Two Technologies JETT*XL|
Attractive speed demon of a rugged handheld computer
(by Conrad H. Blickenstorfer)
Two Technologies, headquartered in Horsham, PA, has been designing and manufacturing customizable, rugged handheld computer and terminal products for industrial and commercial applications for over 20 years. With over 400 GEM partners, 4,000 customers and over a million products in the field, their computers and terminals can be found in a multitude of different applications and fields.
Two Technologies' JETT*XL flashlight-style handheld computer, originally introduced in 2006, is a heavily ruggedized device built around one of the fastest currently available PXA processor (the 624MHz "Bulverde" PXA270) with easily configurable and customizable current and legacy components. Microsoft Windows CE .NET 5.0, standard Bluetooth and 802.11b WiFi, plus up to 8GB of Flash.
The XL is available with various keypad layouts, including completely customized ones. The same goes for case, boot, and bezel colors. The JETT can be equipped with RFID reader, laser scanner, GPS, imagers, cameras and even custom peripherals via the company's JETT*PACK expansion modules. The display is a landscape-mode 320 x 240 pixel outdoor viewable color LCD.
The JETT*XL can use either line power, a NiMH pack, or even regular alkaline AAs. The goal of this device is to accommodate whatever needs a customer may have.