Rugged Mobile Solutions Critical to Responsiveness and Productivity in the Field

Monday, January 19, 2015.

Xplore Technologies Corp., manufacturer of highly powerful, long-lasting, fully-rugged tablet devices, today announced it has secured a $2million order for its XC6 DMSR ultra-rugged Windows tablets from a company that provides infrastructure services to utility and telecommunication businesses.

This newest order expands on a relationship with the company that began in 2008, when Xplore solutions were initially deployed.

"Our customer has a mobile workforce of more than 1,300 employees, and having a ruggedised tablet solution to meet their needs in rugged field conditions is critical to their responsiveness and productivity," said Philip S. Sassower, Chairman and CEO of Xplore Technologies.

"Their team has been using Xplore tablets for many years, and upgrading their mobile initiatives with the latest Xplore model, the XC6 DMSR ultra-rugged tablet, was based on the decision to continue to outfit their field technicians with cost-effective, sunlight readable and weatherproof technology."

The device model in question is the most rugged Windows tablet on the market, and is extremely useful in industrial and outdoor environments. Powered by a 4th generation Intel Core i5 processor, the high performance rugged tablet features a direct sunlight readable display, as well as an innovative resistive, multi-touch interface to make running the toughest applications easier than ever, no matter how extreme the environment.

"We have a very positive and long-standing relationship with this customer, and we are very excited they have decided to expand and upgrade their mobile technology infrastructure utilising Xplore rugged tablets," said Mark Holleran, President and COO. "We are confident our XC6 DMSR will meet all their mobility needs with the industry’s leading processing power, ruggedisation and security features they require, for their expanding field workforce."

This breaking news is positive for key players within the rugged mobile hardware space, with many consumer brands attempting to break into the market by adapting their products to be applicable for use in harsher environments. However, there is still a clear need, and strong demand, for specialist rugged solutions among organisations in many industry verticals.