Getac is using its exclusive Flexiconn technology to increase the features and functions of its compact and fully rugged handheld device for field-based personnel. Through the use of interchangeable end-caps placed over one end of the device, the new PS336 handheld now has the ability to offer a variety of critical features for field-based personnel, including radio-frequency identification (RFID), long-range Bluetooth, 1D laser barcode reader, and a 3-in-1 card reader (HF RFID reader, smart card reader, and SAM card slots). The result is a fully rugged handheld that does it all while minimizing the size and number of devices needed in the field.
Users can easily switch between these new functions thanks to Getac's exclusive Flexiconn technology, which allows various caps to be fitted and removed from the device based on the primary function required. In addition, the system incorporates an open interface, which allows independent hardware vendors to create new modules, or caps, to expand the system's functionality.
The Getac PS336 maintains all the rugged durability and advanced features that field personnel have trusted, including its rugged certification of MIL-STD 810G and its Ingress Protection (IP) rating of IP68, certifying that the device can be submerged in water for a maximum of 390 minutes and remain fully functional. The PS336 is also certified for drops of up to six feet.
Field workers often find themselves in outdoor environments, which require additional features and functions to assist in their daily work. The Getac PS336 includes a 600-nit, sunlight readability display for easy viewing in brightly lit environments. The handheld device also provides a variety of geographic information system (GIS) components, including GPS, e-compass, altimeter, 3-axis accelerometer, and a 5-megapixel digital camera.