New rugged 'flash storage' tablet PC from has launched a new rugged tablet PC called the JLT 8404 that offers the option of flash storage in place of a hard drive. 

This allows the device to run embedded XP with unrivalled reliability enabling operation in conditions beyond the scope of a hard drive equipped devices.  The JLT 8404 incorporates Bluetooth and WiFi with options for GPS, 3G and GPRS and can be supplied with up to 8GB of flash or a 40GB drive. provides end-to-end solutions for data collection and wireless communications and the new device adds to the companys portfolio of industrial-grade handheld computers.  The JLT 8404 is the only tablet PC of this specification to offer a flash storage option.  Without a hard drive all moving parts are eliminated, the tablet is designed to work in harsher environments than comparable devices.
With optional 3G and GPRS mobile communications, the JLT 8404 is ideally suited as a remote field PC that can interchange data in real time with central systems.  With data held centrally rather than on the device, a large hard drive is not required and flash storage option offers plenty of capacity. 
Manufactured in Sweden the JTL 8404 is also designed for use on industrial vehicles with accessories such as vehicle docks and a rugged add-on keyboard. offer specialist wireless networking services for connecting any type of WiFi-equipped device to central systems.
Compact and lightweight, the aluminium constructed JLT 8404 is highly durable and is IP-65 and MIL-STD810F specified. The 8.4 inch 800x600 pixel SVGA touch screen is a daylight viewable or sunlight viewable.
Based in Barnard Castle, County Durham, was established in 1996 and previously known as Castle Auto ID.    Specialising in the provision of automatic data collection and wireless communication solutions, clients include Nissan, Avery Dennison, Corus, Eagle Star, Procter & Gamble, St. Gobain and Grattans.

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