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Rugged Reader Pocket PC
Rugged Reader Pocket PC
Rental Pricing
$ 25 $ 85 $ 240


RuggedReader Brochure



  • Rugged Construction - Withstands drops on rocks, accidental immersion in water, blazing hot conditions, and subzero cold.
  • Fully Sealed Design - IP-67 rating protects internal components in case of accidental immersion in water.
  • Flexible Connections - Transfer data with ease. 9-pin RS-232 connection plus two mini USB connections allow the RuggedReader to be used as a host or client device.
  • Lightweight and Easy to Hold - Ergonomic design fits comfortably in your hand.
  • Easy-to-use Keypad - Large, tactile buttons are generously spaced for easy operation – even with gloves!
  • User-Accessible Expansion - Gain additional storage or room for GPS or Bluetooth integration using two user-accessible expansion slots (CF or SD).
  • Large, High-Contrast Display - Rugged, touchscreen color display, usable in portrait or landscape view, provides excellent screen viewing in most environmental conditions.
  • Powerful Win-Situ® Software - Ensure simple, efficient and error proof data management using Win-Situ Mobile, Pocket-Situ and Win-Situ Sync.

Environmental Equipment & Supply rents the RuggedReader® from In-Situ® Inc for use with Level TROLL® data loggers and TROLL® 9500 water quality instruments. The rugged hand-held PC collects, stores, analyzes and transfers data. When coupled with any of In-Situ's TROLL® Water Quality or Level instruments it delivers a reliable, easy-to-use data management system that will stand up to the harshest conditions. Improved smart battery, faster processing speed, a more flexible interface and the latest Microsoft® operating system make the new RuggedReader® a must have.

Environmental Equipment & Supply also sells the In-situ RuggedReader

Key Features & Benefits

  • Wide Instrument Compatibility – Use with all TROLL instruments including: Level TROLL® 300, 500, 700, and TROLL® 9500.
  • Latest Microsoft Operating System – Microsoft Windows Mobile® 5 includes Microsoft Internet Explorer, Word, Excel® , PowerPoint® , Outlook® , ActiveSync® , plus much more. Enjoy all the benefits of a handheld PC.
  • Smart Lithium-Ion Battery – Smart battery cannot be overcharged and operates for up to 20-hours on one charge.
  • IP-67 Rating – Ultra-rugged construction protects against dust and accidental submersion.
  • Intel 300 MHz or 520 MHz Processor – Faster navigation and faster processing.
  • High Contrast, Color LCD – View data easily even in direct sunlight. Select between portrait or landscape view!
  • Loaded with In-Situ Software – View real-time data, set up tests, download data, calibrate sensors, view calibration reports plus a lot more.


Operating System

  • Microsoft® Windows Mobile® 5 Operating System
  • Non-volatile, secure, stored in Flash, protected from accidental erasure

Memory (RAM)

  • 64 MB low-power RAM
  • OS uses RAM more efficiently, providing more memory for larger applications and databases

Data Storage

  • Internal solid-state 128 MB Flash disk
  • Data and applications securely stored in Flash

High Contrast Color Display

  • Active viewing area: 3.5” diagonal (89mm)
  • High visibility TFT active Matrix transflective LCD
  • ¼ VGA, 240 x 320 pixels
  • Selectable portrait or landscape view
  • Backlit LCD


  • Sealed, resistive, pressure sensitive touchscreen
  • Convenient on board stylus storage

Communications Module (patent pending)

  • COM 1: 9-pin sub D connector with 5 V power on DTR
  • USB host (Mini A) can control other devices
  • USB client (Mini B) synchronizes information to other computers
  • 12VDC jack for power input and battery charging (wall mount or vehicle charger)


  • Size: 6.5” length x 3.5” wide x 1.7” thin (165x89x43mm)
  • Weight: 17 ounces (482 grams)
  • Magnesium case with blue flexible overmold

Included Software

  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® Mobile
  • Microsoft® Office Mobile: Word, Excel® , and PowerPoint® Mobile
  • Microsoft® Outlook Mobile, which includes: Inbox, Calendar, Contacts, Instant Messaging, Tasks, Notes, Spell Checker
  • Microsoft® ActiveSync® 4.0 for desktop or laptop computer
  • Win-Situ® Mobile, Pocket-Situ, Win-Situ® Sync, HydroPlus CE®
  • Terminal Services Client (can control your desktop)
  • Microsoft® Windows® Media Player 10 Mobile
  • Calculator, Pictures, Videos (image and video viewer) and Games
  • Voice Recorder
  • Handwriting Recognition


  • FCC Class A
  • European CE Mark

Real Time Clock

  • Keeps correct date and time, even during long-term battery removal
  • Warranted clock spec is +/- 3 min. per 30 days

Use it with the Multi-Parameter TROLL 9500 water quality monitoring systems