proactive maintenance to protect driver productivity
and vehicle utilization. Operators with heavy braking
habits can be counseled on the safety issues associated
with tailgating in the many-ton vehicles as well as the
unnecessary wear and tear on brakes. Visibility into
excessive revolutions per minute (RPMs) helps dispatch
spot inefficient vehicle use — a practice that not only
increases fuel consumption but also engine wear and
tear. The result is the power to not only protect, but
also improve the lifecycle of one of your most expensive
assets — your vehicles.
Reduce fuel costs
Simultaneous support for GPS and telematics
applications provides the information you need to
minimize mileage as well as ensure that the driving
habits of your workers minimize fuel usage. As a result,
the VC6096 becomes an important cost-containment
tool — especially crucial with diesel fuel costs at an
historical high.
Enable cost-effective
collection of data for
temperature sensitive loads
Support for analog input allows you to track and
record the temperature of a refrigerated load as well
as the fuel levels in the refrigeration unit. As a result,
without requiring any effort on the part of your drivers,
you can provide proof that loads remained within
acceptable temperature levels throughout transport.
Drivers can receive real-time alerts if refrigerator
fuel levels or refrigerator temperatures are reaching
pre-set thresholds to enable proactive steps to prevent
spoilage. Required data in the food transport industry is
collected easily and cost-effectively; the safety of the
food supply chain is improved; and the potential liability
associated with spoilage is significantly reduced.
Rich voice communications
Since the VC6096 enables drivers to place and receive
phone calls, your drivers are always connected to
dispatchers and are never more than seconds away. The
integrated internal speaker and microphone combines
with Bluetooth to allow drivers to choose their preferred
hands-free voice mode: a wireless Bluetooth headset or
Easy to use
When you put the VC6096 inside the cabs of your
trucks, you give your drivers easy-to-use technology that
virtually eliminates the need for training. The large 6.5
inch VGA display is easy to see in practically any lighting
condition — from total darkness to bright sunlight,
even when viewed through polarized sunglasses. The
touchscreen display enables easy data input — even
with gloved hands. Microsoft® Windows® Mobile
provides a familiar interface as well as compatibility
with many of today’s mobile applications. And
programmable soft keys can provide single-key
simplicity for frequently repeated tasks.
Reduce the cost and
complexity of mobility
Integrated voice and data simplifies life for your
drivers...and your IT staff. Your drivers enjoy an all-inone office in a single device — no need to purchase a
cell phone for voice, a mobile computer to automate
data collection, GPS for location-based services and
a telematics solution to capture vehicle performance
metrics. Fewer devices to purchase, support and
manage frees IT staff to focus on more critical business
initiatives, while reducing your capital and operational
expenditures. Part of Motorola’s leading rugged mobile
computer line, the VC6096 offers the shared hardware
and software architecture required to integrate
seamlessly into your existing Motorola infrastructure.
Applications developed for other Motorola rugged
mobile computers can be easily ported to the VC6096,
dramatically reducing software development and
training requirements, and increasing the return on
investment for existing applications.
MSP compatible
Easy and cost-effective
centralized remote
Enterprise class manageability
User accessible
SD card slot
Provides additional memory
and expandable
With the addition of Motorola’s Mobility Services
Platform (MSP), your drivers remain out on the road,
while you remain in control of your mobile devices.
MSP allows you to quickly and easily deploy, provision,
track and troubleshoot all your VC6096 and Motorola
handheld mobile computers right over the air, anywhere
in the world, all from a central location — bringing an
unprecedented level of simplicity and low cost to the
management of mobile devices.
End-to-end services keep your
VC6096 mobile computers up and
running at peak performance
Take advantage of ‘from the manufacturer’ expertise
with Motorola’s Enterprise Mobility Services. To help
protect your investment, Motorola recommends Service
from the Start with Comprehensive Coverage. This unique
service covers normal wear and tear, as well as internal
and external components damaged through accidental
breakage — significantly reducing your unforeseen
repair expenses. And options such as Express Shipping
and Fastrack help to further minimize downtime in the
unlikely event your device requires repair.
128MB RAM/
256MB Flash
Provides memory space
required to enable robust
performance for database
High quality speaker,
microphone and receiver
Superior voice quality
and performance
Five user-programmable
soft keys
Enables easy automation
of workflows for improved
driver productivity
WPAN: Bluetooth®
v2.0, Class II
Wireless connectivity to
modems, printers, headsets
and more; v2.0 provides
additional throughput (up to
3 Mb/s), improved security
and additional profiles for
expanded connectivity to
more device types
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Motorola VC6096
Specifications Chart
Physical and Environmental Characteristics
Mechanical Shock
9.53 in. H x 9.25 in. W x 1.95 in. D
24.2 cm H x 23.5 cm W x 4.95 cm D
MIL-STD 810E 516.4, Procedure 1 –
Functional Shock
Crash Hazard
MIL-STD-810E, 516.5 Proc VI
4.85 lbs./2.2 kg
Thermal Shock
-40° F to +176° F/-40° C to +80° C
External Keyboard
Full backlit QWERTY, 65-key with tactile feedback and audible key beep
Salt Fog
MIL-STD 810F (survives eight hours of
5 percent salt solution fog at 35° C)
Powered by vehicle: voltage input —
10V to 33Vdc, negative ground,
non-terminated power cable at vehicle
end; maintained real time clock when
external power is disconnected
Solar Radiation
MIL-STD 810E, Method 505.3, Procedure I
Operating range: 1,200 ft./365 m below sea
level to 15,000 ft./4,572 m above sea level
Soft Keys
Five: user programmable
IEEE 802.11a/b/g* Wi-Fi radios
6.5 in. color VGA (640x480) resistive
WLAN Security
Interface Ports
(2) USB 1.1 host Type A connectors
(1) USB 1.1 device Type mini-B connector
(1) 10/100 Base-T Ethernet port
(1) 50 pin auxiliary port to support:
(1) SAE J1708 or SAE J1939 connection for reading from and
writing to the engine bus
(2) full RS-232 connections
(8) digital inputs (switch to ground or
switch to vehicle battery voltage)
(8) digital outputs (relay driver,
200mA drive capability)
(2) analogue inputs, up to 34V maximum
WPA2, WEP (40 or 128 bit), TKIP, TLS, TTLS
Expansion Slot
SD slot (maximum 2 GB)
Headset mode (via Bluetooth wireless
headset); speakerphone mode (via internal speaker and microphone); volume control
Combination WLAN/WWAN external
antenna; internal Bluetooth antenna;
external GPS antenna
Wireless LAN Data Communications
Wireless WAN Data Communications
WWAN Radio
Wireless PAN Data Communications
WPAN (Bluetooth)
Class II, v2.0 EDR, 3 Mb/s, internal antenna
GPS Data Communications
SiRFstarIII GSC3ef/LP GPS chipset;
integrated Autonomous GPS (A-GPS);
SUPL 1.0 compliant
Vehicle power cable, fixed mount power supply, CLA power supply,
GPS antenna; WWAN/WLAN antenna; WAN antenna cable; WLAN
antenna cable; 6 and 9 pin combination cable, 6 and 9 pin Deutsch
telematics cable, accessory cable (for 50-pin connector)
RoHS/WEEE compliant
Performance Characteristics
Electrical Safety
UL/cUL 60950-1, IEC EN 60950-1
XScale™ PXA270 624 MHz processor
Product Flammability
Operating System
Microsoft® Windows Mobile® 6.5
Professional Edition
WLAN and Bluetooth
USA: FCC Part 15.247, 15.407; Canada: RSS-210; EU: EN 300 328, EN 301 893
Memory (RAM/ROM)
128MB SDRAM/256MB Flash
Quad Band GSM/EDGE
USA: FCC Part 22, Part 24;
Canada: RSS-GSM/EDGE: 132, RSS-133;
EU: EN301 511, EN301 908
RF Exposure
USA: FCC Part 2, FCC OET Bulletin 65 Supplement C;
Canada: RSS-102; EU: EN 50360
North America: FCC Part 15, Class B;
Canada: ICES 003 Class B; EU: EN55022,
EN 301 489-1,EN 301 489-7, EN 301 489-17,
EN 301 489-19, EN 301 489-24
User Environment
Operating Temp.
-4° to 140° F/-20° to 60° C
Storage Temp.
-40° to 140° F/-40° to 60° C
Relative Humidity
Up to 95% non-condensing at 50° C
IP64 (dust tight and able to withstand
splashing from any direction)
±15kV air discharge, ±8kV direct discharge
MIL-STD 810E, Method 514.4,
Ground Mobile (VIII)
For countries outside USA, Canada and European Union,
consult your local Motorola representative.
*802.11a is not available in this product in Thailand.
NOTE: The VC6096 is part of the VC6000 Series. The VC6000, another model in this
series, does not include wireless WAN, wireless LAN, GPS or telematics capabilities.
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