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Pharos 565
Rugged PDA
Model: PTL565E    

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MSRP: $529.95

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Replaced by Pharos 585 Rugged PDA Phone

The Pharos 565 is an IP54 rugged Windows Mobile 6.5 PDA with a full QWERTY keyboard, QVGA color touch screen, built-in GPS receiver, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, IrDA and RAW IR/SIR. The device comes with a powerful Marvell PXA310 624 MHz CPU, 512 MB Flash ROM, and 256 MB DDR SDRAM. The rugged Pharos 565 PDA is compliant with the International Protection Rating (IP54) standard and can resist a drop in a range of 4 ~ 5 feet. It includes the complete Office Mobile suite of applications. The unit is perfect for anyone who needs a complete mobile organizer, multimedia entertainment, and GPS navigation in a convenient, compact, and easy-to-use package. The package includes the 565 PDA, a long-life Li-Ion Polymer battery, AC adapter, USB cable, and the software you need to get started.
The Pharos 565 was honorably chosen for a NATO project NATO and GSA approved at Starlite


  • Windows Mobile 6.5
  • Compact, rugged PDA with a full QWERTY keyboard
  • Fast 624 MHz CPU with 512 MB Flash ROM and 256 MB SDRAM
  • Bright 3.5” TFT color display with touch screen
  • Built-in GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth for fast positioning and communications
  • Support traditional IrDA, RAW IR/SIR, serial RS-232, USB interfaces
  • Built-in microphone and speaker
  • Industrial IP54 grade rugged PDA
  • 4~5 feet drop protection
  • Tech support hotline: 1-888-PHAROS-8
Operating System: Windows Mobile 6.5
CPU: Marvell PXA310 624MHz
Internal Memory: 512 MB Flash ROM, 256 MB DDR SDRAM
Display: 3.5” TFT LCD, Touch screen
Resolution: 240 x 320 QVGA with 65k Colors
Wireless: Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth V2.0, Infra-red (IrDA) port, RAW IR, SIR
Interface: Serial (supports full RS-232 protocol) and USB client interfaces
GPS Receiver: Ultra sensitive GPS receiver
Acquisition time:
  • Cold start: ~60 sec
  • Warm start: ~35 sec
  • Hot start: <3 sec

(These figures assume open sky)

  • Position: 3 m 95% typical, SA off.
  • Velocity: 0.05 meter/sec steady state
Audio: Built-in microphone and speaker with one 3.5 mm Earphone jack
Expansion: 1 micro SD socket supporting SDHC
Battery: Rechargeable Li-ion 3.7V 1880mAh
Device Dimension: 5.7 in (L) x 3.1 in (W) x 1 in (H)
LED Indication: Green: Wi-Fi on Red: Solid when charging, Flashing when battery is low Blue: Bluetooth
Package Contents:
  • Pharos 565 PDA device
  • Getting started disc
  • Warranty card
  • Quick start guide
  • USB data cable
  • AC adapter
4/2010 —
Pharos 565 rugged PDA with GPS was selected by a NATO project 
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2/2010 —
Pharos Unveils Windows Mobile-Based 565 PDA 
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Rugged PDA
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