April 2014

New: Datalogic Memor X3
Datalogic introduced the next generation of its handy, pocketable little Memor mobile data collection computer. The new Memor X3, weighing just over 8 ounces, has a larger screen, a more powerful battery, more storage, faster WiFi, and a faster processor. It also adds new scanning options and now runs Embedded CE 6.0. [See description, analysis and specs of the Datalogic Memor X3] -- Posted Wednesday, April 30, 2014 by chb

Full review: Juniper Systems Archer 2
Juniper Systems of Logan, Utah, introduced the Archer 2 rugged handheld computer late 2013 as a follow-up and replacement of the company's versatile and virtually indestructible Archer Field PC. The Archer 2, the company says, incorporates all the best things about the original Archer and adds to them. So what were all these good things, and what have they done now? [Read our full review of the Juniper Systems Archer 2]. -- Posted Monday, April 21, 2014 by chb

Group Mobile offers Trimble's Rugged Handheld Computer Trade-in Program
Group Mobile, one of the major US distributors of rugged laptops, tablets, and handheld computers announced it is now offering Trimble's Rugged Handheld Computer Trade-in Program. Until June 27, Group Mobile customers can trade-in old and outdated rugged handheld computers and receive up to an additional $250 off a new Trimble Juno T41 (see RuggedPCReview's analysis of the T41). The Trimble Juno T41 offers enhanced GPS with 1-2 meter accuracy, IP68 rating, a fast 1D/2D barcode imager, UHF RFID and superior connection under heavy canopy, all in a slim, ergonomic design. [See Group Mobile Trimble trade-in offer] -- Posted Tuesday, April 8, 2014 by chb

Juniper Systems explains resistive vs. capacitive touch screens
Capacitive touch was popularized by the iPhone and is now on the vast majority of consumer smartphones and tablets. Resistive touch, however, is still prevalent in industrial handhelds. Juniper Systems, which went with capacitive touch for its new Archer 2 mobile computer, explains the differences and pros/cons of the two touch technologies in detail. [See Juniper Systems Resistive vs. Capacitive Touchscreens] -- Posted Tuesday, April 1, 2014 by chb