July 2015

Trimble rugged handhelds being used for traumatic brain injury assessment system
The image on the right shows the Trimble Juno T41 rugged handheld computer, which is being used by a company called BrainScope, as it has developed assessment software for football concussion injuries directly on the field. BrainScope has been awarded more than $27 million of U.S. Department of Defense research contracts for the development of its TBI ( traumatic brain injury) and concussion assessment technology and has received significant funding from private investors to accelerate its development efforts. [See Brainscope media release and Trimble Juno T41 page] -- Posted Tuesday, July 28, 2015 by chb

Budget-friendly sub-meter GPS solution available through Juniper Systems
Juniper Systems announced it will be exhibiting at the upcoming Esri User Conference in San Diego July 20–24. Most GIS professionals know that attaining sub-meter GPS accuracy typically comes with a hefty price tag. Juniper Systems, on the other hand, will show its budget-friendly, easy-to-use sub-meter GPS solution using Esri ArcPad, Effigis’ EZSurv Post-Processing software, and its ultra-rugged handheld computers. [See Juniper media release] -- Posted Friday, July 17, 2015 by chb

Carlson Software releases Surveyor2—A faster, more powerful data collector for surveyors
Carlson Software has released its new Carlson Surveyor2, the newest model in its Carlson Surveyor line of data collectors. The Surveyor2 is paired with Carlson’s software to provide a powerful, complete solution for surveying, stake out, construction layout, and GIS mapping. The Carlson Surveyor 2 — manufactured by Juniper Systems and very similar to the Juniper Allegro 2 — has a 4.3-inch full-VGA display, runs Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5.3, is IP68-sealed, and offers up to 20 hours of battery life. [See media release] -- Posted Friday, July 10, 2015 by chb

Microsoft announces restructuring of phone hardware business
Microsoft announced plans to restructure the company’s phone hardware business (i.e. the former Nokia Devices and Services business) to focus and align resources. This includes a reduction of up to 7,800 jobs, primarily in the phone business. The new layoffs are on top of the 18,000 layoffs Microsoft announced July 2014. [See Microsoft media release] -- Posted Wednesday, July 8, 2015 by chb

Janam introduces XM2-RFID UHF
Janam introduced the XM2-RFID UHF, a compact, rugged keyboard PDA with RFID reader and industrial-grade scanner. Based on Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5, Janam's new handheld RFID reader is designed to fill the need for a light, quick, and affordable device for the rapidly expanding deployment of EPCglobal Class 1 Gen 2, ISO18000-63 RFID data capture applications. [See description, analysis and specs of the Janam XM2-RFID UHF] -- Posted Monday, July 6, 2015 by chb