Looking at a Nova Mobility Systems NMS 5000

img023Nova Mobility systems has sent us a NMS 5000 Fully rugged CE Tablet Computer to test out for a little while.  This is a little different from what we normally cover as it is a Windows CE based system, but the touch and pen input should provide for some interesting testing.  I’ll be testing some field based applications on it, so look for a review of this device in the future.  Below are the specs of the NMS 5000.

General Characteristics
• CPU: Intel XScaleTM PXA255, 400MHz
• Companion Chip: SM501G8 with 8MB VRAM
• OS: Microsoft WindowsTM CE.NET 4.2
• Flash: 32MB Intel Strata Flash for image
• SDRAM: 128MB on board 
• Audio system: AC-97 link audio system


• Battery: Swappable Li-ion battery pack 7.4V, 4400mAH
• Operating time: 4 hours
• Charging time: 4 hours (on/off mode)
• Backup battery: 5-min. life for changing main battery
• Power adapter: Universal AC 90V ~ 265V, 47~63Hz input;
  12V output

Wireless Communication (options)
• 802.11g WLAN, built-in antenna
• Bluetooth (class 1) (This is what my unit has in it)
• 2.4GHz long range transceiver (up to 2 miles/3.2km)
• Wireless LAN and WAN capable
• Support for installation, updates, monitoring and control