Xplore Technologies creates XSLATE R12 mobile computer

r12_tab_keyboardXplore Technologies Corp., manufacturer of rugged tablet computers, launched the XSLATE R12, its next generation detachable rugged tablet PC.

Xplore says it incorporated specific customer feedback into its 12.5-inch rugged tablet design to create a new mobility platform for transportation, public safety, manufacturing, utility, insurance, and construction industries.

The XSLATE R12 has antenna pass-through capabilities, an RJ-45 + Serial Port dongle and a Bluetooth-enabled keyboard that magnetically stows on the back of the tablet, even when docked. The company says these and other features give the mobile computer flexibility, connectivity and ergonomics for workers transitioning between field, vehicle and office locations.

Its 800 Nit View Anywhere Display is ideal for outdoor usage, and it can sync with existing back office systems and software for government-mandated multi-authentication access.

The XSLATE R12’s carefully crafted feature set gives customers the industry-specific computing capabilities they haven’t been able to find elsewhere,” said Mark Holleran, president and COO of Xplore. “At the same time, everyone will appreciate the form factor flexibility of this detachable tablet, which redefines the ease in which a device transforms from a tablet, to a notebook or desktop with a keyboard, and back.

The Intel-powered XSLATE R12 is prepared to multi-task in any demanding work environment, in hand while walking and working or in a Secure Mobile Dock. It’s equipped with pen and touch capabilities and backed by a Bluetooth-connected keyboard. A hot-swappable battery lasts for long shifts and its outdoor-viewable display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass for damage-resistant, day-and-night viewing.

The rugged tablet also features connectivity options that include a SlateMate barcode reader and HF RFID reader combo. The XSLATE R12 will also be available with multiple internal configurations, including a 7th generation Intel Core i7 processor with Windows 10 and 6th generation Intel Core i5 with Windows 7, 8.1 or Windows 10.

The XSLATE R12 enables multi-factor authentication capabilities through a combination of TPM 2.0, an integrated fingerprint scanner and an optional Smart Card/CAC reader.