Rugged handheld provider Two Technologies has launched a new mobile device aimed at the over-the-road trucking market.
The N4, an Android device housed in a polycarbonate shell, is waterproof and heat resistant, providing a more reliable alternative to consumer devices that are prone to damage and power failure, the Philadelphia-based company said.
The product incorporates the Samsung Galaxy Note smart phone and can be ordered with a standard Qwerty keyboard or a variety of other keypads to fit specific applications.
It features a 5.5-inch, high-resolution display, a backlit keypad, a hot-swappable battery, an optional magnetic stripe reader and a color camera.
Joan Rickards, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Two Technologies, said that despite the challenges of the heavy-duty trucking environment, most drivers still rely on consumer-grade cellphones or radios to communicate with dispatchers.