AIS Introduces 10.4" Rugged Tablet PC For Jungle Warriors - HotHardware
AIS Introduces 10.4" Rugged Tablet PC For Jungle Warriors

AIS Introduces 10.4" Rugged Tablet PC For Jungle Warriors

Tablet PCs may just be approaching the mainstream, but "tablets" in general have been around for years. One sector that never really died out was the rugged tablet, with many working in the field needing a touch-based machine with a chassis that could take a beating. American Industrial Systems (AIS) has been making hardcore tablets for awhile, and the company has an all-new one designed to MIL-STD-810F compliance standard for withstanding shock, drops, vibration, temperature extremes, humidity, dust and water. Pretty tough, huh?

The new Ruggedized Military Tablet PC is engineered to last even in harsh environments, and while it's not the sexiest machine out there, it can definitely hold up a lot longer than your fancy new Dell Studio XPS or MacBook Pro. The unit features an aluminum-magnesium alloy construction with individually sealed ports for complete IP54 waterproof and dustproof protection, and it's built to Military 810F shock, vibration, temperature, humidity, dust and drop standards to withstand the most extreme mobile applications.

There's also a 10.4" touch-screen, built-in Lithium Ion battery, the ability to be viewed outdoors, an integrated PCMCIA slot, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU, and support for WWAN cards. No pricing is mentioned, but we're guessing it'll be quite expensive given just how tough-as-nails this device seems.


Feature and Benefits:

  • 10.4” Rugged Tablet PC
  • High Performance, Low Power Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz with Intel 945 GSE Chipset + ICH7
  • Touchscreen Enabled
  • Transflective Backlight Enhancement Available for Sunlight Readability
  • Wide Temperature Range
  • PC-based RTU can support standard protocols (Modbus, IEC 60870-5-101/103/104, DNP3, ICCP, etc.) to interface any third party software.
  • MIL-810F Environmental Engineering Compliance for Shock & Vibration, Dust, Waterproof, Humidity, Drop Resistance
  • Versatile Mobile Communication Functions including WWAN (GPRS/GSM/CDMA/UMTS/EDGE) and GPS Module
  • Rugged Alu-Mg Alloy Housing Design

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There's WindowsXP again. I may not like Win7, but WTH?

Did XP suddenly get misinterpreted as secure because it's old? Does the military really use a 10 year old OS that had 25 security holes patched last Tuesday?

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ROFL 3vi1 that is a very accurate comment. I don't really get this either as to me who has experience with both actively (Sarah still insists on XP in her PC which I get to administer YAY). See no pint in this as 7 runs in all references better than XP does. Plus the fact that 7 does so in a 64 bit environment where XP is in a 32 Bit one. That is also not as you noted all XP's security flaws.

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