Xplore Technologies Secures Initial Bobcat Order From Leading U.S. Railroad Transportation Company
First order of fully-rugged tablets and accessories introduces Xplore into the railroad industry and helps railroad increase operational efficiency
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR), manufacturer of fully-rugged and ultra-rugged tablets, has secured its first purchase order of more than half a million dollars for its Bobcat tablets from a leading U.S. railroad transportation company. The railroad selected the fully-rugged Bobcat to help achieve cost savings and increased mobility in its yard operations by consolidating from a two-device model to a one device operation.
“With so many moving parts, the railroad industry requires superior technology for efficient operations”
“With so many moving parts, the railroad industry requires superior technology for efficient operations,” said Mark Holleran, president and chief operating officer for Xplore Technologies. “By condensing field operations to use only one device at rail car check-in points, our rugged tablets will help the company save money and help their field technicians realize increased mobility with their information on one device.”
The Bobcat was chosen for its fully-rugged IP65 rating and extended 14-hour battery life – both useful features for efficient operations in a railroad yard. In addition to the tablets, the railroad ordered the tablet’s docking solution and optional secondary battery.
The Bobcat is Xplore’s newest addition to its product line-up, features a slim, lightweight design and runs Windows 7 or 8.1 operating systems. Certified MIL-STD-810G and rated dust and water resistant, the Bobcat can withstand a five-foot drop and operate in extreme cold and heat. As the most expansive tablet on the market, the Bobcat comes standard with two full-sized USB 3.0s, micro SD and micro HDMI-out ports, as well as a micro SIM card reader and RJ-45 gigabit Ethernet plug-ins.
About Xplore Technologies®
Xplore Technologies Corp. has been a leading global provider of fully-rugged tablets since 1998. Xplore tablets are among the most powerful and longest lasting in their class, withstand nearly any hazardous condition or environmental extreme, and feature competitive pricing and significant ROI. The company's products are sold on a global basis, with channel partners in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific. Xplore Technologies’ tablets are deployed across a variety of industries and sectors, such as energy, military operations, manufacturing, distribution, public services, public safety, government, and other areas with hazardous work conditions. For more information, visit the Xplore Technologies website at www.xploretech.com.