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  • The NX10 is a universal hand held unit.
  • Compatible with all HydroTech, Hydrolab, Hach and YSI EXO series sondes 
  • From field use to desktop operation 
  • Powerful enough to run the most demanding applications.
  • Field rugged design and modular structure. 

Standard options:

GPS, Bluetooth, Camera, Audio, Wireless LAN, RJ45 10/100/1000 LAN, USB 2.0 port, USB 3.0 port, 9-pin serial RS-232 port, VGA, DC power port, microSD Slot, SDXC and Audio/Microphone.

Special Features: 

  • The HydroTech customNX10 is especially designed to communicate with all HydroTech, Hydrolab® / Hach® and YSI® multiprobes (Including the new HL4EXO® and ® series). The custom built-in power supply is powerful enough to power all sondes, even without internal batteries.    
  • The HydroTech custom NX10 is equipped with quick access buttons (F keys) that can easily be customized by the end user to activate any windows program or to simulate any keyboard buttons.
  • The custom NX10 gives you quick access to the Hibernate mode via one of the access buttons (F keys ). Once the system is set to Hibernate, the power to the multiprobe is automatically turned off to save power. 
  • The custom NX10 is equipped with a special program that allows the user to automatically insert GPS coordinates into the Excel data files to minimize input errors and increase efficiency.
  • Using a bluetooth keyboard and mouse, the custom NX10 is easily transformed into a desktop or lab PC. 
  • Fully compatible with all Hydrotech®, Hydrolab® and YSI® multiprobes. Including the new HL4EXO® and ® series.
  • The NX10 is not an off-the-shelf product. It has additional hardware and software that are proprietary to HydroTech.

Proprietary Hardware:

HydroTech has developed and added a power circuitry module that allows the NX10:

1- To have a built-in regulated 8 volts 1 amp to power any multiprobe via the onboard DB9 RS232 connector.  

2- To automatically switch between external and internal power connection. The automatic switch happens when the external voltage drops below 8 volts.

3- To automatically cut off power to the multiprobe as soon as the Hydrotech Hibernate mode is activated. The hibernate function will allow the Windows system to restart within 15 seconds in lieu of 5 to 10 minutes restart which saves time and power during field use.

Proprietary Software:

  • Spacebar simulator program via quick access button: Allows the end user to activate the spacebar function via a quick access button on the NX10. The access to the spacebar is required when using the Hydras 3LT software to save current data to the unit memory.
  • Escape key simulator program via quick access button: Allows the end user to activate the escape key function via a quick access button on the NX10. The escape key is required by several programs to exit current process or windows.
  • Power hibernate function soft-key program via quick access button: Allows the end user to quickly put the NX10 to hibernate via a quick access button on the NX10. During the hibernate mode, the power to the multiprobe is automatically cut off to save power. There is no need to shut down any programs. The unit recovers from the hibernate mode in less than 5 seconds to save time and power.
  • GPS trigger program that allows the user to automatically insert GPS coordinates into any Excel data book via a quick access button on the NX10.
  • GPS Tray program that allows the end user to easily configure the data input from the GPS trigger to fit the end user needs.
  • HydroTerm is the HydroTech newly developed software for interfacing with all the YSI 6 series, all the Hydrolab 5 series and the Hydrotech compact series sondes. HydroTerm is fully compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

The powerful NX10 offers sophisticated technology and can withstand weather elements and harsh handling — a perfect match for today’s mobile workforce. It operates on a powerful Intel® quad-core processor, with a 128 GB SSD, expandable via microSD™, and 4 GB of DDR3 RAM, offering top-of-the-line computing capability and massive storage capacity. It runs Windows 8.1 Industry Pro. 

The NX10 features the latest generation of MaxView™ screen technology, with a brilliant 10.1-inch touchscreen that’s perfect for field professionals who need a large display to handle detailed maps or other visuals. The screen’s ambient light sensor adjusts backlighting automatically — so collecting data in bright sunlight is just as easy as reviewing it indoors. 

The NX10 is a lightweight rugged device at just 1.3 kg, and it’s only 32 mm thick. Even with such a portable size, this tablet is built to withstand the harsh conditions that come with all kinds of industry fieldwork. It’s IP65-rated and meets stringent MIL-STD-810G military standards for protecting against dust, water, vibrations, drops, extreme temperatures and varying altitudes. 

With its integrated u-blox® GPS receiver and WAAS/EGNOS/MSAS capability, the NX10 is also a powerful and accurate tool for mapping and surveying. And it offers ultimate mobility: antenna pass-through connectors for both GSM and GPS let you use an external antenna when the unit is docked, and hot-swappable capability with a lithium-ion battery pack lets you go all day without stopping or shutting down.

Data capturing is easy and intuitive with this NX10 Handheld, thanks to the built-in 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, microphone jack and several connectivity options, including USB 2.0, VGA and RS232 ports. As for the keypad, this unit features three programmable buttons, space-saving 4+1 directional keys, one menu button and a resistive touchscreen that keeps navigation simple even in rainy weather. 

On-the-go connectivity is crucial for today’s enterprises, and this Handheld offers Internet connection options to keep you up to speed no matter where you are. It features the latest in wireless connectivity: It’s LTE ready with a fully integrated modem and antennas. Use WLAN for easy and fast connection through hotspots and local networks, or BT for short-range wireless connection to peripheral devices. 

The NX10 is designed for field performance. It has the strength and power to carry out your critical operations dependably, even in extreme environments. So whether you’re surveying, building, patrolling or distributing, you don’t have to worry about your technology – just let it do its job while you do yours. 

Specifications for NX10: 

Size: 275 x 171 x 32 mm (10.8" x 6.7" x 1.2")

Weight: 1.3 kg (2.9 lbs)

Processor: Intel® quad-core N2930 1.83 GHz Processor with 2.16 GHz boost.

Memory/Disk: 4 GB DDR3 RAM , 128 GB SSD

Data Security: TPM v1.2

Operating System: Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB (64-bit)

Screen for V3: 10.1" (16:10) 1920x1200 resolution LED high-brightness MaxView™ Technology. 10 points projective capacitive touch. Ambient light sensor. Rain and glove mode.

Resistive screen option

Screen for V2: 10.1" widescreen 1366x768 resolution LED high-brightness MaxView™ Technology. Resistive single touch. Ambient light sensor.


  • Power key
  • Menu key
  • Touch Lock  y
  • Windows Home key
  • 2 Programmable Hotkeys
  • On-screen QWERTY soft keyboard


Hot-swappable Li-Ion Battery Pack:

Standard battery: 5300 mAh (39.22 Wh)

Extended battery: 10600 mAh (78.44 Wh)

Camera: 5-Megapixel Camera + LED flash


  • 1 x USB 2.0 port*
  • 1 x USB 3.0 port
  • 1 x 9-pin serial RS-232 port*
  • 1 x VGA*
  • 1 x DC power port*
  • 1 x RJ45 10/100/1000 LAN
  • 1 x microSD Slot, SDXC
  • 1 x Audio/Microphone
  • *IP65 with open cover

Docking Connector:

  • Contact Pin Type
  • 1 x External GPS/GLONASS antenna input
  • 1 x External GSM antenna input

Audio: Speaker / Digital Microphone / Headset jack

PAN: Integrated BT v4.0 LE / v2.1

Cellular (WWAN):

  • Sierra Wireless MC7304/MC354
  • LTE
  • HSPA+

Wireless LAN: 802.11ac a/b/g, n Dual Band 2.4/5GHz

Navigation for V3: Integrated u-blox® NEO-M8N, GPS & GLONASS, WAAS/EGNOS/MSAS-capable

Navigation for V2: Integrated u-blox® NEO-M6N, GPS, WAAS/EGNOS/MSAS- capable

Operating Temperature:

  • -20 °C to 60 °C (-4 °F to 140 °F)
  • MIL-STD-810G, Method 501.5 Procedure II,
  • MIL-STD-810G, Method 502.5 Procedure II, III


  • -40 °C to 70 °C (-40 °F to 158 °F)
  • MIL-STD-810G, Method 501.5 Procedure I,
  • MIL-STD-810G, Method 502.5 Procedure I


  • 26 drops from 1.22 m (4 ft) to concrete
  • MIL-STD-810G, Method 516.6 Procedure IV

Vibration: MIL-STD-810G, Method 514.6 Procedure I

Sand & Dust: IP65, IEC60529

Water: IP65, IEC60529

Humidity: MIL-STD-810G, Method 507.5 Procedure II


  • 4572 m (15.000 ft)
  • MIL-STD-810G, Method 500.5 Procedure I


Part Numbers: 

  • # NX10V3-W10: NX10 with capacitive touch screen and windows 10
  • # NX10V3-W10: NX10 with capacitive touch screen, windows 10 and WAN 4G/LTE


NX10 EXO converter:


# CONV232EXOHT-8F: 8f, YSI® EXO® series cable to RS232 converter adaptor and  EXO® calibration cable. Connects the YSI® EXO® or EXO® cable to the NX10 DB9 connector. 

NX10 YSI 6 series converter:

#  CONV232S6HT: 1.5 f, YSI® 6 series cable to RS232 converter adaptor. Connects a YSI® 6 Series cable to the NX10 DB9 connector. 

NX10 HL4 converter: 

# CONV232-USBHL4HT: Hydrolab HL4 cable to RS232/USB  converter adaptor. Connects a Hydrolab® HL4 unit to the NX10 DB9 connector and US2.0 port.

NX10 batteries: 

# ALG10X-08A: Standard battery 5300 mA  (39..22 Wh)

# ALG10X-08B:  Extended battery 10600 mAh  (78.44 Wh) 

NX10 external charger: 

#ALG10X-10A: External charger for std/Ext batteries, needs ALG7-13B or HH-12VB and ALG-02US

  • Charges two batteries simultaneously
  • Two units can be paired to charge four batteries simultaneously
  • LED status indicator
  • Beeping sound when battery correctly inserted
  • Needs ALG-13C 

NX10 AC charger: 

# ALG-13B: NX10 spare AC charger

# ALG-02US: U.S.A power cord

NX10 Car charger: 

# HH-12VB: Car charger Input: 11V-16V, 22-32V, DC output :12V DC 5.0A 60W

NX10 stylus pen:

# ALG10X-03A: Stylus pen and String

Carry case: 

 # ALG10X-20A: Carry case

  • Ergonomic design
  • Opening for camera
  • Stylus pen holder included

Screen protector film:

# ALGX-16A: Screen protector film 10"

P.O. Box 5520

Round Rock, TX 78683  

1700 Bryant Dr. suite 103

Round Rock, TX 78664


Telephone: 512-846-2893

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