UltimaCase Glossary

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Learn what to expect when ordering your cases. Get acquainted with case, product, and manufacturing terms you need to know.


Ballistic nylon is a thick, tough, synthetic nylon fabric used for a variety of applications. Laboratory tests have been run and the 1050 denier fabric is the strongest and most durable fabric for its denier weight level. As it resists abrasion and tearing, ballistic nylon is typically used for luggage.

Cell Clip

A custom-engineered, large ruggedized swivel cell clip for attachment to a waist belt. It allows quick on/off a waist belt with the push of a button.


Cordura® is a high-performance nylon designed to be long-lasting and resistant to abrasions, tears and scuffs. Learn more at Invista.


Denier is a unit of weight for measuring the fineness of threads of silk, rayon, nylon etc. Denier refers to the weight, not the strength, of the fabric.


A DirectTouch case has no cover over the screen or keypad for ease of use while using a stylus or wearing gloves.


EasyCharge is a design that allows a unit to be placed in a charging cradle without removing it from its case.


FaceProtect is a clear cover on screen and keypad for added protection from dirt and moisture.


A heated case is designed with insulating material for use in cold environments and includes an internal pocket to hold a heat pack (optional).


A holster is usually worn on a belt, used with a shoulder strap, or mounted on a forklift or other surface. It is a great solution when unit is not used often.

Hook & Loop

More commonly known as Velcro. Consists of one strap of small hooks that fasten to another strap of small loops creating a strong, temporary bond.


Designed with insulating material, works like a coat by retaining heat so unit can be used in cold environments.


Kevlar® brand fiber is an innovative technology from DuPont that combines high strength with light weight to help dramatically improve the performance of a variety of consumer and industrial products. When Kevlar is spun, the resulting fiber has great tensile strength. Depending on the application, manufacturers can choose the type of Kevlar® that is appropriate for the intended use.


Kydex combines the advantageous properties of both its acrylic and PVC components. From acrylic, it obtains superior rigidity and formability; from PVC, outstanding toughness, chemical resistance and good interior finish ratings. Parts formed of Kydex will be much more rigid and will deform less when loaded. This is of particular importance in deep formed parts with thin wall sections. Kydex offers rigidity along with a high degree of toughness and resilience.

Multi-Position Belt Loop

A multi-position belt loop allows the user to wear the holster high or low on the belt, and to swivel it to the front or back so the holster does not get in the way of a person sitting. It enables the user to position the holster for better comfort on the waist.


Neoprene or polychloroprene is a family of synthetic rubbers. It is used in a wide variety of applications, such as in wetsuits, laptop sleeves, orthopedic braces (wrist, knee, etc.), electrical insulation, car fan belts etc. Neoprene is the trade name used by DuPont. Its chemical inertness makes it well suited for industrial applications such as gaskets, hoses, and corrosion-resistant coatings. It can also be used as padding in external metal cases to protect the contents while allowing a snug fit. Neoprene is used in some situations where abrasion can be a problem as well. It can be found on a number of products today, including protective covers for items such as cellular telephones. It is also lightweight.

OP Case

An Operating Case (OP Case) design allows the device to be used without removing it from the case. This design is used when the operator is using the hand held frequently. This solution also gives extra protection from drops. An OP Case can be worn on a belt or carried on the shoulder with a shoulder strap (waist belt or shoulder strap optional).

Pole Mount

A Pole Mount is designed with straps for mounting on a forklift or a pole.


PU (polyurethane) leather is an artificial leather made with fabrics then coated with polyurethane. It is easy to clean and stylish, as well as durable.

RAM Mount

RAM stands for Round-A-Mount. RAM is the revolutionary universal ball and socket mounting system that allows you to mount practically anything anywhere. It incorporates a non-slip feature as well as shock and vibration dampening. RAM products are available to support devices from less than a pound to 185 pounds.


Designed to carry a mobile printer and a hand held device. This is a popular solution for route sales professionals. There are four different types of RoutePads:

• The Compact RoutePad is smaller and easier to carry in tight spaces. It carries your device, printer, and accessories in one convenient case. Mainly used in convenience stores.

• The Express RoutePad holds both a printer and mobile device securely to a lightweight back board. Ideal for small routes and shorter work days.

• The Full RoutePad is a mobile office for a route sales person. It carries a printer and mobile device, and includes an accessory pouch and document holder, allowing you to conduct transactions and print receipts. Ideal for large routes and longer work shifts.

• The InstaPrint is a lightweight and compact case that carries a printer and device only. Case allows the device to attach to the user by belt or strap. Great for quick jobs and on-the-go professionals needing to maximize efficiency. Commonly used in traffic enforcement.


Clear cover over keypad only, offers protection against dirt and moisture on the keypad.


Swivel-D is an attachment that allows a quick on/off and swivels for user comfort. The components include a Male Swivel-D and Female Swivel-D, which are both needed to attach to each other.


Thinsulate is a brand of synthetic fiber thermal insulation used in clothing. It works by trapping more air to insulate.


A WallMount is a hard-sided holster with mounting holes that allow the holster to be mounted to a wall or other flat surface.


Designed to provide some protection against spills or splashing of water.


Designed to operate the unit while in the Ram Mount holster.


A WristMount is a wearable OP Case for easy scanning and use of a mobile device. It is worn on the wrist and fastened with straps. Ideal for when the device is needed on the user at all times.