F4Devices Introduces New Rugged Handheld

Newly Released Flint Handheld Is Not Resistant To Being Rugged

Tallahassee, Florida, Feb. 21, 2012 --- F4Devices, a subsidiary of F4 Tech and strategic partner with BAP Precisions, Taiwan, introduced today a new generation of high precision GNSS devices for GIS field applications, the Flint rugged handheld. With the new Flint handheld, field workers requiring a rugged mobile handheld device now have a solution that is lightweight, compact, rugged, cost-effective and, most of all, performs.  The Flint fits well into GIS field data collection markets such as municipalities, oil and gas and forestry, to name a few.

The completely integrated Flint handheld offers a unique, one-of-a-kind combination of flexible GPS configurations, ranging from 1-3 meter to sub-meter accuracies, while supporting geotagging with the 5 megapixel autofocus camera as well as WiFi, Bluetooth, and 3G data.  There are two versions to choose from, the S812H (includes GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi and 5 MP camera) and the S852H (includes GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi, 5 MP camera and 3G data).

"The new Flint handheld impresses, from the first moment you see it.  The ruggedness of the device, IP65, in this small of a package while achieving the GPS accuracies we have been able to achieve is something to acknowledge as a leader in its class” says Brian Holley, Director of Distribution for F4Devices.  “Add in its high-resolution, sunlight-readable VGA screen, extendable data storage and Microsoft Office Mobile standard on all units, this makes it even more impressive,” added Holley.

Empowering Mobile Professionals

The Flint handheld is specifically designed for spatially motivated professionals looking for a rugged, dependable device.  The feature rich handheld is designed with the field user in mind.  The camera button is where it should be, just as if you were holding a camera and the GPS performs, plain and simple.  These two features combined provide a powerful solution for precise geotagging.  In tough environments, whether it is extreme weather or high multi-path, the Flint handheld is up to the challenge.

Rugged Defined

The F4Devices Flint is not resistant to being rugged.  Shock- PROOF, dust- PROOF, and water- PROOF, sets this unit apart from those in its class.  Well designed and meant to be used, the Flint backs down to no other handheld on the market.  The Flint acts as a highly accurate GPS device, PDA, and Camera…and does it well.  The battery performs and supports the field users’ needs with at least 10 hours of performance.

Solutions Focused

F4Devices, along with BAP Precisions, is focused on supporting solutions providers by working with them directly to integrate their applications with the Flint handheld.  Any feature or application in the Flint handheld is accessible to software engineers for full and complete integration, allowing a fully developed solution to be offered to their clients.  API’s are available for solutions providers to access and communicate with the features they require.

Staying In Touch

Communication and connectivity is more important now than ever.  The 3G data modem in the Flint handheld allows field users to stay in touch remotely, increasing productivity.  This also allows real-time communications with the office for critical information upload.  This also provides a level of safety for field users by easily staying in touch with supervisors or persons in charge.

Availability

The Flint handheld is available now, for immediate ordering.  F4Devices and BAP Precisions support shipments worldwide.  For more information on how or where to buy, visit the F4Devices website, www.f4devices.com.

About F4Devices

F4 has focused on providing rugged mobile solutions for nearly 15 years and has distribution centers in Tallahassee, Florida as well as Jena, Germany.  F4 applies spatial technology to vertical markets such as forestry, oil and gas, municipalities, public safety and many others.   F4Devices is a subsidiary of F4 Tech, of Tallahassee, Florida.  F4 Tech was founded in Tallahassee, FL in 1998.

About BAP Precisions

BAP Precisions is a highly talented rugged handheld manufacturer located in Taipei, Taiwan.  With years of rugged handheld manufacturing experience, the BAP Precisions team is now offering devices directly through F4Devices, their resellers, as well as other distributors in Asia.



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