Rugged PC – Janam GT1

Janam GT1 mobile entry pedestal

Rugged, versatile, programmable, contactless mobile entry access control station
(by Conrad H. Blickenstorfer)

Janam is a New York-based rugged mobile computing provider with global distribution. The company was established in 2006 as a supplier of rugged portable computing devices specifically designed for mobile workers. Today, Janam is also the leading supplier of live performance ticket reading scanners. A prime example of the company’s rapid response to emerging needs as well as innovative concepts and solutions is the Janam GT1 mobile entry pedestal.

What is the Janam GT1?

What is the Janam GT1? It is Janam’s response to the growing demand for automated ticketing technology. The company points out that whether you are attending a live event, boarding an airplane, boarding a metro, picking up a prescription, or checking into an establishment, a quick and easy check-in or access control goes a long way in helping satisfaction and hassle. free experience. And a hassle-free experience makes customers happy. Add in the distancing and contactless authentication requirements related to Covid-19, and the case for self-analysis becomes even stronger.

A challenge for economical self-scanning systems has always been the multitude of different codes, formats and technologies. There is an endless variety of barcode and RFID tag symbologies that can be found on and in tickets, wristbands, cards and the like, and access and transaction technologies now also include systems based on them. smartphones such as Apple Wallet, Google Pay and others.

To handle it all, what Janam has done with the GT1 is create a versatile, configurable system that can (almost) do it all. This is because the GT1 is not an exclusive design for a business or a task. Instead, it’s as close to an open system as an access control setup can get. That’s because Janam’s popular Android-based XT2 + and XT3 rugged touchscreen computers are the electronic heart of the GT1 which integrates the computers and their inherent backend network connectivity into a compact and comprehensive mobile cradle. The result is a modular and highly flexible entry system for selected indoor and outdoor environments.

How it works?

How does it work and what can the GT1 do? It works by putting the data scanning technologies inherent in Janam computers to work in the GT1 configuration with its complementary reading functions and its ergonomic and user-friendly design. For barcode reading, simply place the printed ticket or the code on the screen in the marked area of ​​the GT1 for a quick read.

For RFID / NFC based access, Janam claims their XT handhelds are the only rugged laptops to support both Enhanced Contactless Polling (ECP) for Apple Wallet and Smart Tap for Google Pay. This means users simply touch their iPhone, Apple Watch, or Android smartphone, and the built-in proximity-based NFC system automatically selects the appropriate pass. This simplifies self-accreditation and makes it much faster to pass through sports, entertainment, healthcare, travel, retail and hospitality checkpoints. The system integrates with virtually all third-party ticketing software. Bright LED lights and audio signals indicate the status of credentials both to the user as well as to door personnel who can provide assistance to multiple GT1 units.

Physically, the GT1 Mobile Entry Pedestal measures 54 inches and weighs around 50 pounds. GT1 units can easily be personalized with paint, packaging stickers as well as custom screen graphics and LED lighting. A large capacity battery provides over 24 hours of battery life and snap-on wheels make it easy to transport or move. One size / type rarely fits everyone, so Janam has indicated that GT1 technology will also become available in form factors other than the initial plinth.

The computer inside

As for Janam XT2 + and XT3 rugged handhelds used in GT1 mobile input cradles, these are proven ultra-rugged touchscreen Android handhelds with bright 5 inch screens protected by Gorilla Glass. . They are dust and water proof and as fast and responsive as modern smartphones. The XT2 + and XT3 are largely identical with the XT3 being a more powerful and technologically improved version. has reviewed the XT3 in detail and found it to be not only functional and versatile, but also “stylish, well designed and meticulously finished” (see full review here).

At the end of the line

What Janam offers with the GT1 Mobile Entry Pedestal is a timely solution that addresses efficient and cost-effective access control and self-identification, as well as distancing and contactless access requirements. It represents a simple and versatile design based on the company’s robust and widely proven XT2 + and XT3 mobile Android touchscreen computers.Conrad Blickenstorfer, November 2021

Janam GT1 specifications

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Form factor

Access control station on foot

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Janam XT2 + or XT3 touchscreen mobile computers


Height: 52 inches (132 cm)
Base: 13 x 15 inches (33 cm x 38 cm)


36 volt 10.44 Ah 374.4 watt hour Li-polymer battery

Card slots

Micro-SDXC accessible by the user

I / O

Power supply for wall adapter and battery, RJ45 LAN, USB

Temporary operation

-4 ° to 131 ° F (-20 ° to 55 ° C)


IP52 (XT2 + and XT3 computers are IP67)


49 lbs (22.2 kg)

Product specification

Janam GT1 specifications (PDF)

Product brochure

Janam GT1 Brochure (PDF)

Web page

Web Janam GT1

Janam XT3 specifications

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Added 02/2020


Rugged handheld

Operating system

Android 9 (Pie) with GMS


Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon SD660

CPU speed

2.2 GHz


Adreno 512 GPU

Standard / maximum RAM

3 GB / 4 GB of RAM


32GB / 64GB ROM

Card slots

1 x microSDHC (user accessible), 1 x SIM, 2 x microSAM

Display type

TFT LCD with Gorilla Glass 3, visible on the outside

Display size / resolution

5.0 “WXGA (1280 x 720 pixels)

Display brightness

500 nits

Digitizer / pens

Capacitive multi-touch

Keyboard / scale

On-screen keyboard, 4 hard keys (home, menu, back, user programmable)



Temporary operation

-4 ° to 140 ° F (-20 ° to 60 ° C)




Several 5 foot drops on concrete from all sides


East: 2MM from 10 to 33Hz in all three axes, 1 hr / axis


IEC 60950-1; CEM; RF; SAR; LED; Laser



Size (WxHxD)

6.1 x 3.2 x 0.8 inches (156 x 82 x 21 mm)


9.5 oz (272g) incl. drums


2,900mAh hot-swappable and rechargeable Li-Ion battery (5800mAh optional)


5.0 mp forward; 13.0 mp rear-facing autofocus with user-controllable LED flash

Data capture

Honeywell N6703 1D / 2D Imager, RFID / NFC


G-sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, ambient light, proximity


USB 3.0 OTG, 3.5mm audio in / out, dual mic.


Dual band 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac / d / h / i / k / r / v WiFi, Bluetooth v5, WWAN (4G LTE FDD, LTE TDD, WCDMA, EDGE / GPRS / GSM), GPS / Glonass / Galileo / BeiDou

List of prices

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To inform


Janam XT3 data sheet (PDF)

the Web

Janam XT3 web page

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Janam Technologies
100 Crossways Park West
Woodbury, New York 11797

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