Consumers help design new rugged tablet

Xplore R12 in car2

Xplore Technologies has launched the XSLATE R12, a next generation detachable rugged tablet PC. Xplore incorporated customer feedback into its 12.5-inch rugged tablet design to deliver a product designed for public safety, manufacturing, utility, insurance, and construction industry professionals.

The XSLATE R12 incorporates customer-requested features, such as antenna pass-through capabilities, an RJ-45 + serial port dongle and a Bluetooth-enabled keyboard that magnetically stows on the back of the tablet even when docked. These and other features allow the XSLATE R12 to provide transformational two-in-one flexibility along with the connectivity and ergonomics needed for any worker transitioning between field, vehicle and office locations. As such, outdoor usage is remarkable with an optically bonded 800 Nit View Anywhere Display. It is also designed to sync with existing back office systems and software to deliver real-time data via multi-authentication access.

The Intel-powered XSlate R12 is prepared to multi-task in demanding work environments, whether that be in hand while walking and working, or in a secure mobile dock. It’s equipped with pen and touch capabilities and backed by a Bluetooth-connected keyboard that’s always on call when needed to complete more data-intensive tasks. The standard hot-swappable battery is critical for long shifts while the large, outdoor-viewable display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass for damage-resistant, day-and-night viewing.

It features plenty of connectivity including antenna pass-through capabilities, an RJ-45 and True Serial port dongle, and a SlateMate barcode reader and HF RFID reader combo. The unit will also be available with multiple internal configurations, including a 7th generation Intel Core i7 processor with Windows 10 and 6th generation Intel Core i5 with Windows 7, 8.1 or Windows 10. As part of Xplore’s commitment to its customers’ security, the device enables multi-factor authentication capabilities for enterprise environments through a combination of TPM 2.0, an integrated fingerprint scanner and an optional smart card/CAC reader.

The XSLATE R12 is fully supported by a complete lineup of accessories purpose-built to ensure a seamless desktop-to-tablet transition. These include a desktop docking station, Secure Mobile Dock, and Work Anywhere Kit featuring a carrying case and tablet kickstand. This latest addition to Xplore’s line of award-winning tablets coincides with the company’s industry record-setting 20th anniversary as the only OEM to exclusively design and deliver rugged tablets for as long.