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Seahorse is a rugged handheld computer based on the Newton OS platform. Backlit, lightweight and durable, this addition to the Digital Ocean product family provides a variety of communication options.

Seahorse has integrated and modular communications options in addition to Newton's PCMCIA card slot. Seahorse is available with a CDPD modem, WLAN modem and snap-on modular nose providing users with GPS, GSM or diffuse IR communications capabilities. A rugged boot protects Seahorse while a large capacity, slide-in rechargeable battery ensures long field use.

The Newton platform is a powerful, affordable, mobile computing tool. Cross-platform functionality, hundreds of off-the-shelf applications and a robust development environment make Seahorse an innovative, effective mobile computing solution.

Seahorse provides remote, handheld access to customer service databases, wireless Internet access, and precision location information utilizing handheld GPS systems. With Seahorse, mobile users in isolated locations can access corporate and Internet databases to utilize critical data such as drawings, schematics and manuals.

Seahorse Specifications

Physical Characteristics

Length 9.5"
Width 4.5"
Depth 2.5"
Weight 48 oz.

Operating Environment

Temperature 32° to 100°F (0° TO 40° C)
Storage Temperature -4° to 117° F (-20° to 47° C)
Transit Temperature -4° to 149° F (-20° to 65° C)
Humidity 20 to 90%, non-condensing
Drop 3.5' to concrete covered with 1/3" vinyl flooring

Communications Specifications

Seahorse Intelligence (Newton MessagePad)

Newton Recognition Architecture

Newton Information Architecture

Newton Communications Architecture

Intelligent Assistance Architecture

Hardware Architecture

Power Source

Printer Support

Integrated Communications Options

Radio - LAN

Frequency Band 902 - 928 MHz DSSS
Data Rate throughput 2 Mbps raw
Bit Error Rate 10-8
Transmit Power 250 mW - 1W
Antenna Dual Diversity
FCC Certification Class A
Range up to 500 feet (depending on environment)

Controller Radio LAN Administration




Modular Communications Options

(These options attach through the infrared port extending the length of the unit)


Optional Accessories