A Tougher Handheld Computer on the Way

May 24, 2012 08:55 PM


A soon-to-be-released handheld computer, from Juniper Systems and SDG Systems, should be tough enough, even for a farmer’s use. Known as the Rampage™ 6, it will be distributed exclusively through SDG Systems, and is scheduled to be available in the third quarter of 2012.
RampageThe Rampage 6 will feature the many advantages and benefits of the Mesa Rugged Notepad, including a large 5.7 inch viewing display, IP67 ingress protection rating for water and dust, integrated 2–5 meter GPS receiver, optional integration of a 1D/2D barcode scanner, and optional Class I, Division 2 certification for use in hazardous locations.
"Our new partnership with SDG Systems will further enhance our ability to provide the best rugged handheld computing solutions to our customers, says Rob Campbell, President and CEO of Juniper Systems. "By working together, we have created a very unique and in-demand handheld computer with the Android (AOSP) operating system, now known as the RAMPAGE 6."
The Android (AOSP) 2.3 operating system on the RAMPAGE 6 offers many advantages for data collection, including:
  • easy multi-tasking
  • a modern user interface
  • rich programming environment
  • multi-platform development
  • abundant application data storage
  • open source flexibility
  • the opportunity for a custom Android interface developed by SDG Systems.
Additionally, its optional kiosk mode allows only certain applications to be accessible by the user, successfully creating a single-purpose device without distractions.
"SDG Systems is proud to develop and distribute the RAMPAGE 6 as our very first SDG-branded handheld computer. Collaborating with Juniper Systems on a product as unique and dependable as the Mesa Rugged Notepad has made this experience very rewarding and we’re excited to put the SDG name on it.  Our decision to develop Android (AOSP) for the Mesa was based on its extreme ruggedness, quality design, and dependability. I am confident that the RAMPAGE 6 will live up to those standards," said Todd Blumer, President and CEO of SDG Systems.   
Press release provided by Juniper Systems Inc.



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