Getac, a manufacturer of rugged computers, installed its Flexiconn technology into its PS336 rugged handheld device for field-based personnel. The technology offers interchangeable end-caps placed over one end of the device, allowing for different functions conducted by field-based personnel, such as long-range Bluetooth. The Getac PS336 also provides a variety of geographic information system components, including GPS, an e-compass, an altimeter and a 5-megapixel digital camera, said John Lamb, director of marketing.
"The Getac PS336 rugged handheld provides the fire service GIS capability of maps to provide intelligent, interactive visualization of location-based data and analysis,” Lamb said. “GIS allows for real-time location of public-safety units, exposures at risk, areas suitable for staging and triage."
A 600-nit, sunlight readability display was developed for field workers viewing data in bright environments. In addition, the device meets MIL-STD 810G standards and has IP68 rating, certifying that it can be submerged in water for a maximum of 390 minutes and remain fully functional. It is certified for drops of up to six feet and can operate in temperatures from -30 °C to 60 °C.