Xplore Extends Commitment with Top-Tier Airline Force; Deploying XC6 Ultra-Rugged Tablets

By CIOReview | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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AUSTIN, TX: Xplore Technologies, a manufacturer of powerful, long-lasting, ultra-rugged and fully-rugged tablets has been awarded with an extension of contract from one of the world’s top tier airlines. The recent development comes after Xplore announces its achievement of first order as part of a multi-million dollar project for one of the world’s largest airlines.

The company’s patented XC6 windows tablet PCs will be deployed by the airline’s ground crews at airports throughout the U.S. The proposal will hence accelerate the baggage handling process at airports.

“As Xplore’s flagship tablet, the XC6 has generations of rugged design and engineering built in, as well as features that make it not only a high performance computer, but also durable enough to withstand the harsh conditions of airport ground operations,” says Philip S. Sassower, CEO and Chairman, Xplore Technologies. 

“Being selected by one of the largest airlines in the world to provide on-the-ground, durable technology that can withstand the extreme environments of airports is a testament to Xplore’s rugged technology,” says Mark Holleran, President and COO, Xplore. “Xplore’s ultra-rugged technology is proven to reduce downtime for field workers and excel in the toughest environments.”

The airline service expedites in operating across multiple hubs and locations across the continental U.S. and many other part of the world. It will be using the ultra rugged tablets mounted in open-top vehicles operating outside in the elements 24 hours a day, year-round. The model being selected for its enhanced computing power offers Intel’s fourth generation Core i5 and i7 processor options. Its impressive technology helps in functioning even at temperature ranging from -34 F to 140 F, making it an ideal option for operating in extreme environments found on airport tarmacs.

The XC6 device has been rated dust and waterproof tablet solution, along with being certified in MIL-STD-810G. This rugged tough device is capable enough to withstand repeated seven foot drops. Its key specification categorizes the tablet as the most advanced sunlight readable display and also features glove-touch technology that enables use of the device with gloves on as well as when the screen is wet or dirty.