Electronic Data Solutions and its Juniper Systems unit announced the new Mesa Rugged Notepad as the latest addition to its complete lineup of rugged handheld computers. The Mesa provides a unique platform for dedicated field data collection applications that can withstand the most extreme outdoor environments.
Availability is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2010.
"The Mesa has all the advantages of a handheld, plus the advantages of a tablet PC, without the disadvantages of either," said David Dean, president of Electronic Data Solutions. The Mesa is the world's first Juniper Rugged notepad, featuring the biggest screen available on a Windows Mobile rugged handheld computer. In addition to the large 5.7 inch active viewing display, the Mesa is compact and lightweight, providing the comfortable feel of a handheld.
The Mesa Rugged Notepad is available in three models: Standard, Geo, & Geo 3G. The Standard Mesa features Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless technology, while the Geo model adds 2-5 meter accuracy GPS and a 3.2MP camera enhanced with Juniper Geotagging (the ability to embed and emboss photos with date, time and GPS position). The Geo 3G model includes camera, GPS, and a 3G GSM data modem for increased speed and connectivity capabilities.
The Mesa is rated IP67, making it fully waterproof and dustproof, and tested to MIL-STD-810G for water, humidity, sand and dust, vibration, altitude, shock, and temperature. Its rugged magnesium and plastic chassis protects the Mesa from up to four foot drops onto concrete.