Trimble Recon Rugged Handheld PC
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Trimble Recon Rugged Handheld PC

Part Number: RECAAY-101-00

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Product Summary

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The Trimble Recon rugged handheld PC is designed for the realities of the mobile workforce. The Recon has a comfortable, ergonomic design and weighs only 17 ounces. It is powered by the Windows Mobile® 6 operating system features a 400MHz processor, 128MB SDRAM, 256MB non-volatile Flash data storage, a built-in microphone, and a color TFT display that is viewable in direct sunlight. The Recon rugged handheld also provides two user-accessible CompactFlash (CF) slots to allow for the addition of GPS cards, barcode scanners, expanded storage, and other devices that are often needed in the field. The Trimble Recon is quite simply one of the best-connected, lightweight, and rugged handheld computers available.

The Trimble Recon rugged handheld PC is loaded with connectivity options, including Bluetooth® to connect to wireless devices, and 802.11g wireless LAN to access networks, email, and the Internet. These options make it easy to gather, save, receive, and send out large amounts of data. Cellular connectivity can also be added to the Trimble Recon handheld via the TDL 3G cellular modem. Using the wireless LAN or Bluetooth to connect, the TDL 3G provides continuous network and Internet access to real-time map data, web-based services, and live updates of field information.

The Recon is a fully rugged handheld computer and meets demanding MIL-STD-810F military standards for drops, vibration, humidity, altitude, and temperature extremes. To even better protect your valuable data, the Recon also comes with an IP67 rating, meaning the Recon handheld PC is sealed against water and dust. The Trimble Recon handheld PC is one of the most rugged, reliable, and economically-priced handheld computing solutions available!

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  • Outdoor rugged design complies with MIL-STD-810F and IP67 standards for drops, vibration, humidity, altitude, and temperature extremes
  • Sunlight viewable touch display presents graphics in vivid detail
  • Integrated wireless capabilities including 802.11g and Bluetooth for easy connection to other mobile devices, networks, and the Internet
  • Expandability options that include RS-232 serial port, USB port, and compact flash slots for more devices such as GPS, RFID, bar code scanners, and more
  • 12-month limited warranty


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