The Nautiz X8 rugged handheld delivers the largest, most brilliant capacitive touchscreen in its class. This rugged PDA offers offers an unprecedented combination of processing power, connectivity and field with a tough IP67 ruggedness rating. The best ultra-rugged data collector available!
The Nautiz X8 won’t just keep up with you — it’ll lead the way. This dynamic handheld features a high-speed Texas Instruments 4470 dual-core 1.5 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of iNAND Flash and a 5200 mAh Li-ion battery that lasts up to 12 hours on a single charge. A choice of operating systems — Android 4.2.2 or Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5.3 — allows you to choose the most suitable platform for your needs.
Each detail of the Nautiz X8 is meticulously designed for field use, without sacrificing style or ergonomics. Its 4.7-inch high-brightness screen is the largest you’ll find on any comparable computer, and you can operate the state-of-the-art capacitive touchscreen using light touch and multi-finger gestures — the same way you use your personal smart devices. The Nautiz X8’s ruggedness is unparalleled. It’s IP67-rated and meets stringent MIL-STD-810G U.S. military standards, which means it’s impervious to both dust and water and can survive repeated drops, strong vibrations and operating temperatures ranging from -30 C to 60 C (-22 F to 140 F) — all in a sleek, attractive 490 gram (17.3 ounces) package.
The Nautiz X8 offers an exceptional combination of connectivity options and standard features, including a dedicated u-blox GPS receiver, BT 2.0 and 802.11b/g/n WLAN functionality. A built-in 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and an LED flash lets you capture visual data quickly and easily, and connectivity through GSM/UMTS or CDMA phone data transmission keeps you connected wherever you go. Measure acceleration and orientation with the built-in G-sensor/accelerometer and gyroscope, or navigate with the integrated compass and altimeter. This handheld also features an open architecture and an extension cap system that lets you connect additional hardware such as sensors, radios and other add-ons.
The feature-rich Nautiz X8 comes ready for your team with application possibilities in forestry, public safety, field service and GIS/surveying, and it’s adaptable to your work environment and performance requirements.
Carry it, wear it in a holster, toss it in your bag or mount it on your vehicle — but whatever you do, keep the rugged, reliable Nautiz X8 close at hand. You’ll wonder what you ever did without it.
The Nautiz X8 is getting even more versatile and customizable, thanks to three new expansion options: A Long Range Bluetooth (LRBT) expansion pack that allows BT communication up to 300 meters; a barcode expansion that features a Zebra SE4750SR imager module and LED aimer for fast and precise scanning; and a basic expansion that includes an empty add-on cap for a customizable extension with user’s choice of accessory. For information about the LRBT and 2-D imager expansion caps, see the specification sheet.
Long Range BT (LRBT) Expansion Cap
- Dimensions: 74.3 mm x 76.3 mm x 29.6 mm
- Module name: u-blox OBS421x-i4
- BT Class II
- BT v4.0
- Throughput of 1.3 Mbps
- Output power – 13 dBm
- Max range: 300 M
Scanner Expansion Cap
- Dimensions: 32.4 mm x 76.7 mm x 29.6 mm
- 1D/2D Scanner module – Zebra SE4750SR
- Sensor Resolution: 1280 x 960 pixels
- Reading distance: Up to 1 meter
- Aiming LED: Red colored
- LED Illumination: 2X Warm white LEDs
- Includes an adapter and cap for custom solutions.
- Contact sales representative for detailed information.
About the Manufacturer: Handheld is a privately-held manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, including rugged tablets, notebooks and handhelds and is one of the fastest growing companies in the sector. Together with our resellers around the globe, we form partnerships that offer products that withstand the toughest conditions and solutions to get the job done.
|Size||190.9 mm x 79.7 mm x 34.6 mm
(7.5 x 3.1 x 1.3 in)
|Weight||490 grams (including battery and hand strap)
|Processor||Texas Instruments 4470 dual-core 1.5GHz|
|Memory/Disk||1 GB RAM/4 GB iNAND Flash|
|Operating System||Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5.3
|Screen||4.7" FWVGA (854x480); IPS; 600 nits, capacitive multi-touch Asahi Dragontrail chemically strengthened glass|
|Keypad||Numeric with 3 programmable function keys|
|Battery||Li-Ion, 3.7V 5200mAh (19.2 Wh) (Warm-swappable) with smart gauge|
|Connections||USB A Host
USB micro (PC sync and charging)
DB9 RS-232 serial
3.5 mm headset (stereo and mic)
|I/O slot||SIM (user accessible)
|Expansion||Embedded expansion connector for custom hardware integrations in conjunction with expansion cap. USB Host, serial, and 3.3v/5v power connections available via proprietary connector|
|Audio||Built in: Receiver, loud-speaker; mic|
|PAN||BT Class 2 (10 m), v3.0 in Android OS and v2.0 in Windows Mobile OS|
|Cellular (WWAN)||Voice and data, 3.8G GSM HSPA+/HSUPA or CDMA EVDO Rev. A.
|Wireless LAN||802.11 b/g/n|
|Navigation||Integrated with stand-alone u-blox® GPS|
|Camera||8-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and LED illumination|
|Indicators||LEDs: 1. Charge state, 2. GPS, 3. Notification; Vibration motor|
Ambient light sensor
|Operating||- 30 °C to +60 °C (-22 °F to 140 °F),
MIL-STD-810G, Method 501.5/502.5 Procedure II and III
|Storage||-40° C to +70° C, MIL-STD-810G, Methode 501.5/502.5, Prozedur I|
|Drop||1.22 m (4 ft) MIL-STD-810G, Method 516.6 Procedure IV|
|Vibration||MIL-STD-810G, Method 514.6, Procedure I and II, Category 5|
|Sand and Dust||IP67|
|Humidity||MIL-STD-810G, Method 507.5 Procedure II|
|Altitude||4572 m /15.000 ft
MIL-STD-810G, Method 500.5 Procedure I
|Solar Exposure||Survives prolonged UVB exposure, MIL-STD-810G, Method 505.5, Procedure II|
|Temperature Shock||Cycles between -22 F and 140 F (-30 C and +60 C), MIL-STD-810G, Method 503.5, Procedure I-C|
|Options||SKUs: Verizon CDMA, GSM, 2d imager expansion pack, LRBT expansion pack|
Designed to make Handheld’s growing lineup of ultra-rugged Android devices even easier to use, MaxGo apps get you up and running fast, letting you apply customized mobile device staging and security configurations quickly, even across large-scale deployments. The growing suite of MaxGo software apps for Android is designed to facilitate quick custom setups for a curated, secure experience across all your Handheld Android devices.
Don’t waste another minute configuring multiple devices with the same settings. The MaxGo Staging app lets customers define mobile device staging configurations on a web platform, then quickly deploy their settings and applications to any number of Handheld rugged Android units via a project file, barcode or RFID card. Choose from more than 20 commands, including user settings, network connections, app installations, file downloads, wallpaper and other customizations.
Users who want to limit device use to specific applications can use MaxGo Kiosk custom settings to ensure devices are only used for their designated purpose. Restrict system access, block or allow individual apps, and change and remove settings in order to save time, stay productive and eliminate misuse.
The entire MaxGo suite of apps is free of charge for all Handheld Android rugged computers.
Learn more about MaxGo here.
Can I scan a barcode off a phone/tablet/computer screen?
Yes, but we suggest a scanner with a linear imager or 2D area imager scan engine because it can read barcodes easier & faster than a laser barcode scanner. A laser barcode scanner has to fight with the screen's reflection to read the barcodes while an imager takes a picture to decode the information.
How do I scan 2D barcodes?
You need a barcode scanner with a 2d area imager scan engine. Laser or linear imager barcode scanners will not work.
How does RFID technology work?
Radio frequency identification technology is an automatic way to collect product data quickly and easily. An RFID system comprises a reader (or interrogator), its associated antenna and the transponders (or tags) that carry the data. The reader transmits a low-power radio signal, through its antenna, that the tag receives via its own antenna to power an integrated circuit (chip). Using the energy it gets from the signal when it enters the radio field, the tag will briefly converse with the reader for verification and the exchange of data (or the Electronic Product Code). Once that EPC data is received by the reader it can be sent to a controlling computer for processing and management.
What are the advantages of RFID?
- RFID technology does not require line-of-sight reading.
- RFID tags can hold more data than bar codes.
- RFID tag data can be changed or added to as a tag passes through specific operations.
- RFID tags are more effective in harsh environments where bar code labels have problems.
What exactly is 'Scan Distance'?
Scan distance is the distance from a barcode scanner to the barcode itself.
- Stanadrd scanner ranges from 1" to 12" depending on the environment.
- Some scanners can scan when the barcode scanner is touching the label, known as 'contact' distance.
- Longer scanning distance (6" to 14") is best for industrial environments.
- Some devices have ultra long distance scan engines that can scan from 20+ feet away.
What exactly is a 'Scan Engine'?
One thing to consider when picking out a barcode scanner is the type of scan engine it uses to determine what you really need. The three scan engines are laser, linear imager, and 2D area imager.
Reads barcodes with a red laser.
- Most common type of scan engine.
- Can only read 1D barcodes.
- Most cost effective scan engine.
- Can read barcodes from 1" to 16" depending on laser engine. (Some scanners have extended range readers that can read barcodes up to 30 feet away.)
Takes a picture and decodes 1D barcodes.
- Can only read 1D barcodes.
- Can read barcodes from 1" to 12" depending on linear imager engine.
- Can read damaged or poorly printed barcodes easier than laser.
- Good for applications that requires aggressive scanning.
2D Area Imager
Takes a picture and decodes 1D & 2D barcodes.
- Can read 1D and 2D barcodes.
- Can read barcodes in multiple directions. The barcode can be upside down or sideways and it will still read. (Also known as omni directional)
- Reading results is almost instant compared to laser and linear.
- Can easily read barcodes on phone / tablet / monitor screens.
What is a 1D barcode and a 2D barcode?
- 1D is a category of barcodes with vertical black lines.
- Also known as linear barcodes.
- There are several fonts / languages of 1D barcodes.
- The longer the data, the longer the barcode becomes.
- 1D barcode is generally good for 8-15 characters.
- 1D and 2D barcode scanners can read 1D barcodes.
- Some popular 1D barcodes are: UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-13, EAN-8, Code 39, & Code 128.
- 2D is a category of barcodes. Usually square or rectangle shaped with black pixels inside.
- Can store up to 2,000 characters. (200% increase over 1D barcodes)
- There are several fonts / languages of 2D barcodes.
- Can only be read with 2d imaging scanners.
- Some popular 2D barcodes are: QR code, PDF417, & Datamatrix.
What is a high density scanner/imager?
Some devices can be equipped with a high density scanner or imager which will allow superior barcode scanning performance on very small linear barcodes (3 mil or 0.003"), plus the versatility to read other common linear symbologies
What is a mobile computer good for?
Mobile computers are basically barcode scanners with a computer attached. They increase productivity and efficiency by increasing the speed, accuracy, and number of tasks completed everyday. To get the best out of a mobile computer, the right application needs to be used. Like a desktop computer or laptop, a wide selection of applications are available to give mobile computers many different purposes. Here are a few application examples that make mobile computers worth it:
Data Collection Applications
The following three applications are considered data collection applications since data is actively collected on the mobile computer to be edited, viewed, or transferred at a later time.
- Inventory / Warehousing - A mobile computer with an inventory application can show orders, current inventory, track shipments, & much more. With an integrated barcode scanner, tasks such as inventory or pick-and-ship are simplified since employees can walk around, scan products, and display accurate information on their mobile computer's screen.
- Fixed Asset - A fixed asset application can allow fast and simple tracking of assets in any business. Scan a barcode, view the asset on the screen, take a photo (if the mobile computer is equipped with a camera), view/edit the data, and moving on to the next asset can be done in minutes from a mobile computer.
- Check In / Check Out - Much like a fixed asset application but with the function to check in / check out items. Record the time an item was taken out, returned, who took it, add notes, and much more. Perfect for libraries and businesses that rent equipment internally and externally.
The following applications may or may not collect data on the mobile computer depending on its intended purpose. These applications require the power of a mobile computer with an integrated barcode scanner which grants efficient work flow.
- Verification - A verification application checks data on the mobile computer to make sure the data exists. For example, a spreadsheet of data is transferred on a mobile computer and when an employee scans a barcode, the application will check the spreadsheet to make sure the information exists. Additional features may include data lookup which pulls all the information associated with the barcode on the screen for viewing/editing.
- Data Building - A data building application can easily append prefix or suffix data to existing data. This is good for anyone looking to rebuild existing barcode data.
Custom applications can be created for any scenario with the right programming knowledge. Please contact us for any custom application requirements and we'll do our best to help.
What is drop rating?
Drop rating is a rating that manufactures give to their device to indicate how rugged a device is against a drop on concrete/ hard surfaces. Tests are performed by dropping the device at a consistent height on concrete. The rating does not mean the device will be damage proof but does mean that the device will be highly resistant to catastrophic damage.
Example: A device that has a drop rating of 4 feet means it can be dropped on concrete up to 4 feet. A device dropped at 4 feet may receive scratches but will be highly resistant against a complete failure. A complete failure is still possible but unlikely if it was dropped at 4 feet. If the device is dropped at a height higher than 4 feet then the potential of catastrophic damage increases.
4-6 feet is the standard height for walking with a device since most drops happen at waist height. If a device has no or a low drop rating then the device is suited best for permanently staying on top of a large desk or counter.
What is IP ratings?
Ingress Protection (IP) ratings is the standard rating for sealing electrical devices against dust and moisture. You will see most IP ratings as IP65, IP54, etc. Each number has a specific meaning. The first number indicates the degree of protection from moving parts (fingers, tools, wires, etc.) and dust — ranges from 0 to 6. The second number indicates the protection level against moisture — ranges from 0 to 8.
|IP Rated Enclosures|
|First Digit (intrusion protection)|
|0||No special protection|
|1||Protection from a large part of the body such as a hand (but no protection from deliberate access); from solid objects greater than 50mm in diameter.|
|2||Protection against fingers or other object not greater than 80mm in length and 12mm in diameter.|
|3||Protection from entry by tools, wires etc, with a diameter of 2.5 mm or more.|
|4||Protection against solid bodies larger than 1mm (eg fine tools/small etc).|
|5||Protected against dust that may harm equipment.|
|6||Totally dust tight.|
|Second Digit (moisture protection)|
|1||Protection against condensation.|
|2||Protection against water droplets deflected up to 15° from vertical|
|3||Protected against spray up to 60° from vertical.|
|4||Protected against water spray from all directions.|
|5||Protection against low pressure water jets (all directions)|
|6||Protection against string water jets and waves.|
|7||Protected against temporary immersion.|
|8||Protected against prolonged effects of immersion under pressure.|
IP Ratings look like this: IP65, IP45, IP54, etc.
Example: An IP65 rating means it is totally dust tight and is protected from low pressure water jets.
A device with no IP rating means it is not intended to work around heavy dust and moisture.
What is the difference between 'Batch' & 'Live' data collection?
If you are using a mobile computer to collect data then there are two methods to collect data: batch and live.
Batch - Batch means the data is stored on the device and will upload to a system / computer when the user authorizes it. Authorization means plugging it into a computer to transfer the data or going through the functions on a device to send data. Some mobile computers require software to transfer data. Batch devices will not communicate with each other (Example: If you have two batch devices, data will not be shared with each other). Good for simple inventory management and asset tracking.
Live - Live means data is transferred to a system, server, and other live devices in real time. Live devices require more time to set-up but is perfect for a high volume inventory management or asset tracking system that requires consistent accuracy and data management.
Most live devices can also do batch but batch devices can not do live.
What makes a device 'healthcare certified'?
Healthcare certified means the device has been covered in an antimicrobial plastic that can effectively prevent the build-up and spread of threatening bacteria and microbes. This includes the scan window, display surfaces, stylus, screws, wires, and plastic.
To be certified, each product is approved in a test lab to meet antimicrobial requirements. Antimicrobial surfaces provide effective protection but standard healthcare cleaning and disinfection procedures should still be followed. Healthcare certified devices are designed to withstand constant cleaning.
What Operating System (OS) should I use?
All mobile computer function with an Operating System (OS) — similar to an operating system on a computer (Windows, OS X, Linux, etc.) or smart phone (Apple, Android, etc.).
The functionality and applications available depends on what operating system you choose.
Windows Mobile / Embedded CE
This is the most flexible and feature-filled OS. Many third party applications are available from inventory, point of sale, banking, healthcare, and much more.
Windows Mobile is more common and can be found more in applications using cellular communication. Windows Embedded CE is lightweight & is preferred by developers making their own applications.
This OS is not the same as Windows on a computer which means applications that work on Windows 7 or 10 will not work on this OS.
This OS is the same OS found on consumer grade cell phones and tablets. Android is becoming a more and more viable option as an enterprise solution. For developers and users familiar with the Android OS, this can be a very cost-effective system to deploy. Depending on your application needs and your level of comfort with Android’s frequent updates, the OS presents some appealing cost and training advantages over competing platforms.
DOS / Propriety
Mobile computers with this OS can be found on basic mobile computers and will have very limited features. Available applications are limited to the manufacturer's library of applications or can be custom programmed with visual basic, C++, or propriety software. This OS is perfect for simple data collection or applications with simple functions.
This OS used to be the standard in mobile computers. There are still a few manufacturers that use this OS but applications are limitted. If you have Palm OS with a working application, this can be a cost effective solution.
What types of mobile computers are available?
An important consideration when buying a mobile computer is the type of mobile computer that you want to use. Here are a few types of mobile computers each with its own advantages depending on your required usage.
Basic mobile computers contain the most basic features for entry level applications (simple inventory, verification, etc.). Basic mobile computers collect data in batches.
- Most cost effective options
- Stores data in a basic text file
- Limited application choices
- No Wifi or cellular options
Phone-sized mobile computers are rugged and compact with many available features.
- Compact & ruggedized
- Wifi, Bluetooth, Cellular, & GPS options available
- Can easily replace a laptop, phone, or barcode scanner for business purposes
- Many applications available
The most flexible and fully featured type of mobile computer. Many variations and features available.
- Large keypads with alpha-numeric and numeric options
- Multiple wireless connectivity options available
- Wide selection of accessories available
- Extremely rugged against water, dust, and concrete drops
- Many applications available
Gun-grip mobile computers is the same as a full-sized mobile computer but with an ergonomic gun/pistol grip.
- Easier to use and hold
- Less hand strain
Fixed Computer / Data Terminals
Ranges from vehicle mounted computers to a price checking kiosk. These terminals are designed for rough environments that may be around heavy machinery.
- Extremely rugged against outside force, dust, and moisture.
- Easy to use
- Many applications available
Do you guys carry more products?
Yes! We are always trying to add more products from other popular manufacturers like Zebra, Brother, Sato, Motorola, and much more. In the mean time, please contact us for any questions, information, or pricing on a product not listed on this website.
Do you offer bulk discounts?
Yes, please contact us directly about bulk discounts on hardware, labels, ribbons, or software.
I see a typo/error/mistake — what should I do?
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Is it possible to try a product before we buy it?
Please contact us for products to test. Some products may require having a credit card on file before shipping out a demo unit.
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