Getac Inc. has upgraded its E100 rugged tablet PC by adding an improved CPU, a more readable display and an optional dual smartcard capability. The small and lightweight PC – designed for field service applications – also comes with a ‘hot swappable’ battery to keep the unit functioning when switching out power sources.
The Getac tablet PC weighs in at about three pounds and is encased in a magnesium alloy housing to withstand the rigors of field service work. In fact, the E100 meets MIL-STD-810G and IP65 standards for durability and protection against dirt, dust, water, motion, vibration, temperature and other factors that would severely damage or disable a commercial-grade PC.
The small system also includes a solid state drive to further protect files and documents from vibrations, accidental drops, and other physical abuse typically encountered in the field – especially extreme temperature environments.
The E100 has been upgraded with a faster yet lower-power 1.6GHz processor, and includes an RS-232 serial port, two USB ports, an embedded microphone, an 812.11a/g/n wireless LAN, Giga LAN and Bluetooth 2.0 as standard features, and optional 3G Network connectivity.
As part of the package, the system incorporates an advanced LED backlight and anti-reflective technology to deliver a touch screen display that can be read in bright sunlight. Finally, the E100’s embedded backup battery (also added as part of the upgrade) allows for hot-swapping with spare batteries, which means users can now safely replace battery packs without having to shut down the system or lose valuable information in the process.
Although the E10 is designed for general field applications, a number of ‘build to order’ enhancements are available, including an optional vehicle dock, carrying case, and portable dual-battery charger.
Getac, Ic. Is based in Irvine, CA. More information in the E100 is available at www.us.getac.com.