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Allegro 2 keyboard

Throughout most of the tech scene, we’ve generally been seeing a phase-out of physical keyboards on handheld devices, with electronics manufacturers opting instead for purely touch interfaces.

You have to admit that that pristine, uninterrupted expanse of glass looks pretty sexy on a handheld device. However, in the rugged handheld world, “sexy” doesn’t always equate to “functional,” and functionality is key when designing a device for data collection professionals. Continue Reading…

Archer 2 Rugged Handheld

Australian Global Technologies (AGT), a new Juniper Systems partner, is now offering either their Pocket Surveyor or Field Surveyor software, FREE when you buy an Archer 2™ through an AGT reseller. 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…

POM parking meters

POM Incorporated (POM), based in Russellville, Arkansas, is a Juniper Systems partner with a long history and an interesting use of the Archer 2™. POM is a direct descendant of the first parking meter company, Magee-Hale Park-O-Meter, established in 1935, making POM the oldest and one of the largest parking meter facilities in the world. In fact, “Park-O-Meter” is where POM got its name. Continue Reading…

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.

Here are a few scenes that you’ll see in the video. 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…