F4 Devices has released the Forge Echo for forestry professionals.
“Shipping the first product out this week is a great milestone for us,” said Mark Milligan, president of F4 Tech. “We have been working for years to produce a rugged handheld specifically made by and for foresters and professionals who work in the natural resource community. Seeing the first product come out of manufacturing and into the hands of the customer is a dream come true.”
The Forge Echo offers high-accuracy GPS; high-performance ability under heavy tree canopy; and the capacity to measure distance and height through rugged terrain.
The Forge Echo series combines the most precise GPS technology with an integrated clinometer tool that measures slope and vertical angles. Paired with groundbreaking, patent-pending echolocation technology, the Forge Echo enables users to measure accurate data on elevation changes, distance and tree heights.
The Forge series of products has a fully ruggedized classification of IP67, and is shock-proof, dust-proof and waterproof. It comes standard with a Win Mobile 6.5 classic operating system, 3.5” display, 800-MHz processor, 512-MB SDRAM memory, 8-GB onboard storage, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 5 megapixel camera and an up to 32 GB micro SD expansion slot.
The first units shipped December 4, 2012.