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Juniper Systems’ Cedar line of rugged android tablets and smartphones offer users an upgrade in durability and performance when a consumer tablet just won’t cut it. Designed for all-day use in any environment, the CT8X2 offers impressive processing power running on an Android™ 10 operating system.

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  • Processing Power

    As the most powerful Cedar tablet to date, the CT8X2 is equipped with a lightning fast processor to provide impressive speed, display performance, image quality, and more.

  • Versatility of Android

    Running Android 10, the CT8X2 utilizes Google Mobile Services (GMS) to access and run a variety of applications available on the Google Play Store.

  • GNSS Capabilities

    Built to utilize the powerful u-blox M8 GNSS chip, the CT8X2 provides accurate GPS positioning for geo-located data collection. While consumer tablets produce accuracy within 3-10 meters, the CT8X2 produces accuracy up to 1 meter in open sky and 5 meters under dense tree canopy. Need higher accuracy? Pair the CT8X2 with the affordable Geode Sub-meter GPS Receiver.

  • Battery Life

    The swappable lithium-ion battery packed in the CT8X2 provides 8 hours of continuous battery life, ensuring a productive workday doesn’t end due to a dead battery. Need even more battery life? The battery can be swapped out for another 8 hours of battery life.

  • Sleek and Rugged Design

    Providing a step up in durability from consumer tablets, the CT8X2 is rated IP67 – making it resistant to water and dust. While the CT8X2 is rugged to its core, the lightweight exterior maintains a sleek design. The CT8X2 was built for use in extreme environments, with the ability to operate in temperatures ranging from -4 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit (-20 C to 60 C). A screen layered with Gorilla Glass makes multiple 1-meter drops to concrete no sweat.

  • Affordability

    The CT8X2 offers added durability at a budget-friendly price when a consumer device just won’t cut it. Need to equip a large crew with devices? Quantity-based discount pricing is also available.

  • Optional Reader Attachments

    The pins on the back of the CT8X2 allow for quick attachment of a 1D/2D barcode scanner or RFID reader on the job.

Go Juniper Rugged™. The Juniper line of ultra-rugged tablets, handhelds, and GPS receivers – designed and assembled in the United States – offer unbeatable ruggedness, quality, and reliability. The extended warranties available on all Juniper products allow professionals to rest easy knowing that support and repair teams are always at their disposal.


The comparison guide below outlines a few differences between the Cedar CT8X2, Cedar CT8, and Mesa 3 running Android. A comprehensive list of CT8X2 specifications can be found here.

  • IP67
  • IP67
  • IP68
  • Android 8.1
  • Android 10
  • Android 9.0
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ MSM8953 8-core
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ SDM6323 8-core 1.8Ghz Kyro 250
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Octa-core Kyro™ 260
  • 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage.
    SD card storage up to 128 GB
  • 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage.
    SD card storage up to 128 GB
  • 6 GB RAM and 64 GB eMMC flash storage.
    User-accessible MicroSDX card slot for expanded storage
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  • Operating System: Android™ 10
  • Processor: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ SDM632 8-core 1.8Ghz Kyro 250
  • GMS (Google Mobile Services) certified


  • Memory (RAM): 4GB
  • Internal Storage (ROM): 64GB
  • SD Card Storage up to 128GB


  • Ingress protection: IP67 waterproof & dustproof
  • Shock/Drop: Up to 3.3’ (1.0 m) to concrete
  • Operating temperature: -4 F to 140 F (-20 C to 60 C)


  • 4G LTE, Dual Nano SIM card slots
  • Wi-Fi®: 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)
  • Bluetooth® 4.2
  • GPS + GLONASS + BeiDou + Galileo (UBLOX M8030)
  • NFC
  • OTG
  • USB Type-C


  • Weight (includes battery): 1.2 lbs (560 g)
  • Dimensions 235 x 146 x 13 mm
  • 2 user programmable buttons


  • Front: 5 MP
  • Rear: 13 MP, Sony sensor


  • Capacitive (10-touch)


  • Li-ion battery
  • Battery size: 8000 mAh(30.4wh), removable


  • High-visibility HD IPS display (450 Nits)
  • Screen Size (diagonal): 8'' (203.2 mm)
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 x 800
  • Screen orientation (primary): Portrait
  • Gorilla® Glass 3


  • Optional 1D/2D barcode add-on


  • Optional UHF RFID add-on



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A 1D/2D barcode scanner or an RFID reader attachment can be added to the back of the device. Attachments pins on the back of the device allow for quick attachment and usage.

The CT8X2 is available on Juniper Systems' online store, through one of Juniper Systems' resellers, or via a member of Juniper Systems' sales team.

The lithium-ion battery in the CT8X2 runs for 8 hours on a single charge. Swap out a drained battery for a new battery for an additional 8 hours of power.

The CT8X2 is ideal for mobile data collection that requires a tough-as-nails device. Juniper Systems' Cedar products are used in a variety of industries including wildlife management, GIS mapping, forensic mapping, and utility inspection.

The CT8X2 delivers data accurate to within 1 meter in open skies and 5 meters under a dense tree canopy. If your use case requires greater accuracy, consider the external Geode Sub-meter GPS Receiver.

Both the CP3 and the CT8 belong to Juniper Systems' Cedar line of products. The CP3 is the latest Cedar rugged smartphone and the CT8 is the latest Cedar rugged tablet.

Both the Mesa 3 and CT8X2 are extremely well designed rugged tablets; however, there are many differences between the two devices. The CT8X2 is an entry-level rugged device. The Mesa 3 is professional-quality industry device used around the globe.

The Mesa 3 Rugged Tablet:

  • Designed and manufactured by Juniper Systems in the United States
  • Rated IP68, certifying it as protected from water and dust
  • MIL-STD-810G, certifying it as shockproof
  • Highly customizable
  • Extended device warranty

Learn more about the Mesa 3 Rugged Tablet

The Cedar CT8X2 is not certified to work with the Verizon network. The global 4G LTE cell modem works with most worldwide carriers including AT&T (data only) and T-Mobile.

The CT8X2 does not include a 3.5 mm headphone port. However, the device is compatible with wireless headphones or headphone adapters, which can be purchased online.

To program the F1/F2 buttons on the CT8X2, navigate to Settings>System>Gestures>F1/F2 buttons, and select the program or function you want the keys to trigger. The Button Mapper App on the Google Play Store can also be used to program the buttons.