JLT Mobile Computers has upgraded all processor alternatives for its VERSO series of heavy-duty rugged computers. This means the higher-performance VERSO computers can run 64-bit thick-client applications including full desktop environments with security software, as well as advanced applications standalone without continuous access to the cloud, for use in areas without a reliable internet connection.
In addition, the 12-inch VERSO 12 computer’s touch display has been upgraded to feature the new JLT Rugged PCT technology, which integrates the latest generation PCT (Projective Capacitive Touch) to provide an improved level of durability.
The combination of enhanced processing power and PCT screen improves responsiveness and enables a more intuitive, user-friendly interface, increasing users’ productivity, JCT argues. The VERSO Series is designed for heavy duty applications such as mining, agriculture, forestry, oil and gas, defense, maritime and offshore, container terminals and yard logistics applications.
Both the VERSO 12 and VERSO 15 rugged computers (pictured) now come with two high performance processor options. The base model’s processor has been upgraded to the quad-core Intel E3845 (also known as Bay Trail), providing a 2.5x performance increase over its predecessor.
For the most demanding applications, the VERSO 12 and VERSO 15 computers can also be specified with the Intel Core i5-4300U processor (also known as Haswell) providing a 2.5 to 4.0 times performance increase over its predecessor.
In addition, the touch screen of the VERSO 12 rugged computer has been upgraded with the JLT Rugged PCT technology, which provides responsiveness and user experience similar to those used in consumer electronics, yet supporting a wide range of use cases, including use with different types of gloves, in freezer environments and wet conditions.
With a thick protective glass covering which is practically unbreakable it has outstanding resistance to wear and tear, eliminating problems with scratched or broken screens which can result in operational disruption.
All models in the VERSO Series can optionally be fitted with 4G LTE WAN connectivity, with the capability to fall back to 3G and GSM when necessary. Assisted GPS/GLONASS support is also optional.
The VERSO Series come with dual-band 802.11ac WLAN and Bluetooth EDR 4.0 connectivity as standard, with both radios taking advantage of custom-designed highly sensitive PIFA (planar inverted-F antenna) technology for reliable connections in environments with poor coverage. Built-in features include a backup battery with a 9-36V DC-DC converter for uninterrupted operation, even during power outages.
As with all JLT rugged computers, the VERSO Series comes with the JLT “no questions asked” JLT:Care service level agreement, which guarantees short repair times and the highest level of support to minimize down time at predictable cost, in the event of a computer problem.
Units of the upgraded VERSO Series are available for customer evaluations and tests today, and the complete family will be rolling out in production throughout the remainder of the year.