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Handheld Releases ALGIZ RT7 eTicket Rugged Tablet

The rugged mobile device manufacturer adds e-ticketing capabilities to its versatile Android tablet. By ChannelPro

Handheld Group, a manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, has unveiled Algiz RT7 eTicket, a new version of the company's Algiz RT7 Android tablet that adds a specialized RFID reader for mobile ticketing tasks.

The Algiz RT7 eTicket’s integrated Arcontia smart card reader, compatible with the entire MIFARE family, supports ISO/IEC and ISO14443 type A/B RFID tags/cards, and has two integrated Secure Access Modules (SAM) for secure transactions.

“Major transit agencies around the world have deployed our devices,” says Johan Hed, Handheld director of product management. “They’ve seen quick return on investment, because using smart mobile devices streamlines what has traditionally been a slow, labor-intensive process. Clients have reported completing more tasks, fewer riders evading the ticket system, and increased fee revenues approaching 20 percent.”

Beyond the RFID reader, the Algiz RT7 eTicket is powered by a Qualcomm quad-core processor and boasts an easy-to-hold, light-weight, and rugged design ideal for mobile transit environments. The device features a capacitive touchscreen with multi-touch capability, sunlight readability, and chemically strengthened glass. It is Google GMS certified, allowing access to the Google Play Store and Google Maps, and also includes an 8-megapixel camera, dual SIM card slots, an integrated GPS receiver, and a dedicated 2-D barcode imager.

Handheld is hosting an upcoming webinar on the newly released Algiz RT7 eTicket. For additional information, visit http://www.handheldgroup.com/Webinar-eTicketing.