1 April 2014
Rugged separate-keypad Nautiz handheld
It is a traditional Microsoft Windows device, running Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 Professional. The processor is a Texas Instruments AM3703 unit running at 1 GHz, which is supported by 512MB of RAM and a 1GB of flash storage, plus a user-accessible microSD card slot.
The resistive touch screen is a 3.5in high-brightness sunlight-readable VGA unit. The physical keyboard can have either QWERTY or numeric layout.
The device is pretty tough, bearing an IP65 rating for dust and water resistance and a MIL-STD-810G rating for vibration and shocks. It is said to have withstood 26 1.22-metre drops to concrete and a 500-cycle tumble test.
Connectivity is provided by Wi-Fi to 802.11b/g/n standard, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR and so-called 3.8G mobile phone and data. There is an option of either a 1D laser scanner or 2D imager – both by Honeywell.
Other features include a 5-megapixel autofocus camera and integrated u-blox GPS. The battery is a high-capacity 4000mAh li-ion unit.
* There is also a ticket-reader version of the X4, featuring a built-in advanced contactless smartcard reader from Arcontia for secure transactions and ticket validation.© Ivory Square Publications Ltd