February 2011

Trimble launches new GeoExplorer 6000 handhelds
Trimble introduced the Windows Mobile-based GeoExplorer 6000 series of high-accuracy Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) handheld computers. The series delivers dramatic improvements in difficult GNSS environments such as urban canyons and under tree canopy using Trimble Floodlight satellite shadow reduction technology. The TI OMAP 3503-based 6000 Series includes 256MB RAM, 2GB Flash, SDHC, a dual-frequency GPS and GLONASS receiver and antenna, 5-megapixel camera, 3.5G data, 4.2-inch full-VGA sunlight-readable display, 4-foot drop spec, IP65 sealing, and a field-swappable 28 watt-hour battery. It comes in two versions, the GeoExplorer 6000 series GeoXH with real time decimeter (4 inch) accuracy, and the GeoXT with 75 cm (30 inch) accuracy in real time and 50 cm (20 inch) accuracy after postprocessing. The previous GeoExplorer continues as the GeoExplorer 3000 Series.
-- Posted Friday, February 18, 2011 by chb

Juniper Mesa Geo 3G AT&T network-ready
Juniper Systems announced that their innovative Mesa Geo 3G Rugged Notepad has received network-ready approval from AT&T Wireless and can operate on Americaís largest expanded digital UMTS/HSDPA 3G network. This makes the Mesa Geo 3G Juniper Systems' first fully rugged device supported on AT&Tís high-speed nationwide network. Juniper Mesa Rugged Notepad] -- Posted Tuesday, February 15, 2011 by chb

LXE introduces the powerful LXE Tecton rugged handheld
LXE announced the Tecton rugged handheld, targetted at warehouse and supply chain applications. The Tecton replaces the successful LXE MX7. While the exterior looks pretty much the same, LXE provided very substantial performance and software upgrades, and also includes the latest laser scanner or 1D/2D imaging technology. Available with either Windows Mobile 6.5 or Windows CE 6.0, the Tecton carries IP65 sealing, can handle up to 5-foot drops and has a 14 to 122F operating temperature range. [See description and specs of the LXE Tecton] -- Posted Tuesday, February 8, 2011 by chb