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Xplore Technologies is the leading provider of rugged mobile computers built to withstand harsh environmental conditions and physical stress. Designed and tested to meet stringent Military Environmental Standards, the Xplore family of rugged mobile computers can endure drops on concrete, blowing rain and dust and exposure to extreme temperatures and dust.

Ready to work under the toughest conditions, more organizations are choosing Xplore's rugged mobile computers. These award-winning computers are an ideal solution for increasing employee mobility and productivity beyond the office, and reducing dependence on wired desktops for data and application access.

  • First to market with HDMI-In for cable and satellite providers
  • First to market with Intel Core i7 in rugged tablets
  • First with auto-sensing dual-mode imput (active pen/finger touch)
  • First rugged Microsoft compliant Tablet PC
  • First truly rugged Tablet PC with multiple wireless options using a fully integrated implementation
  • First and only automatic Dual Mode version of the Tablet PC
  • AllVue LCD technology
  • Up to 4 multi-modal wireless devices in a rugged, portable Tablet PC

XSlate B10 rugged Windows tablet

The XSlate B10 rugged Windows tablet, introduced in September 2015, complements Xplore's existing line of ultra-rugged iX104 Windows tablets and also provides an enhanced and significantly more powerful version of its existing Bobcat tablet. 

The Intel Broadwell-powered XSlate B10 weighs just 2.55 pounds, has dual cameras, a high-quality 1366 x 768 pixel IPS projected capacitive touch display, up to 256GB storage, USB 3.0, legacy RS232 serial, microHDMI, 2.5 meter GPS, fingerprint reader, carries an IP65 ingress protection rating, and can provide up to 20 hours of battery life.

Bobcat rugged Windows tablet

The Bobcat rugged Windows tablet, introduced in June 2014, complements Xplore's existing line of ultra-rugged iX104 Windows tablets as well as their Android-based RangerX tablet, adding a formerly missing piece that further broadens and expands Xplore's reach in the rugged market. 

The Intel Bay Trail-powered Bobcat weighs under 2.5 pounds, has dual cameras, a high-quality 1366 x 768 pixel IPS projected capacitive touch display, up to 240GB storage, USB 3.0, legacy RS232 serial, microHDMI, 2.5 meter GPS, fingerprint reader, carries an IP65 ingress protection rating, and provides up to 14 hours of battery life.

XSlate D10 rugged Android tablet

The RangerX rugged Android 5.1 ("Lollipop") tablet, introduced November 2015, merges the kind of state-of-the-art technology consumers expect and demand with the ruggedness and durability business and enterprise need. 

The XSlate D10 has dual cameras, a high-quality 1366 x 768 pixel IPS projected capacitive touch display, fast and rugged solid state storage, exceptional onboard connectivity (including optional HDMI-in and RJ45), a CAC reader, carries an IP65 ingress protection rating, and has a up to 20-hour battery life.

iX104 rugged Tablet PC

The iX104 Tablet PC computer combines patented ruggedization techniques and leading-edge technology.  This product is built to operate in demanding environments including exposure to vibration, extreme temperatures, moisture, dust or drops to concrete. Warranties are supported by independent 3rd party testing to Military Standard guidelines.  

The iX104 incorporates integrated wireless capabilities, magnesium alloy housings, shock mounted hard drives, enhanced XGA displays, Intel processors and onboard ports for expansion.  Resistive pen touch and/or inductive pen interfaces are available with the iX104.  This product utilizes full Windows operating systems so that organizations can utilize a variety of industry leading software.

Motion R12

The Motion R12 Tablet PC, introduced March 2014, is a sleek, rugged, high-performance tablet PC designed for mobile workers who move between field and office. Enterprise-ready, the CL900 offers a blend of performance, integrated features and mobility. The R12 has a large 12.5-inch screen with both multi-touch and Wacom pen input. Weighing under 3 pounds, the R12 can be configured with 4G LTE, dedicated GPS, 1D or 2D scanners, RFID, and also a legacy RS2232 port. There are desktop and vehicle docks, an ingenious wireless keyboard, and all the accessories to allow the R12 platform to seamlessly and beautifully work together for incomparable efficiency and unbeatable productivity in public safety, construction and field service.

Motion CL920

Xplore's Motion CL920 tablet is a rugged, lightweight and powerfully equipped tablet PC platform that's been purposefully designed, developed and built for mobile business. Enterprise-ready, the CL920 offers a perfect blend of performance, integrated features and mobility. Every CL920 tablet comes out of the box ready to work. Weighing just 2.1 pounds, the CL920 helps every user to work faster, smarter and more effectively, providing the capabilities, applications, and ergonomic ease-of-use mobile workers need to be more productive in today's decentralized work environments.

Motion F5m

The fully-sealed F5m, designed specifically for the mobile field worker, is a rugged and highly mobile tablet PC providing electronic clipboard-like functionality. Its lightweight, rugged design and molded handle make it easy to carry all day in the field while its integrated features - RFID reader, barcode scanner, digital camera and mobile broadband - reduce the number of tools mobile field workers must carry. The F5m's daylight-viewable display offers the ability to easily see, and work with, data in the field, even in direct sunlight. A smart card reader and EasyConnect USB/Ethernet module improve usability and enhance security options.

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Xplore News

Xplore improves full-year revenue outlook on strong december quarter sales, customer wins and robust backlog

Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:XPLR) today announced it expects revenue for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018, to be approximately $85 million, at the high end of its previously announced revenue outlook of $75 to $85 million. This confidence is the result of preliminary fiscal third quarter revenue of $23.8 million, strong backlog entering the fiscal fourth quarter and continuing sales wins. [See Xplore press release] -- Posted Friday, January 19, 2018 by chb

Full lineup of Xplore rugged tablet solutions now available for purchase through GSA IT Schedule 70

Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR) announced that its full portfolio of rugged, fully rugged and ultra-rugged mobile computing solutions is now available for purchase by government agencies through Solvix Solution's General Services Administration (GSA) IT Schedule 70 contract #GS-35F-088HA / 47QTCA18D002C. Federal, state and local agencies looking for a highly secure and fully-featured computing experience will now benefit from the fast, easy procurement of Xplore's 10" and 12" tablet-based "mobile office" systems. They will also benefit from the expert guidance of Solvix Solutions, a Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) that has successfully supplied the U.S. Government with top quality workforce technologies for more than 3 years. [See Xplore press release] -- Posted Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by chb

Xplore reports their fiscal Q2/2018 financials

Xplore Technologies reported Q2 financials for its fiscal year 2018. Revenue was US$22.7 million compared to US$20.0 million for fiscal Q2/2017. Xplore reported a net profit of $397,000 for the quarter, compared to a net loss of US$536,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2016. Xplore Acting CEO Tom Wilkinson said "We are pleased to significantly increase profitability on improved revenue in the second fiscal quarter, demonstrating the high operating profit leverage embedded in Xplore’s cost-efficient business model." [See Xplore media release] -- Posted Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by chb

Xplore's Android rugged tablets driving warehouse management and inventory operations for one of world's top dietary supplement companies

Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:XPLR) today announced that a global dietary supplement manufacturer has begun upgrading its forklift mobility solutions to the Xplore XSLATE D10 fully rugged Android tablet. The 10.1" Intel®-powered, forklift-mounted mobile computers now serve as the primary information source for a number of warehouse management workflows, including inventory picking. Additional XSLATE D10 orders are anticipated as the manufacturer continues to upgrade its mobile technology in other production and warehousing facilities. [See Xplore press release] -- Posted Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by chb

Xplore Technologies announces the retirement of Phil Sassower as Chairman

Xplore Technologies Corp., (NASDAQ:XPLR), a global leader in rugged computing, today reported the retirement of Philip S. Sassower, 77, as chairman of the board, and his concurrent resignation from the board of directors. During more than 12 years of tenure, he served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Earlier this year, he stepped down from his role as CEO. [See Xplore press release] -- Posted Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by chb

Malin USA orders additional Xplore rugged tablets to support forklift maintenance technicians

Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:XPLR) today announced that Malin USA has placed a new order for XSLATE R12 rugged tablet PCs to support the ongoing expansion of their highly remote workforce. The forklift service company first replaced their Netbooks with a previous generation of R12 tablets in 2014, and is now starting to upgrade to the new higher-performance XSLATE R12 model to facilitate a fully paperless maintenance operation. [See Xplore press release] -- Posted Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by chb

True Story: How Field Service First Got a Handle on Mobility (Thanks to Hospitals)

Many rugged laptops have attached handles, and carry handles are available for some rugged tablets as accessories. But there are some rugged tablets that have a handle built right into their design. That goes back well over a decade when Intel researchers, ever interested in exploring new markets for their chips, came up with what they called the "Mobile Clinical Assistant" reference platform, or simply MCA. in 2007, Motion Computing was the first to convert the concept into a product, the Motion C5. Others followed, and Motion, now part of Xplore, continues the C5/F5 tablets with integrated handles to this day. The whole story is explained in Bob Ashenbrenner's article True Story: How Field Service First Got a Handle on Mobility (Thanks to Hospitals) on Xplore Technologies' blog. [Read True Story: How Field Service First Got a Handle on Mobility (Thanks to Hospitals)] -- Posted Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by chb

Xplore secures yet another multi-million-dollar Android rugged tablet order from top telecommunications provider's fiber optic division

Xplore Technologies Corp (NASDAQ: XPLR) announced that one of the largest broadband and wireless telecommunications companies in the United States has placed a new $2.6 million follow-on order for Xplore XSLATE D10 tablets to support the ongoing expansion of its Fiber Optic Services Division workforce, which first standardized on the custom-engineered tablet platform in August 2016. It is the only fully rugged Android mobile device that offers full computing capabilities and the HDMI-in port technicians need to conduct high speed network quality tests at the time of install. [See Xplore press release] -- Posted Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by chb

Xplore secures million-dollar rugged tablet order from Latin American law enforcement agency

Xplore Technologies Corp (NASDAQ: XPLR) announced that one of the largest Latin American police forces has placed an order totaling more than $1 million for Xplore XSLATE B10 fully rugged tablets, vehicle docks and accessories. The 10.1" Intel-powered XSLATE B10 was the only rugged tablet solution on the market that could meet the law enforcement agency's strict performance standards and ergonomic requirements. [See Xplore press release] -- Posted Tuesday, September 12, 2017 by chb

Xplore Technologies reports profitable first quarter results

Xplore Technologies announced revenues of US$20.0 million for Q1 of their fiscal year 2018, reflecting increased sales of rugged tablets as well as resolution of previously disclosed supply chain constraints (up from US$16.5 million for Q1 2017). Q1 2018 showed a net profit of US$239k compared to a net loss of US$1.7 million in Q1 2017. For fiscal 2018, Xplore continues to anticipate revenue to range between $75 million and $85 million and also anticipates multiple profitable quarters and positive cash flow for the full fiscal year 2018. [See Xplore press release] -- Posted Thursday, August 10, 2017 by chb

Xplore rugged tablets driving data collection efforts for net zero deforestation project in Colombia

Xplore Technologies. (NASDAQ: XPLR) announced that its XSLATE D10 Android rugged tablets are being used as the primary data collection platform for the Net Zero Deforestation Project currently underway in the rainforests of Caquetá, Colombia. The project, a joint-effort between the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and The Nature Conservancy local office, aims to map and analyze the spatial and demographical implications of the deforestation process occurring in the region. [See Xplore press release] -- Posted Tuesday, August 8, 2017 by chb

Xplore secures new workforce mobility project with major telecommunications provider

Xplore Technologies announced that it has secured multiple orders for its high performance XSLATE R12 rugged tablet PC part of a new multi-year project with one of the largest telecommunications providers in the United States. The long-time Xplore customer is now equipping its Outside Plant Engineers with the Intel®-powered 2 in 1 tablets, office docks and accessories as part of a division-wide mobile technology upgrade that began this month. The XSLATE R12 will replace standard-issue corporate laptops and replicate the paper-based planning workflows that have been used for years. Xplore expects ongoing orders over the next several quarters in support of this project. [See Xplore press release] -- Posted Thursday, July 27, 2017 by chb

Switch to PCIe SSDs helps updated Xplore R12 rugged tablet shatter benchmark performance records

Xplore Technologies' rugged 12.5-inch XSLATE R12 tablet was already among the fastest devices RuggedPCReview has ever tested. Now Xplore raised the ante once again by switching to an even faster Kaby Lake processor and, most importantly, switch from SATA to PCIe solid state disks. The result is absolutely blazing PassMark benchmark performance. The updated XSLATE R12 is half again as fast as the predecessor model, and the overall fastest device we have tested in the RuggedPCReview lab. [See Xplore press release and Hot-rodding the rugged tablet — Xplore Technologies presents super-high performance version of its sleek, lightweight 12.5-inch R12 Kaby Lake Windows tablet] -- Posted Tuesday, July 18, 2017 by chb

Xplore collaborates with Microsoft to accelerate Internet of Things solutions

Xplore Technologies Corp announced it has joined Microsoft Azure Certified for Internet of Things (IoT), ensuring customers get IoT solutions up and running quickly with hardware and software that has been pre-tested and verified to work with Microsoft Azure IoT services. Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT allows businesses to reach customers where they are, working with an ecosystem of devices and platforms, allowing for faster time to production. [See Xplore media release -- Posted Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by chb

Xplore to lead $16M+ workforce mobilization project with major telecommunications provider

Xplore Technologies announced that it has received the first orders under a mobile workforce technology refresh agreement that is expected to exceed $16M over the next two years. The Construction & Engineering Group at the long-time Xplore customer, one of the largest telecommunications service providers in the United States, is standardizing on XSLATE B10 Fully Rugged Tablet PCs and accessories as the primary mobile computing platform for thousands of field-based professionals across the U.S. [See Xplore press release] -- Posted Tuesday, June 20, 2017 by chb

Xplore reports fiscal 2017 financials

Xplore Technologies reported financials for all of their fiscal 2017 that ended ended March 31, 2016. For the entire fiscal year 2016, Xplore reported record revenues of US$77.9 million, down from US$100.5 million for fiscal 2016. There was net loss of US$2.6 million for the full year, compared with a net loss of US$0.36 million in 2016. Xplore reported revenue of $16.9 million for fiscal Q4, 2017, compared to $20.6 million in the year-ago fourth quarter. CEO Mark Holleran stated: “Fiscal 2017 was a transformative year for Xplore, characterized by fully integrating and refining the acquired Motion product lines, working through industry-wide disruptions that affected our first and fourth fiscal quarters, rebuilding of our sales team and a 21% reduction in full-year operating expenses. [See Xplore financials release] -- Posted Thursday, June 1, 2017 by chb

Xplore secures $2.2 million order from new division at major global telecommunicationsprovider

Xplore Technologies announced that one of the nation’s largest telecommunications service providers has chosen to replace the standard laptops and Toughbooks previously used by its Digital Electronics Group (DEG) with Xplore XSLATE B10 Fully Rugged Tablet PCs. The initial order from DEG is valued at $2.2 million, with additional follow-on orders from the telco’s DEG, as well as other business units, anticipated as part of the customer’s multi-year commitment to standardize its field teams on Xplore rugged tablets. [See Xplore media release] -- Posted Thursday, April 13, 2017 by chb

Xplore now ships rugged XSLATE D10 tablet with Android 6.0.1

Xplore Technologies announced its flagship Android rugged tablet, the 10.1-inch XSLATE D10, is now available with the upgraded Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system. With Android 6.0.1, battery life improves over 10%, lasting beyond full shifts, and up to 22 hours with an optional second battery. Marshmallow also brings several enhancements to the Android for Work and Voice Assist APIs, each may yield greater worker efficiency and application responsiveness. [See Xplore media release] -- Posted Tuesday, April 4, 2017 by chb

Xplore reports their fiscal Q3/2017 financials

For Q3 of their fiscal 2017 financials, Xplore Technologies reported revenue of US$24.5 million, compared to US$27.0 million for the same quarter a year ago. Xplore reported net income for the quarter of $219,000 compared to net income of $786,000 for the three months ended December 31, 2015. As far as revenue goes, Xplore said the numbers reflect increased demand for multiple Xplore platforms, offset slightly by production capacity constraints caused by orders weighted heavily toward XSLATE D10 and Bobcat devices. [See Xplore media release] -- Posted Friday, February 3, 2017 by chb

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Xplore XSlate R12 (July 2017)
Xplore XSlate R12 (October 2016)
20 years of rugged tablets (Aug 2016)
Xplore XSlate D10 (Nov 2015)
Xplore XSlate B10 (Sep 2015)
Xplore Bobcat (June 2014)
Xplore iX104XC6 (April 2014)
Xplore RangerX (July 2013)
Xplore iX104C5 DMSCR-M2 (May 2013)
Xplore iX104C5 (May 2011)
Xplore iX104C4 (Aug 2008)
Xplore iX104C3 (Nov 2006)
Xplore iX104C2 (Feb 2005)
Xplore iX104C (Jun 2003)

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