AUSTIN, Texas - March 13, 2017 - Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR) has received a new $750K expansion order from one of the nation’s top 10 electric power and natural gas utility companies, bringing the value of the multi-year field service mobilization initiative to more than $3.5M to-date. These additional XSLATE B10 fully rugged (IP65) tablet PCs and in-vehicle docking solutions will be deployed to the nuclear plant and material logistics groups, among others, to facilitate service dispatch, deliver asset intelligence to infrastructure assessment teams, and improve the efficiency and coordination of repair crew actions. The B10s are already being used by crews supporting more than 10 other operations divisions, including Distribution, Substation Management, Vegetation Management, High Pressure Gas Inspection, and Damage Locating Services.
“Over the past three years, we’ve been working with the utility to strategically advance its business goals through the development and deployment of a best-in-class rugged tablet-based mobility solution,” explained Mark Holleran, president and COO, Xplore. “The fast user acceptance of the XSLATE B10 has enabled the utility to accelerate their project timeline and easily expand the solution to new business units, as is the case with this latest order. In turn, the customer has been able to advance its operational cost savings at an impressive rate and meet target efficiency levels near immediately.”
The customer chose to standardize on the 2.4lb Intel®-powered Windows® tablet after it proved in 2016 to provide the right balance of PC power, speed and storage for the field service technicians’ most complex and data-intensive tasks. The reliable performance and connectivity of the XSLATE B10 rugged tablet quickly enabled the utility to improve its responsiveness rate and, therefore, improve the overall quality of its electric and gas service, which has resulted in an impressive financial ROI. The 10.1” tablet was also deemed to be the ideal size to support all the different departments and workflows involved in the mobilization project and has provided more than enough rugged protection for field service crews facing the environmental extremities of the utility’s 10-state territory.
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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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Tom Wilkinson, Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (512) 637-1162
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