Honeywell CT45 Buying Guide
The Honeywell CT45 is a rugged mobile computer for businesses wanting a rugged and feature rich mobile computer at a discount compared to more popular brands.
The Honeywell CT45 scanner is a popular choice for Inventory Pro customers who prefer a rugged scanner with a modern phone style form factor and capabilities for long range scanning. Barcode scanners without a physical keypad tend to be a preferred choice when the users prefer a large display.
The phone style form factor is especially preferred with younger generation workers who are accustomed to using a virtual keyboard.
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Honeywell CT45 at a Glance
Key Specs of the CT45
|Upgradeable to Android 14
|6 ft to concrete
|Max Scan Range:
|30 ft (w/ Flex Range scan engine)
Inventory Pro Score
|Direct Replacement For:
|Innovative Flex Range (hybrid scan engine)
Upgradable to Android 14
|Older chipset and 4GB memory means Android O/S upgrade limited to Android 14 vs more recent models which have 6GB and upgrade path to Android 17
Battery can be difficult to remove vs alternative models
No option for Private LTE / CBRS
Warehousing (light duty)
Manufacturing (light duty)
The Honeywell brand has an excellent reputation for great products and support. The CT45 has been a great alternative for users of the Honeywell CK65 and Intermec CK3 who prefer a more modern style of mobile computer. Honeywell’s robust service plans and proven track record of supporting their legacy devices well beyond what other brands offer means the CT45 is a great choice for businesses who plan to invest in a platform and use that device for many years.
Buyers who are cross shipping between different brands will find areas where the CT45 excels and comes up short. The most common devices the CT45 is compared to is the Zebra TC21 and TC53. The next section will highlight key considerations when comparing these models.
Honeywell CT45 vs TC22 (Wi-Fi Only) or TC27 (Cellular)
Zebra treats is lower end TC series, the TC22 and TC27, as more of a disposable platform instead of a device with a long road ahead of it. The preceding models, the TC21 and TC20 had short product lives compared to other models and none of their accessories are compatible which is a problem especially if you are wanting to add devices in the upcoming years.
Honeywell CT45 vs Zebra TC53 (Wi-Fi Only) or TC58 (Cellular)
The Zebra TC53 is less rugged than the Honeywell CT45 so some users in some applications may find the CT45 to be more suitable in environments like manufacturing. For example, the CT45’s drop rating is 6 feet vs the TC53’s rating of just 5 feet.
Why buy the Honeywell CT45 from Inventory Pro
The Honeywell CT45 is a great product because it offers many options so customers can get the perfect combination of features to fit the needs of the business. Inventory Pro will guide you through the product selection process, provide demo gear for testing, and provide demo software (if needed). You can be sure you are getting the CT45 at the best value and price overall, as well as the product support to make the scanner work perfectly for you.
Several choices about the model’s configuration and accessories will need to be made before making a purchase. Inventory Pro will guide you through the configuration process to help you get the best version for your business. Demo units will be provided for validation of the configuration prior to purchase.
Honeywell has two scan engine options available on the CT45.
|Standard Range (N6703SR)
|Flex Range (N6803FR)
|Flex Range XLR (S0803 XLR)
|Coming Soon (February 2024)
The CT45 is a smart phone style form factor. Pistol grip is the preferred choice when you need to do high volume scanning. Users may add a removable pistol grip to improve scan speed and ergonomics.
Mobile device management (MDM) software tools allow the enterprise to maximize uptime with even a small staff. Contact MSS Software about selecting the best MDM for your business.
The Honeywell CT45 comes standard with a one-year depot warranty. The standard warranty covers just factory defects and the repair time at the depot is 10-15 business days. Customers should consider an extended warranty which includes protection against accidental damage such as a broken screen resulting from a drop. Coverage periods range from 3 to 5 years.
Eligible Inventory Pro customers will be able to get the best leasing rates available in the barcode industry. Terms can be for 12 months or greater.
There are many possible configurations of the CT45 so it is imperative that you work with us to select the best combination of features then test a demo unit to validate your selection. Demo units are available upon request so you can be confident in your selection as well as any accessories you are considering. Call or email us directly to get the best price.
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