July'12 - Getac launch the world's first IP67 fully rugged Android 2.2 handheld
Getac launch the world's first IP67 fully rugged Android 2.2 handheld
Varlink, the specialist distributor of mobile computing and data capture products, is delighted to be supplying the Getac PS236 Android, it is the first fully rugged device built to meet MIL-STD-810G with high speed HSDPA wireless networking. The new Android Operating System version of the PS236 also includes some hardware variations including, 256MB of internal memory (in comparison to 128MB on the Windows version) and USB client 2.0.
The PS236 Android 2.2 is an ideal platform for users that want to run open source software; it will also provide a wider range of applications across industries such as utilities, public safety and field services. Peter Molyneux Vice President Getac UK, commented, “The trend of field-based operators using Android applications continues to grow, and the platform is becoming business-critical in a number of sectors. We’re continuing to work closely with developers in the UK, Europe and globally through our Beta Testing Programme to make the most of Android, and we’re pleased to be offering it on one of the fastest and most rugged handhelds in the world.”
Built to support a range of applications, the PS236 Android is IP67 and MIL-STD-810G certified, ensuring job efficiency and quality in extremely difficult working environments, such as line walking or oil-well drilling. The device is also operable at a wide temperature range with waterproof and shock-resistant capabilities. Furthermore the PS236 Android has a long battery life, up to 9 hours, allowing the continuation of work all day and with its 3.5” sunlight readable touchscreen display, field workers can control their work progress at any time in an outdoor work environment. Equipped with a GPS receiver and a 3MP camera, the fully rugged Android device is also ideal for helping emergency rescuers arrange personnel and resources by allowing fast positioning in a harsh disaster environment. Meanwhile, workers can transmit pictures and data via 3.5G wireless network to the control centre, providing real-time monitoring.