F4Devices Announces Flint Rugged Handheld

March 1, 2012  - By

FlintF4Devices, a subsidiary of F4 Tech and strategic partner with BAP Precisions, Taiwan, has introduced a new generation of high-precision GNSS devices for GIS field applications, the Flint rugged handheld. With the new Flint handheld, field workers requiring a rugged mobile handheld device have a unit that is lightweight, compact, rugged, and cost-effective, the company said. The Flint fits well into GIS field data collection markets such as municipalities, oil and gas and forestry, F4Devices said.

The Flint handheld offers a unique, one-of-a-kind combination of flexible GPS configurations, ranging from 1 to 3 meters to sub-meter accuracies, while supporting geotagging with the 5 megapixel autofocus camera as well as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and 3G data. There are two versions to choose from, the S812H (includes GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 5 MP camera) and the S852H (includes GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 5 MP camera and 3G data).

“The new Flint handheld impresses, from the first moment you see it. The ruggedness of the device, IP65, in this small of a package while achieving the GPS accuracies we have been able to achieve is something to acknowledge as a leader in its class,” said Brian Holley, director of Distribution for F4Devices. “Add in its high-resolution, sunlight-readable VGA screen, extendable data storage and Microsoft Office Mobile standard on all units, this makes it even more impressive.”

The Flint handheld is specifically designed for field professionals looking for a rugged, dependable feature-rich device, said F4Devices. The camera button is located as if the user was holding a camera. Combined with the GPS, it provides a powerful solution for precise geotagging.  In tough environments, whether it is extreme weather or high multi-path, the Flint handheld is up to the challenge, the company said.

The F4Devices Flint is shock-proof, dust-proof, and waterproof. The battery supports the field users’ needs with at least 10 hours of performance.

F4Devices, along with BAP Precisions, is focused on supporting solutions providers by working with them directly to integrate their applications with the Flint handheld. Any feature or application in the Flint handheld is accessible to software engineers for full and complete integration, allowing a fully developed solution to be offered to their clients, the company said. API’s are available for solutions providers to access and communicate with the features they require.

The 3G data modem in the Flint handheld allows field users to stay in touch remotely, increasing productivity. This also allows real-time communications with the office for critical information upload. This also provides a level of safety for field users by easily staying in touch with supervisors or persons in charge.

The Flint handheld is available now.