Dubuque, Iowa — 2/1/2005 – Eagle Point announced the release of the SMI Jett·ce data collector solution with SMI Version 8.0f. This new data collector will replace the gap left by the discontinued HP 48 platform. The marquee benefits of the SMI Jett·ce over that of SMI’s top of the line Allegro CX are its close similarity to the HP 48GX and its low price point.
“Extensive client involvement during the development of the keyboard/overlay and screen has led to a product that any SMI HP 48 user can pick up and use without training,” said Lance Andre, SMI Product Manager for Eagle Point. “The keyboard and overlay arrangement, command assignments, and even the colors are nearly identical to the HP 48GX.”
The SMI Jett·ce allows for complete operation of the SMI Windows CE software entirely from the keyboard, unlike all other Windows CE products that require exhaustive use of the limited touch screen interface. With an over 95% duplication of the very popular SMI 48GX keyboard/overlay, and with 273 items directly accessible, users will find the new SMI Jett·ce interface to be a great, low cost solution. Complete upgrade packages including SMI Version 8 software, mounting bracket and instrument cable start as low as $1600.
Two configurations are available from Eagle Point; a standard model with a 200MHz processor, 64MB of nonvolatile storage, and a premium model with a 400MHz processor, 128MB of storage, an integrated Class-2 Bluetooth device for wireless operation, and an extra rechargeable battery. Both configurations come standard with Windows CE.Net, Color QVGA Touch Screen, 64 MB of RAM, locked CF Card Slot, integrated stylus holder, charger and a bright yellow GE Xenoy case which is water and shock resistant.
"I have used all the other data collectors such as the Ranger, Recon, IPAQ and the Tracker (vanilla Jett·ce) since the demise of the HP 48 and none of these are close to the productivity of SMI Jett·ce and the SMI software." said Jesse Stanley, PLS. "I tell the surveyors I know, if you really want to make money in your business choose the SMI Jett·ce.”
For more information about SMI Version 8 running on the Jett·ce device, call (800) 678-6565 or visit http://www.smi.com.
About Two Technologies
Founded in 1987, Two Technologies, located in Horsham, PA, has been designing and manufacturing hand held and panel mount products for over 17 years.
About Eagle Point
Founded in 1983, Eagle Point offers technologies and technology implementation services for land development professionals worldwide. Currently, Eagle Point has an installed client base of more than 40,000.