Juniper Systems has staked the claim that its newest rugged handheld PC, the Archer 2, has the best battery in the industry. In a recent blog post by Juniper Systems, the company describes the battery’s excellent performance benefits and provides data that would suggest that the Archer 2’s battery is superior to traditional batteries used in most rugged handhelds. The blog post can be found here: http://blog.junipersys.com/best-battery-in-the-rugged-handheld-industry.
According to Juniper Systems, prior to the design of the Archer 2, customer research revealed that battery life was one of the top concerns among rugged handheld users. Customers submitted that they needed a battery that could run their handheld plus additional functions like GPS, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi for a minimum of 10-12 hours. This information initiated efforts to select a battery for the Archer 2 that would provide the considerable power and reliability that customers wanted.
Today, with the Archer 2 completed and orders flooding in, Juniper Systems reports that the Archer 2’s battery—using what they call Overtime Technology—will last long past the desired 10-12 hour range, and even above 20 hours in some conditions, while still powering additional functions and connected accessories. What’s more, the battery offers excellent benefits in addition to an impressive runtime:
- Longer runtime in cold temperatures, thanks to a technology adapted from hybrid car batteries to prevent excessive battery drainage when the mercury drops.
- Longer lifespan (should hold a full charge much longer than traditional batteries used in most rugged handhelds).
- Quick-charge capability via a vehicle charger. Reportedly, the Overtime Technology battery can charge up to 70% capacity in as little as 45 minutes charge time.
“The research and effort that went into the implementation of the Overtime Technology battery was an exercise in meeting customer needs,” said Josh Egan, Product Manager at Juniper Systems. “Our goal from the start was to give our customers what they wanted, and in this case, what they wanted was a superior battery that could run all day long, while powering needed gadgets. We believe we’ve met that need. The Archer 2 battery’s performance is truly remarkable.”