RAMPAGE 6 is a rugged 5.7-inch “Notepad”
Juniper Systems, in partnership with PA, USA-based SDG Systems, will reportedly launch a new ruggedized slate PC that surprisingly carries two names: RAMPAGE 6 and Mesa Rugged Notepad. The device is aimed at developers and field workers and is IP67 certified, meaning it is protected against water and dust ingress. According to the maker, this tablet will be officially unveiled at the Esri International User Conference in San Diego (July 23–27) and will subsequently become commercially available in Q3 of this year.
"Our new partnership with SDG Systems will further enhance our ability to provide the best rugged handheld computing solutions to our customers. By working together, we have created a very unique and in-demand handheld computer with the Android (AOSP) operating system, now known as the RAMPAGE 6," said Rob Campbell, President and CEO of Juniper Systems. "Leveraging the Android expertise of SDG gives our customers an original and powerful data collection device and we couldn't be more excited about the opportunities this new partnership will bring."
The RAMPAGE 6 packs an unnamed processor with a clock frequency of 800MHz and will apparently run a customized version of Google’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. Furthermore, the Mesa Rugged Notepad sports a 5.7-inch display and accommodates 256MB of internal memory, 4GB flash storage and an SD card reader slot that customers can utilize to expand the available storage space of the slate PC.
Connectivity-wise, the rugged tablet comes with Wireless LAN and Bluetooth adapters (base configuration), whereas the “Geo” model further offers a 3G radio and a 3.2MP camera on the back of the device. Other features reportedly include a GPS receiver, an optional 1D/2D barcode scanner accompanied by two USB ports (host and client). Pricing details are yet to be confirmed.