Juniper Systems has revealed a partnership with SDG Systems for the Rampage 6, a beefed up version of their own Mesa Rugged Notepad, running on a modified Android 2.3 platform. This ‘rugged handheld computer’ will make its debut at San Diego’s Esri International User Conference which runs from July 23 – 27, 2012. SDG Systems will exclusively distribute the Rampage 6.
The tablet handheld comes with a 5.7-inch screen as well as water and dust protection. Customers will also have the choice of optional features including GSM, an embedded technical GPS receiver and an integrated 1D/2D barcode scanner.
“SDG Systems is proud to develop and distribute the Rampage 6 as our very first SDG-branded handheld computer. Collaborating with Juniper Systems on a product as unique and dependable as the Mesa Rugged Notepad has made this experience very rewarding and we’re excited to put the SDG name on it. Our decision to develop Android (AOSP) for the Mesa was based on its extreme ruggedness, quality design, and dependability. I am confident that the Rampage 6 will live up to those standards,” Todd Blumer, President and CEO of SDG Systems, commented.
A modern user interface, open source flexibility, a rich programming environment, easy multi-tasking, and more are available thanks to the device’s OS. And there is even a kiosk mode allowing access only to certain applications. This mode is aimed at creating a single-purpose unit cutting out distractions.
Hit the jump for a video of the guys at Juniper Systems dolling out some unhinged hurt to the Mesa Rugged Notepad, playing to some subtly trippy beats.
The Rampage 6 availability is scheduled for the third quarter of the year, while it will be unveiled towards the end of July. Pricing information is yet unknown. Hopefully, more will be revealed soon.