Handheld launches rugged Windows tablet Algiz 8X

February 8, 2017  - By

Handheld Group, a manufacturer of rugged mobile computers and tablets, has launched the Algiz 8X ultra-rugged tablet computer. The Algiz 8X is built for field workers who require a powerful, portable computer for mobile tasks.

The Algiz 8X offers communication features such as LTE and dual-band WLAN, along with an 8-inch projective capacitive touchscreen that is ultra-bright and built for outdoor use. Enabling glove mode or rain mode allows for operation in changing weather. The chemically strengthened glass survives an impact test in which a 64-gram steel ball is dropped on the screen 10 times from a height of 1.2 meters. The Algiz 8X also comes with an optional active capacitive stylus.

“The new Algiz 8X is the most compact and ergonomic Windows tablet we have ever developed,” said Johan Hed, director of product management.”We’ve pushed the limits of modern field technology with this product, fulfilling customers’ needs for powerful computing, mobility, outstanding screen performance and battery life. We made no compromises.”

Built-in features

The Algiz 8X rugged Windows tablet by Handheld Group.

The Algiz 8X rugged Windows tablet by Handheld Group.

The Algiz 8X comes standard with Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB to meet the needs of enterprise customers who value long-term stability. Other features include:

  • u-blox GPS and GLONASS
  • WLAN a/b/g/n/ac
  • BT 4.2 LE
  • A rear-facing 8 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • 4G/LTE
  • Expansion options

The Algiz 8X offers LAN port, COM port or barcode scanner options. It also features a “backpack” system that allows users to add custom features and electronics.

Ruggedness

The Algiz 8X is rigorously tested for use in tough outdoor and industrial environments. It’s IP65-rated for dust and water ingression and meets stringent MIL-STD-810G military standards for:

  • Operating temperature: -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F) — Method 501.5, Procedure II
  • Storage temperature: -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F) — Method 501.5/502.5, Procedure I
  • Drops: 26 drops from 1.22 meters (4 feet) — Method 516.6, Procedure IV
  • Vibration: Method 514.6, Procedures I & II
  • Humidity: 0-95% (non-condensing) — Method 507.5
  • Altitude: 4,572 meters (15,000 feet) — Method 500.5, Procedure I

Orders can be placed immediately. Units will be in stock in March 2017.

Tracy Cozzens

About the Author:

Tracy Cozzens has served as managing editor of GPS World magazine since 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.

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