Ruggedized Tablet Computer features CANbus interface.

Press Release Summary:

Available with 1.6 GHz Intel® Atom N270 Processor and Intel® 945GSE chipset, Ruggedized Tablet PC is designed for automotive diagnostic communication applications. Fanless unit comes in 10.4 and 12.1 in. versions with VGA in/out functionality for external dual mode display capability. Housed in aluminum-magnesium alloy with individually sealed ports, handheld PC includes 802.11b/g WiFi and Bluetooth modules, and utilizes Transflective technology for visibility in direct sunlight.

Original Press Release:

AIS Releases a Rugged Tablet Computer Featuring Controller Area Network (CAN/ CAN-bus) Technology Designed Specifically for Automotive Diagnostic Communication Applications

Irvine, CA - American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS) introduces a mobile CAN-Bus Tablet PC featuring on-board industrial control via CAN Bus interface. Additionally the rugged tablet features VGA in/out functionality for external dual mode display capability. The tablet is available with the Intel® Atom N270 Processor and Intel® 945GSE chipset, providing fanless, reliable, low power high performance operation, for extended use in harsh outdoor conditions. The rugged tablet computer with integrated vehicle bus is a specialized internal communications network that interconnects components inside a vehicle for automobile, bus, industrial, or agricultural vehicle, ship, or aircraft industries.

The tablet PC sports an elegant, practical design featuring an aluminum-magnesium alloy construction with individually sealed ports for complete IP54 waterproof and dustproof protection. The unit is engineered to Military 810F shock, vibration, temperature, humidity, dust and drop standards to withstand the most extreme mobile applications.

AIS' CAN-bus Ruggedized Tablet with touch screen comes with an integrated lithium ion battery, enabling it to be used on the go and in outdoor environments with ease. By utilizing the latest in high-brightness and Transflective technology, AIS can provide optimum visibility in direct sunlight conditions where standard tablets would fail. The ergonomically designed hand-held rugged tablet PC features programmable buttons and HMI touchscreen technology for quick and easy navigation.

Staying connected is simple with integrated 802.11b/g WIFI and Bluetooth modules, which allow easy connection to wireless networks and Bluetooth devices without the need for external hardware. Where a wireless internet connection in a non WiFi enabled area is required, the unit has an integrated PCMCIA slot to allow the addition of wireless modems and third-party devices such as GPS. The AIS commercially off the shelf (COTS) CAN-bus Rugged Tablet PC provides a mobile CAN-bus interface terminal for diagnostics, ECU control, vehicle system management, building automation, railway, and military applications.

Feature and Benefits:

o 10.4" & 12.1" Rugged Tablet PC

o High Performance, Low Power Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz with Intel 945 GSE Chipset + ICH7

o CAN-Bus Interface

o VGA IN/OUT Function

o Touchscreen Enabled

o Transflective Backlight Enhancement Available for Sunlight Readability

o Wide Temperature Range capable

o MIL-810F Environmental Engineering Compliance for Shock & Vibration, Dust, Waterproof, Humidity, Drop Resistance

o Versatile Mobile Communication Functions including WWAN (GPRS/GSM/CDMA/UMTS/EDGE) and GPS Module

o Rugged Alu-Mg Alloy Housing Design

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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