Mobile Rugged Tablet PC suits field sales force automation.

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Featuring 1.6 GHz Intel® Atom Z530 Processor, 10.4 in. Semi-Rugged Touchscreen Tablet PC has transflective LED screen and 2.6 lb chassis with IP54 rated water/dustproof resistance, multiple 3 ft drop rating, and shock/vibration protection. Unit's fanless processor allows for silent operation, while primary and hot-swappable 2nd battery allow for 24/7 continuous operation. System is AIS 3G and GPS enabled and supports Windows XP Embedded Professional and XP Embedded OSs.

Original Press Release:

AIS Introduces a Mobile Rugged Tablet PC Featuring 3G, GPS, and LED Sunlight Readable Display Technology for Field Sales Force Automation Applications

Irvine, CA - American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS) introduces a lightweight 10.4" Semi-Rugged Touchscreen Tablet PC utilizing a low power high efficiency 1.6Ghz Intel® Atom Z530 Processor. The large touch screen display features enhanced transflective LED technology providing vibrant color and sharp text in all environments including direct outdoor sunlight, perfect for running application, reading documents, and surfing the web. Staying connected is simple with a built-in 802.11 b/g/n WLAN module, Bluetooth V2.0 +EDR, and available 3G and GPS modules for increased range and tracking information. Everything is packaged within a compact lightweight semi-rugged chassis weighing in at 2.6lbs and featuring IP54 rated water/dustproof resistance, multiple 3-foot drop rated, and enhanced shock and vibration protection.

Compared to consumer tablets the enhanced ruggedization and outdoor viewing capability give the unit a huge advantage in on the field real life usage. Mobile reporting, logging, and POS ordering can be performed in a variety of environments including, rain, dust, and in vehicle use. The unit is completely sealed, including the I/O connections to an IP54 dust/waterproof rating, in additional to a rugged housing with rubber bumpers for enhanced shock and vibration resistant operation. Optional standard and glass-film-glass (GFG) resistive touchscreens are also available for excellent durability during heavy commercial usage which would wear out standard touchscreens.

A complete line of optional accessories are custom designed to attach seamlessly onto the rugged tablet PC, enhancing the versatility for the outdoor tablet to many application. GPS, 3G cellular wireless, MSR (magnetic swipe reader) credit card reader, barcode scanner, shock absorbing rubber bumpers, upright stand, 2nd battery, and charging cradle are all currently available. Mixing and matching optional modules such as the MSR credit card reader, barcode scanner, and 3G wireless can turn the Semi-Rugged Tablet PC into a mobile POS station, excellent for amusement parks, drive thru, mobile field sales automation, event parking, and outdoor exhibits.

The custom engineered hot-swappable 2nd battery to allow 24/7 continuous operation without any downtime; allowing on the field battery swapping without any interruption. The primary and Secondary battery combine for up to 6 hours operating time; running low power consumption, high performance, Intel® Atom Z530 processor. The completely fanless processor allows for silent operation, high reliability, and long lifetime support from Intel®. Windows XP Embedded Professional and XP Embedded operating systems are both supported. The AIS 3G and GPS enabled Semi-Rugged Tablet PC provides a mobile automation, mobile communication, and mobile terminal to industrial, commercial, and retail environments where reliability, quality, flexibility, and service are paramount.

Feature and Benefits of the AIS 10.4" Semi-Rugged Tablet PC:

o Efficient Low-power 1.6GHz Intel® Atom Z530 Processor

o 10.4" XGA high resolution LED Transflective LCD for Sunlight Readability

o Low-Reflectance Resistive Touchscreen

o Rich I/O Port array for application expansion

o Multiple 3 foot drop rated ; IP54 Rated Water/Dustproof; Vibration-resistant

o Thin and Lightweight only 2.6lbs

o Long Battery Life: up to 6 hours Operating Time (with 2nd Battery)

o 802.11 b/g/n WLAN; Bluetooth V2.0 +EDR

o Hot-Swappable 2nd Battery Option

o Available OS: Windows XP Professional Embedded / Windows XP Embedded

o Accessories: Add-on 2nd Battery; Cradle/Dock; Credit Card/MSR (magnetic swipe reader); Barcode Reader; Rubber Grips; 3G Module; Stand

o 3G Service Capable *Service Sold Separately

About American Industrial Systems, Inc.

AIS is a leading global designer and manufacturer of specialty industrial panel pc, industrial display, digital signage, and rugged tablet pc solutions for customers in the industrial automation, military & aerospace, medical, transportation and power & energy markets. AIS specializes in designing and manufacturing cost-effective LCD and embedded computing products for the industrial market, as well as ODM/OEM applications worldwide. For additional information on AIS products and services, please call AIS toll-free at (888) 485-6688 or visit:


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