Ultra-Rugged Hand Held Computer

Aug. 16, 2008
Two Technologies, Inc.®, a leading manufacturer of rugged hand held computers and terminals used in global applications, introduces the Hydrus™ ultra-rugged and powerful hand held computer designed for long-term daily operation in the harshest working conditions.   With the world’s largest battery capacity of 36 WATT-hours, the Hydrus functions for over 40 hours, working overtime on various field applications.IP67/IP68 rated for protection against dust and water, the Hydrus is ideal for outdoor use in extreme environments on both land and sea. Double wall case construction of GE XENOY® provides impervious sealing against environmental conditions, with drop and shock protection covering internal components.  The Hydrus also offers a 320 x 240 Landscape QVGA display with integral touch screen as well as “Super-Sunlight” readability, both outdoors and indoors.  A 5MP (4 MP processed) True-Camera-System captures color images and bar codes with real auto focus and illumination.  Users can capture then relay images and data from virtually any remote field location and transmit them back to a main office or centralized location.  A 55-key alpha numeric keypad with application-specific graphics plus an eight-position joystick allows for individual or combined operations.  Customized keypads allow for intuitive, user-friendly operations and finger tip control. Individual hard keys are uniquely suited for operation with gloved hands. Integrated speaker and microphone enable use of the device for voice communications.  Audio Bridge Circuitry simplifies routing of audio signals to and from the speaker and microphones to a variety of specified locations. The Hydrus offers wireless computer communications and networking capabilities via Bluetooth®, WLAN and 802.11. RS-232 and USB ports are available for adding peripherals and accessories that extend the product’s utility.  The Hydrus is PACK Ready, allowing expansion space for the addition of RFID, HID® RF/IR, and other modules.A powerful computer with 256 MB SDRAM and up to 32 GB of data storage, the Hydrus uses Microsoft® Windows® CE .NET 5.0 operating system and a Marvell PXA270 processor operating at 624 MHz.   Units feature a dual smart battery system, with both batteries having a charge circuit and “gas gauge” to monitor battery condition during charging and discharging.With its rugged design, extended battery life and customized keyboard, the Hydrus is ideally suited for a range of outdoor applications in vertical markets where durability, operational longevity as well as flexible operations are mandatory including law enforcement (meter reading/traffic), agriculture, environmental (water testing), security (crowd control), fleet management and even the hospitality sectors.   • 5MP True-Camera-System captures color images and bar codes with auto focus and illumination • Dual Smart Battery System 40+ Hours Battery Life • Marvell XScale® PXA270 Processor - 624MHz • 256MB SDRAM Standard • 2GB FLASH (up to 32GB) • IP67/IP68 Rated • Drop and Shock Protected • 320 x 240 Landscape QVGA with Integral Touch Screen, “Super-Sunlight” readability outdoors and indoors • PACK Optional: Your design or ours • Integrated WLAN 802.11b/g and Bluetooth® • 55-Key Alpha-Numeric Keypad plus joystick control • Completely Customizable