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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.

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.