Archives For Rugged Handhelds

ESRI™, a leader in mapping and spatial analytics software, has recently provided an article covering old vs. new methods of mapping on their ArcNews page. This article works to explain how ESRI’s software comes together to create a seamless mapping workflow from field to office. As a long-standing partner of theirs, we’re excited to share.

Call us biased, but using ESRI software on Juniper’s rugged data collectors and our new Geode Sub-meter GPS Receiver is the ideal way to completely transform your current workflow system and improve accuracy and communication, saving hours of time and money. Check out the full article below to understand how you can integrate ESRI software into your current practices.

Taking GIS to the Field and Back

For more information about ESRI software or Juniper’s rugged handhelds visit www.esri.com and www.junipersys.com

 

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For those of you who are new to the world of RFID and rugged handheld computing, welcome. We hope this post serves as a guide to help you better understand which information collection option best suits the needs of your project. A common question often answered here at Juniper is, “Which RFID frequency should I use?” We want to make sure you’re getting the tools you need, without overpaying for features that won’t be useful in your situation. Because identification readers are used in so many different cases, it’s hard to identify a customer’s exact needs without speaking to them directly. However, we hope these questions serve as a starting point to launch you in the right direction and prepare you to ask the right questions when determining the best option for your project.

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With more than 1.9 million tons of bombs and ammunitions dropped over Germany alone during World War II, thousands of ordnance still remain buried and undetonated beneath the earth’s surface. These UXOs live up to several meters deep, unstable and ready to blow at the first available opportunity. In the case of undetonated air drop bombs, the fuses are extremely unstable due to corrosion and aging. This creates a serious issue with construction and excavation projects, among other applications. Vibration from large equipment and digging operations have the potential to set off these UXO buried in the ground below, triggering the long-dormant objects to detonate.

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Juniper Systems established a partnership with Industrial Networks this month after an extensive, collaborative effort in integrating ATA/AEI long-range UHF RFID tag readers into the Mesa 2 Rugged Tablet. As the only existing solution of its kind, it will serve as a complete identification and tracking system for the railroad industry, as well as other industries requiring long-range UHF RFID tag reading.

Industrial Networks President Jimmy Finster contacted Juniper Systems seeking a sleek and innovative option that included a solid rugged handheld with ATA reading capabilities and an all-day battery life and the Mesa 2 jumped at the opportunity. What a showoff.

For those unfamiliar with our latest rugged tablet, The Mesa 2 with ATA UHF RFID runs on a complete Windows 10 operating system, allowing users to operate the rugged tablet as a full desktop computer. Its Class 1, Div II classification ensures it’s built to be used in hazardous locations, while its IP68 rating provides the highest-rated protection against water and dust.

The current standard solution for tracking and identification systems in the railroad industry is a Windows Mobile handheld with an external RFID antenna. With an increased battery life and Windows 10 capability, Industrial Networks was pleased to look into this product, as new solution able to fit the high demands of the railroad industry.

Here at Juniper we’re excited about both the product we’ve created and a long-term partnership with Industrial Networks.

For more information call 435-753-1881 or email sales@junipersys.com

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About Industrial Networks:

Industrial Networks is the leading provider of railyard automation and data acquisition systems for manufacturing and shipping operations in North America. Their expertise touches operations run by rail shippers, short line and Class I railroads, trucking, and more. The close relationship with Bourque Logistics, the leading provider of rail transportation software to shippers in North America, provides over 75 years of experience providing state-of-the-art rail automation. For more information, visit inetlp.com.

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“The CT7G tablet from Juniper is the perfect accompaniment to the TruPoint 300 mapping package. It is compact, rugged, and has just the right sized screen to allow the operator a great view of the points collected during a crash or crime scene investigation.” –Paul Adkins, Laser Technology, Inc.

Juniper Systems has had the opportunity to work with Laser Technology, Inc. (LTI) for over ten years now, providing products that fit into the solutions offered by LTI. A combination of their technology with our rugged devices has created and transformed solutions surrounding mobile mapping. As a leader in the world of professional-grade, handheld measurement and mapping laser rangefinders, LTI has spent over 30 years developing breakthrough technology that continues to go unmatched by its competitors. As a proud partner, Juniper Systems takes advantage of every opportunity to brag about the things LTI is accomplishing in the industry. Continue Reading…

 “Unrivaled tolerance to a vast range of environmental extremes, the adaptive sensory processing capabilities of the Mesa 2 Rugged Tablet extend from its auxiliary Geode companion to orbital satellites in the furthest reaches of Earth’s biosphere.”

 

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Earlier this year, I resumed my duties as a groundskeeper around the office of a small ecological consulting company in Pennsylvania. Having received my Bachelor of Arts in geography from West Chester University of Pennsylvania, a few decimal degrees of GIS still lingered in my head, so when I was called into the office mid-January to help operate a Mesa 2 Rugged Tablet demo model, I was happy to comply. It seemed like a curious portable device that could definitely take a punch and continue to run without skipping a beat, and I was discovering new and exciting features on a day-to-day basis. Using the property grounds and the surrounding forest, which I had become familiar with in the previous years of work I had done outside, I began to establish a series of waypoint markers to mimic the Flagging Tape used in actual field work data analysis; I then tested different methods of data collection and cross-referencing in order to establish the most efficient and practical means to carry out potential field work applications in the future. I was intrigued by the node-locked copy of Global Mapper™ v18.0, which my boss had purchased from Blue Marble Geographics – Global Mapper was a GIS software company staple, but completely foreign to me (I had settled into Esri’s ArcGIS™ software during my college years). With my experience in GIS and the novelty of a portable touchscreen device capable of running Global Mapper on Windows 10 OS, the Mesa 2 tablet became the perfect catalyst to boost my familiarity with the software. My comfort in performing GIS analysis through the Juniper Systems interface grew exponentially compared to that of my experiences using ArcMap on a desktop computer, and it wasn’t long before I was certain that the Mesa 2 would become an exceptional company asset. Specifically, it seemed that it would be invaluable in determining the relative accuracy of spatial datasets provided by external sources, in real-time, to account for the margin of error and establish new parameters that would better represent our firsthand data observations.

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Last year our Juniper Systems team was determined to make significant improvements to the rugged and affordable Cedar product line. By maintaining all business processes within the walls of our Logan, UT office, I was able to work personally with a newly-assembled product team devoted to the sourcing, sales, purchasing, testing, and support of these new Cedar products. With this team, our results for these products completely exceeded our expectations.

In the early stages of outlining potential product features, I researched several success-related factors including, outdoor display visibility, quality and size, battery life, durability and ruggedness, design, Android OS capabilities, and component quality, to ensure an unbeatable product. This research included the ability to integrate most relevant US cell brands, verify satellite connectivity, test 4G LTE speeds, and successfully pass FCC and CE certifications, and the results did not disappoint.

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