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Mesa & Archer 2Choosing a rugged handheld computer is an important decision, especially when you’re looking to purchase a fleet of them for a large number of workers. You want to make sure the handheld meets your needs, provides excellent productivity, and is a good investment.

With so many rugged handheld options available, that decision can be overwhelming, to say the least. So to make the process a little easier, we’ve listed 17 things you should consider before buying a rugged handheld. If you give some thought to each of these items, you’ll find yourself more educated about what you need and what to look for in a rugged handheld. You can always contact us for some extra advice as well. Continue Reading…

Cedar CT4 HandheldCedar CMP1 MiniPhoneCedar CT7 TabletJuniper Systems’ subsidiary company, Cedar Tree Technologies, has recently been merged into Juniper, allowing you to buy Cedar rugged handhelds directly from Juniper Systems.

What are Cedar Tree handhelds, you ask? And how are they different from Juniper Systems’ handhelds? We’ll lay it out for you to help you decide which product is right for you.

Cedar Tree handhelds lie somewhere along the line between consumer devices and Juniper Systems’ ultra-rugged handhelds. They differ in a number of ways: Continue Reading…

Archer 2 bluetoothNeed to connect your Juniper Systems’ handheld with a Bluetooth® device? In this post, we’ve got you covered. Most of our customers using Bluetooth are pairing devices that use a Bluetooth Serial Port Profile (SPP), which includes GPS receivers, some barcode/RFID scanners, and laser range finders. We’ll start with that. To connect a device that uses a Bluetooth profile other than SPP, you’ll need to use Microsoft® Bluetooth Manager. We’ll cover that later in this post. Continue Reading…

To Dock or Not to Dock

John Florio —  October 27, 2014 — Leave a comment

Allegro 2 in handheld dockWe’re happy to announce that our long-anticipated A2 Single Ethernet Dock is now available. We designed and built this dock in response to customer requests, as a convenient means of charging a handheld, as well as syncing data with a PC or a network. The dock comes with an adapter that will allow it to work with either Archer 2™ or Allegro 2™ handhelds. Continue Reading…

Mesa Arcpad

One thing you may have found while using Windows Mobile or Windows Embedded Handheld is that the operating system has a 32 MB limit on RAM memory used per process. In Esri®’s ArcPad field mapping software, this means that any process such as panning/zooming, mapping, opening/closing layers, etc. is limited to 32 MB of RAM each time.  Continue Reading…

JSNavThe Archer 2 comes with a new, easy-to-use GNSS app called JSNav, which replaces the older GPS Compass app and includes additional functionality and features. While most of our customers use third-party software to collect their data, JSNav is useful because it gives users a feel for the Archer 2’s GNSS, and can be used to verify satellite reception. It also acts as a useful tool for software development & troubleshooting for our partners. Having said that, JSNav can very well be used to collect GNSS data, if desired. And it does all this in a sleek, user-friendly package. Continue Reading…

Archer 2 Canopy

If you’ve ever worked with GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) receivers, then you know that not all receivers are created equal. GNSS receivers can vary greatly both in terms of accuracy, as well as reliability. Check out these images for instance: Continue Reading…