The Talkman terminal has onboard intelligence and can continue to operate out of RF coverage, but the functions available will depend on the application. During order picking the entire order is downloaded into the terminal so that a picker would not normally notice a break in RF coverage. However, in some exceptional circumstances the Talkman will need to communicate with the server, in which case the application waits until the unit is within RF range again.

Other case is full real time work and in that case operater will be inform that must move in better radio coverage area.