Rugged mobile computer manufacturer Handheld Group had introduced a new expansion pack of features for its Nautiz X8 rugged PDA. Three new Nautiz X8 expansion packs will be available in September. All cap versions are designed to retain the Nautiz X8 IP67 classification.
The new functionalities are designed to make the Nautiz X8 even more versatile for field workers in a number of market segments, including forestry, surveying, construction, field services, warehouse projects and logistics.
Three different expansion packs are available to make the Nautiz X8 a more versatile device. The Long Range Bluetooth (LRBT) Expansion Pack features a LRBT u-blox module, which allows long-range communication up to 300 meters. This option is suited for advanced forestry solutions, surveying and construction work.
The Barcode Expansion Pack features an imager module (Zebra SE4750SR) with an LED aimer, which allows for competitive scanning performance without sacrificing design, ruggedness or user experience. This option is ideal for workers in field service, warehouse projects and logistics.
The Basic Expansion Pack is an empty add-on cap for an extension of the customer’s choice. It increases the Nautiz X8's customisability and flexibility for specific customer requirements. It also allows users to install custom accessories under the cap using the proprietary interface.
Handheld said that the Nautiz X8 was built to enable efficient and reliable data collection in the toughest of environments. The ultra-rugged device comes with superior processing power, screen size and sunlight visibility, which has made it popular choice for those working in the GIS, land surveying, public safety, forestry and military sectors.
"The Nautiz X8 is the world's best rugged handheld computer, with an outstanding screen and exceptional durability, connectivity, processing power and battery life - without compromising ergonomics or design," said Jerker Hellström, CEO of Handheld Group.
"These new expansions will make it even more versatile, customisable and attractive for field users in a number of industry segments. We take pride in always working with our partners and customers to understand their specific needs and create solutions they actually want and will benefit from."
The Nautiz X8 has an IP67 ingress protection rating and is completely protected against dust, sand and water immersion. It also meets stringent MIL-STD-810G military test standards for overall durability and resistance to humidity, shock, vibrations, drops, salt and extreme temperatures.