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Taking you further—at the office and in the field
The next-generation TDS Recon X-Series rugged handheld computer delivers maximum performance and reliability in a lightweight, extremely rugged design that's easy to carry. Featuring optional embedded Bluetooth and 802.11g wireless, the waterproof Recon weighs just 17 ounces, meets military specifications for drops, vibration, and both high and low temperature operation, and runs Windows Mobile 5.0. The Recon works wherever and whenever you need it.

If portability, data security and maximum operating time are crucial to your work, you can count on the Recon. Its innovative modular design saves time and money on service and provides customization options to suit your different applications. You never want to compromise in your work. With the Recon, you don't have to.

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High performance
The Recon features the high-performance 200 MHz or 400 MHz XScale processor, a color display with front light, 64 MB of RAM and 128 or 256 MB of nonvolatile Flash storage to protect data from resets or power loss.

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Click on the link to download this product brochure. Brochures include product overviews and specifications in a convenient, ready-to-print layout.

Ultra rugged
The Recon can handle the toughest field conditions. It meets MIL-STD-810F standards for drops, vibration and temperature extremes, and it has an IP67 rating—meaning it's impervious to dust and water immersion.

Windows Mobile
The Recon runs Windows Mobile 5.0, so you'll have the applications you use most-including a calendar, e-mail, and Mobile versions of Word, Excel and even PowerPoint.

Wireless Communication
The TDS Recon X-Series has optional built-in Bluetooth and 802.11g wireless communication capabilities. In addition, there are two CompactFlash slots to add memory cards or other CF devices, such as GPS.

White paper: Total Cost of Ownership
Should you use initial cost or Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) when deciding whether to purchase rugged vs. consumer-grade handheld computers? This white paper addresses the issue.

The Recon for land surveyors
Survey Pro on the Recon is now even more affordable. Running Survey Pro 4.x software, the new Recon NX gives HP 48 users an option to update their data collector at a very comfortable price. Learn more about the Recon NX by downloading the brochure.

Water Resistant
The Recon is completely sealed to keep running in the wettest situations. Testing has shown that you can submerge the Recon one meter deep in water for up to 30 minutes—and the Recon will keep running. Click here to view an actual live broadcast of the Recon running underwater in a fish tank at the TDS headquarters in Corvallis, Ore.

Long battery life
The Recon's rechargeable NiMH PowerBoot module provides 3,800 mAh of power, enough to give you at least 15 hours of continuous typical use—more than a full day's work. The optional AA PowerBoot Module uses two AA batteries (alkaline or lithium) to keep your Recon running for up to 16 hours. It's perfect as a backup or in areas where recharging isn't possible.

Linux option
TDS partner 10East Corp. offers the Recon with Linux as the operating system. If you have a Linux-based application, you now have a viable option for running it on the TDS Recon. Learn more at the 10East Web site.

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