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RugGear unveils 5G industrial smartphone RG540

6-inch smartphone with extensive feature set was developed for mission critical communications and industrial environments

Lauda-Koenigshofen, RugGear, one of the leading developers and manufacturers of rugged mobile devices for professional use, is expanding its product portfolio with a 5G smartphone: equipped with the powerful 8-core Qualcomm® QCM6490 processor from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., the Android™ 12 device offers users the ideal basis for smooth mission-critical push-to-talk and -video communication. A clear 6-inch FHD display, 48 MP main camera, 103 dB amplified speaker, 4400 mAh removable battery, WIFI 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC and 16-pin interface for secure peripheral connection complete the feature set. The RG540 supports the new CBRS frequency spectrum for private LTE networks. Especially in the field of public safety and crisis management, process/manufacturing industry and in the logistics sector, the smartphone with 5G technology enables the highest transmission speeds for the most demanding applications.

5G technology and advanced hardware components guarantee secure and fast communication

RugGear's German R&D team designed the RG540 with the most important components for the target customer group in mind: Usability, security, compatibility, and extreme performance. A rugged and modern mobile device, the RG540 is designed to meet the most demanding requirements in the rescue, fire, police and military, public safety, industrial, maintenance and transport sectors. The RG540 fully complies with the 5G standard, which supports high-speed (near real-time) data transmission for networking and communication in industrial environments such as M2M, M2P and P2P, maintenance, remote monitoring and process optimisation. The 5G smartphone can also be used in company-internal campus networks (stand-alone networks) and constitutes the basis for highly digitalised applications in automation such as remote maintenance, IIOT and augmented reality, i.e., everywhere where voice or video communication and data exchange with minimal latency is required. Other application scenarios include control/monitoring of mobile robots, tracking of autonomous campus drives and platooning (automated convoy transport on factory sites), location and asset tracking.

The RG540 meets the highest demands for security and network coverage. Thanks to the powerful chipset and Android™ 12, data can be transmitted and processed quickly. WLAN network use is optimised by DUAL APN capability (2.4 GHz / 5 GHz) and seamless Wi-Fi roaming. The RG540 is compatible with 3GPP Release 15 and supports MCPTX. MCPTX stands for Mission Critical Push-to-Talk (MCPTT) and Mission Critical Push-to-Video (MCPTV), which provides secure, low-latency and uninterrupted team communications. Professional PTT accessories such as a PTT headset and RSM can be securely connected to the device via the 16-pin interface. A programmable red SOS button can be used for emergency call or lone worker protection through supported applications from RugGear partners. The powerful 103 dB front speaker is designed for loud scenarios. The RG540 is equipped with a replaceable 4000 mAh lithium battery, measures 180 x 84.5 x 19.5 mm, and weighs 420 g. A desktop charger and belt clip are available as additional accessories.

The RG540 will be available from the end of April 2023. 

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