Juniper Systems has announced the availability of its rugged handheld, the Archer 2. The latest-generation handheld incorporates several new technological advancements. New features include a 4.3-inch Illumiview high-visibility display. The battery technology was inspired by similar technology used in hybrid car batteries to prevent excessive battery drainage in low temperatures. Referred to as Overtime Technology, this Archer 2 battery will last 20 hours and up on one charge.
The new device is the first Juniper Systems handheld to feature a capacitive touchscreen for improved response and ruggedness. The Archer 2 also includes a glove-friendly numeric keypad for rapid data entry. The Archer 2 has been tested to MIL-STD-810G and given a top IP68 rating for dust and water.