Handheld Launches the NAUTIZ X8 - a New Ultra-Rugged Field PDA with Superior Screen Size and Sunlight Visibility

LIDKÖPING, Sweden, September 23, 2014 — (PRNewswire) —

Handheld Group, a leading manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, today announced the launch of its brand-new  NAUTIZ X8 rugged PDA. The NAUTIZ X8 is a handheld computer with superior processing power, screen performance and battery life. It is built for tough field conditions primarily in GIS, land surveying, public safety, forestry and the military.

     (Photo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140917/706245 )

To view the Multimedia News Release, please click:


The Nautiz X8 is built to enable efficient and reliable data collection in the toughest of environments. It has an IP67  ingress protection rating, which means it offers complete protection against dust and sand and can withstand immersion in water. It also meets stringent  MIL-STD-810G military test standardsfor overall durability and resistance to humidity, shock, vibration, drops, salt and extreme temperatures.

This new dynamic handheld computer features a high-performance Texas Instruments 4470 dual-core 1.5 GHz processor. It has 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of iNAND Flash and a 5200 mAh Li-ion battery that lasts up to 12 hours on a single charge. And it comes with a choice of operating systems - Android 4.2.2 or Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5.3.

The Nautiz X8 has a large 4.7-inch ultra-bright capacitive multi-touch screen with chemically strengthened Asahi  Dragontrail glass, offering users unparalleled brightness and protection in any field condition. The unit has an ergonomic design and weighs 490 grams (17.3 ounces).

The Nautiz X8 has a dedicated u-blox GPS receiver, Bluetooth 2.0 and 802.11b/g/n WLAN functionality, as well as connectivity through GSM/UMTS or CDMA phone data transmission. A built-in 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and an LED flash lets users capture visual data quickly and easily. This handheld also features an open architecture and an extension cap system that allows for additional hardware connections such as sensors, radios and other add-ons.

"The new Nautiz X8 is the world's best rugged handheld computer, with exceptional durability, connectivity, processing power and battery life - without compromising ergonomics or design," says Jerker Hellström, CEO of Handheld Group. "Its capacitive touchscreen is in a class of its own: incredibly bright and very large for a PDA and, of course, chemically strengthened to withstand rough handling in the field. Field workers all over the world will love this new PDA and treat it with the tough love it deserves."

Orders for the new Nautiz X8 can be placed immediately. First deliveries will begin in November.

The Nautiz X8 rugged handheld will be shown first at WEFTEC in New Orleans, followed by INTERGEO in Berlin.

Helpful links  

NAUTIZ X8 product specifications

Handheld Group

Handheld product lineup

What does rugged mean?

Events list

Tweet this:   

Handheld launches all-new NAUTIZ X8, an ultra-rugged PDA with superior screen size and sunlight visibility  http://www.handheldgroup.com/nautiz-x8  

About Handheld  

The Handheld Group is a manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, PDAs and tablets. Handheld and its partners worldwide deliver complete mobility solutions to businesses in industries such as geomatics, logistics, forestry, public transportation, utilities, construction, maintenance, mining, military and security. The Handheld Group of Sweden has local offices in Finland, the U.K., the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Australia and the USA. For more information, please see  http://www.handheldgroup.com


SOURCE Handheld Group

Handheld Group
Media Contacts: Sofia Löfblad
Email Contact Marketing Director, Handheld Group, Sweden: +46-510-54-71-70; Amy Urban
Email Contact Marketing Director, Handheld-US, USA: +1-541-752-0319

Review Article Be the first to review this article

Featured Video
Currently No Featured Jobs
Upcoming Events
Commercial UAV Expo 2016 at MGM Grand Hotel Conference Center Las Vegas NV - Oct 31 - 2, 2016
GIS-Pro 2016: URISA's 54th Annual Conference at Toronto Canada - Oct 31 - 3, 2016
24th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference at San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA San Francisco - Oct 31 - 3, 2016
Teledyne Optech
University of Denver GIS Masters Degree Online
CADalog.com - Countless CAD add-ons, plug-ins and more.

Internet Business Systems © 2016 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy