People who work in harsh and rugged environments can't use normal computers, at least not if they want the machines to last long. Many of these workers need machines that are very rugged and a company called Handheld has a new rugged device that it has unveiled. The new device is called the Nautiz X4.
The ruggedized handheld computer is optimized for collecting data in the field. It is designed to an IP65 Ingress Protection rating making it impervious to dust and highly water resistant. The device uses a screen that is readable in sunlight.
The handheld computer also has a resistive touchscreen and can be fitted with a 1D laser scanner or 2D imager. The Nautiz X4 is also designed to survive drops and bumps along with extreme temperatures. A 5MP camera is fitted to the device and it uses a 1GHz processor.
It has an integrated GPS receiver and is fitted with 3G mobile broadband access and WiFi. The 1GHz processor is mated with 512MB of RAM and 1 GB of flash storage. The operating system is Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 and the device has Microsoft Office Mobile installed. A memory card slot is available for expansion and Bluetooth is integrated. Pricing is unannounced at this time.