Digital Electronics Group replacing laptops and Toughbooks with XSLATE B10 fully rugged tablets
AUSTIN, Texas - April 12, 2017 - Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR) today announced that one of the nation’s largest telecommunications service providers has chosen to replace the standard laptops and Toughbooks previously used by its Digital Electronics Group (DEG) with Xplore XSLATE B10 Fully Rugged Tablet PCs. The initial order from DEG is valued at $2.2 million, with additional follow-on orders from the telco’s DEG, as well as other business units, anticipated as part of the customer’s multi-year commitment to standardize its field teams on Xplore rugged tablets.
“The business case for the rugged tablet form factor is irrefutable, especially in field service environments. As this leading telco and long-time customer can attest, Xplore custom-engineered rugged tablets provide specific computing, productivity and security advantages that just can’t be obtained using off-the-shelf devices or even rugged laptops,” commented Mark Holleran, president and CEO of Xplore. “Plus, Xplore’s all-in support and service commitment has enabled multiple business units within this telco, including the Digital Electronics Group, to easily transition their existing software and workflow applications from legacy hardware platforms to the new Xplore rugged tablets without necessitating additional IT investments. This low total cost of ownership (TCO) ultimately pays dividends for the customer and increases their confidence in the ROI of Xplore rugged tablet solutions.”
By standardizing on the 10.1-inch Xplore XSLATE B10 tablet PC platform, the customer is giving thousands of DEG field service technicians the comprehensive mobile office support they need to complete wireline installations; the turn-up, maintenance, placing, rearrangement, and retrieval of equipment; and the remote testing and clearing of alarms.
The Intel®-powered Windows® tablet features a built-in camera, glove touch screen and pen inputs, and a bright outdoor viewable screen that enable field personnel to document, review, and analyze pertinent data in any environmental condition. The XSLATE B10’s built-in 4G LTE and Wi-Fi technologies facilitate immediate, around-the-clock data transmissions between the field and back-office systems for continuous monitoring and control of telecom network. Technicians can also plug specialized peripheral equipment into one of the eight built-in I/O ports that come standard with this tablet, such as the RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet port, to test network quality or conduct more extensive diagnostic and maintenance actions.
This most recent order expands the total value of the customer’s company-wide mobile workforce modernization effort with Xplore to more than $22 million to-date.
Read more about how this top U.S. telco operator has fully mobilized its network development with Xplore rugged tablets.
For more information on Xplore’s rugged tablet solutions for telecommunications industry workflows, please visit www.xploretech.com/telco.
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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