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Handheld Launches the Algiz 10X

Handheld Launches the Algiz 10X, a 10-inch Rugged Tablet Built for Outdoor Use

October 9, 2012

Handheld Group, a leading manufacturer of rugged mobile computers and smartphones, today announced the launch of its new rugged mobile device for field professionals: the Algiz 10X rugged tablet PC. The powerful Algiz 10X can withstand tough weather elements and harsh handling, and its large, 10.1-inch touchscreen provides the best screen visibility on the market.

“The new Algiz 10X is perfectly suited for field professionals who need a rugged tablet computer that is lightweight and built to withstand the harsh conditions that come with all kinds of industry fieldwork, and that can display detailed maps and other visuals even in bright sunlight,” said Jerker Hellström, CEO of Handheld.

The Algiz 10X is IP65-rated and meets stringent MIL-STD-810G military standards for protecting against dust, water, vibrations, drops, extreme temperatures and varying altitudes. It is lightweight at just 1.3 kg (2.9 lbs), and it is only 32 mm (1.2″) thick.

The Algiz 10X’s brilliant display features the latest generation of MaxView technology. The tablet also comes with a u-blox GPS receiver and WAAS/EGNOS/MSAS capability, plus Bluetooth 4.0, WLAN 802.11 b/g/n and it is WWAN Gobi 3000-ready with fully integrated modem and antennas for wireless connectivity. It has a built-in 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, and several connectivity opportunities, including waterproof USB 2.0, VGA and RS232 ports. The Algiz 10X operates on a powerful Intel Atom N2800 dual-core processor with 4 GB of DDR3 RAM, offering top-of-the-line computing capability, and the 64 or 128 GB SSD disk is expandable via microSD for massive storage capacity. The Algiz 10X runs Windows 7 Ultimate, and is ready for Windows 8.

“With the Algiz 10X, we are expanding the popular product family that includes our Algiz 7, which is the preferred choice today for field professionals worldwide. The Algiz 10X comes with increased processing power and storage plus a larger display – something that the market has been asking for,” said Hellström.

Like all of Handheld’s lineup of rugged PDAs, smartphones and mobile computers, the Algiz 10X is specifically developed for field workers in industries such as geomatics, logistics, forestry, public transportation, utilities, construction, maintenance, mining, military and security.

The Algiz 10X rugged tablet PC will be showcased at INTERGEO in Hanover, Germany on October 9-11, and at Mobility for Business in Paris, France on October 10-11, plus several shows throughout the fall.

The Algiz 10X will be available in January 2013. Orders can be placed immediately.

Push to Talk

Handheld Rugged Mobile Devices Certified by Mobile Tornado “Push to Talk” Instant Communications

Handheld Group, a rapidly growing manufacturer of rugged PDAs and mobile devices, announces Mobile Tornado instant talk, locate and alert certification on its range of mobile devices.

Handheld is pleased to announce that its Nautiz X3, Nautiz X5 and Nautiz X7 rugged PDAs and Algiz XRW rugged notebook have been certified for Mobile Tornado’s “Push to Talk” instant communications solution, providing an efficient mobile worker communication platform for users of Handheld rugged mobile devices.

Mobile Tornado solutions provide “push to talk” functionality for instant voice capability over wide and local area networks, reducing cellular voice charges. Additionally, they convert all field worker communication requirements into a single mobile device, eliminating the need for multiple instruments such as two-way radios and panic alert devices.

“Mobile Tornado is seen as an innovator of field workforce communications, and I am delighted that Handheld devices have been certified on their instant communication solution,” said Dave Cawsey, managing director at Handheld UK. “Today, addressing duty-of-care issues for companies employing remote workers is critical; the efficiency and cost savings of a rugged, durable Handheld PDA combined with the ability to talk directly to a head office, co-workers or dispatchers at the press of a button are significant.”

Jeremy Fenn, CEO of Mobile Tornado, commented: “Enterprises throughout the world are demanding ever-increasing efficiencies from their workforce. The availability of smarter devices with features such as GPS has allowed the development of sophisticated applications to enhance productivity within the workforce.” These tools allow greater flexibility and functionality than the traditional radio, mobile or PDA, he said.

“We believe that the combination of Handheld rugged mobile devices and Mobile Tornado’s IPRS platform delivers the answer in every respect, with a suite of products that is changing the face of workforce management. We have invested heavily in our technology and will continue to do so, ensuring that we remain at the forefront of this exciting and rapidly developing market,” Fenn concluded.

Spectra Precision Introduces ProFlex 800 GNSS

Spectra Precision introduced the new ProFlex 800, a powerful GNSS solution with revolutionary Z-Blade GNSS-centric technology. The ProFlex 800 delivers fast and reliable RTK positioning, even in environments where GNSS signals may be difficult to acquire. Rugged and IP67 rated, the ProFlex 800 is built to withstand harsh operating conditions for a variety of positioning applications.

Upgraded SuperGIS Data Management Tools

SuperGeo Technologies, a global provider of complete GIS software and solutions, introduces the newest SuperGIS Data Management tools including SuperGIS DataManager 3.1, SuperGIS DataConvertor 3.1, and SuperGIS DataRectifier 3.1. These enhanced SuperGIS Data management tools will be built in SuperGIS Desktop 3.1.

Spectra Precision ProMark 800

Spectra Precision Introduces New ProMark 800 GNSS Receiver and Survey Pro 5.0 Field Software

NUREMBURG, Germany, Sept. 26, 2011 — Spectra Precision introduced today several additions to its growing portfolio of solutions focused on mainstream surveying and construction needs.

The announcement was made today at its Worldwide Distribution Conference held in Nuremburg, Germany. The expanded product portfolio will be showcased at INTERGEO 2011, the world’s largest conference on geodesy, geoinformatics and land management.

Spectra Precision ProMark 800 GNSS Receiver

Spectra Precision, following the recent acquisition of Ashtech, now offers an expanded product line of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers. The new Spectra Precision® ProMark™ 800 receiver, using advanced Z-BLADE multi-constellation GNSS processing technology, tracks a wide range of available satellite signals including GPS, GLONASS and Galileo as well as WAAS, EGNOS and MSAS satellite-based augmentation systems. This universal GNSS receiver can be operated as a base, rover or network rover for Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) or Static field applications.

Algiz XRW now with Touchscreen

Handheld’s New Algiz XRW Rugged Notebook Now Available with Touchscreen

  • Extremely bright, and sunlight-readable display now even better and easier to use
  • One of the lightest and most compact rugged notebooks on the market
  • Best value for money with all features fully integrated

Handheld Group, a supplier of the best line-up of rugged mobile computers, today announced the launch of its Algiz XRW rugged notebook with a touchscreen that makes the ‘best in class’ computer even easier to use. The ultra-mobile Algiz XRW with its cutting edge technology and communication possibilities is the best value rugged notebook on the market.

Mesa now with Barcode Scanner

Your Ultimate Asset Management Tool for Rugged Environments

That’s what you get when you integrate the lightning-fast Motorola 1D/2D barcode scanner into the powerful, one-of-a-kind Mesa Rugged Notepad. We’re proud to say that there isn’t another Windows Mobile barcode scanner out there with this large of a display that still fits comfortably in one hand — we know how important ergonomics are during the long workday.

Ashtech GPS/GNNS Solutions

Professional GPS/GNSS Solutions

Recognized as an industry leading brand, Ashtech has been developing GNSS technology for more than 25 years. Ashtech is the creator of BLADE technology, which is a unique method for using multiple GNSS constellations for high-accuracy positioning. Ashtech also introduced the MobileMapper series of products for GIS and mapping, as well as the ProFlex™ 500 and ProMark™ series, including the ProMark 500, ProMark 200 and ProMark 100, a well-recognized GNSS land survey product line currently on the market.

The Ashtech brand has a worldwide presence and is located in Carquefou, France, with offices in Beijing, China, and Singapore, as well as affiliates in Santa Clara, Calif. and Moscow.


SuperPad 3

 SuperPad 3 selected by Rancang Bistari in Malaysia
SuperGeo Technologies, the leading global provider of complete GIS software and solutions, is pleased to announce that its full-function mobile GIS software, SuperPad 3, is selected by Rancang Bistari in Malaysia.Rancang Bistari is a town planning and geospatial consultant situated at Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Established in 2002, this firm principally engages in GIS application to urban and regional planning, as well as GIS project and training.

The rich experience and expertise in GIS database management of its staff have enabled the enterprise to broaden its service to various planning scope of work, especially in preparing the structure and local plan studies, physical planning and the geodatabase for planning use.

Aiming to improve its service quality, Rancang Bistari contacts SuperGeo Malaysia for evaluating SuperPad 3. This set of mobile GIS software is equipped with plentiful contents of map display, smart editing tools and GPS supports, not only possessing powerful functions in GIS data processing, but also offering customized solutions with the built-in SuperPad Studio.

With confidence in that SuperPad 3 is able to notably elevate the efficiency of field survey and augment the abundance along with the availability of geospatial data, Rancang Bistari procured SuperPad 3 from SuperGeo Malaysia.

Following this successful sale, SuperGeo Technologies hopes to supply complete product support to Rancang Bistari, supporting its consulting services in GIS solutions and helping Malaysian users utilize SuperGIS technologies for better decision making.

Algiz 7

Algiz 7 Tablet from Handheld Now Certified by Verizon Wireless

Rugged Algiz 7 tablet delivers full feature set, military-grade toughness