Tools: New Products For Mobile Workers -- September 2008

By Susan Nunziata — September 08, 2008

In The Drink

The Hydrus from Two Technologies is an ultra-rugged handheld computer designed for use in extreme environments on land and sea, including law enforcement, agriculture, environmental, fleet management and hospitality sectors. It's IP67/IP68-rated for protection against dust and water. Double wall case construction of GE Xenoy is designed for impervious sealing against environmental conditions.  A 5MP True Camera system captures color images and bardcodes. Wireless communication capabilities include Bluetooth and WLAN, with RS-232 and USB ports available for peripherals. Price: $2,960. www.2t.com






Elite Notebook

HP's EliteBook line features built-in wireless connectivity via Qualcomm's Gobi technology, plus the HP un2400 to support multiple broadband network technologies and multiple mobile operators. Built for the corporate road warrior, it features a shock-resistant hard drive and spill-resistant keyboard. It was designed to meet the tough MIL-STD 810F military-standard tests for environmental reliability and operation at extreme temperatures while withstanding vibration and high humidity. Price: $1,179. www.hp.com


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