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Xplore launches Next Generation Detachable Rugged Tablet PC – XSLATE R12

Transformational enterprise tablet elevates the industry and redefines what it means to design mobile computers purpose-built for all work environments

SYDNEY, Australia – 26 October 2016– Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR), the manufacturer of the world’s broadest range of high-quality rugged tablet computers, today launched the XSLATE R12, a next generation detachable rugged tablet PC. Xplore incorporated specific customer feedback into its award-winning 12.5” rugged tablet design to deliver a categorically new mobility solution that is both powerful and reliable enough to be the primary computing device for public safety, manufacturing, utility, insurance, and construction industry professionals alike.

The XSLATE R12 incorporates a number of customer requested features, such as antenna pass-through capabilities, an RJ-45 + Serial Port dongle and a Bluetooth-enabled keyboard that magnetically stows on the back of the tablet even when docked. These and other features allow the XSLATE R12 to provide transformational 2 in 1 flexibility along with the connectivity and ergonomics needed for any worker transitioning between field, vehicle and office locations. As such, outdoor usage is remarkable with an optically bonded 800 Nit View Anywhere® Display. It is also designed to sync with existing back office systems and software to deliver real-time data via multi-authentication access.

Brett Gross, Director of Sales AU-NZ of Xplore, stated: “The XSLATE R12 is a result of Xplore’s 20- year dedication to customer-first rugged tablet engineering. Not only does our team truly understand our customers’ ever-changing mobility needs, we deliver exactly what they want, when they want it. We are constantly listening to our customers’ feedback and innovating to meet their evolving technology requirements. The XSLATE R12 is a prime example. It's carefully crafted feature set gives customers the industry-specific computing capabilities that cannot be found elsewhere. Also, the form factor flexibility of this detachable tablet, redefines the ease in which a device transforms from a tablet, to a notebook or desktop with a keyboard, and back.”

The Intel®-powered XSLATE R12 is prepared to multi-task in any demanding work environment, whether that be in hand while walking and working or in a Secure Mobile Dock. It’s equipped with pen and touch capabilities and backed by a Bluetooth™-connected keyboard that’s always on call when needed to complete more data-intensive tasks. The standard hot-swappable battery is critical for long shifts while the large, outdoor-viewable display is protected by Corning® Gorilla Glass® for damage-resistant, day-and-night viewing.

This highly flexible rugged tablet also features more connectivity options than others in its class, including antenna pass-through capabilities, an RJ-45 and True Serial port dongle, and a SlateMate barcode reader and HF RFID reader combo. The XSLATE R12 will also be available with multiple internal configurations, including a 7th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor with Windows® 10 and 6th generation Intel® Core™ i5 with Windows® 7, 8.1 or Windows® 10. As part of Xplore’s commitment to its customers’ security, the XSLATE R12 enables multi-factor authentication capabilities for enterprise environments through a combination of TPM 2.0, an integrated fingerprint scanner and an optional Smart Card/CAC reader.

“For example, the diverse features and functionalities of XSLATE R12 is perfect for public safety officials as they prepare incident response plans using antenna pass-through technology from a patrol car. It can also empower organisations of all sizes to mobilise data in real-time to improve productivity and efficiency of those responsible for assembly, maintenance, logistics, inspection, and testing across many industries, such as manufacturing and utilities,” continued Gross.

The XSLATE R12 is fully supported by a complete lineup of accessories purpose-built to ensure a seamless desktop-to-tablet transition. These include a desktop docking station, Secure Mobile Dock, and Work Anywhere Kit featuring a carrying case and tablet kickstand. This latest addition to Xplore’s line of award-winning tablets coincides with the company’s industry record-setting 20th anniversary as the only OEM to exclusively design and deliver rugged tablets for as long.

To see the first live hands-on demonstration of the XSLATE R12 in the ANZ region, visit Xplore at Australian Utilities Week in Sydney on 29 and 30 November 2016.  Or, to learn more about Xplore’s full line of rugged tablet computers, contact 1300 654987 or visit www.xploretech.com.

About Xplore Technologies

Xplore is The Rugged Tablet Authority™, exclusively manufacturing powerful, long-lasting, and customer-defined rugged tablet PCs since 1996. Today, Xplore offers the broadest portfolio of genuinely rugged tablets – and the most complete lineup of rugged tablet accessories – on Earth. Its mobility solutions are purpose-built for the energy, utilities, telecommunications, military and defense, manufacturing, distribution, public safety, healthcare, government, and field service sectors. The company’s award-winning military-grade computers are also among the most powerful and longest lasting in their class, built to withstand nearly any hazardous condition or environmental extreme for years without fail. Visit www.xploretech.com for more information on how Xplore and its global channel partners engineer complete mobility solutions to meet specialized workflow demands. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube