The Bobcat is a new, fully-rugged Windows tablet from Xplore Technologies that features a lightweight design (2.4 lbs.) and operates Windows 8.1 Pro or Windows 7 and has MIL-STD 810G certification and IP65 rating. The device is suited for a variety of industries including manufacturing, warehousing and distribution, utilities, telecommunications etc.
The device is equipped with a selection of inputs and outputs that make the transition across different business apps as easy as possible. It comes standard with two full-sized USB 3.0s, Micro SDXC, Micro SIM, Micro HDMI-Out, RJ-45 Ethernet, GPS engine and a true serial port connection.
A suite of optional features were developed to optimize the tablet for specific industries. The proprietary Xpansion Port includes integration options such as a 1D/2D barcode scanner, common access card (CAC) reader, and near-field communications (NFC) reader. For example, warehousing and distribution businesses can consolidate operations and reduce equipment costs with the device’s barcode scanner or NFC reader capabilities, whereas military and government entities can benefit from increased security with the CAC reader.
Durability Meets Design
The tablet meets a variety of industry needs including:
Outdoor display: A direct bonded IPS screen, 500 nits of luminance and an 800-to-1 contrast ratio makes the tablet display ideal for outdoor readability, and a 10-finger multi-touch screen provides customers with ease-of-use and touch optimization.
Configuration: Bobcat features an Intel Quad Core Processor, 1.91 GHz CPU speed, four GB of DDR3L 1333 RAM, 128GB SSD and 8 hours of battery life with an option to extend to a 14-hour dual-battery pack, boosting productivity for prolonged deployments.
IP65 rating and MIL-STD-810G certification: The tablet has an IP65 ingress rating to ensure operations in extreme environmental conditions, including rain and dust, and a MIL-STD-810G certification which verifies its ability to withstand the common abuse faced during field service, such as multiple five-foot drops and operating conditions of minus 4 to 140 Fahrenheit.
Philip S. Sassower, CEO and chairman of the board for Xplore Technologies, said, "The Bobcat offers great functionality, features a lightweight design, has superior screen visibility and comes in at a lower cost that makes the tablet an attractive option. At less than half the weight and half the cost, we believe the Bobcat has the potential to create a demand in the market that is 10 times that of our historically successful iX104 line."