This is the fourth installment on a series devoted to manufacturers that Cardinal Mobile distributes.
It's becoming a world of handheld computers. Not just tablets designed for personal use but those that are built for functionality, durability and the capability of carrying out mission-critical tasks in a specific environment or industry.
One of the companies that manufactures handhelds tailored to meet some very specialized needs is Juniper Systems, Inc. Recognized as being a world-leader in producing ultra-rugged handheld computers and intuitive field computing solutions, Juniper Systems, Inc. was founded in 1993.
Juniper manufactures handhelds with applications for users in surveying, agriculture (e.g., research, animal RFID, food safety and pest and weed management), natural resources (such a fisheries, forestry, mining reclamation and environmental assessment), construction, aviation, homeland security and energy.
Juniper Systems, Inc. prides itself on partnering with business both local and international to create integrated solutions for focused markets and very specific needs. Privately held and independent, Juniper has a company DNA expressed in the Juniper Systems' Company Maxims. Foremost among those: "We serve our customers and fellow employees with trust, love, respect, and active support, and expect the same in return."
Juniper Systems, Inc. got its start in 1973 as Campbell Scientific, Inc., a company of eight people including a father and three brothers. The first commercial product manufactured was a device designed to analyze air layers to determine wind speed, thereby meeting a military need to identify cross-wind condition and their effects on the flight of missiles and artillery shells. In 1975, the company produced a battery-operated system which performed certain real-time measurements, addressing the need for accurate, up-to-date weather information for growing crops.
Today, Juniper provides small, highly reliable machines that log data in all conditions and virtually any environment. Juniper designs, manufactures and services all of its products at its Logan, Utah, location, believing that centralization optimizes the ability to focus on providing cutting edge innovation and service to its customers around the world.
No design captures what Juniper is all about more than the Mesa Rugged Notepad. Recently named NASA Tech Briefs Product of the Month, this device seamlessly integrates the functionality and design of a tablet with the capability and computing power of a handheld PC. The Mesa excels at data collection with a Windows Mobile 6.5.3 operating system. Extremely ergonomic, it has finger-friendly screens that facilitate pan and flick gestures. And when Juniper says finger-friendly screen, it means it, with a full 5.7 inch VGA active display, the biggest screen currently available for Windows Mobile handhelds. Bright enough to be easily read anywhere, the Mesa can be used at any time of day or night, indoors or out.
The Mesa also has a custom home screen dashboard that literally puts the most-used device functions at your fingertips. With a battery life of up to 16 hours, this unit stands at the ready.