Rugged handheld for outdoor computing

Paul Boughton

Juniper Systems has announced Archer 2, the latest generation rugged handheld with several key technological advancements.

The device incorporates a custom 4.3 inch ultra-bright display and advanced battery technology that allows use for up to 20 hours on one charge. Archer 2 also includes a glove-friendly numeric keypad, has a top IP68 rating for dust and water and has enhanced GPS capabilities.

The Archer 2 is the first Juniper Systems handheld to feature a capacitive touchscreen for improved response. The special Illumiview high-visibility screen designed for outdoor use has been well received by reviewers.  Juniper's field computers are designed for use by mobile workers in areas such as inspections, testing, distribution and maintenance.

Archer 2’s battery uses ‘Overtime Technology’ that provides longer runtime in cold temperatures using technology adapted from hybrid car batteries.  The battery can last 20 hours while still powering additional functions and connected accessories and holds a full charge much longer than traditional batteries.  It also has superior quick-charge capability, which can be provided via a vehicle charger, allowing the battery to charge up to 70 per cent capacity in as little as 45 minutes.

Like other Juniper Systems handhelds, the Archer 2 is built to very strict standards at its ISO 9001:2008-certified facility, having been tested to MIL-STD-810G and given a top IP68 rating for dust and water.

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