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Two Technologies, a 27-year-old company headquartered in suburban Philadelphia, designed the N4 for challenging work environments where communication is critical.

| July 11, 2014

HORSHAM, Pa. – The first in a series of hard-shell mobile devices is designed to provide the kind of protection a mobile device needed for pest control companies and their field crews, who often work in situations where normal cell phones and mobile computer devices are prone to damage.

Two Technologies, a 27-year-old company headquartered in suburban Philadelphia, designed the N4 for challenging work environments where communication is critical.
 
The N4 - an Android device housed in an ultra-rugged polycarbonate shell, is water proof and heat-resistant. It features a 5.5 inch diagonal high resolution 720 X 1280 Super AMOLED display, the powerful Android version 4.3, and an unprecedented 70 key backlit keypad. Other key features include a hot-swappable battery, optional 3 channel magnetic stripe reader and an 8MP color camera.

Pest control crews are often working under conditions that can make using normal mobile devices risky. They need to move fast, often during demanding weather, in stifling attics and tight crawlspaces, yet somehow sturdy mobile devices seem to have been overlooked, and most companies still rely on consumer grade cell phones and/or walkie-talkies, says Joan Rickards, executive vice president, sales and marketing, at Two Technologies.     

“We are dedicated to raising the bar on durability in mobile computing with the ultra-rugged N4,” she says. “N4 is the next step in providing better communications gear for those working in parking industry.”
 
N4 incorporates the Samsung Galaxy Note series of smart-phones, is rugged to MIL-STD 810 G and operating temperatures of MIL-STD 810F.  With a hot swappable battery, operators never have to exit an application, reboot, and then re-enter the application to change the battery. Rain damage is prevented and the phone can be dropped without concern about breakage or data loss.
 
Information can be stored in the N4’s 16GB internal memory and additional Micro SD memory is available up to 64GB. A drop-in cradle with spare battery charger may be used for desk-top or vehicle mounting. The device is IP67 rated and meets or exceeds MIL-STD 810G using methods 516.6 and method 514.6 for both shock and vibration.

The N4 can be ordered with a standard QWERTY keyboard or select a keypad that fits an application precisely. Aside from the Samsung device, the N4 is entirely produced in the USA.

“Mobile phones come in all colors, shapes and sizes, but they all have one thing in common – they are way too fragile for many pest control situations,” says Rickards. “This is what sets N4 apart – it is designed to outperform standard devices in demanding work conditions.” 

For more information visit www.2t.com/n4.
 

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