SDG Systems announced an Ubuntu version of the Trimble Yuma, a rugged tablet for the industrial and military applications. The company also sells the product with Windows 7.
This tablet enables the use of open source geospatial applications such as GRASS or Quantum GIS, as well as other Linux-based applications.
The water- and dust-proof tablet meets the military MIL-STD-810F standard and run Ubuntu 10.04 LTS netbook edition, although the company said other Linux distributions are available on request with a minimum purchase agreement or engineering fee..
Here are the Yuma Trimble specifications:
- Processor: Intel Atom Z530 1.6 GHz processor
- Memory: 1 GB DDR2
- Storage: 32 GB Solid State Hard Drive
- SDIO memory slot
- ExpressCard 34mm slot
- Display: 7″ widescreen 1024×600 WSVGA 650 nit
- Standard Batteries: Dual hot-swappable Lithium-Ion batteries, 2600 mAmp each
- Extended Batteries: Dual hot-swappable Lithium-Ion batteries, 5100 mAmp each
- I/O: USB 2.0 port (x2), 9-pin serial port (RS-232), DC power port, 32-pin docking, external GPS Antenna via Vehicle Docking Station
- Integrated Bluetooth: Billionton Bluetooth v. 2.1 + EDR Compliant Class 2 (2.5 mW)
- WiFi: Intel WiFi Link 5100 (CCX)
- Integrated GPS: SiRF STAR III, WAAS capable
- Weight: ~1.2 Kg.
- Certifications: MIL-STD-461E (RE102, RS103), RoHS compliant, MIL-STD-810F, IP67, TUV, C-Tick (Australia/New Zealand), FCC (US), CE (EU), IC (Canada), Section 508 compliant, CCXv4
The Trimble Yuma is currently available for sale for a whooping 3695 USD (That’s after 304 USD discount… military and industrial certifications cost a lot). Further information is available on Trimble Yuma page.
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