Utility tools: Ultra-rugged Android device adds printer for public utility professionals

utility equipment Two Technologies

Utility supplies: The company that pioneered weather- and impact-resistant hand-held Android® computer devices for public utilities, where normal mobile computers can be easily damaged, has now added a printer to improve efficiency and recordkeeping.

Two Technologies, Inc® has just unveiled the newest member of its ultra-rugged handheld devices, the N5Print – an all-in-one device that takes communications, data input to a higher level of convenience and performance, with real time printing.

“This is the first in a series of completely integrated mobile devices with printing capability that provides the kind of protection a hand-held communication or computer device needs for utility meter readers, especially in bad weather” says Joan Rickards, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Two Technologies.
“This is unparalleled in the mobile handheld industry. The N5Print lets users print 3” receipts or other data directly from the integrated thermal printer.”

The unit’s 13MP color camera, audio and video recording functions empowers drivers with the ability to capture multiple types of data and store it in N5Print’s 16GB internal memory and 64GB MicroSD.

Utilizing a rain resistant 5.7 inch diagonal high resolution 1080 X 1920 Super AMOLED display touchscreen, the N5Print’s on-screen keyboard delivers full functionality for on-site data capture regardless of severe weather and other risks. The N5Print executes critical functions regardless of the primary application. Data can be uploaded even if other activities are being executed. In case of a questions or problems in the field, the N5Print includes an ALERT button that can be programmed to send a SMS text message while running an unrelated application or no application at all.

The N5Print runs the powerful Android OS version 4.4.4 (KitKat), features a hot-swappable battery, 3-channel magnetic stripe reader, NFC, Smart Card Reader and a dedicated barcode scanner. A drop-in cradle with spare battery charger may be used for desktop or vehicle mounting. The device is IP65 rated and meets or exceeds MIL-STD 810G using method 516.6 and method 514.6 for both shock and vibration.

Headquartered in suburban Philadelphia, Two Technologies pioneered more rugged handheld computers and terminals for challenging conditions. With more than one million units in use, it is a strategic partner with hundreds of domestic and international companies, value at risk operations, system integrators, and solution providers.

“One of the biggest problems with most available devices is that they lack the ability to print on-site records, receipts, and other critical documents critical for optimal on-site performance. As the wave of the future, our new device solves this problem,” says Rickards.

For more information about Two Technologies or other products, click here to go to Utility Products’ Buyers Guide.

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