AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR), the manufacturer of the world’s most powerful, longest-lasting and rugged tablet in the market, has announced the newest addition to its rugged tablet portfolio, the iX104C5-M2. The new rugged tablet is an upgrade to Xplore Technologies’ current iX104C5-M, and is made to specifically meet the specialized security needs of military and government personnel.
The new iX104C5-M2 introduces additional hardware security with a fully integrated common access card (CAC) reader, which provides a secure and more trusted platform experience for military personnel. An ISO 7816 smart card issued by the U.S. government must be inserted into the device to access information appropriate to the user’s security clearance on the tablet. The CAC reader ensures that critical data is only accessible by the appropriate, qualified user. Since the CAC card is completely contained within the iX104C5-M2 CAC reader, it poses no threat of possible damage resulting from foreign objects.
“With the addition of an integrated CAC reader, military personnel will know that mission-critical information is contained securely on their mobile device,” said Dan Morris, director of military programs for Xplore Technologies. “And like all of our other products, the new iX104C5-M2 is a wholly field upgradable rugged tablet that makes military and government organizations nimble and effective, no matter what conditions they might find themselves in.”
The iX104C5-M2 rugged tablet is outfitted with an Intel® Core™ i7 processor, is Windows 8 compatible, and offers the most advanced performance platform in its class. The speed and efficiency of Xplore’s military tablets allows federal and Department of Defense users to deploy high-end enterprise level applications with confidence and reliability.
“We work closely with our military and government customers to provide products that meet their very specialized needs,” said Mark Holleran, president and chief operating officer for Xplore Technologies. “This next generation of our military-grade tablets provides added safety and security when our clients need it the most.”
Xplore Technologies’ iX104C5-M2 rugged tablet is designed for frontline personnel as well as fixed forward base operations, and is built to meet military specifications (MIL-STD-810G) guaranteeing performance in the most extreme environments. The tablet can withstand a seven-foot drop while operating, offers an award-winning sunlight readable display, is impenetrable to dust and debris, and operates safely in Class 1, Division 2 explosive zones. The new integrated CAC reader ensures that all data and material on the mobile device is safe and secure, increasing operational integrity.
About Xplore Technologies®
Xplore Technologies Corp. has been a leading global provider of truly rugged tablets since 1998. With nearly 90,000 deployments, 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.