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New Fully Rugged Getac GPS PDA PS535F with camera, altimeter and e-compass

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March 2, 2009

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March 3, 2009 Specialist rugged mobile computer manufacturer MiTAC has released details of the Getac PS535F, a next generation fully rugged GPS PDA featuring an auto focus camera, altimeter and E-compass. The PS535F is designed for GIS surveying applications and will find use in the utilities, oil and gas, forestry, geology and mineral resources sectors. These new features will enable field-based workers to capture field data on-site and transmit data back to headquarters in real-time, as well as provide pinpoint navigation support to improve location based productivity.

The built-in 3 mega pixel auto-focus camera enables instant visual data capture in the field, and the VGA touch screen display with sunlight readable technology enhances the viewing quality of graphic intensive files and detailed maps. To enhance its navigation support, in addition to built-in GPS, the PS535F also offers built-in altimeter and E-compass, allowing pinpoint positioning of longitude, latitude and altitude, as well as providing the directional relation between the targeted subject and the user’s position. The PS535F also features comprehensive wireless connectivity options, including integrated Bluetooth V2.0 and 802.11b/g WiFi. Users can connect the PS535F to a GIS server to transmit data or process data in the field using a Getac Bluetooth modem or a mobile phone.

Getac’s PS535F features Window Mobile 6.1 which is compatible with a wide variety of software applications. It boasts a 300gramme lightweight design, 8 hours operational battery power and has been built and tested to withstand rigorous every day use as and use in harsh environments. The Getac PS535F is compliant with MIL-STD 810F and IP54 with safeguards against frequent drops and exposure to water, dust and extreme temperatures. It is optimised for both indoor and outdoor applications.

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