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The best rugged computers for GIS operations

Whether your business specializes in mapping, surveying, forestry, or any other GIS-related area there are several options to choose from on the market of rugged computers.

You might be looking for the most compact and lightweight device, or, a rugged tablet with lots o screen real estate is the right option for you. In this article, we’ll guide you to what we believe are the best options for different needs.

The best all-round Android option

As Android has started to gain greater acceptance to support enterprise workloads lately, it has become a popular operating system for rugged computers.

There are several rugged Android-powered devices on the market, ranging from smaller handhelds to tablets. But there are also really interesting products placing itself somewhere in between. And that’s exactly what we’ve chosen as the best all-round Android option for GIS applications.

The Handheld Nautiz X6 is a 6-inch phablet combining the high-visibility functionality of a tablet and the mobile performance of a handheld. It comes with a u-blox NEO-M8N receiver for highly accurate navigation and an 8000 mAh battery covering multiple shifts on a single charge.

To prove its ruggedness, the Handheld Nautiz X6 meets several MIL-STD-810G test standards and is IP67-rated. The 6-inch sunlight-readable display is protected by Corning® Gorilla® Glass and features a dedicated rain and glove mode for use in really harsh conditions.

There’s also a wide range of accessories available for this device which forms a complete rugged solution ideal for GIS operators. Find everything from pole mounts and carry cases to docking accessories here.

Learn more about the Handheld Nautiz X6.