3 ways Juniper Systems rugged data collectors make a difference in the forest industry

The forest industry has a diverse set of needs for a rugged data collector. Juniper Systems highlights three ways the Allegro™ Rugged Handheld and Archer™ Rugged Handheld meet the needs of professionals in the forest industry: designing with the user in mind, building the device to endure rugged field use, and providing world-class support.

Designed with the user in mind

The Allegro and Archer are specifically designed to meet the various needs of users within the forest industry. Safety is the #1 priority of the product managers and engineers who design Juniper data collectors. User safety in the field guided the design of these two mobile data collectors, with tactile keys and a time-tested ergonomic design for comfortable all-day usage.

Displaying multiple angles of the Archer 3 Rugged Handheld.
Displaying multiple angles of the Archer 3.

The average forest industry professional presses between 10,000 to 20,000 buttons a day. Not only are the Archer and Allegro keyboards designed to handle this, but the keyboard layout is optimized for rapid, intuitive key presses. With tactile keys, many users develop muscle memory to press the correct keys without looking, so they keep their eyes on their work, and watch for hazardous footing or moving machinery.

Display of the Allegro Rugged Handheld keyboard on a wooden log.
Display of the Allegro keyboard on a wooden log.

When a data collector is carried and used from sun up to sun down, it must be comfortable in the user’s hands. The Archer and Allegro are easy to hold and operate all day long. They have wide hand straps, are easy to grip, and are well-balanced for a secure hold. Their most appreciated feature is that they can be held and used with a single hand, leaving the user with a free hand to carry another piece of equipment or to steady themselves in rough terrain.

Built to endure rugged field use

Forestry professionals can find themselves in extreme weather conditions, long work hours, and rough terrain. Juniper Systems recognizes these occupational environments and has built the Allegro and Archer to be rugged, functional, and versatile.

Archer 3 Rugged Handheld in mud and water.
Archer 3 Rugged Handheld in mud and water.

Whether users are in the blazing heat or the freezing cold, these two rugged data collectors can work in temperatures ranging from -22°F to 140°F (-30°C to 60°C) and be stored in -22°F to 158°F (-30°C to 70°C). If users get caught in a rainstorm, are near mud, or in an area with a lot of dust, then the user need not worry with the Allegro or Archer. Both devices are IP68 rated, meaning they are sealed against dust and water. These devices are also designed to meet MIL-STD-810 test procedures, specifically pressure, temperature, shock, humidity, and more. These specifications and certifications with 20 hours of operation on a single charge make the Archer and Allegro the ultimate rugged handhelds.

Allegro 3 Rugged Handheld in water.
Allegro 3 Rugged Handheld in water.

World-class support

Juniper Systems knows that the Allegro and Archer will take a beating in the field. Even though these devices are designed for rugged conditions, sometimes screens still break, hard drives fail, or keypads wear out. If that happens, Juniper Systems’ in-house support team and their global network of certified support centers have a reputation for repairing and servicing these devices as quickly as possible so that the users can get back out in the field. If the damage is covered by either the standard or Complete Care warranty, the service costs are paid for by Juniper Systems, not the customer.

What to look forward to

Juniper Systems is developing a new ultra-rugged device with the same features users know and love in the Allegro and Archer. This new handheld will be a technologically updated version for users in several industries in need of durable technology.

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