Steatite has announced the availability of Getac's ultra-rugged PS236 handheld Windows Mobile PDA, with full accreditation to ATEX (category 3 / zone 2), which makes this device safely usable in environments with an explosive atmosphere. The Getac PS236 is a fast device at 806mhz and a handheld that is IP67 rated and a phone. This upgrade extends the market for the device from military and general field based operations to now include the gas, oil and chemical industries.
In addition to IP67 certification, which gives a guaranteed ingress protection against dust and allows the unit to be water-proof to 1 metre, the PS236 has full MIL-STD-810G certification, which is the generally accepted standard of military ruggedisation and compliance for mobile computers and equipment.
The ultra-rugged Windows Mobile PDA comes with integrated GPS, altimeter, an auto-focus 3 megapixel camera, e-compass, hi-res display for all kinds of GIS surveying and other GPS/mapping-based applications
Steatite Rugged is a UK supplier of rugged laptop and mobile computing technology.