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DAP Technologies M5000

Rugged keypad flashlight-style handheld
(by Conrad H. Blickenstorfer)

Update 12/13/2010: The CE5000B and CE5000BWE models are now named M5000, bringing them in line with DAP's "Mxxxx" nomenclature for its lineup of handheld computers

The CE5000B Series are keypad-equipped, ultra-rugged handhelds that are available with displays either in portrait or landscape orientation. The 400MHz XScale PXA255 chip of the older 5000X models has been retired in favor of the 520MHz PXA270 chip in the new CE5000B and CE5000BWE models. RAM and flash are 128MB/256MB, and the display is a bright, transflective 3.5-inch TFT. The series features DAP-typical excellent build quality and impressive environmental specifications (6.5 foot drop to concrete, IP 67 rating, etc.)

Despite its ruggedness, the ergonomically designed 5000 Series is relatively small and weighs under two pounds. The 54-key keypad is programmable and there is a sealed PC Card compartment for various expansion options.

The 5000B comes in an Ethernet and the 5000BWE Wireless edition with Bluetooth Class II and 802.11b/g. DAP also offers integrated laser, RFID, and antenna options. The 5000B model can accommodate adaptable End-Caps:

  • USB End-Cap (head-set adapter and USB-Host connector)
  • Auto-ID End-Cap (integrated Barcode Reader - 1D/2D CMOS Imager - with/without GPS and RFID Reader)
  • Camera End-Cap (1.3 megapixel color camera with video capture and flash, with/without GPS and RFID Reader).
The optional 12-channel WAAS/EGNOS enabled GPS receiver offers ten-foot accuracy and very low power consumption. The integrated RFID reader can improve efficiency in situations where barcodes cannot be used.

In March of 2007, DAP Technology merged with JLT Mobile Computers to form Roper Mobile Technology. Prior, both companies had been subsidiaries of Roper Industries, Inc. In 2010, is once again listed as a subsidiary of Roper Industries, Inc., now including both the DAP line of handheld computers and tablets, as well as the Duros line of panel and vehicle mount computers.

Specifications DAP 5000
Added/updated Updated 03/2007, 06/2008, 09/2008, 12/2010
Form-factor Rugged flashlight-style handheld
CPU Speed Marvell PXA270/520MHz
OS Windows CE 5.0
RAM/ROM 128MB/256MB Flash
Card slots 1 PC Card II, 1 SD/SDIO
Display type Transflective TFT
Display size/res 3.5-inch portrait 240 x 320 or laandscape 320 x 240
Digitizer/pens touch/1
Keyboard/keys 54-key keypad
Navigation directional buttons, function keys
Housing NA
Operating Temp -4 to 122F
Sealing IP67
Shock 6.5-foot drop
Size (WxHxD) 3.5 x 9.75 x 1.5
Weight 1.94 lb.
Power 2,400mAH Li-Ion ("2-4 days")
Interface USB, LAN, RS232; various adjustable End-Caps
Wireless Wireless Edition comes with Bluetooth Class 2 and 802.11b/g WiFi; also available is integrated RFID
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