Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Arbor tablet PC suits warehousing and logistics applications

Steve Rogerson
July 14, 2015
Taiwanese firm Arbor Technology has introduced a rugged tablet PC with IO, connectivity and data collection capabilities that make it suitable for mobile applications such as warehousing, logistics and mobile point-of-sale.
The Gladius G1052C 26.4cm rugged tablet PC complements the company’s growing line of mPoS, warehousing and logistics products. Powered by an Intel Celeron N2930 quad-core processor, it is an upgrade to the previous G1050 version in performance and specification improvements. Based on the Intel Bay Trail platform, the product gives improved CPU performance, graphic processing and low power consumption.
The fanless, lightweight, yet sturdy unit has a ten-point projected capacitive touch screen with Corning Gorilla Glass. In addition to the large touch operation interface, there is a 23-key physical keypad that includes four programmable function buttons for rapid manual data entry. In addition, the 26.4cm AFFS+ TFT active matrix display with 1024 x 768 XGA resolution provides a better visual experience. If needed, it comes in a sunlight-viewable version with an 800nit backlight.
The tablet has various data collection and identification technologies and modules. There are integrated 1D and 2D barcode scanner, ISO 15693, 14443A and 14443B RFID and NFC reader, magnetic stripe reader, and 5Mpixel auto-focus camera. The product’s multiple wireless communications include Wifi, Bluetooth, WLAN, WWAN and GPS, facilitating real-time data transfer and processing.
As a fully rugged device, it meets MIL810G military standards, has IP54 ingress protection and a 120cm drop resistance. With its solid rubber bumpers, the tablet provides impact protection for any deployment. Thanks to its hot-swappable dual battery packs and eight-hour battery life, it should never need to be powered down on the job.
The computer is available with various Windows 7 and 8 and 8.1 OS platform versions, and is equipped with a hand strap on the back.