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Friday, 13 December

Tough Tablet to Take

Manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, Handheld Group, has announced upgrades to its Algiz RT7 rugged Android tablet.

The 7-inch Algiz RT7 now runs Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) a change that adds security features. For the first time, the product will 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 upgrade also increases the Algiz RT7’s RAM to 2 GB. The result is a significant boost to processing speed, especially when using memory intensive applications or running multiple applications simultaneously.

Jerker Hellström, Handheld Group CEO said: “The Algiz RT7 has been an extremely popular unit since its release. 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 RAM increase ensures our customers have the power they need for complex field tasks.”

 

Designed for tough environments

The Algiz RT7 is both rugged and designed for mobility. It weighs just 650 grams and meets MIL-STD-810G U.S. 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.

The RT7 sports a high-brightness 7-inch outdoor-viewable capacitive display. It 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.

Picture: Ultra-Rugged tablets from Handheld Group

Article written by Cathryn Ellis

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