ViewSonic Introduces Rugged Pocket PC
Viewsonic has announced the V38r-06, V38r-07 and V38r-07a rugged handheld computers, which are designed and built to meet mobile computing demands across a variety of industries, including retail, public safety, healthcare and military. To keep in mind compatability issues the units run on older Windows Mobile 2003 and are powered by Intel XScale processors. The devices meet IP54 design standards for sealing against dust, moisture and extreme environmental conditions and offer secure data exchange with 802.11b/g. Common features include 3.5-inch 240 x 320 (QVGA) LCD display, 520MHZ Intel Xscale processor, Jog dial, SD card slot and hot swappable Lithium Ion batteries which allow battery changes without shutdown or loss of data. The V38r-07/-07a (pictured) is the premier model in the V38r Series and is packed with 802.11b/g wireless, Bluetooth, bar code scanner, 1.3 megapixel camera, fingerprint sensor and GPS (Global Positioning System) support. The V38r-07a is Trade Agreement Act (TAA) compliant to support government sales.
The V38r-06 on the other hand combines data communications and bar code scanning capabilities in one simple package by integrating 802.11b/g wireless, Bluetooth, bar code scanner and a secure digital (SD) card slot. Retail pricing of the V38r-07, V38r-07a and V38r-06 is $1,899, $ 1,999 and $1,599 respectively.