Aceeca is a privately owned electronics company based in New Zealand, that manufactures rugged handheld devices and PDAs - products they marketed as Industrial Digital Assistants (IDAs) and Rugged Modular Digital Assistants (RMDAs).

The Aceeca Meazura MEZ1000 was a rugged Palm-OS based PDA. It featured a proprietary expansion port for expansion, known as MZIO [1]. The was designed to enable the addtion of task-specific communications and sensors, as well as enabling memory expansion too.

In 2004 Aceeca demoed their Meazura at a trade show being used to shear sheep [2].

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Specification Details
Form-factor Semi-rugged PDA
CPU Speed Motorola Dragonball 33MHz microprocessor
OS Palm OS 4.1
Card slots MZIO expansion slot capability
Expansion Interchangeable measurement modules
Display type Backlit FSTN mono LCD
Display size/res 160×160 pixel
Digitizer/pens touch/1
Keyboard/keys onscreen
Navigation 5 Rubber Directional Keys
Housing Chemical Resistant Plastic (Bayer Bayblend FR2000)
Operating Temp 32 to 122F
Shock NA
Size (WxHxD) 3.7 x 6.5 x 1.5
Weight 15.2 oz
Power 3.7V Li-Ion , 2,600mAH Li-Ion, Approx. 60hrs of use
Interface USB 1.1 , serial (RS-232), IR
Wireless Optional BT Class I via MZIO slot
List Price US$399

The Aceeca PDA32 was a semi-rugged handheld device running Garnet 5.4 released in 2010. The release gathered significant online press, for a non-consumer device, primarily due to the novelty of being a new Palm device released in 2010, when Palm itself had not released a new PDA in half a decade.

Designed for specialized applications, such as medical or educational systems, the PDA32 was a customizable product, available for purchase by client businesses in several different configurations built-upon a base device. Many of the PDA32 features were available as optional capabilities, including Bluetooth, WiFi, IR, SD card slot and even a 3.5mm headphone jack.

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Specification Details
Form-factor Semi-rugged PDA
CPU Speed Samsung S3C2440/400 MHz
OS Garnet OS v5.4 / Linux
Card slots 1 SD Card
Display type TFT color with LED backlight
Display size/res 320 x 480 pixel
Digitizer/pens touch/1
Keyboard/keys onscreen
Navigation 5-way pad
Housing Plastic/rubber
Operating Temp 14 to 140F
Humidity 0 to 95% non-condensing
Sealing NA
Shock NA
Size (WxHxD) 3.0 x 5.0 x 1.0
Weight 6.9 oz
Power 3.7V, 2,600mAH (9.6 watt-hour) Li-Ion
Interface USB 1.1 miniUSB, IR
Wireless Optional BT Class I, optional 802.11b/g
List price Starting at US$179

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