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Winmate Communication

Rugged tablets, industrial PCs and intelligent systems designed for operational excellence, maximum efficieny, safety and security in the world's most challengening and demanding industries.

Founded in 1996, Winmate Communication is a worldwide leader in industrial displays and related display and computing technologies. Winmate offers a full range of industrial LCD solutions as well as a broad line of Panel PCs to meet a wide range of customer requirements. By skillfully integrating ruggedness, mobility, and fanless technology, Winmate is creating a new era in industrial PCs.

Rugged Industrial PDA 4.3" — E430 Series

Winmate's rugged 4.3-inch E430 Android handheld platform has been quite the success. The company is following up with a 3rd generation, the E430RM2 that now has a replaceable battery with larger capacity, easier access to expansion card slots, and productivity-enhancing new accessories. [See description, analysis and specs of the Winmate E430RM2]

Rugged 4.3" Handheld — S430 Series

The new S430M4 maintains the same popular form factor as the first-generation model, but is now faster and more powerful with an upgraded 1.5 GHz quad-core Cortex A7 processor, and increased RAM memory and storage (1GB SDRAM and16GB eMMC). The integrated WiFi has been upgraded to 802.11 a/b/g/n for maximum wireless voice and data speed and flexibility. Most importantly, the new S430M4 now operates on Android's latest 4.2 operating system, which offers full quad-core support as well as numerous technical and user interface improvements.

7" Rugged Tablet PC

With the M700D tablet, Winmate has a very rational, straight-forward and cleanly designed basic tool for tablet jobs that require Windows, yet also a tool that's technologically attractive and highly customizable by partners/resellers that may use their own branding. But that's not all: this tablet also comes with Android as the M700DM4 with the same size and weight but slightly different tech specs.

The ultra-rugged M9020 Windows-based tablet computer

The M9020 runs on a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N2600 of the full Windows version. The tablet features an outdoor viewable touchscreen with 1024 x 600 pixel resolution. Weighing at just 3lbs. (approx. 1360 grams), the M9020 delivers lightweight mobility in a rugged tablet. It is also equipped with a hot-swappable battery for uninterrupted operation, and features robust data capture with a 2.0MP front camera for conferencing and a 5.0MP rear camera for additional data capture. The integrated keyboard and physical function keys will appeal to those who prefer the usability of a full keyboard, but in a tablet form factor. For wireless connectivity the tablet comes equipped with Bluetooth v4.0 and comprehensive 802.11a/b/g/n dual band WiFi, Gobi 5000 4G LTE mobile broadband, and a u-blox 6 GPS module.

10.1" Rugged Tablet PC — M101 Series

The thin-and-light Winmate M101H 10.1-inch rugged tablet. We found a compelling combination of a bright, super-high resolution capacitive multitouch display, very good performance thanks to an Intel 4th gen "Haswell" Core processor, attractive design, and full-shift battery life, all in a light but sufficiently hardened package for numerous applications that require Windows in the field, but don't need the extra protection (and weight and cost) of a fully rugged device. [See full review of the Winmate M101H rugged tablet]

8.4", 10.4", 12.1" Ultra Rugged Tablet PC

Winmate's military-grade ultra rugged tablet PC series is designed for military outdoor applications. With a full range of CPU, from Intel Atom to Intel Haswell, Winmate's ultra rugged tablet PC series is an ideal tool to work in the field. By implementing the latest technology such as IPS panel, fanless design and flexible expansion to all kinds of wireless communication, our tablet PC can be used in the toughest outdoor environments.

Rugged G-Win Vehicle Mount Computers

The ability to stand up to extreme abuse while delivering superior performance and viewability differentiate our compact G-WIN Rugged Panel PC Series, which is available with a variety of processor and mounting options. Depending on the application, G-Win vehicle-mounts are powered with anything from Intel Bay Trail processors all the way up to high performance Intel Haswell processors with the advanced chipsets. All models feature full IP65 sealing, anti-corrosion coated aluminum alloy housings, and 8.4", 10.4", 12.1" or 19" displays with optional touch screens and sunlight-viewable display technology

Maritime Display and Panel Computers

In its powerful RUGMATE line, Winmate offers a line of marine grade LCD displays-panel computers and EAC Box specially designed for maritime applications such as navigation, monitoring & surveillance, and ship automation systems. All Winmate Marine products are built and tested according to DNV Standard Certification 2.4, IEC60945 and IACS-E10. Winmate's Marine products are certified by Det Norske Veritas (DNV), the Norwegian foundation internationally certifying materials, components and systems relevant to safe operation and quality of ships.

Box Computer

Winmate's G-Win embedded automation controllers are designed for industrial automation applications. These machines combine Core 2 Duo computing power with extensive and flexible I/O support both for legacy connections requiring RS232/422/485 serial ports with isolation and auto-direction function, as well as digital I/O ports, standard USB connections and gigabit Ethernet. Storage options include shock-mounted hard disks, solid state disks, and industrial grade CF Flash. Our controllers feature fanless design for high efficiency thermal conduction without ventilation holes, robust aluminum housings for anti-shock & vibration, and power isolation resistance solutions.

Contact Winmate:

Winmate Communication Inc.
9F, No. 111-6, Shing-De Road,
San-Chung City,
Taipei, Taiwan 241, R.O.C.

Telephone: +886-2-85110288
Fax: +886-2-85110211

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Winmate News
New: Winmate adds M133W 13.3-inch full-HD procap Broadwell-powered rugged tablet
Winmate has added the large-screen M133W to its growing lineup of rugged tablet computers. The M133W has a full HD 1920 x 1080 glove/rain/stylus-capable capacitive multi-touch screen, substantial onboard connectivity, dual cameras, a full complement of sensors, and it's available with three CPU options, including an Intel "Broadwell" Core i5-4200U. The M133W has a wide operating temperature range, is IP65-sealed, and can accommodate two internal SSDs. [See description, analysis and specs of the Winmate M133W] -- Posted Monday, August 10, 2015 by chb

New: super-compact Winmate Bay Trail DIN Rail Box PC for HazLoc market applications
With increasing computer use everywhere, ATEX and C1D2 certification are becoming more and more important, and they are a prerequisite for deployment in industries such as oil, gas, and petrochemical manufacturing, and many others where ignitable gases or vapor may be present. Winmate's new super-compact Bay Trail-powered DIN rail Box PC fills that need. [See description, analysis and specs of the Winmate Bay Trail DIN Rail Box PC] -- Posted Thursday, May 21, 2015 by chb

Full review: Winmate M101H rugged tablet PC
Rugged PC Review conducted a full examination of the thin-and-light Winmate M101H 10.1-inch rugged tablet. We found a compelling combination of a bright, super-high resolution capacitive multitouch display, very good performance thanks to an Intel 4th gen "Haswell" Core processor, attractive design, and full-shift battery life, all in a light but sufficiently hardened package for numerous applications that require Windows in the field, but don't need the extra protection (and weight and cost) of a fully rugged device. [See full review of the Winmate M101H rugged tablet] -- Posted Wednesday, March 18, 2015 by chb

Winmate scores major Latin American contract for rugged 7-inch Android tablet
Winmate announced that the company has secured a $7 million contract from a major telecommunications company in Latin America to deploy its M700DM4 rugged mobile tablet with 4G/LTE in the public safety sector. This will set a new precedence for public safety in the region, as the M700DM4 will become the first mobile tablet with 4G/LTE to be used in the country’s Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system. The contract includes a multi-year provision of the 7-inch, rugged Android tablet. [See Winmate press release] -- Posted Friday, February 20, 2015 by chb

Winmate's M101 rugged tablet now available with Android
Winmate announced that as of January 2015, their popular thin-and-light M101 rugged tablet computer platform will also be available in an Android version. The Android 4.2-based M101M4 tablet shares the design, dimensions and 10.1-inch display with the initial Microsoft Windows-based M101B/H, but not the internal electronics which are optimized for Android. [See description, analysis and specs of the Winmate M101M4 rugged Android tablet] -- Posted Thursday, January 8, 2015 by chb

Winmate ultra-wide temperature range embedded rack server
Rack servers — those slim full-service PCs that can be inserted and stacked into standardized stationary or mobile racks — need to be rugged, too. Winmate knows that and offers its Intel Ivy Bridge powered 2U-size IV7 embedded server PC in an extremely wide -40 to 158° Fahrenheit operation temperature range. [See Winmate IV7 Embedded Server PC] -- Posted Monday, January 5, 2015 by chb

Full review: Ultra-rugged Winmate IH83 tablet PC
The boxy, no-nonsense Winmate IH83 provides full Windows functionality in a classic ultra-rugged tablet form factor. Powered by an Intel "Haswell" processor, this latest version of Winmate's classic ultra-rugged provides four to five times the performance of earlier versions, and it does so without the need of a fan. It gets up to 7 hours of battery life, feels nearly indestructible and overall offers a significantly updated version of Winmate's tough, non-nonsense workhorse tablet platform that's now technologically state-of-the without losing its legacy support, simplicity, and straightforward design. [See full review of the Winmate IH83 Ultra-Rugged Tablet PC] -- Posted Thursday, January 1, 2015 by chb

Winmate's rugged E430M2 Android handheld automates African retailer's store and warehouse efficiencies
When South African bathroom product retailer CTM needed a solution for better manage assets, production time and distribution they found it in e-commerce software developed by Tangent Solutions running on Winmate's Android-based 4.3-inch E430M2-3BM rugged handhelds with built-in Motorola barcode scanners. The combo allows users to track incoming and outgoing products, storing and monitoring warehouse inventory information in real time, check a shipment’s location status and locate inventory records instantaneously. CTM also utilized the E430M2-3BM for a user-friendly payment system to streamline checkout and eliminate the need to exchange cash. [Read Winmate case report] -- Posted Friday, December 19, 2014 by chb

Winmate releases new Bay Trail DIN rail Box PC
Winmate introduced their new fanless Intel Bay Trail N2930-powered IBDR Box PC that measures just 6.0 x 5.5 x 3.4 inches. The Winmate IBDR Box PC offers extensive I/O including legacy RS232/485 serial ports with isolation, as well as digital I/O, three USB ports, four RJ45 gigabit Ethernet jacks, VGA video, and up to 256GB of mSATA solid state storage. Intended use includes automation control, data collection in industrial and building automation control, factory automation, and data transmission applications.[See Winmate IBDR Box PC] -- Posted Tuesday, December 9, 2014 by chb

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