New Products for Mobile Workers -- July 2006

— July 01, 2006

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Navman’s Jupiter 30 High-Sensitivity GPS Module can be attached to any device requiring location-based services. With its ultra-high sensitivity GPS receiver powered by SiRF’s GSC3 chip, the Jupiter 30 can acquire a position under low signal conditions faster than many other GPS engines. The Jupiter 30 also offers 10 percent lower power consumption, a wide operating voltage range and significant noise rejection. It can alsosupport up to 20 GPS channels.
Price: N/A. www.navman.com

On the Right Path

Siemens’ HiPath Wireless Manager Advanced (HWMA) is the latest addition to its family of WLAN solutions. HWMA offers increased security for enterprise WLAN platforms, with integrated intrusion detection and prevention features, and visual mapping and location services that can track assets to within 10 feet. HWMA additionally protects radio space by detecting and blocking rogue access points, and its visual interface offers managers a real-time overview of their networks, as well as reports and statistics on wireless usage. Price: $7,500 per access point, $338 per license. www.usa.siemens.com

Sound, Sealed Protected

RAM’s new Extra Large Aqua Box1 keeps workers connected even while braving the elements. This patent-pending sealed enclosure, which can be easily installed on any RAM Mounting System, can protect one large mobile device or several smaller ones. Its marine-grade construction and padded foam interior provide shock and vibration protection, and the all-inclusive seal and Flex Lens keep moisture away from the device and accessories. Aqua Box can be used on planes, boats and motorcycles.
Price: $57.94.


The Write Stuff

With the 4.7 pound Toshiba Portégé M400-S933 Tablet PC, you’ll be prepared when inspiration strikes. The Portégé is the same weight as its predecessor, but includes a built-in optical drive and a 1.67-GHz Intel Core Solo T1300 processor. A stylus allows users to jot down and save notes and short emails directly on a bright 12-inch screen, and an integrated biometric fingerprint reader enables quick user identification. Plus, to stand the lumps of travel, it all comes wrapped in a protective magnesium-alloy case.
Price: $1,914. www.toshibadirect.com

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