It’s summertime in Texas and that means if it’s not raining you are sweating. Did you know that your Android probably has settings for wet conditions? Check out the user’s manual for more info.

Here’s a bit of info about one of our favorite handhelds.

For six years, Juniper Systems’ Archer 2 provided users with the assurance of optimum performance in the harshest environmental conditions. Today, those once relying on the Archer 2 for this assurance need not be concerned with its discontinuation and release of the new Archer 3 Rugged Handheld.

In three available models, all of which surpass the performance of their predecessors, the Archer 3 comes equipped with the quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, Android 7.1 operating system, quadrupled RAM and twice the flash storage of the Archer 2. But what’s more is the Archer 3 retains the Archer 2’s exceptional level of durability.

As with the Archer 2, the Archer 3 is IP68 waterproof and dustproof, and holds an MIL-STD-810G rating for shock and elemental resistance, operating in temperatures ranging from -22° to 140° F (-30° to 60° C) and withstanding 4-foot drops to concrete. The user also has the same Touch Profiles available for the Archer3’s capacitive touch interface, ensuring zero interference from water or sweat in either pouring rain or extreme heat and humidity.
The combination of these features ensures superior performance and reliability in all environments, making the Archer 3 an optimal tool for mobile data collection.

The Archer 3 is designed and assembled by Juniper Systems in the United States.

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In the last several months we have developed new H2 Filters, begun the transition to the v2 Sample Probes, and implemented the .22 micron Probe Tip Filters to enhance the Filter Removal Detection Feature.

The accompanying chart demonstrates the effect: our total count of “WO Days”  (total units in for service times the number of days they have been in our repair lab) has come down significantly. Of course, when that number hits zero – we have a… (here it comes)… Brownie Celebration!


Part of our phx42 initiative includes the development of an Intrinsically Safe Smart Battery Pack.

Last week the National Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) we’re working with subjected the battery pack to a short circuit test. Unfortunately, we experienced a test jig failure, so they were not able to complete the testing on the provided samples.

We’re working to prepare a custom tab solution for this test and we’re confident that the test will be completed successfully in the next few weeks. Keep in mind, we’re not making any changes to the pack design, this is a very strenuous test that requires special sample preparation!

If you have any questions, let us know at