Sunlight-Readable Tablet PC tolerates harsh environments.

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Engineered to Mil 810F shock, vibration, and drop standards, AIS Rugged Atom Tablet PC is available in 8.4, 10.4, and 12.1 in. sizes and features IP54-compliant aluminum-magnesium alloy construction with individually sealed ports. Specifications include Intel Atom N270 1.6 GHz processor, 802.11b/g WiFi and Bluetooth modules, and PCMCIA slot to allow addition of wireless modems and devices such as GPS. Transflective touchscreen provides optimum visibility in direct sunlight conditions.

Original Press Release:

AIS to Distribute Rugged Tablet PC Line Through Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas

Line features the Intel® Atom Processor for Transportation, Logistics and Field Service Industries

Irvine, CA - American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS) introduces a compact, rugged, sunlight readable mobile tablet PC designed for harsh environments. It is powered by the new Intel® Atom Processor, built for low power, efficiency, and extended battery life for compact mobile Internet devices. The tablet PC sports an elegant, practical design featuring an aluminum-magnesium alloy construction with individually sealed ports for complete IP54 compliance waterproof and dustproof protection. The unit is engineered to Military 810F shock, vibration, and drop standards to withstand the most extreme applications used by public service departments, military, marine, transportation and in factories, as well as in medical / hospital environments.

Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, a sales and marketing organization that distributes enterprise computing solutions and embedded subsystems, will now include AIS Ruggedized Tablet PCs as part of its offering to resellers to provide the latest in technology and service for their current and growing partner base. Avnet Technology Solutions' partners include embedded OEMs and value added resellers who provide IT solutions to end users.

AIS' sunlight readable tablet computer 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 tablet PC features programmable buttons and 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. Windows XP and Windows XP Embedded are available, allowing optimal tuning and performance to your specifications. Currently the AIS Rugged Atom Tablet PCs are available in 8.4", 10.4" and 12.1" sizes. Through combining MIL-810F ruggedness and reliability, IP54 element protection, and Intel Atom Processors, AIS has created an all-in-one tablet PC solution to answer the demands of modern industrial requirements and applications.

AIS Intel Atom Tablet PC Features and Benefits:

o 8.4", 10.4" and 12.1" Industrial TFT-LCD Panel

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

o 1 x SODIMM, Max 2GB DDR2 400/533

o Rugged Alu-Mg Alloy Housing Design with Protective Rubber for MIL-810F Shock, Vibration, and Drop Std.

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

o Wireless 801.1 b/g and Bluetooth Module

o Ergonomic Portable Design with Handstrap and Carry Belt Accessories (optional)

o 6 Cell, 4800 mAh Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3HRs Operating Avg.)

o IP54 Dust and Waterproof Rating

About American Industrial Systems Inc.

AIS is a leading global designer and manufacturer of specialty Industrial panel PC, industrial displays, industrial automation, and digital signage solutions for customers in the industrial, commercial, public service, and medical 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. Whether your vision involves off-the-shelf displays or highly customized embedded computing solutions, AIS can supply the experience, technology, and resources you need to build it right and get you to market first. For additional information on AIS products and services, please call AIS toll-free at (888) 485-6688 or visit:

Contact Avnet Technology Solutions at 1-877-ASK-AVNET (1-877-275-2863) or

About Avnet Technology Solutions

Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. As a global technology sales and marketing organization, Avnet Technology Solutions has sales divisions focused on specific customer segments and a select line card strategy enabling an exceptional level of attention to the needs of its customers and suppliers. For fiscal year 2008, the group served customers in more than 30 countries and generated US $7.6 billion in annual revenue. The group's Web site is

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology in the world. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers and providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 28, 2008, Avnet generated revenue of $17.95 billion. For more information, visit


American Industrial Systems, Inc.

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