Meet the Mesa Rugged Notepad™— featuring the advantages of both a tablet PC and a rugged handheld computer, without the disadvantages of either.

The Mesa is a data collection powerhouse with massive screen real estate, yet still feels like a compact handheld at the end of the long work day. To make life even better, the Mesa comes with a speedy Windows® Embedded Handheld 6.5 operating system that features a custom Juniper Systems finger-friendly onscreen keyboard, plus new GPS and camera enhancements.

Like other Juniper Systems products, the Mesa provides a battery life that lasts all day (up to 16 hours), includes endless expansion opportunities, and is rugged enough to use as a wheel chock if the truck starts to roll.

Bigger is better. That’s definitely true of the Mesa’s 5.7 inch VGA active viewing display. No other Windows Mobile® rugged handheld computer sports a screen bigger than the Mesa. Plus, the screen is bright enough to easily see in the great outdoors.

Unique to the Mesa is its one-of-a-kind Juniper Systems home screen. This custom home screen puts the most-used device functions in an on-screen dashboard for easy access. Features include user-defined shortcuts and 11 screen gadgets for controlling wireless connections, GPS, texting, email, calendar, and power functions.

Built to survive the harshest environments, the Mesa is the perfect companion for everything rugged. This tough heap of equipment can survive four foot drops onto concrete, full immersion in water, and temperatures up to a scorching 122°F.

The Mesa is fully waterproof and dustproof, earning it an IP67 rating. It’s been tested to MIL-STD-810G for water, humidity, sand and dust, vibration, altitude, shock, and temperature. We also have a Mesa Hazloc model available certified with Class I, Division 2 for hazardous locations or ATEX for Europe. See the Mesa’s specifications below for all the nitty-gritty details on this rugged handheld computer.

With two battery slots, the Mesa is sure to last through the most rigorous usage. It operates for up to 16 hours with two batteries, and only takes a quick 2-4 hours to fully charge. And if push comes to shove, the batteries are warm-swappable in the field, ensuring continued use without losing any data.



  • Size, Standard models: 5.3″w x 7.9″l x 2″d (136 mm x 200 mm x 51 mm)
  • Size, Geo models: 5.3″w x 8.6″l x 2″d (136 mm x 220 mm x 51 mm)
  • Weight: 1.9 lbs (862 g) with one battery, 2.2 lbs (998 g) with two batteries
  • Magnesium alloy case front, plastic back
  • Mounting holes for external accessories
  • Adjustable, multi-position hand strap
  • Easy to grip, impact absorbing bumpers


  • 806 Mhz PXA320 Processor


  • Microsoft® Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5
  • Multiple languages


  • 256 MB RAM
  • 4 GB Flash Storage
  • SD/SDHC slot, user accessible


  • Active viewing area: 5.7″ (145 mm) color VGA LCD (640 x 480)
  • High visibility backlit LCD
  • Portrait or landscape orientation


  • 15 control buttons
  • (6 user reassignable)
  • Five-way directional navpad
  • Adjustable LED backlit keys


  • Intelligent Li-Ion battery 7.4VDC @ 2550mAh, 18.87Whr, weight: 3.7oz (105g)
  • Two battery slots, warm-swappable
  • Operates for up to 16 hours on one charge
  • Charges in 2 to 4 hours
  • Battery easily changeable in field


  • COM1, RS-232C 9-pin D connector with 5VDC power on DTR pin
  • USB Host (Full A), USB Client (Mini B)
  • 12VDC @ 800mA, 10–18V unregulated
  • 3.5 mm audio jack, supports speaker/microphone or stereo output (pin detect)


  • IP67 waterproof and dustproof
  • Operating Temperature: –22F to 140F (–30C to 60C)
  • Storage Temperature: –22F to 158F (–30C to 70C)
  • Note: Bluetooth® wireless technology is rated to –4F (–20C)
  • Shockproof: multiple drops from 4′ (1.2 m) onto concrete
  • MIL-STD-810G Test Procedures: Method 500.5 Low Pressure (Altitude); Method 501.5 High Temperature; Method
  • 502.5 Low Temperature; Method 503.5 Temperature Shock; Method 506.5 Rain; Method 507.5 Humidity; Method
  • 510.5 Sand and Dust; Method 512.5 Immersion; Method 514.6 Vibration; Method 516.6 Shock
  • Optional Class I, Div 2 non-incendive rating and ATEX for use in hazardous locations


  • Bluetooth® wireless technology, 2.0 +EDR, Class 1, range 100 feet (30 m)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
  • WWAN 3.5GHSDPA Modem
  • Frequencies: HSDPA/UMTS: 850/1900/2100 MHz
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • AT&T® Network Ready Approved (Geo 3G Model Only)
  • Data communication interface, SMS


  • 3.2MP resolution with autofocus
  • Juniper Geotagging; embed and emboss photo with date, time, and GPS position
  • Standard Model:
  • Wi-Fi® & Bluetooth® wireless technology

Geo Model:

  • Wi-Fi® & Bluetooth® wireless technology
  • 3.2MP Camera
  • GPS

Geo 3G Model:

  • Wi-Fi® & Bluetooth® wireless technology
  • 3.2MP Camera
  • GPS
  • 3G GSM Modem (AT&T® Network Approved)

Hazloc Model:

  • Class I, Division 2 certification for hazardous locations, or
  • ATEX certification for Europe


  • 2 to 5 meter typical accuracy
  • Integrated real-time SBAS

All three models of the Mesa Rugged Notepad™ must be certified and approved to be sold into individual countries.

  • FCC Class B
  • CE Marking (applicable EMC, R&TTE, and LVD directives)
  • Industry Canada
  • EN60950 Safety
  • RoHS Compliant
  • Class I, Div 2 non-incendive per approval standard UL 1604 CSA 213 (optional)
  • ATEX certification (optional)


  • Li-Ion Battery
  • Hand Strap
  • Stylus
  • USB Download Cable
  • 100-240VAC Power Supply
  • Screen Protector


  • 1D/2D Barcode Imager
  • Travel Charger
  • 12VDC Vehicle Charger
  • International AC Charger Kit
  • Mesa Mobile Dock

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