Handheld Group has implemented some upgrades to its 7-inch Algiz RT7 rugged tablet so that it now runs Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and has been upgraded to 2 Gb of RAM.
Upgrading to Android 6.0 adds security features and, for the first time, allows users to expand their internal storage via micro SD. These upgrades will also apply to the Algiz RT7 eTicket used in public transportation fare collection and ticket validation.
The increase in RAM significantly boosts the processing speed, especially when using memory-intensive applications or running multiple applications simultaneously.
“The Algiz RT7 has been an extremely popular unit since its release, and these upgrades show our commitment to providing the best available features to our customers,” said Jerker Hellström, Handheld Group CEO.
“Android 6.0 is a vast improvement over 5.1 for our enterprise customers, increasing data security and adding features designed specifically for mobile workforces employing Android. And the performance-enhancing RAM increase ensures our customers have the power they need for complex field tasks.”
The Algiz RT7 is both fully rugged and designed for mobility. It weighs just 650 grams and meets MIL-STD-810G US military standards for protection against drops, vibrations and extreme temperatures. Its IP65 rating means that it’s waterproof as well as fully sealed against sand and dust.
It comes standard with voice and LTE data capabilities, plus 802.11 b/g/n WLAN, BT Class 1 and Class 2, and NFC functionality. It also boasts dual cameras (8-megapixel rear-facing and 2-megapixel front-facing), as well as dual SIM card slots. The unit comes with a built-in accelerometer, gyroscope and e-compass and a stand-alone u-blox GPS receiver for navigation.
Designed for the mobile worker, the Algiz RT7 sports a high-brightness 7-inch outdoor-viewable capacitive display that can handle true outdoor challenges. Battery performance is key for any mobile application, and the Algiz RT7 comes with a long-life 3.7V 6000mAh lithium-ion battery.
Four programmable buttons allow users to launch and use applications in the field. To enhance data capture, users can choose an optional 2D imager or RFID plus 2D imager.
Orders for the upgraded Algiz RT7 can be placed immediately. Shipping starts by mid-March. Current units running Android 5.1 (Lollipop) are upgradeable.