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Strategy Analytics: Windows gaining on tablets
Strategy Analytics projects that Windows will gain significant market share in tablets as enterprise tablet adoption and the demand for a premium OS on tablets grows. Strategy Analytics sees Windows tablet market share grow from the current 10% to 18% by 2019, mostly at the cost of Android which will fall from 68% to 58%, with iOS share staying at around 23%. [See Strategy Analytics media release] -- Posted Sunday, November 29, 2015

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Datalogic is looking for a channel account manager for the southeast area. See here. -- Posted Friday, November 27, 2015

Winmate introduces 24-inch military and marine panel PCs
Winmate introduced their 24-inch series of panel PCs for military and marine deployments. Designed to reliably operate in the most challenging environments, the Intel Haswell-based panels may handle fast real-time positioning, rapid-response logistics, gauge reading, automation control, complex navigation, etc. Numerous configuration options are available. [See Winmate military and marine panel lineup] -- Posted Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Windows 10 adoption
Research firm Gartner predicts that Windows 10 will become the most widely installed version of Windows ever. Gartner predicts that half of enterprises will have started Windows 10 deployments by January 2017. Our take: Given the fact that Windows 10 is free, at least initially, to many users, the quick adoption does not surprise. And in our experience so far, Windows 10 is a considerable step forward from Windows 8.x. In vertical and industrial markets, however, the a big challenge will be which of the numerous versions of Windows 10 to use, as well as understanding the implications of Microsoft's new Universal Application platform. And that's before the nagging issue of bringing mouse-era legacy software into an increasingly mobile world. -- Posted Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Will the Apple iPad Pro herald an era of "pro" use of tablets?
A look by RuggedPCReview's Editor-in-Chief Conrad Blickenstorfer at the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, what the extra size means for productivity, split-screen use, what to make of the Apple Pencil, and what impact the new big iPad might have on the future of tablets. [read more] -- Posted Friday, November 20, 2015

iOS and Android command 97.8% of all smartphone sales
Gartner reports that worldwide smartphone unit sales were 352 million for Q3/2015, up from 305 million Q3/2014. Samsung sold the most smartphones with 84 million, followed by Apple with 46 million and Huawei with 27 million. In terms of operating platforms, Android and iOS commanded 97.8% market share, with Microsoft fading from 3% to 1.7%. [See Gartner media release] -- Posted Thursday, November 19, 2015

Unitech announces the Android-based 7-inch TB120 tablet
Unitech announced the Android-based 7-inch IP65-sealed TB120 rugged tablet designed specifically for heavy-duty data entry. The TB120 weighs just 1.6 pounds, has an integrated 37-key numeric and function keypad, and can be equipped with industrial-grade 1D or 1D/2D barcode readers or an MSR reader. [See description, analysis and specs of the Unitech TB120] -- Posted Thursday, November 19, 2015

RAM Mounts reveals new and improved website
RAM Mounts, the company that makes our preferred mounting solutions, has totally rebuilt its entire website and the result is extremely impressive. While we've seen a number of less than optimal website makeovers during the last year (usually on Wordpress), RAM's new site is terrific. [See new RAM Mounts site] -- Posted Thursday, November 19, 2015

Handheld Group reveals ultra-rugged Algiz RT7 Android tablet
Handheld Group announced the launch of its new Android tablet, the ultra-rugged Algiz RT7. Based on Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) and a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, the 1.44 pound Algiz RT7 has a 7-inch WSVGA capacitive multi-touch display, excellent onboard connectivity, and impressive ruggedness. [See description, analysis and specs of the Handheld Algiz RT7] -- Posted Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Advantech acquires B+B SmartWorx, targeting IoT applications and expansion in the industrial connectivity market
Advantech announced that it will acquire Ottawa, Illinois based B+B SmartWorx in a deal worth about US$100 million. Founded in 1981, B+B SmartWorx provides intelligent M2M and IoT connectivity solutions for wireless and wired networks, making it an ideal addition to Advantech's Industrial Connectivity product portfolio and big step to increase Advantech's global market share by leveraging B+B SmartWorx’ branding and sales channels in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East. [See Advantech media release] -- Posted Tuesday, November 17, 2015

MobileDemand brings apps to rugged Tablet PCs
MobileDemand introduced xSalesMap, the first app created by MobileDemand as part of a new strategy to offer not only devices but also productivity tools so an enterprise can choose the right tablet for the job. In its "public" mode, the app shows the top 1,000 public and 250 private companies in the US in color-coded pin locations. A private mode provides access to a company's customer database. This way, as an example, a sales and marketing team may use their CRM database to display color-coded pins for leads, customers, and prospects that make up the sales funnel. The Windows 10 app can be downloaded free from the Windows store. [MobileDemand xSalesMap app blog entry] -- Posted Tuesday, November 17, 2015

IoT picking up steam
Gartner forecasts that 6.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2016, up 30% from 2015, and will reach 20.8 billion by 2020. In 2016, 5.5 million new things will get connected every day. Gartner estimates that the IoT will support total services spending of $235 billion in 2016, up 22% from 2015. Aside from connected cars, consumer uses will continue to account for the greatest number of connected things, while enterprise will account for the largest spending. [See Gartner media release] -- Posted Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Xplore reports their fiscal Q2/2016 financials
Xplore Technologies reported Q2 financials for its fiscal year 2016. Revenue was US$28,853,000 compared to US$7,522,000 for discal Q2/2015, an increase of 284%. Xplore reported a net income of US$403,000 compared to a net loss of US$1,163,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2014. The large revenue increases resulted from revenue associated with the Motion acquisition as well as an increase in revenue from Xplore’s historical product line. Xplore chairman and CEO Philip Sassower said "we are very pleased that Xplore was able to generate a bottom line profit in the second quarter as our integration efforts with respect to the Motion Acquisition are proceeding ahead of schedule." [See Xplore media release] -- Posted Friday, November 13, 2015

Review: ARBOR IEC-3300 rugged, fanless Bay Box PC
Signage and information systems are increasingly common in trucks, buses, trains and numerous other types of vehicles. Implementation of such projects requires compact, reliable, standards-based and reasonably priced industrial PCs. ARBOR Technology's Intel Bay Trail-powered IEC-3300 fits the bill. [See our review of the ARBOR Technology IEC-3300] -- Posted Wednesday, November 11, 2015

JLT brings VERSO+ 10 rugged computer to logistics market
JLT Mobile Computers announced that it has enhanced its VERSO+ 10 rugged computer solution (see our review of the VERSO+ 10) with a new cradle optimized for the logistics markets including warehousing and transportation. Already a proven and popular computing platform for very challenging environments, the VERSO+ 10 rugged computer brings its exceptional computing power and compact, rugged form factor to logistics applications such as forklifts, picking trolleys and small truck cabins thanks to a new logistics cradle, specially optimized for indoor or in-cab use. [See JLT Mobile media release] -- Posted Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Xplore announces XSlate D10 rugged Android tablet
Xplore Technologies announced the XSlate D10, a much more powerful version of its compact, lightweight, and well-connected rugged Android tablet platform. The new 10.1-inch XSlate D10 runs Android 5.1 (Lollipop) on an Intel Bay Trail E3845 chip and replaces Xplore's older RangerX. The IP65-sealed XSlate D10, which starts at US$1,649, can handle 5-foot drops, offers broad expansion options (including NFC, HDMI-in, 1D/2D scanning, 4G LTE), and benefits from Android 5.1's enterprise-oriented security and device management features. [See description, analysis and specs of the Xplore XSlate D10] -- Posted Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Panasonic announces fully detachable rugged 2-in-1 Toughbook 20 as replacement of Toughbook 19 convertible
Panasonic announced the Toughbook 20, a 2-in-1 device that the company calls the world's first fully rugged detachable laptop. Powered by an Intel Core M "Skylake-Y" m5-6Y57 processor, the IP65-sealed Toughbook has a 1920 x 1200 pixel 10.1-inch glove-capable 800-nits procap display. The tablet part weighs 2.1 pounds, the (100%-scale) keyboard part, which can accommodate a second battery, another 1.8 pounds. The Toughbook 20 starts at US$3,099, will be available February 2016, and replaces the Toughbook CF19 convertible. [See description, analysis and specs of the Panasonic Toughbook 20] -- Posted Monday, November 9, 2015

Get to know DeVon Labrum, Juniper Systems' new CEO
Juniper Systems is now being captained by DeVon Labrum as CEO, who previously served as their Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the past several years. Labrum is an 18-year veteran at Juniper Systems, having started as an account manager for Juniper's yield management products and then progressing through the ranks in various sales and marketing positions. [Read interview with DeVon Labrum] -- Posted Friday, November 6, 2015

Digitimes Research forecasts Q4 2015 tablet shipments
According to Digitimes, 58.7 million tablets will ship globally in Q4 2015, decreasing 22.6% from Q4 2014. This breaks down to 14 million iPads, 24.5 million non-iPads and 20.2 million white-box units. Of 38.5 million non-white-box tablets, 30.3% will be 7-inch, 18.3% 7.9-inch, 5.3% 8.x-inch, 26.2% 9.x-inch, 10.6% 10.x-inch and 9.2% 11-inch and above. Android, iOS and Windows models will respectively take up 56.8%, 36.4% and 6.9% of the shipments. -- Posted Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The difference between C1D2 vs C1Z2 compliance
Xplore discussed the difference between C1D2 and C1Z2 compliance in a recent blog post. C1D2 means Class 1 Division 2 means a device is safe to use in a location where flammable gases may exist. Most international Hazardous Location compliance standards, however, use a classification system with three zones instead of two divisions, and the US is now recognizing that system, too. [See Xplore's explanation of C1D2 vs. C1Z2 in rugged tablets -- Posted Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Winmate releases rugged FM08 modular vehicle-mount PC
Winmate introduced the Winmate FM08 modular vehicle-mount PC. A rugged, fanless design based on Intel Bay Trail processor technology, the IP65-sealed Winmate FM08 has a sunlight-readable 8.0-inch GFG resistive touch screen, a wide 10 to 60 Volt power input range, and a field-replaceable front panel. [See FM08 product page and RuggedPCReview's description, analysis and specs of the Winmate FM08 -- Posted Monday, November 2, 2015

What happened in rugged computing 5 years ago: Nov. 2010
In November 2010, the Symbian Foundation shut down its website after Nokia took over further development. Clear Channel France deployed more than 800 Psion Ikôn PDAs, and Welch Allyn chose the GD-Itronix Tadpole Topaz for a medical monitoring system. Advantech passed Kontron to become world's #2 IPC maker, Getac E100 rugged tablets were used in a UK streetlighting contract, Motion's F5 was selected by Swiss Air Rescue Service, and we did a full review of the 10th generation DRS ARMOR X10gx. Xplore reported revenue of US$4.3 for the quarter, and LXE had a very strong US$35.6 million quarter. Trimble introduced the updated Nomad 900 and 2T launched the HANDGEAR. Gartner stated that "the iPad has the potential to be hugely disruptive to the business models and markets of many enterprises" while Juniper Research predicted that "the number of annual shipments for tablet devices will reach 81 million by 2015" (it's more like 230 million). -- Posted Sunday, November 1, 2015

Added: CipherLab 9700 Series
Businesses around the globe are still using a large number of legacy Windows CE/Windows Mobile applications that face uncertain and/or costly upgrade paths. Often, the solution is to just keep using them. But what if the old hardware fails or is no longer supported? That's what the folks at CipherLab created the 9700 Series of rugged scanner handhelds for. [See description, analysis and specs of the CipherLab 9700 Series] -- Posted Thursday, October 29, 2015

Acromag and Alta Data Technologies team to offer advanced rugged avionics COTS systems
Acromag and Alta Data Technologies announced Acromag’s new IP67-sealed, Intel Haswell-based ARCX small form factor mission computer with Alta’s avionics interface cards for rugged avionics systems. The ARCX is a COTS design with one or two PMC/XMC expansion interfaces (see detailed ARCX presentation). Alta offers a wide variety of avionics PMC and XMC MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC high density interface cards field tested with the ARCX. Combined, they make for excellent price-performance and configuration flexibility for military/aerospace deployable systems such as vetronics, C4ISR, payload management, as well as command and control for drones and robotics.[See Acromag news release] -- Posted Thursday, October 29, 2015

Los Angeles Department of Health Services selects Janam for inventory management solution
Janam Technologies, a provider of rugged mobile computers that scan barcodes and communicate wirelessly, announced that Los Angeles County’s Department of Health Services, which includes 19 health centers and four hospitals, will deploy Janam XG3 rugged mobile computers (see Janam XG3 on RuggedPCReview) for inventory management and tracking of medical equipment and supplies. Janam’s XG3 rugged mobile computers will provide staff with real-time location of medical equipment or prompt and efficient care delivery. The XG3 will also help to provide assurance that assets are safe and ready to use. [See Janam media release] -- Posted Thursday, October 29, 2015

Apple posts another huge quarter
Apple announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 fourth quarter ended September 26, 2015. Apple sold 48 million iPhones, 9.9 million iPads and 5.7 million Macs. The company posted quarterly revenue of $51.5 billion and quarterly net profit of $11.1 billion. These results compare to revenue of $42.1 billion and net profit of $8.5 billion, in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 62% of the quarter’s revenue. Overall, fiscal 2015 was Apple’s most successful year ever, with revenue growing 28% to nearly $234 billion. [See Apple media release] -- Posted Thursday, October 29, 2015

Handheld’s NAUTIZ eTicket Pro II now available with Android
Handheld Group announced that its NAUTIZ eTicket Pro II is now available with the Android 4.2 operating system. The Nautiz eTicket Pro II is a rugged mobile ticket validation and fare collection device for the public transportation industry. Its portable rugged ticketing device and data collector features a built-in Arcontia smart card reader and a high-performance 2D imager. The device weighs just 11.8 ounces and is built for use in harsh outdoor and industrial environmental conditions including rain, extreme temperatures and bright sunlight. [See Handheld media release] -- Posted Thursday, October 29, 2015

Dell to include NEXT area fingerprint sensor in rugged notebooks and tablets
NEXT Biometrics announced that Dell has implemented NEXT fingerprint sensors in a range of their 2016 commercial and ruggedized market notebook and tablet products. Research shows that size is key to fingerprint sensor system performance, and NEXT's active thermal principle area fingerprint sensors are a cost-effective solution. -- Posted Tuesday, October 27, 2015

GammaTech's Intel Broadwell-powered DURABOOK S15AB: thinner and lighter
There are times and applications that require a full-size notebook that's tougher than what consumer laptops can handle, but that's not as heavy and expensive as a fully-rugged notebook. That's where the new 15.6-inch Intel Broadwell-powered DURABOOK S15AB comes in. It's just 1.1 inches thick and weighs well under six pounds. [See description, analysis and specs of the GammaTech DURABOOK S15AB] -- Posted Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Datalogic preliminary Q3 2015 sales up 15.3%
Datalogic reports Q3 2015 revenues of €134 million, up 15.3% from Q3 2014. Datalogic's Automatic Data Capture division (which includes the former Datalogic Mobile) saw its revenues grow by 16.7% to €90.3 million compared to Q3 2014. Specifically, some major growth has been observed in the US and Asia Pacific in the Retail and T&L segments. For the first nine months of the year, preliminary sales revenues reflect the gradual improvement achieved by all divisions in Q3, and came in at €391.3 million, with a growth of 15.1% compared to the first nine months of 2014. [See Datalogic financials press release] -- Posted Friday, October 23, 2015

Free Winmate webinar on choosing warehouse technology
Winmate will hold a free webinar entitled "How to Choose the Right Warehouse Technology to Increase ROI" on November 5, 2015. Join WinMate’s Khalid Kidari to learn about advanced rugged, mobile technologies and how they’re being used to streamline warehouse operations. [Register for free Winmate webinar] -- Posted Thursday, October 22, 2015

MobileDemand case study: Forklift-mounted tablet means increased operator productivity
MobileDemand published a new case study on Minnesota-based Japs-Olson, a producer of bulk direct mail and commercial print items. The company's forklift-based computing solution suffered from intermittent WiFi connectivity and lack of reliability and performance, slowing down operations. A switch to MobileDemand's rugged xTablet T1600 with custom external WiFi antennae resulted in less data lost, greater productivity from the forklift operators, and less need for IT support. [See MobileDemand case study and case study video] -- Posted Thursday, October 22, 2015

Trimble releases the ultra-rugged, IP68-sealed Nomad 1050
The original Trimble Nomad was one of the first rugged handhelds we tested at RuggedPCReview. We even tested it underwater, on scuba. Trimble has been updating the Nomad over the years, and now released the Nomad 1050 with a faster processor, more storage, higher GPS accuracy, and new options. And it's now IP68-sealed. They tested it for an hour in 6.5 feet of water! [See description, analysis and specs of the Trimble Nomad 1050] -- Posted Thursday, October 22, 2015

Storage wars: Western Digital buys SanDisk
Western Digital announced it will acquire SanDisk for about US$19 billion in a move that further reduces the number of independent storage technology industry pioneers and leaders (Western Digital 45 years and roughly US$15 billion annual sales, SanDisk 27 years and roughly US$7 billion annual sales). The companies largely have complementary product lineups (Western Digital hard drives, SanDisk memory cards, USB and solid state drives). [See media release -- Posted Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Xplore gets $1.1 million follow-up order from telecomm provider
Xplore announced it has received an additional $1.1 million-plus order for its fully rugged Bobcat Windows series tablets and docks from a major U.S. telecommunications provider as a follow-up to a $9 million purchase in April of 2015. The tablets are deployed to field service technicians in the construction and engineering divisions. -- Posted Tuesday, October 20, 2015

ARBOR secures rugged tablet order from heavy equipment manufacturer for forklifts
ARBOR Technology Corporation announced it has secured a volume order for ARBOR's Gladius G0975 rugged tablet with the VMC 975 dock from a heavy equipment manufacturer. At the completion of the project, the manufacturer will install the Gladius G0975 on 200 forklifts across six factories. The tablets will be used to direct the driver while performing picks in the factory, and it will interface with a standalone barcode scanner, which collects the inventory information about what is being collected and distributed. -- Posted Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Getac releases rugged IP65-sealed Core M-powered RX10 and RX10H tablets for healthcare and field deployments
Getac introduced the RX10 and RX10H twins, adding to its growing roster of rugged tablet computers for various enterprise, government and industrial markets. The two versions of the Intel Core M-powered 10.1-inch and IP65-sealed tablets are specially configured for their respective markets, the RX10H healthcare market version with an anti-microbial housing and RFID/NFC, the RX10 field version with a faster processor, larger storage, and 4G mobile broadband. Both have a super-bright 800 nits 1920 x 1200 pixel capacitive multi-touch display with wet and glove capability. [See full review of the Getac RX10 and RX10H] -- Posted Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Honeywell AIDC white paper discusses where to go from Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5
Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 is getting very long in the tooth, and the absence of a clear migration path means that numerous enterprise operations are facing tough decisions. According to Gartner, a full half of all currently deployed mobile enterprise apps will have to be rewritten or replaced in the next two years. But what will it be? Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld? Windows 10? Android? iOS? Or just HTML 5? Honeywell AIDC created a helpful white paper on the issue. [See Strategic Insights into Selecting the Operating System that Best Meets Your Long-Term Business Vision] -- Posted Monday, October 19, 2015

Getac names Scott Shainman president of North American operations
Getac announced that Scott Shainman has been named president of Getac North America. Shainman has spent the last four years at Getac, first as Getac’s director of channels for North America, where he expanded the company’s partner ecosystem, and most recently as senior director of sales for North America. During his tenure at Getac, Shainman has provided essential leadership and fostered innovative business initiatives to further position Getac as a leading manufacturer in the rugged device market leading the company to achieve record sales growth. [See Getac media release] -- Posted Sunday, October 18, 2015

Vringo acquires rugged systems reseller Group Mobile
Vringo, which engages in the innovation, development and monetization of intellectual property, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held International Development Group (IDG), a holding company that consists of wire-free charging technology company fliCharge, and Phoenix, Arizona-based rugged computer reseller Group Mobile. [See Vringo media release] -- Posted Friday, October 16, 2015

Winmate releases rugged FM10 modular vehicle-mount PC
Winmate introduced the Winmate FM10 modular vehicle-mount PC. A rugged, fanless design based on Intel Bay Trail processor technology, the IP65-sealed Winmate FM10 has a sunlight-readable 10.4-inch GFG resistive touch screen, a wide 10 to 60 Volt power input range, and a field-replaceable front panel. [See Winmate media release and FM10 product page -- Posted Thursday, October 15, 2015

After 20 years, the Toshiba dynaPad is back!

Toshiba's Digital Products Division announced the dynaPad, which the company calls the world's thinnest (6.9mm) and lightest (1.25 pounds) 12-inch Windows tablet. The picture above shows the 1994 Toshiba dynaPad T200 on the left and the 2015 Toshiba dynaPad on the right. As early as 1968, computer visionary Alan Kay had described the DynaBook as a "dynamic medium for creative thought, capable of synthesizing all media -- pictures, animation, sound, and text -- through the intimacy and responsiveness of the personal computer." Today, 47 years later, Toshiba's release says that "we are closer to achieving the vision: truly personal computers that act as a complete medium for learning and expression." There's been progress for sure. The new dynaPad weighs less than a third of the 1994 version, its larger display has 8 times as many pixels, and its processor probably runs at about 50 times the clock speed. But there's still the Wacom pen, and still the dream of the ultimate digital notebook. [See Toshiba dynaPad media release]
-- Posted Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Advantech reports higher revenue
Digitimes reports that Advantech's September 2015 revenue increased 3.7% to US$99.5 million compared to September 2014. The company has totaled US$874 million in year-to-date revenues, up 6.4% compared with the same time last year. -- Posted Monday, October 12, 2015

Ascent MIL-STD-810G-tested rugged solar power solution
Ascent Solar announced that its new rugged fully-integrated and IP67-sealed photovoltaic power solution, the MilPak E, has passed MIL-STD-810G testing. Weighing 8.5 pounds, the foldable photovoltaic blanket with an attached waterproof battery case provides 86.5 watt hours of power storage with battery management circuitry, a 55 watt 24 volt power circuit, and two high-current USB circuits. Clearly an interesting product for those who need extended power away from the grid. [See Ascent Solar media release] -- Posted Monday, October 12, 2015

Windows 10 installs up to 110 million
MobileDemand's Ruggedized Computing Blog observed that with Microsoft offering Windows 10 for free as an upgrade from Windows 7 and 8, it's no surprise that many have jumped at the chance to see what Microsoft's latest OS has to offer. A day after its July 29th release, there were 14 million installs, which skyrocketed to 75 million less than a month after that. At the "Windows 10 devices" on October 6th, Microsoft's Terry Myerson announced that figure has now reached 110 million installs. -- Posted Monday, October 12, 2015

JLT Mobile boosts performance and user experience on its VERSO line of heavy-duty rugged computers
JLT Mobile announced a significant upgrade to its VERSO Series of heavy-duty rugged computers. New processors provide 2.5 to 4.0 times the performance of the predecessor models. The VERSO 12 now comes with the the JLT Rugged PCT projected capacitive touch technology that can handle wetness and use with gloves. Both models can be fitted with 4G LTE as well as A-GPS/GLONASS. [See JLT media release and our description, analysis and specs of the new JLT VERSO 12 and VERSO 15] -- Posted Saturday, October 10, 2015

PC market: stormy with a chance of sunshine
According to IDC and Gartner, the conventional PC market isn't doing well. In Q3/2015, worldwide shipments dropped roughly 10% compared to Q3/2014, and that's despite the new Windows 10. Bucking the trend is Apple, which roughly shipped as many Macs. Overall, about 74 million PCs were shipped, with Lenovo (20%), HP (18.5%) and Dell (14%) leading, and Apple, Acer and Asus all in the 7% range. Both research firms, however, were cautiously optimistic about stabilization and mild recovery. [See Gartner and IDC media releases] -- Posted Saturday, October 10, 2015

Arbor Solution secures rugged tablet order from heavy equipment manufacturer for forklifts
Arbor Solution announced it has secured the first volume order from a heavy equipment manufacturer to equip its forklifts with rugged tablets. The customer purchased Arbor's Gladius G0975 rugged tablet with the VMC 975 dock for its forklifts in one factory. At the completion of the project, the manufacturer will install the Gladius G0975 (see our review of the G0975] on 200 forklifts across six factories. The tablets will be used to direct the driver while performing picks in the factory, and it will interface with a standalone barcode scanner, which collects the inventory information about what is being collected and distributed. [See Arbor Solution media release] -- Posted Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Xplore: Mobile workers take note of tablets' handwriting skills
Handwriting recognition was once supposed to be the feature that put tablets on the map. It didn't work out that way because recognizing cursive is very difficult. Handwriting recognition technology still exists, though, and is built into virtually every tablet (Microsoft bought many of the initial HWR systems). A new entry in Xplore's blog discusses this issue, and how it's high time to take another look at handwriting recognition. [See Xplore's "Mobile Workers Take Note of Tablets’ Handwriting Skills"] -- Posted Tuesday, October 6, 2015

AMREL adds slim, lightweight ROCKY DS11 tablet
AMREL introduced the Rocky DS11, a powerful rugged 10.1-inch tablet targeted at military and industrial deployments. Powered by an Intel "Ivy Bridge" Core processor, the DS11 weighs just over three pounds and is only 0.8 inches thick, yet includes plenty of onboard connectivity. The capacitive touch display offers 1,000 nits luminance and provides a "no light" or night vision option. [See description, analysis and specs of the AMREL Rocky DS11] -- Posted Saturday, October 3, 2015

The Seattle Times keeps delivery drivers connected with rugged Windows tablets
MobileDemand reports that The Seattle Times faced a challenge when the tablets they used to assist drivers in documenting each delivery and pick-up were failing due to weather and mishandling. After testing several hardware alternatives, The Seattle Times found that the MobileDemand xTablet Flex 10 was the ideal solution for their delivery drivers. [See MobileDemand case study] -- Posted Friday, October 2, 2015

Are we seeing Pen Computing 3.0?
A new article on Microsoft on Seeking Alpha on Microsoft highlighted Microsoft's strong position in Surface laptop/tablet hybrids. In their recent Q4 results, Microsoft's Surface tablet revenues grew 117% to $888 million, and full-year Surface sales rose 65% to exceed $3.6 billion. In fiscal 2014, Surface sales were $2.19 billion, up from 2013's less than $1 billion. That means that Microsoft's current year Surface revenue are almost as much as we estimate the entire worldwide rugged computing market -- handhelds, tablets and notebooks combined -- to be (about US$4 billion). Given that both Surface and the new iPad Pro emphasize the importance of the pen, are we seeing the emergence of Pen Computing 3.0, after Pen Computing 1.0 1991-1993 and Pen Computing 2.0 2001/2002? -- Posted Friday, October 2, 2015

VDC: enterprise-focused tables stealing the show
VDC's recently published 2015 Global Market for Enterprise Tablets report shows annual growth of enterprise tablets -- which represent approximately 15% of the overall tablet market -- at 12.1% through 2019. Compared to other mobile form factors, tablets are an increasingly popular selection for enterprise line-of-business applications. VDC noted that a flurry of new tablets targeting the enterprise user from specialty rugged mobile vendors Zebra (the ET50/ET55), Xplore (XSlate B10), and Apple (iPad Pro) are directing the spotlight on the enterprise segment. [Get the VDC executive brief] -- Posted Friday, October 2, 2015

What happened in rugged computing 5 years ago: Oct. 2010
In October 2010, Intermec reported Q3 2010 revenues of US$169 million, up from US$159 million for Q3 2009, and acquired Hungarian software developer GATC and their Skynax software solution. Datalogic revenues were up 32% over same quarter 2009. We reported that although WiMAX got a head start, it did not have a chance against LTE as the next-gen wireless technology. ARBOR Technology released the Gladius 720 and 820 rugged tablet computers. Trimble bought ThingMagic, Getac released the S400 semi-rugged laptop, DAP the rugged M2000 Series of PDAs, Handheld the Nautiz X3, Datalogic the Falcon X3, and Casio Business Solutions the sleek (for 2010) IT-800 handheld. Microsoft and partners showed nine new Windows Phone 7 phones. -- Posted Friday, October 2, 2015

RuggON Corporation joins as our newest industry sponsor
We welcome RuggON Corporation of Taiwan as a new RuggedPCReview industry sponsor. RuggON specializes in both Windows and Android-based rugged tablets (the ruggPAD line) as well as rugged vehicle mount computers (the ruggVMC line). For a more detailed description of the company and its products, see RuggON's homepage on RuggedPCReview, RuggON's own site, as well as description, analysis and specs of each of RuggON's products on RuggedPCReview. -- Posted Thursday, October 1, 2015

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How the GoPro phenomenon came about, and why it matters
Those unpredicatble screen sizes
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Arbor Technology
Cedar Tree Technologies
Dell Rugged
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JLT Mobile Computers
Juniper Systems
RAM Mounts
Xplore Technologies
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Unitech TB120
Handheld Algiz RT7
Xplore XSlate D10
Panasonic Toughbook 20
Winmate FM08
CipherLab 9700 Series

Trimble Nomad 1050
Getac RX10 and RX10H
Winmate FM10
AMREL Rocky DS11
RuggON PX-501/501B
RuggON PA-501
Honeywell Dolphin CT50/CT55
RuggON PM-521
JLT 1214P
Zebra ET50/55
Xplore XSlate B10
MobileDemand xTablet T1600
Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme
Advantech ARK-2121L
JLT Mobile VERSO+ 10
Winmate M133W
Samwell RUGGEDBOOK 752
Getac V110 Gen 2
Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet
CipherLab RS30 Series
Amrel Rocky DF7A
ARBOR Technology Gladius 8
DTResearch DT311C/311H
DTResearch DT398H
Winmate DIN Rail Box PC
Motorola LEX L10
Advantech AIMB-215
Zebra Symbol TC75
Advantech MIO-2263
Logic Supply Cincoze Crystal 15
Winmate EAC-BY3030
GammaTech Durabook R11
Janam XG3
Honeywell Dolphin 75e
MobileDemand Flex 8
Janam XM2-RFID for Rail
2nd gen Handheld Group Algiz 10x
Amrel APEX AH53
Advantech ARK-1123 IoT gateway
Winmate M101H
Cedar Tree CT7
Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme
Handheld Group Nautiz X8
Panasonic Toughbook 54
Janam XM5
Spectralink PIVOT 87-Series
Opticon H-32
Winmate G-Win IP67 19"
Datalogic Falcon X3+
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-R1
Winmate M101M4
ARBOR Gladius 5
Advantech ARK-3500
Winmate IV7
Winmate IH83
Motion R12
Logic Supply ML210G
GammaTech Durabook P24
Motion CL920
Getac S400
Cedar Tree CT4
MobileDemand Flex 10
MobileDemand T1600
Data Ltd DLI 10
Data Ltd DLI 8
Honeywell Thor CV31
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-B2
ARBOR Gladius G0975
Handheld Group Nautiz X1
Motorola Solutions TC70
Advantech TREK-674/306DH
Samwell Ruggedbook 751
Juniper Allegro 2
Advantech AIIS-1240
MobileDemand T1400
Motion CL920
Advantech TREK-520
Cedar CT7
Cedar CT4
Cedar CMP1
DAP Technologies V1000 VERSO
Handheld Group Nautiz X8
GammaTech Durabook R8300
GammaTech Durabook R11
Dell Lattitude 14 Rugged
Winmate E430RM2
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active
ARBOR Gladius 5
ARBOR Gladius 1056
MobileDemand xTablet Flex 10
Advantech PPC-6170
Opticon H27
RuggON VM-521
RuggON PA-301
RuggON PM-311
RuggON PM-501
RuggON PM-511
RuggON PM-522
Unitech PA700
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1
Data Ltd. DLI 9008
Advantech MIO-5271
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-E1
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-X1
Xplore Technologies Bobcat
Advantech SOM-6894
Advantech AiMC-3200
Handheld Nautiz X4
Two Technologies N4
Samwell Ruggedbook 770
Samwell Ruggedbook 760
Samwell Ruggedbook 751
Samwell Ruggedbook 358
Getac X500/X500 Server
MobileDemand T1400
Datalogic Memor X3
AMREL Rocky RF10
DT Research DT313H
Xplore Technologies iX104 XC6
Juniper Systems Archer 2
Getac T800
Winmate M101B rugged tablet
Dell Lattitude 14 Rugged Extreme
Dell Lattitude 12 Rugged Extreme
Amrel Rocky RK10
Motion R12
GammaTech DURABOOK R8300
Full review: Getac V110
Motorola Solutions Workabout Pro 4
JLT Mobile 1214N
Trimble Juno T41 RFID
Handheld Nautiz X4
Winmate Bay Trail Box PC
CipherLab 8600 Series
Motorola TC55
DAP Technologies M9020
Trimble Yuma 2
Advantech SOM-5894
Advantech ITA-1610
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1
Ubiqconn uTablet T10C
Ubiqconn uTablet T70C
DAP Technologies M9020
SDG Systems/Atid AT911
GammaTech Durabook CA10
Two Technologies N4
noax C19 panel
Advantech PPC-3120
Getac V110
Getac F110
Juniper Systems Archer 2
Advantech AIMB-201DS
Motion F5te
Getac B300 G5
Intermec CN51
Advantech AIMB-501
AMREL Rocky RS11
Honeywell Thor VM2
Honeywell Thor VM1
AMREL Rocky DR10
AMREL Rocky DR10
Winmate E430M2 Android PDA
Dell Latitude E6430 ATG
Winmate M700D Rugged Tablet PC
Handheld Algiz 10X
TabletKiosk NetSlate a525
Samwell Ruggedbook PC-750
Durabook SA14
Xplore Technologies RangerX
Advantech ARK-2150
TabletKiosk Sahara Slate PC i575
Motorola Solutions MC9200
Advantech ARK-1122
Advantech SOM-7565
Xplore iX104C5 DMSR-M2
2nd gen Handheld XRW
Motorola MW810 R2.0
VT Miltope RPDA-1
VT Miltope RHTU-1
Rugged tablets in high altitude
DT Research DT315CT
DT Research DT307
DT Research DT395
DT Research DT398
Motorola PsionXT15f
Motorola Psion VH10/VH10f
Lenovo ThinkPad X230t
Fujitsu Stylistic Q572
DLI 7200
GammaTech Durabook SA14
Motorola MC9190-G
Motorola MC3190-Z
Opticon H22
Honeywell Dolphin 99GX
Honeywell Dolphin 99EX
Catchwell CW20
Datalogic Skorpio X3
Catchwell CW31
Unitech PA968II
Honeywell Dolphin 70e Black
Janam XT85
Logic Instrument Fieldbook A2
Fuji FinePix XP200 rugged camera
Logic Instrument Fieldbook B1
Motorola MC40
CipherLab CP50
Winmate C350T
CipherLab CP60
Advantech PWS-770
AMREL DT6 Rugged Tablet
Getac Z710 Android tablet
DAP Technologies M7000
Motorola MC45
Handheld Group Algiz XRW 2013
GammaTech Durabook TA10
TabletKiosk Sahara Slate PC i500
TabletKiosk eo a7400
Winmate E430T
GammaTech Durabook CA10
Panasonic Toughpad JT-B1
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1
Samwell RUGGEDBOOK 310
Motion CL910
Datalogic Lynx PDA
Getac B300 2013
Getac S400 2012
Winmate M700DT4 (Android)
Winmate M700D (Windows)
Getac PS336
Panasonic Toughbook C2
Trimble Yuma 2
DAP Technologies MT1010
MobileDemand xTablet T1200
Intermec CK3R mobile computer
Intermec CK3X mobile computer
Motorola HC1 headset computer
GoPro Hero3
Panasonic Toughbook SX2
Winmate C350T
Handheld Algiz 10X
TabletKiosk eo a7400
GammaTech Durabook T10L2
Advantech PPC-L158T
Handheld Group Nautiz X1
MobileDemand xTablet T7200
Getac Z710
Unitech TB100
Sprint Gets Rugged
Samwell Ruggedbook PC-750
DAP Technologies M9700
Motion F5t
Dell Latitude E6420 XFR
MobileDemand T7000
Motion CL110 tablet
Getac E110 tablet
GammaTech Durabook U12Ci
RUGGEDBOOK 750 tablet
Dell Latitude E6420 XFR
Dell Latitude E6420 ATG
Winmate M970D tablet
DLI 9000
Catchwell CW20
Cybernet CyberMed T10
Advantech SOM-6765
Psion Omnii RT15
Opticon H22
Habey PPC-6107
Getac Z710
Advantech-DLoG XMT 5/7
Socket SoMo 655
Harris RF-3590
Motorola LEX 700
Trimble Juno 3B/3D
DAP Technologies V1010
Intermec CV41
Intermec CV61
Samwell RUGGEDBOOK 970
Bluebird Pidion BM-170
Bluebird Pidion BIP-7000
Bluebird Pidion BIP-6000
Bluebird Pidion BIP-5000
Advantech UTC-515
Winmate G570Z
Getac B300
Psion Omnii XT15
Janam XG105
GD-Itronix GD4000
DTResearch DT410
DTResearch DT415
The GoPro Hero2
Janam XM60+ and XM66
Janam XP20 and XP30
Janam XG100
Advantech TREK-550/303H
Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet
Winmate S430T
Motorola Solutions MC2100
MobileDemand C1200
Advantech DLoG MTC6
Amrel Rocky RF9-M/RF9-I
Amrel Rocky RK9-M/RK9-I
Amrel Rocky RT9-M/RT9-I
GD-Itronix GD8200
ADLINK TIOT2000 (Android)
Panasonic Toughpad
Fujitsu Lifebook T731
Fujitsu Stylistic Q550
Datalogic Rhino 10
Advantech PCM-C3500 Series
The GoPro
BAP Precision S-Series
Motorola Solutions ET1
Casio IT-300
GD-Itronix GD3080
Winmate 3.7" Rugged Handheld
Advantech MIO-5270
GE Wolverine III
Getac X500
GD-Itronix GD400
Getac S400
Clover Systems SunBook
Panasonic S10
Motion CL900
ARBOR Gladius G1050
Handheld Algiz XRW
Panasonic Toughbook H2
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Unitech PA690
HTC Flyer
GD-Itronix GD3015
Radix FW960
Winmate G-WIN W12I93S
Advantech TREK-510/303L
LXE Marathon
Advantech ARK-1503 Box PC
Advantech AIMB-213
GD-Itronix GD8200
DAP M1000
Getac X500
Winmate medical tablet
GammaTech Durabook S15C
Black Diamond MTS
Unitech PA550
Panasonic Toughbook 53
Xplore iX104C5
Juniper Mesa Geo
Amrel DB6
Psion EP10
Getac V200
Magellan eXplorist Pro 10
Trimble Ranger 3
Handheld Group Nautiz X3
A.C.C. Systems AT870
LXE Thor
DAP Technologies M9010
Eurotech Zypad WL1500
Lenovo X220 Tablet
Panasonic U1 Ultra
Advantech SOM-5890
Getac MH132
Fujitsu Lifebook T580
Apple iPad 2
Winmate Signage Solution
VT Miltope RLC-3G
Fujitsu Stylistic Q550
HP TouchPad
DLI 9200
Getac V100
LXE Tecton
Mobile Demand xTablet C1200
Advantech ARK-3440 Box IPC
Advantech ARK-3403 Box IPC
Quantum3D Thermite TL
Quantum3D Thermite TVC2
Quantum3D Thermite TVC3
Amrel DB6
Trimble Ranger 3
DLI 8300
DAP Technologies M8930
DAP Technologies M8940
Winmate 7" Rugged Tablet PC
Arbor M1040 MCA
Datalogic Falcon X3
Intermec CN70
Intermec CN70e
Intermec CK70
Intermec CK71
Rugged Notebooks Eagle
DT Research WebDT 372
Motion CL900
Getac B300x
GammaTech D12C
DLI 8800
Samsung Galaxy Tab
DT Research WebDT 390
DT Research WebDT 362
DT Research WebDT 312
DAP M4000 Series
Motorola MC55A0
Eurotech HRC-4200
Eurotech HRC-3100
Winmate G-WIN IP67
Arbor Gladius G0820
Arbor Gladius G0720
Getac S400
DAP M2000 Series
Casio IT-800
Aceeca PDA32
Advantech UTC-520
Handheld Nautiz X3
Psion Teklogix Omnii XT10
Intermec CS40
Handheld Algiz XRW
Motorola MC75A0-MC
Trimble Yuma
Getac V200
Panasonic Toughbook 31
Augen GenTouch78
Handheld US Algiz 7
Advantech PIT-1501W
Advantech SOM-5788
Advantech PPC-157T
Advantech PCM-3362
GD Itronix GD300
Fujitsu Lifebook UH900
Juniper Systems Mesa
Arista ARP-200 series
GD Itronix Tadpole M1500
GD Itronix Tadpole M1000
Motion Computing J3500
Motorola ES400
DLI 8400 Ultra-Mobile Tablet
Motion F5v
Panasonic Toughbook 31
Tadpole Topaz by GD-Itronix
AIS Industrial Panel PCs
Juniper Systems TK6000
Advantech ARK-DS303
Avalue LPC-1203 touch panel
Motorola MC75a
Datalogic Elf
Unitech HT680
Logic Instrument FieldBook
Psion Teklogix WorkAbout 3
Panasonic Toughbook C1
HP Elitebook 2740p
Toshiba Portege M780
Fujitsu Lifebook T4410
Panasonic Toughbook H1 Field
Handheld US Algiz 7
TAG TC-100 Commander
Xplore iX104C4M
New Atom processors
Motorola MC3090-Z
ACME Seahawk
ACME Tenuis 100 Plus
ACME Comrade 700
DLI 8800
GammaTech R13S
Advantech UbiQ-480
Juniper Systems TK6000
Casio DT-X30
Motorola MC3100
Handheld Nautiz X7
Aaeon RTC-1000A
Rave Computer RCV 6100
Datalogic Memor
Elbit Systems Tacter 31D
Elbit Systems ETC Mark IV
Dell Latitude XT2
RAM Tough-Hub
Motion F5 update
RMT DAP Kinysis 8900KS
RMT DAP Kinysis 890VKS
Motorola MC9500
Advantech ARK-1388
Getac PS236
Handheld US Nautiz X5
Motorola MT2000
Juniper Archer Longbow
RAM Seat-Mate
Two Technologies Hydrus
Winmate I880
Advantech SOM-6760
Advantech SOM-5761
Unitech PA968
Unitech PA600 PE
Advantech PWS-8033M
Advantech PWS-8101M
Datalogic R Series
Datalogic New Memor
GETAC 9213
Data Ltd DLI 8500
Unitech PA600 HF
Psion Teklogix 8590
Psion Teklogix 8580
Psion Teklogix 8530 G2
Psion Teklogix 8525 G2
Psion Teklogix 8515
Juniper Archer/XF101 dGPS
Advantech AIMB-210
Casio IT-3100
RAM Mounts for netbooks
Intermec CN50
Intermec CN4e
Intermec CN4
GETAC V100 update
Advantech MICA-101
Winmate I980
Handheld Algiz 8
Data Ltd DLI 8400
GD Itronix GD8000
Two Technologies Hydrus Luna
Handheld US Algiz 10
Amrel DA5-B
Amrel HBS
Amrel DR8
Amrel DK8
Amrel RT8
Amrel RK8
Amrel RF8
Arbor M1256
Advantech PPC-L61T
Socket Somo 650rx
Juniper Systems Allegro MX
Parvus Zypad WR1100
Handheld U.S. Kenaz R100 GPS
GammaTech Durabook RT10
VarTech SuperCube
GD Itronix GD8000
Motion Computing J3400
Dell Latitude E6400 XFR
Panasonic Toughbook H1
Motorola MC55 EDA
TabletKiosk MediSlate i1040XT
RMT Duros 1214
Trimble Tablet
Winmate IA80 Tablet PC
Advantech ARK-3399
Trimble Yuma
StealthBOX Warrior
Glacier Ridgeline Q100
Glacier Ridgeline T600/T650
Mentor Ranger
Dell Latitude XT2
Panasonic Toughbook 52
Datalux Tracer
GD-Itronix GD6000
Winmate V280
DT Research WebDT 400
Handheld U.S. M3 Mobile
Case study: GD-Itronix MR-1
Advantech AIMB-256
DT Research WebDT 520
Fujitsu Esprimo MA
RMT SwitchBack
RAM Mounts for Panasonic U1
Panasonic Toughbook H1
Fujitsu LifeBook U820
Fujitsu LifeBook P1630
Xplore iX104C4
Sonim XP1 rugged phone
Motorola VC6096
Advantech TREK-775
Fujitsu Stylistic ST6012
Panasonic Toughboook F8
Panasonic Toughboook T8
Advantech VITA-350E
Lenovo ThinkPad X200t
Psion Teklogix NEO
Intermec CK3
Motion LE1700
HP Elitebook 2730P
Xplore Technologies iX104C4
Two Technologies Hydrus
Motion Computing F5
Juniper Allegro MX Field PC
Aceeca MEZ1500
2 Technologies Jett.eye
Electrovaya SC-4000
Secure Comm Lynx
Secure Comm Orion
Fujitsu LifeBook T1010
Fujitsu LifeBook T5010
RMT Duros
Advantech MARS-1030
Panasonic CF-U1
Datalogic Kyman
Averatec Voya 6400
Lenovo ThinkPad X61
Advantech MARS-3100S
Motorola MC75
Advantech MARS-3100R
Handheld US M3 Mobile
Trimble GeoExplorer 2008
NEXCOM 2100 Series
Averatec Voya 4600
Averatec Voya 4400
DT Research WebDT 520
Panasonic Toughbook W7
DRS ARMOR C12 full
Gateway C-141
General Dynamics Sectera Edge
Dell Latitude XFR D630
GD-Itronix Duo-Touch II
Casio DT-X7
LXE Tx700
LXE Tx800
Roper Mobile Duros
DT Research WebDT 310
DT Research WebDT 360
Psion Teklogix ikôn Rugged PDA
Intermec CV30
Intermec CV60
Wyse X90Le thin client
Ricoh 500SE
Intermec CK61EX
Fujitsu Lifebook P1620
Panasonic CF-30 update
Metrologic SP5700
MobileDemand xTablet T8700
Data Ltd DLI 8300
Dell Latitude XT Tablet PC
Toshiba Portege R500
Juniper Systems Archer
Intermec CK32IS
Intermec CN3
Dell ATG D630
Symbol MC35
Psion Teklogix WorkAbout Pro G2
4P FDA600
4P FDA300
HHP Dolphin 7850
Trimble Nomad 800
Augmentix XTG630
Trimble Nomad 800 preview
Datalogic Skorpio
Datalogic Pegaso
Datalogic Memor
Datalogic Jet
Trimble Juno ST
GD-Itronix GoBook MR-1
GD-Itronix GoBook VR-2
MobileDemand xTablet T8600
GD-Itronix DynaVue Technology
Toshiba Portege R400
Outdoor readable screens 07
Talla-Tech RPDA-57 Juno ST
Talla-Tech Tacter-31M
Fujitsu U8240 UMPC
Panasonic CF-08
Socket SoMo 650
Motion Computing LE1700
Symbol/Motorola MC35
Motorola MW810
Motorola ML910
The UMPC end of 2006 (PDF)
PacStar 3500
Psion Teklogix 8515
Motion Computing C5
Toshiba Portege R400
Panasonic CF-19
Panasonic CF-30
Dell Latitude ATG
Toshiba Tecra M7
Electrovaya PowerPad 95
Otterbox 7000
Symbol WT 4000 Series
Electrovaya SC-3100
WalkAbout Hammerhead Xtreme
ViewSonic V38r
Itronix GoBook XR-1
MobileDemand xTablet T8600
Itronix Hummer
Twinhead Durabook D13RI
Toshiba Tecra M4
Twinhead N15RN
Itronix GoBook VR-1
Motion LS800
Xplore iX104C2
TDS Ranger 500X

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