Calgary, Alberta – Feb. 01, 2011 — Nexteq Navigation introduced today its next generation of rugged, lightweight field computing devices with integrated Global Positioning System (GPS) technology—the new T8 handheld is packed with features and functionality. In addition to integrated GPS, the T8 includes wireless LAN (WLAN) and Bluetooth® connectivity, a 3 Megapixel camera, a 600 MHz processor, 128 MB of onboard memory, a microSDHC memory card slot, an all-day battery and a 3.5 inch LCD display and a cellular data and voice modem.
The T8 handheld incorporates a high-sensitivity GPS receiver, specifically designed to maximize position yields in challenging GPS environments, such as under forest canopy and urban canyons. The T8 can achieve 2 to 5 meter GPS positioning accuracy in real-time or post processed. Rated at IP66, it is dust tight and highly resistant to water. The T8’s rugged enclosure also ensures protection against drops of 1.5m and enables an operating temperature range of -20°C to +60°C.
For organizations wishing to equip field workers with high-speed Internet connectivity worldwide, the T8 handheld includes a quad band cellular modem. The data transmission capabilities of the T8 enable field workers to access email and download large files and maps without making a trip back to the office. Mobile workers can access and update mission critical information in real time, increasing overall productivity. The modem also supports voice, allowing the work force to use the T8 in place of a cell phone to relay important information to the office or for emergencies.
Powered by the industry-leading Microsoft® Windows Mobile® 6.5 operating system, users have access to personal productivity tools such as Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, Internet Explorer Mobile, and Outlook® Mobile, allowing a seamless exchange of data between the field and office. The T8 also comes fully equipped with Nexteq Navigation’s NexGeo™ GIS field and office software.
A range of additional features complement the T8 handheld. The built-in gravity sensor can sense when the T8 has fallen and will trigger an alarm, thereby protecting against the loss of costly hardware. The embedded digital compass and barometric altimeter also provides direction and altitude information even when GPS may be unavailable in harsh environments.