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JLT flashes its unique portfolio of rugged industrial PCs

for logistics and transport. Runcorn, UK, 11 September 2008 – The mobile computing specialist JLT UK is offering a comprehensive portfolio of innovative rugged touchscreen industrial computers. This comprises both portable and fixed-mount devices that provide industry-leading features such as high capacity flash drives and dual-core processors in some models. When it comes to ruggedness, the entire portfolio exceeds MIL STD 810F – the toughest standard for mobile devices demanded by the US Military.

For transport, warehousing and logistics, the JLT8404 offers a host of benchmarking features, including an extremely strong aircraft grade aluminium chassis and 8.4-inch colour touchscreen viewable in sunlight. The device offers integrated wireless communications – Bluetooth, WLAN, 3G/GPRS, highly accurate GPS, a choice of powerful processors and a choice of flash disk or rugged hard disk.

The device can also be used for in-vehicle applications using an optional in-cab docking station, which also provides additional connectivity options. For data capture, customers can use any Bluetooth barcode, chip card or RFID reader. In addition, the hot swappable battery allows extended periods of operation.

JLT's vehicle mounted terminal (VMT) range offers the latest in power-house processing with the latest high-speed energy-efficient 1.66-Ghz Intel Core Duo. With demand growing for diverse applications running on a single device, this new processor option offers true multi-tasking for combining communications, GPS, data capture and software applications.

The VMT chassis utilises aircraft grade aluminium to provide a rugged and stable framework for the VMTs, while the outer casing uses the high-tech materials Gore-Tex and EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) rubber, which resists chemical attack and provides a waterproof and dust proof seal.

Designed for any in-vehicle situation, JLT VMTs provide a form factor and screen size suitable for any application – screens range from 10.4 to 15.1 inches. Applications include military, emergency services, logistics and warehouse management, mining, forestry, waste management, public transport, general construction and intelligent building construction, and manufacturing.

“JLT UK's portfolio offers innovation and ruggedness as standard that exceeds most application requirements. We have a device that will meet any need be it for a portable computing in the most demanding of industrial environments or for fixed-mount applications where vibration, heat, humidity and multitasking would be an issue for less capable products,” says Mark Muslek, Managing Director of JLT in the UK.

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