Rugged computer manufacturer Juniper Systems is now shipping its Mesa 2 ultra-rugged tablet, which is the company’s first to run Microsoft Windows 10. Juniper claims the Mesa 2 is the only IP68-rated Windows tablet on the market, and joins a new category of data collection solutions with greater processing capabilities.
With Windows 10, the Mesa 2 Rugged Tablet allows the entire data collection process – from initial planning and data gathering through decision-making – to be conducted on the Mesa 2.
Juniper argues this ability gives it a significant advantage over Windows embedded handheld devices, which require data to be uploaded to a computer for analysis. Its quad-core processor makes the Mesa 2 powerful enough to be used in place of a desktop or laptop computer.
The Mesa 2 offers an ultra-rugged, military-standards build with an IP68 rating for dust and water, along with the ability to operate in extreme temperatures. It also provides a large, 7-inch display, giving users ample viewing area while remaining compact and lightweight. Its superior ergonomic design reduces its perceived weight, maximising comfort and minimising fatigue during all-day use, according to Juniper.
The Mesa 2’s other attributes include up to 15 hours of battery life, an extra-bright, IllumiView display for excellent outdoor visibility, and productivity-boosting features like GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, cellular, a 1D/2D barcode reader, and RFID.
‘The Mesa 2 rugged tablet opens new opportunities for users with its additional processing power and software versatility’, said Simon Bowe, general manager at Juniper Systems. ‘Users can perform tasks on this tablet that previously could only be done on an office desktop computer. The Mesa 2 takes analysis and decision-making capabilities into the field for immediate action.’
Juniper Systems is now shipping the Standard, Geo, and Geo Cell models, with additional Mesa 2 configurations coming soon. The company is based out of Logan, UT, USA, and Birmingham in the UK.