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:
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.
- 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).
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.