The best rugged computers for GIS operations

handheld algiz rt8 in pole mount
The Handheld Algiz RT8 was released in early 2020 and has become an attractive choice.

The best large-screen option

When you need even larger screens to visualize your tasks, a rugged tablet is the right solution for you. The size of the displays usually varies from 7-inch to 10-inch and you’ll also have an option of different operating systems to choose from.

One of the latest rugged tablets to hit the market is the Handheld Algiz RT8 which comes with a 10-point multi-touch 8-inch display and Android 9.0 with GMS. It has a dedicated u-blox GNSS receiver and brings some interesting docking connector opportunities including HDMI, Ethernet and USB.

Just like the previously mentioned devices the Algiz RT8 is IP67-rated and meets several stringent MIL-STD-810G STD tests including 26 drops 1.2m (4 ft) ensuring true ruggedness in the field.

Another benefit with this device is that it comes with the free of charge MaxGo MDM solutions which makes it easier to apply custom configurations across all your devices and get to work quicker.

Learn more about the Handheld Algiz RT8.

handheld algiz 8x in gis environment
The Handheld Algiz 8X is an 8-inch rugged tablet running Windows 10 Enterprise.

If you’d rather prefer a rugged Windows tablet over a rugged Android tablet, the Handheld Algiz 8X is another good option. It features an integrated u-blox NEOM8N GPS/GLONASS receiver providing impressive GIS capabilities.

Learn more about the Handheld Algiz 8X.

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