Juniper Systems has announced the availability of its new rugged Archer 2 handheld. With radical improvements over the first generation Archer, the Archer 2 promises better overall performance with an astonishingly bright display, an extra-long battery life, enhanced GPS capabilities, and rugged IP68 construction.
The latest generation handheld incorporates several new technological advancements. Sporting a custom 4.3 inch Illumiview high-visibility display, the Archer 2's screen brightness has been well received by reviewers. Its battery features technology inspired by the technology used in hybrid car batteries to prevent excessive battery drainage in low temperatures. Referred to as Overtime Technology, this super battery will last up to 20 hours on one charge.
The new device is the first Juniper Systems handheld to feature a capacitive touchscreen for improved response. The Archer 2 also includes a glove-friendly numeric keypad for rapid data entry, a feature which many Juniper Systems customers highly value. Like other Juniper Systems handhelds, the Archer 2 is built to strict standards at its ISO 9001:2008-certified facility, having been tested to MIL-STD-810G and given a top IP68 rating for dust and water.
"We have been looking forward to the release of the Archer 2 for some time," said Rob Campbell, CEO at Juniper Systems. "We have taken special care in addressing the needs of customers in the design of the Archer 2. It is a product of utmost quality, and the excellent reviews we have received on our Archer 2 beta units have made us very optimistic that the Archer 2 is going to meet our customers' needs exceptionally well."