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Psion Teklogix NetPad

Rugged wide-screen PDA
(by Conrad H. Blickenstorfer)

When the NetPad appeared several years ago amidst a flood of relatively generic industrial handhelds, it was unique and exceptional. However, while the very rugged netpad continues to be an interesting option, what was once a futuristic device now lingers in the past with an outdated processor, and little in the way of modern expansion and connectivity options. The original Symbian/EPOC OS has given way to Windows CE .NET 4.2 and the netpad is still a very tough, no-nonsense, and highly configurable tool for the job. Few competitors can match its drop and operating temperature specs and IP67 rating. The netpad's large 640x240 display (with just 256 colors, though), rugged design, and acceptable performance still make it an option for field service, field data collection, route sales, and similar applications.

Form-factor Rugged wide-screen PDA
CPU Speed Intel SA-1110/206 MHz
OS Windows CE .NET 4.2
Card slots 1 MMC/SD
Display type Transmissive or transflective LCD
Display size/res 6.5"/640 x 240
Digitizer/pens touch/1
Keyboard/keys on-screen
Navigation stylus
Housing NA
Operating Temp -4 to 140F
Sealing IP67
Shock 5 foot drop
Size (WxHxD) 8.5 x 3.4 x 1.0
Weight 1.2 lbs.
Power 1,100/1,800/4,400 mAH Li-Ion
Interface RS232, IR
Wireless optional
List price Inquire
Contact psionteklogix.com
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  • Windows for Pocket PC 2002
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