DAP Debuts its First Rugged Android Tablet and Handheld
Rugged, lightweight and highly mobile, the new M9705 tablet and the M4305 handheld are enterprise-ready solutions for industries ranging from warehouse and logistics, supply chain, field service, transportation, retail and medical applications.
DAP Technologies unveiled its first Android computers this week at ProMat, the material handling and logistics industry's event.
The M9705 tablet is geared to enterprise customers who need the screen size and lightweight features of a consumer tablet with a more rugged form factor. Weighing under two pounds and less than an inch thick, the rugged tablet has a full 9.7-inch multi-touch display for pan and zoom functions.
Protected against water, dust and 4-foot drops to concrete, the M9705 runs on an ARM Cortex processor and includes 1GB Mobile DDR2 and 8GB eMMC. It ships with Android 4.0 and is enabled with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS, as well as an optional 3G or 4G/LTE module.
An autofocus 5MP camera with flash allows mobile workers to document issues and communicate them with the home office in real time.
DAP is also releasing antimicrobial options for the M9705 and the M9700, which is a similar Windows-based version, for use in healthcare environments.
The M4305 handheld features a 4.3-inch capacitive multi-touch display, an integrated 1D/2D barcode scanner to facilitate data capture, and dual cameras -- 2.0MP on the front and 5.0MP with flash on the rear -- to expand the data-collection options.
Engineered to withstand extreme environmental conditions and rugged handling, the device is sealed to IP67 against dust and water. It also meets MIL-STD-810G standards for shock, vibration and 4-foot drops to concrete.
Lightweight and portable at 8 ounces and 5.2 x 3.2 inches and less than an inch thick, the M4305's 4.3-inch capacitive multi-touch display enables panning, zooming and scrolling through the Android interface.
The rugged handheld offers built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and optional GPRS/GSM 3G connectivity. The M4305 runs a TI Cortex A8 OMAP 1GHz processor, includes 512MB SDRAM, and 512MB NAND flash system memory. It ships with Android 2.3.