XSLATE D10 the ideal mobile computer for field-based Fiber Optic Service technicians, high speed network testing applications
AUSTIN, Texas - September 19, 2017 - Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR) today announced that one of the largest broadband and wireless telecommunications companies in the United States has placed a new $2.6 million follow-on order for Xplore XSLATE D10 tablets to support the ongoing expansion of its Fiber Optic Services Division workforce, which first standardized on the custom-engineered tablet platform in August 2016. It is the only fully rugged Android™ mobile device that offers full computing capabilities and the HDMI-in port technicians need to conduct high speed network quality tests at the time of install.
This latest order follows a $2.7 million order for XSLATE D10 “mobile office” bundles in August 2017 to support growth of this customer’s field-based Construction division technicians.
“This long-time Xplore customer was one of the first major carriers in the U.S. to offer fiber to the home, and they have consistently delivered industry-leading internet speeds for more than a decade,” explained Mark Holleran, president and CEO of Xplore. “By mobilizing their entire fiber optic division on the XSLATE D10, they’ve gained the tools they need to better manage network performance, and continuously improve service quality, at ground zero – in residents’ homes.”
The telecommunications provider first rolled out the Intel®-powered XSLATE D10 rugged tablet solution to more than 9,000 fiber optic service technicians in August 2016 as part of a division-wide effort to replace laptops and expand the highly mobile workforce’s computing capabilities. Xplore collaborated closely with this leading telco on the customization of the XSLATE D10 feature set, opting to equip the 10.1” tablet with an HDMI-in port that enables technicians to conduct high speed network quality tests for all video, voice, and internet offerings using a single mobile computing device. As a result, the fiber optic service team can quickly perform expert installations and identify and resolve any network or equipment connectivity problems which reduces customer call backs and improves customer satisfaction.
For more information on Xplore’s rugged tablet solutions purpose-built for telecommunications service providers, please visit https://www.xploretech.com/telco. To learn more about the XSLATE D10, its high-performance standards, and its workflow-specific capabilities, please visit www.xploretech.com/D10.
About Xplore Technologies
Xplore is The Rugged Tablet Authority™, exclusively manufacturing powerful, long-lasting, and customer-defined rugged tablet PCs since 1996. Today, Xplore offers the broadest portfolio of genuinely rugged tablets – and the most complete lineup of rugged tablet accessories – on Earth. Its mobility solutions are purpose-built for the energy, utilities, telecommunications, military and defense, manufacturing, distribution, public safety, healthcare, government, and field service sectors. The company’s award-winning military-grade computers are also among the most powerful and longest lasting in their class, built to withstand nearly any hazardous condition or environmental extreme for years without fail. Visit www.xploretech.com for more information on how Xplore and its global channel partners engineer complete mobility solutions to meet specialized workflow demands. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
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