Janam’s XT1 rugged mini-tablet brings the power and performance of technology to the world of wild animal research
Janam Technologies LLC, a leading provider of rugged mobile computers that scan barcodes and communicate wirelessly, announced today that Trunks & Leaves, a non-profit organization focused on the ecology and conservation of wild Asian elephants, is using the Android-powered XT1 rugged mini-tablet from Janam to more efficiently capture data about how human activities affect wild elephants in Sri Lanka.
Fifty percent of all wild Asian elephants have disappeared within the last 75 years. Trunks & Leaves supports the Uda Walawe Elephant Research Project (UWERP) which collects vital data about the social lives of elephants and assesses the consequences of the increasing resource demands of the human population. Janam’s XT1 allows Trunks & Leaves research biologists to work more efficiently – ultimately generating faster results and providing more time for additional data gathering and analysis.
- Trunks & Leaves selected Janam’s XT1 rugged mini-tablet because it combines best-in-class technologies with a sleek and rugged design, providing researchers with the ability to efficiently capture mission-critical data at the point of activity.
- Trunks & Leaves requires a fast, reliable and rugged device that can withstand the rigors of the Sri Lankan wilderness. The XT1 incorporates features like IP54 sealing to protect it from rain and dust, along with hardened touch screen glass to help ensure resistance to damage.
- The XT1’s battery is also a game changer for Trunks & Leaves. With researchers out in the field for days at a time with inconsistent access to power supplies, it is essential that their data capture device provide long-lasting battery life.
- Janam’s XT1 is critical to the collection of data that provides fundamental insights into Asian elephant social organization, assesses whether elephants exhibit the types of complex relationships generally associated with primates, whales, and dolphins, and explores human-elephant conflict points such as crop raiding behaviors in the hopes of uncovering potential solutions.
Harry B Lerner, CEO, Janam Technologies
“We are thrilled to deploy the winning XT1 rugged mini-tablet where it not only fits a mission-critical customer need, but does something to help our planet at the same time. We embrace the efforts of conservationists around the world and are proud the XT1 enabled Trunks & Leaves’ field staff to gain new insights into the behavior and basic ecology of wild Asian elephants.”
Christin Minge, Research Biologist, Trunks & Leaves
“Janam’s XT1 is incredible. It is unbelievably fast, which is essential for behavioral data collection. In addition, the battery seems to last forever and the screen is so vibrant that I didn’t experience any challenges when in the sunlight.”
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Janam Technologies LLC is a provider of rugged, handheld computing devices for mobile workers. Janam combines deep industry knowledge with advanced technologies to deliver products and accessories that increase productivity, reduce costs and improve customer satisfaction. Specializing in purpose-built mobile computers that scan barcodes and communicate wirelessly, Janam offers products that are designed to run mission-critical applications in retail, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing and logistics. For more information, visit www.janam.com.
About Trunks & Leaves
Trunks & Leaves helps to raise awareness about Asian elephants and their habitats, locally and globally, compiling resources and tools for education, research and conservation. www.trunksnleaves.org
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