Windows-Based Tablet Offers Multitouch Input, Enhanced Security

— June 01, 2011

TabletKiosk, a provider of slate-style tablet PCs and customized mobility solutions for the enterprise, announced the availability of the Sahara Slate PC i500 series, the newest generation in the company’s flagship line of tablet PCs. The new line features an unparalleled array of user configurable options that provide flexibility in terms of user input, functionality, performance and price.
 
Designed for professional use in the field or at the office, the Sahara Slate PC i500 offers a robust, yet highly mobile computing solution in a new sleek, streamlined design. Capable of running 64-bit Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, the Sahara Slate PC i500 is the only slate-style tablet PC currently powered by an Intel Core i7-640LM vPro processor, making it the most powerful tablet PC on the market today. 

It also is equipped with a 12” dual mode screen that intuitively switches between a Wacom active digitizer (pen) and two different touch options, including traditional resistive and new, multi-touch capacitive screens. Flexible input options allow users to leverage the precision of Microsoft’s Digital Inking technology for superior handwriting recognition. 
 
TabletKiosk offers mobile solutions for industry sectors including healthcare, gaming and hospitality, government, industrial control systems and field force automation. The Sahara Slate PC i500 gives users the flexibility to choose different functionality solutions, ranging from basic to add-on modules for highly targeted business applications, such as a bar code scanner for inventory management or a magnetic stripe reader, creating a mobile point-of-sale device.

The Sahara Slate PC i500 is manufactured with dual hot swappable, rechargeable Lithium-Ion batteries, which allows users to essentially operate the tablet PC 24/7 without any system down time. As with all TabletKiosk products, the new Tablet PC features an extended life cycle of more than 24 months, as well as compatibility with existing accessories.
 
"Intel is excited to see the strength of mobile Intel Architecture come to market through one of our  innovative, longtime customers,” says CJ Bruno, VP, GM, Intel Americas. “TabletKiosk has a long history of providing breakthrough Tablet PCs to business customers. The combination of TabletKiosk’s creative  product design and Intel’s energy efficient performance will enable businesses to implement tablet technologies that will deliver growth and business success.”

Enhanced Security
To address ongoing concerns in the enterprise marketplace regarding mobile security and remote management, the new Sahara Slate PC i500 features an Infineon Single Chip TPM (trusted platform module) with high-level encryption capability; Intel vPro technology with BIOS level remote management; and Intel Trusted Execution and Intel Anti-Theft Technologies. Together, these security measures keep critical data safe from external attacks or physical theft, provide for secure remote access with field upgradeability, and enable safer electronic transactions and wireless communication. 

“This high-end device, when brought to life by Windows 7, is clearly designed to meet the needs of serious business professionals who seek to leverage the power of productivity, security, and digital inking capabilities in a single device,”
says Eddie O’Brien, vice president U.S. OEM, Microsoft Corporation.

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