WindowsforDevices report that the first stage of the 2010 U.S. Census is under way, and that the HTC produced HTC Census is playing an instrumental part in the process.
The devices, manufactured by HTC for systems integrator Harris Corporation, will be the first handhelds used in a US Census, and is expected to save the tax payer $ 1 billion by providing collected data in real time.
The device used to collect the data includes a fingerprint sensor, a SiRF starIII GPS receiver, a CDMA/EV-DO modem compatible with the Sprint network, a 416MHz Marvell processor, a 3.5-inch touchscreen displays, and an SD expansion slot. The HTC Census devices don’t include telephony, but do include a phone jack for connecting to a landline if need be. Multiple and overlapping security features include fingerprint authentication, password authentication, role-based access, automatic data encryption during storage and transmission, firewalls, and virus protection.
Read more about the device and process at WindowsforDevices.com here.