Juniper Systems is partnering with Pennsylvania-based SDG Systems to bring to market the Mesa Rugged Notepad built on the Android 2.3 operating system. The rugged handheld computer is known as the RAMPAGE 6 and distributed exclusively through SDG Systems. AThe device will be available in the third quarter of 2012.
The Android 2.3 operating system on the RAMPAGE 6 offers many advantages for data collection, including easy multi-tasking, a modern user interface, rich programming environment, multi-platform development, abundant application data storage, open source flexibility, and the opportunity for a custom Android interface developed by SDG Systems. Additionally, its optional kiosk mode allows only certain applications to be accessible by the user, successfully creating a single-purpose device without distractions.
The RAMPAGE 6 will feature the many advantages and benefits of the Mesa Rugged Notepad, including a large 5.7-inch viewing display, IP67 ingress protection rating for water and dust, integrated 2–5 meter GPS receiver, optional integration of a 1D/2D barcode scanner, and optional Class I, Division 2 certification for use in hazardous locations.