As promised, here is the new Archer 2 smackdown video! If you’d like to get a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of the video, check out our last post.

Hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed filming it!

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Busted flourGet ready for tomorrow, when we’ll post our newest handheld torture video, starring the Archer 2! In the video, we take a close-up look at the Archer 2 as it undergoes some seriously rugged tests. We went in a bit more of an… unconventional direction with this video, hoping to spice things up a bit, while still demonstrating the extreme ruggedness and awesome features of the Archer 2.

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Mesa & environmental injection machine

W&M Environmental Group, Inc. provides environmental services to clients in a variety of industries, including Real Estate Due Diligence, Industrial Environmental Health & Safety, Natural Resources, and Industrial Hygiene/Safety. They’ve also been using the Mesa® Rugged Notepad for their data collection needs, particularly for environmental injection projects. Continue Reading…

Futura Systems pole stakingIf you’re unfamiliar with pole staking, it’s a utilities application that involves mapping a new utility pole run, ensuring that the distance between each pole is up-to-code and geo-located, and then recording the GPS coordinates of where each pole should be placed.

Futura Systems provides pole staking and other enterprise utility GIS solutions for electric and utilities applications and recently became a partner of Juniper Systems. Their newest pole staking application, called GPSStaker, enhances their current solution—FuturaStake, an automated staking extension that builds on the Esri ArcMap foundation. GPSStaker enables utility field designers to GPS-stake a job on the Archer 2™ using ArcPad 10. The data is then automatically synced back into FuturaStake.  Futura Systems is formally launching this mobile app that runs on the Archer 2 at their user conference in August. Continue Reading…

Introducing Mirus 2.1 for agricultural field researchersHarvestMaster just introduced Mirus™ 2.1, the newest version of its field data collection software for agricultural researchers. Mirus and HarvestMaster’s GrainGages™ are designed to yield higher-quality data and increase efficiency for field researchers in a number of ways. One of these ways is that Mirus brings together all the information you need, and conveniently presents it to you on one screen. It’s also easy to adapt to your needs, as it can be connected to other field data collection devices that you may be using. Continue Reading…

Mesa Rugged Notepad for Preventive MaintenanceA recent article in the Turner 2.0 Newsletter describes how the Mesa® Rugged Notepad is being used with Turner Industries’ MobileOps™ software solution for preventive maintenance. According to Turner Industries: “Clients are reporting efficiency gains, drops in unplanned outages, and improved safety, all while building a contractor culture focused on optimum equipment capacity.”

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The Archer 2™ is currently in London at GEO Business 2014, a new geospatial event this year for GIS professionals. But that’s not all the Archer 2 has been doing. It’s been busy site-seeing this week. Can you guess the names of these places? Answers at the bottom.

1)  Here the Archer 2 gets a view of the Elizabeth Tower, which houses a famous bell. Do you know its name?Archer 2 at GEO Business Continue Reading…