An IDC study recently indicated that widespread interest in detachable tablets was increasing, primarily due to their productivity-centric design and the fact that they can easily transform into a notebook or desktop replacement when the accompanying keyboard is deployed. We’re not surprised. Xplore has been exclusively in the tablet business for over 20 years, designing and delivering customer-defined tablet solutions since day one. We’ve always maintained a strong pulse on what enterprise and field service mobile workers want – and delivered exactly what they need – long before the broader consumer and off-the-shelf business mobility markets follow suit.
The truth is: The tablet + keyboard combo has always been appealing to workers. Of course, we know (because our customers tell us) that the rugged tablet is the only PC form factor durable enough, powerful enough, and lightweight enough to create a completely functional “mobile office” environment for the “walking and working” force without compromising on computing capabilities traditionally found with a desktop. But we also know that some primarily field-based personnel prefer to use a keyboard to complete more data-intensive tasks when they do have an opportunity to sit down and work. That’s why some organizations have attempted to utilize notebooks for mobile workflows – of course to no avail. (They’re still not mobile and fail fast in the field.)
With that in mind, Xplore has worked collaboratively with customers for years to engineer and deliver tablet-based solutions that support wireless keyboard utilization when needed and provide a “detachable” stow and go solution when they don’t. But we’ve also committed to building for the future, leading Xplore’s rugged tablet platforms to only gain increasing relevance while other PC technologies come and go. With each new rugged tablet platform, we work to integrate every I/O connectivity, communications, data consumption and data creation capability that our customers tell us they need now and anticipate they’ll need five years from now.
Today, we’ve succeeded in fulfilling that commitment once again with our delivery of another new customer-defined platform that will usher in the next generation of mobile computing for professionals in the public safety, manufacturing, utility, construction, and insurance industries, among many others.
Meet the Xplore XSLATE R12, a categorically new rugged tablet PC that elevates the notion of a “detachable” or “2 in 1” to a new standard and redefines what a rugged computing platform can – and should – be.
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Some say this transformational 12.5” tablet is a powerful 2 in 1 backed by the industry’s only magnetically-attached, Bluetooth™-connected Companion Keyboard – which is always on standby, but never in the way. Others call it the industry’s most flexible tablet-based notebook-desktop combo – able to effortlessly travel with you on foot, in hand, for miles or sit securely in a dock when you need a high-performance desktop or in-vehicle solution.
At 2.95 lbs, it’s designed to be any – and every – computer you need to do your job – no matter where you work or how long you’re on the clock. And it comes standard with every option you need to transition effortlessly from the field to the vehicle to the office – and back – without interruption or delay. In fact, the XSLATE R12 is the only enterprise-ready mobile computer – rugged or not – that is Intrinsically Safe for use in Hazardous Locations, secured to government-mandated standards, and built with the exclusive, and highly specialized, feature combinations you need to support every worker and every workflow with a single mobile PC solution:
- Best Outdoor-Viewable Display in its Class: 800 Nit View Anywhere™ Technology protected by Corning® Gorilla Glass®
- Pass-through antenna capability for WWAN, WLAN, and GPS in both tablet and Secure Mobile Dock
- Highly secure to government-mandated standards via multi-factor authentication, including optional Smart Card/CAC and fingerprint readers
- RJ-45 and RS232 True Serial Port Dongle Option
- Band 14 Ready
- Consolidates and centralizes your computing functions, all powered by an enterprise-ready combo: - 7th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor with Windows® 10
- Magnetically-Attached, Bluetooth™-Connected Companion Keyboard that can turn your tablet into a laptop or desktop replacement, or stow and recharge when you’re on the go – all with a simple flip
- 6 th generation Intel® Core™ i5 with Windows® 7, 8.1 or Windows® 10
But these are just a few of the features we’ve integrated into the new XSLATE R12 to optimize it for mission-critical, mobilized professionals and ensure it’s always ready – and always the right form – for the task at hand.
But don’t just take our word. See for yourself now and learn how this one device does it all. We’re confident that the XSLATE R12’s unmatched compatibility with your legacy and future systems, your security standards, and your diverse workers will quickly become clear. After all, it’s not only purpose-built to protect your workers, your data, and your device in diverse environments. It’s designed to preserve your past – and protect your future – investments.