Belgravium launches new 'ATEX' certified mobile computer

Mobile Computing Solution provider Belgravium's busy start to its 30-year anniversary year continues with the launch of another innovative handheld computer. The Boston 8550i mobile computer offers all of the standard features of the standard 8550 unit, with the added bonus of being 'ATEX Certified'. The ATEX 95 equipment directive 94/9/EC is the recognised standard for equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. The Boston offers superior real-time data collection and scanning that will facilitate operational efficiency gains within specialist sectors such as oil & gas, mining and pharmaceutical manufacturing.
Tough on the Outside. Tough on the Inside.
The Boston 8550i is tough and can withstand extreme environmental conditions but also offers the fully functionality of a mobile computer, with a host of useful features for the field worker such as GPS and GSM. It is ATEX and IECEx certified for use in Zone 2 and 22 and rated IP65 which further underlines the rugged credentials of the device.
Designed to withstand rigorous use in extreme environments, the Boston's magnesium alloy chassis provides a high level of torsional strength for the internal circuitry, in conjunction with a high impact-resistant polycarbonate outer casing. Capable of surviving repeated drops to polished concrete, the inclusion of high impact airmatic rubber bumpers ensure that the Boston is botyh fit for purpose and highly ruggedised.
Boston 8550i Summary of key features
Designed following detailed consultation with the extensive Belgravium user base, the latest generation in the Boston series, the "Boston 8550i" further enhances the existing 8500 product range with a lighter and more ergonomically designed mobile computer.
The 8550i maintains the robust credentials of the 8500 series whilst integrating a sleeker, well-balanced and more lightweight design. Incorporating highly durable, hard-capped printed keys, the 8550i's large and clearly defined 29 key numeric keypad is optimally set out making it ideal for gloved hand operation.
The multimodal 8550i facilitates superior data collection, from scanning to voice to RFID. The optimally positioned scan key provides ultimate operator comfort in scan- intensive environments, enabling users to take advantage of scanning options including standard range, long range and extra-long range.
With 6 user defined function keys, the 8550i provides flexible programmability to suit each and every individual application. Optional alpha character input is available via the mobile phone style keys or alternatively by pressing the on-screen alpha keyboard. This is accessed via the dedicated Alpha key on the Bostons high resolution QVGA TFT touch screen.

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