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Honeywell has announced a new integration with Microsoft to help highly mobile workers by providing a set of digital tools enabling enhanced communication and collaboration, all on one platform

AdobeStock 344900988 Editorial Use OnlyThrough Teams, workers can turn Honeywell devices into a walkie talkie with a dedicated button. (Image source: Adobe Stock)

Users of select Honeywell mobile computers in the warehousing, logistics, healthcare and retail fields can download Microsoft Teams for frontline workers application. Through Teams, workers can turn Honeywell devices into a walkie talkie with a dedicated button. This push-to-talk solution enables clear, instant and secure voice communication over the cloud, allowing employees to better serve customers or patients on demand.

“A customer- or patient-centric approach can be improved through technology-led productivity and mobility solutions,” said Karen Bomber, senior director of marketing at Honeywell Productivity Solutions and Services. “As mobile workers are being challenged to know more at a moment’s notice than ever before, the combination of Honeywell’s rugged, versatile mobile computers with Microsoft Teams gives workers access to the answers they need by connecting with each other to coordinate the right outcomes.”

Despite their essential role in every industry, mobile workers have been traditionally underserved by technology. According to Microsoft’s Work Trend Index, 46% of frontline workers reported they value tech tools over mental health and wellness benefits at their job to help reduce work-related stress, just behind better pay and vacation time. Empowering them with the right technology makes their job easier and allows efficient collaboration between co-workers.

“We’re thrilled to add Honeywell to our purpose-built devices integrated with Microsoft Teams,” said Kristina Behr, vice-president of product, frontline and workflows at Microsoft. “Frontline workers are the backbone of many organisations, and this solution empowers the frontline workforce to deliver agility in responsiveness and optimise productivity, all on a single, secure enterprise platform.” 

The addition of Microsoft Teams for frontline workers to Honeywell’s software ecosystem allows employees to communicate and collaborate with each other effectively using one powerful mobile computer without the need to carry separate bulky radios.