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INDUSTRY INNOVATIONS: Handheld Introduces Notebook And PDA

Issue 2 and Volume 16.

Handheld Algiz XRW notebook
Handheld Algiz XRW notebook

Handheld US introduced the new Algiz XRW rugged notebook and the Nautiz X3 rugged handheld PDA.

The Algiz XRW has a 10.1-inch-wide screen featuring sunlight-readable MaxView screen technology and a 2 GHz Intel Atom processor. The notebook runs Windows 7 Ultimate and comes standard with Bluetooth, WLAN and GPS, as well as a built-in 2-megapixel autofocus camera that allows video conferencing in the field.

An optional 3G modem can provide high-speed GSM/UMTS/EVDO data transmission. Its battery is good for eight hours on a single charge.

The computer carries an IP65 rating against sand, dust and water. It passes MIL-STD-810F ruggedness testing, including drop tests from three feet and can handle temperatures from minus 5 degrees Fahrenheit to 158 degrees F.

The Nautiz X3 handheld PDA measures 150 mm by 67 mm by 23 mm and weighs less than 260 grams, but carries an IP65 rating and passes full MIL-STD-810G testing.

Other featuers include 3G cellular, a 3-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, WLAN, and Bluetooth. It has a standard 1D laser scanner, with an optional 2D imager. The 2.8 inch QVGA touchscreen is optimized for outdoor applications.

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