Key features include advanced communications capability, and noteworthy is the ease with which it transforms from a tablet, to a notebook or desktop with a keyboard, and back.
Xplore incorporated specific customer feedback into the 12.5” rugged tablet design making it highly suitable as the primary computing device for emergency services, manufacturing, utility, insurance, and construction industry professionals alike.
The XSLATE R12's customer-requested features include 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. It has an optically bonded 800 Nit "View Anywhere Display". It is also designed to sync with existing back office systems and software to deliver real-time data via multi-authentication access.
Steve Priestley, Xplore Director of Sales, Europe, said: "As well as the technical features, key to its practicality to user groups is the ease with which R12 transforms from a tablet, to a notebook or desktop with a keyboard, and back.”
It’s equipped with pen and touch capabilities, and backed by a Bluetooth-connected keyboard , and the standard hot-swappable battery is critical for long shifts while the large, outdoor-viewable display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass for damage-resistant, day-and-night viewing.
R12 also features more connectivity options than others in its class, including those antenna pass-through capabilities, an RJ-45 and True Serial port dongle, and a SlateMate barcode reader and HF RFID reader combo.
"The antenna pass-through technology will allow police, fire and ambulance services to prepare and share incident response plans from vehicles, but in the commercial sector the same technology means organisations of all sizes can to mobilise data in real-time to improve productivity and efficiency of those responsible for assembly, maintenance, logistics, inspection, and testing across many industries, such as manufacturing and utilities,” said Steve Priestley.
The XSLATE R12 is fully supported by a complete line-up of accessories purpose-built to ensure a seamless desktop-to-tablet transition. These include a desktop docking station, Secure Mobile Dock, and Work Anywhere Kit featuring a carrying case and tablet kickstand. This latest addition to Xplore’s line of award-winning tablets coincides with the company’s industry record-setting 20th anniversary as the only OEM to exclusively design and deliver rugged tablets for as long.