INDUSTRIAL COMPUTING

Lightweight computer for the heavyweights

Husky, the father of tough outdoor computing and supplier to modern armies, has developed a handheld unit the MP2500 using ultra-lightweight impact-modified materials.

The result is a ruggedised field-ready hand-held computer weighing less than a bag of sugar at 700g.

This one is no Windows wannabe, but delivers robust 386-processor performance using the latest version Microsoft Dos 6.22 operating system.

Modern features include advanced battery management delivering a minimum 14 hours continuous heavy-duty use.

The £999 machine meets defence-level MIL standards for temperature, dust, drop, shock and vibration.

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Data storage company Plasmon’s new 5.2GB magneto-optical drive increases data transfer rates and doubles the current storage capacity of existing MO drives, the firm says.

With a fast 25ms seek time, the Mod520 drive targets document management, pre-press, CAD/CAM, archive, teleconferencing and, says Plasmon, satellite data retrieval applications.

The half-height 5.25in unit follows Plasmon’s jukebox philosophy of providing flexible yet affordable data storage and retrieval available in a variety of media formats.

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Industrial keyboard supplier CKS is selling a restricted function keypad with backlit display for harsh industrial, commercial and military environments.

The unit is sealed to IP65.

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