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multiple handheldsAs you well know, data collection applications are incredibly unique and varied, ranging from land surveying to pipeline monitoring, to electrofishing, to inventory management, and to countless others. Of course, along with all of these different data collection applications come varying rugged handheld and software needs. So where does one find a rugged handheld that fits the bill? You can bet that manufacturers aren’t selling a complete solution for each unique data collection application out there, so an off-the-shelf handheld is often out of the question. 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…

Resistive vs. Capacitive Touchscreens

You may have wondered before what the difference is between a resistive and a capacitive touchscreen. And you may have questioned which one is best for your situation. Chances are, you have experienced both resistive and capacitive technology, but you may not have known what they were called, or considered the technological implications behind them. Then again, you might know all about capacitive and resistive touchscreens and the advantages and disadvantages to each. If you do, perhaps you can chime in on the discussion. Continue Reading…

Archer 2 Touchscreen App

The new Archer 2™ OS version 1.3.5 contains a new app designed to optimize the Archer 2’s touchscreen performance for each user’s individual situation. Simply called Touch, this app allows you to select the setting that best matches the way in which you are interacting with the Archer 2’s touchscreen. There are different settings for when you are using your finger vs. a stylus, or when you want a lighter touch vs. a more deliberate touch. These settings allow the Archer 2 to accommodate for your particular use in order to provide you with optimal touchscreen performance.  Continue Reading…

We’re always working to improve our products through testing, testing, testing. While we’re confident that the Archer 2 has the best capacitive touchscreen in the rugged handheld industry, we’re constantly tweaking, fine-tuning, and making adjustments so that it performs optimally for users.


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Archer 2 vs Smartphone. Same application, both displays at 100%

Best handheld display

Many of our customers work in areas where a small spark could endanger dozens of workers. Labeled “Hazardous Locations”—or “Hazlocs”—these work areas are known to house conductive or explosive substances either very often, or simply on occasion. Oil refineries, coal mines, and flour mills are just a few places where even a small flame would be the last thing you’d want. This video perfectly illustrates that point.

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