The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2018-06-21T01:04:56Z Xplore Introduces New L10 Rugged Mobility Platform 2018-06-21T01:04:56Z xplore-introduces-new-l10-rugged-mobility-platform SYDNEY, Australia—June 21, 2018— Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR) today unveiled an industry-first rugged mobility platform that gives customers a choice of three different 10.1” Windows® 10-based mobile computer form factors that are all compatible with a single, shared accessory set. The new Xplore L10 lineup features the XSLATE L10 slate tablet PC, the XPAD L10 tablet PC with a hard handle and built-in barcode scanner option, and the XBOOK L10 2-in-1 laptop/tablet complete with a Companion Keyboard and KickStrap. Each Xplore L10 model can be custom-equipped with the precise performance, security, connectivity, and usability features required to accommodate mobile workers’ individual device preferences and address a wide set of application workflows in the field, a vehicle, the shop floor, or in the office. Customers will be able to choose from multiple Intel® processors, each of which provides enough speed to meet high performance standards for the next several years, within current budget parameters.   As Xplore’s ANZ Director, Brett Gross explains: “We have applied more than 20 years of rugged mobile computer engineering, and over two decades of customer feedback, to the design of the Xplore L10 rugged mobility platform. In doing so, we have introduced the industry’s first shared accessory ecosystem, which is a significant cost-saver for customers. We have also created an extremely durable, future-proof computing platform that will give organizations greater flexibility within their entire IT architecture. The seamless compatibility between all of the rugged tablet-based form factors and accessories in the L10 product family also provides a lower, more consistent, and more predictable cost of ownership for all of our customers’ mobile-connected technologies.” Each of the three rugged tablet-based form factors in the Xplore L10 mobility platform is available with wide range of feature combinations to ensure that workers always have the right tools for their individual job requirements, including: ·        Intel® processors that span from the highest performance Intel 8th Generation Core™-Series i5 or i7 with vPro™ to price performance offerings based on Intel Pentium® that deliver twice the performance when compared to Xplore’s current 10” rugged tablet offering ·        A 4G LTE card that will boost data download speeds by up to 600% and upload speeds by up to 300% over previous generations, greatly improving worker productivity in the field ·        A standard 500 nit or 1000 nit View Anywhere™ display with Gorilla® Glass for optimized indoor and outdoor viewing ·        A generous number of I/O ports to stay connected to legacy and future technology systems, including standard RJ-45, two USB 3.0, USB-C ports along with optional True Serial and HDMI-in   Xplore has also combined the best-in-class durability, versatility, performance, and connectivity features of previous Xplore rugged tablet generations to elevate the standard mobile computing capabilities for these new L10 rugged tablet models: ·        6’ drop-rated, IP65 dustproof and waterproof rated, and C1D2 certified* for safety and reliability, even in Hazardous Locations ·        Combination of latest-generation NFC, Bluetooth® 4.2, 802.11 ac Wi-Fi, UBLOX GPS, and 4G LTE mobile broadband technologies to ensure uninterrupted connectivity ·        Simultaneous MIMO WWAN, MIMO WLAN, and GPS pass-through antennas to improve in-vehicle throughput ·        Multiple security features, including two Smart Card/CAC reader options, a Kensington Lock, TPM 2.0, removable SSDs, and an integrated fingerprint reader ·        One shared accessory ecosystem, including docks, batteries, and chargers that are compatible with all XSLATE L10, XPAD L10, and XBOOK L10 configurations, including future generations of each rugged tablet model “Until the L10, no vendor had provided manufacturers, public safety professionals, utilities, and other field service and industrial organizations with a single rugged mobility platform that offers several form factor and feature set options to support their diverse mobile workforces,” Gross continued. “Xplore is giving customers the opportunity to custom-configure a truly rugged mobility solution that will reliably work in the world’s harshest environments, and within the strictest enterprise computing standards, for several years to come.”   To learn more about the benefits of the Xplore L10 rugged mobility ecosystem – and to compare the unique capabilities of the XPAD tablet with a top handle, XBOOK 2-in-1 laptop/tablet, and XSLATE L10 tablet – visit www.xploretech.com/L10.  Xplore L10 models will begin shipping with Intel Pentium CPUs in July 2018 and Intel Core-Series CPUs in September 2018.   About Xplore Technologies As a leading supplier and authority in rugged mobility, Xplore provides the technology, solutions and specialized vertical expertise customers need to maximize resources, minimize costs, and drive business productivity through mobility. Not only does Xplore offer a broad portfolio of genuinely rugged mobile computers – and a complete accessory ecosystem – but the company’s award-winning tablets, handhelds and 2-in-1 laptops are among the fastest and longest lasting in their class, built to withstand nearly any hazardous condition or environmental extreme for years without fail. The enterprise-grade power, security flexibility, and versatility of Xplore’s rugged mobile computers make it easy for industrial, enterprise, government, and field service organizations to scale mobile workflows and boost mobile worker efficiency while working in the office, vehicle, and field. Visit www.xploretech.com to learn how Xplore can help you mobilize workers to the right place, at the right time and with the right technology tools. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.   Forward-Looking Statements This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. When used in this document, the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect Xplore’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to such risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made including those factors detailed from time to time in filings made by Xplore with securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated or expected. Xplore does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.   # # #   Xplore Unveils the M60 in Australia, Its First Rugged, Ultra-Mobile Android™ Handheld Computer 2018-05-15T04:27:50Z xplore-unveils-the-m60-in-australia-its-first-rugged-ultra-mobile-android-handheld-computer SYDNEY, Australia, May 14, 2018 -- Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:XPLR) announced today that it is introducing a 6” handheld computer to its expanding rugged mobility portfolio: the Xplore M60. This Qualcomm Octa-Core powered and Android™ 8.0 Oreo™ ultra-mobile device will be available in two enterprise-ready configurations when it starts shipping in June 2018 – with and without a built-in barcode scanner (base U.S. MSRP $1199 and $999). “Workforce mobility demands are evolving, and customers have been asking Xplore for a high-quality, high-performance rugged Android handheld device to complement their existing tablet-based mobile solutions. They recognize the caliber of Xplore’s rugged mobile technologies and appreciate our specialized Android experience in enterprise environments,” explained John Graff, chief revenue officer, Xplore. “We are very excited about our first entry in the rugged handheld space. The initial customer response has been very positive, and we are already working on further additions to our handheld offering.” At only 0.81 lb (369g), the M60 is an ideal option for workers who require real-time access to specialized enterprise applications and data, but demand fewer computing capabilities than what are delivered in Xplore’s larger tablet and 2-in-1 computers. The M60 is extremely easy to grip for long periods of time, and a wide array of accessories makes it easy to store, transport, and charge. Notable features of the IP68 handheld include a 6” FHD 550 nit View Anywhere™ display, one of the biggest and brightest Glove/Wet touch screens you can find on a pocket-sized mobile device, and a 22-hour, user-replaceable battery*. The M60 is also MIL-STD-810G-certified to operate after 5ft (1.5m) drops and within a -20 to 60C temperature range. With the Xplore M60, workers will find it easy to retrieve work orders, complete checklists and view equipment manuals all day long without interruption, even when working under direct sunlight, in cold storage or other extreme conditions, with a battery that can last multiple shifts. Manufacturing and transportation material handlers will also maintain more control over the flow of goods to and from production, storage and distribution areas with the M60 in hand or in their lift truck. The handheld’s built-in NFC and optional one-touch barcode scanning technology improves the speed and accuracy of picking, packing and loading actions within rail intermodals and shipyards, cargo holds and other facilities where fast quality and quantity validations are required. The M60’s many built-in connectivity tools will also benefit utility, energy and field service organizations that need a better way to automate data entry and retrieval across inspection, maintenance, delivery and installation workflows. The MDM/EMM-certified rugged handheld utilizes a number of built-in wireless technologies to expedite data and voice communications between the field and office, including those required to remotely manage, upgrade and lock down devices. The Android for Work whole-device encryption and whitelist capabilities maximize security. “As customers are noting in early reviews, the M60 enables them to technologically mobilize their most physically mobile workers in a very simple, secure, reliable and cost-efficient manner,” Graff continued. To learn more about the Xplore M60’s full feature set and mobile capabilities, please visit www.xploretech.com/M60. You can also see it first-hand at stand B42 at CeBIT Australia in Sydney from May 15-17, 2018. *Battery life tested via PC Mark for Android 2.0. Actual usage time may vary. About Xplore TechnologiesAs a leading supplier and authority in rugged mobility, Xplore provides the technology, solutions and specialized vertical expertise customers need to maximize resources, minimize costs, and drive business productivity through mobility. Not only does Xplore offer a broad portfolio of genuinely rugged mobile computers – and a complete accessory ecosystem – but the company’s award-winning tablets, handhelds and 2-in-1 laptops are among the fastest and longest lasting in their class, built to withstand nearly any hazardous condition or environmental extreme for years without fail. The enterprise-grade power, security flexibility, and versatility of Xplore’s rugged mobile computers make it easy for industrial, enterprise, government, and field service organizations to scale mobile workflows and boost mobile worker efficiency while working in the office, vehicle, and field. Visit www.xploretech.com to learn how Xplore can help you mobilize workers to the right place, at the right time and with the right technology tools. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Forward-Looking StatementsThis news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. When used in this document, the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect Xplore’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to such risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made including those factors detailed from time to time in filings made by Xplore with securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated or expected. Xplore does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. Xplore Wins Best PC Client Platform at Intel Technology Partner Awards 2018-03-28T11:49:40Z xplore-wins-best-pc-client-platform-at-intel-technology-partner-awards SYDNEY, Australia, March 29, 2018 -- Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:XPLR) today announced that it received the Intel® Technology Partner award for Best PC Client Platform. Xplore was honored for its design, engineering and widespread industry application of the Xplore XSLATE R12 rugged tablet PC that uses Intel technologies. The award was presented at the 2018 Intel Partner Connect conference in Washington, D.C. The Xplore XSLATE R12 is the highest performance rugged tablet on the market, delivering performance gains that improve the productivity of field, industrial, and public safety workers. It is the first rugged tablet to integrate Intel® PCIe Solid State Drives (SSD) as a standard feature on the 256GB, 512GB and 1TB configurations. The resulting boost in speed, power and storage capacity practically eliminated user downtime by enabling dramatically faster device startup, application load time and file transfers than any competing tablet or 2-in-1.  For users that require data-heavy applications or need additional storage for large files, the XSLATE R12 is also available with a high capacity 1TB PCIe SSD for ultra-fast performance. “Xplore is deeply committed to bringing the latest technology and innovation to its rugged mobility customers and giving them an even more impressive return on investment,” said John Graff, Vice President of Marketing at Xplore. “That is why Xplore works with Intel to take dramatic engineering leaps. We want to accommodate every one of the durability, performance, security, safety, connectivity and usability requirements needed to power a mobile workforce without requiring organizations to give up any aspect of the desktop experience.” “Intel appreciates the work that Xplore has done in finding new and innovative ways to use Intel technology to bring exciting new capabilities and performance to the PC platform,” said Jason Kimrey, General Manager, U.S. Channel Scale and Partners at Intel. “We congratulate them on their successes and look forward to our continued collaboration.” For additional details about Xplore and the award-winning XSLATE R12 rugged tablet PC solution, please visit www.xploretech.com. About Xplore TechnologiesXplore 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. Forward-Looking-StatementsThis news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. When used in this document, the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect Xplore’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to such risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made including those factors detailed from time to time in filings made by Xplore with securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking-statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated or expected. Xplore does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.  Xplore Technologies Ranked Number 348th Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2017 Technology Fast 500™ 2017-12-01T00:52:14Z xplore-technologies-ranked-number-348th-fastest-growing-company-in-north-america-on-deloitte-s-2017-technology-fast-500 SYDNEY, Australia -- Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:XPLR) today announced that it is ranked 348th on Deloitte’s 2017 Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America. Xplore grew 230 percent from 2013 to 2016. Xplore’s acting chief executive officer Tom Wilkinson credits the company’s successful integration of Motion Computing assets and continued penetration of new verticals in the rugged mobility market with Xplore’s impressive multi-year revenue growth. Wilkinson said, "Xplore’s inclusion in the Fast 500 reflects the hard work and dedication of our employees to not only successfully integrate the Motion Computing assets, but also grow the overall market for rugged mobile products. We continue to convert new business divisions to rugged at existing customers, such as our ongoing expansion at the two largest telecommunications companies in the United States. “Xplore is also leading the rugged mobility conversion in high growth industries such as warehousing, logistics, data center, vehicle inspection and many other markets. Our customers and prospects are increasingly realizing that if enterprise computing assets are mobile, they need to be rugged. Xplore’s best-in-class tablet platforms provide our customers with the computing power, security, connectivity and operating systems required to fit seamlessly into existing IT assets, while lowering total cost of ownership (TCO) and increasing business productivity. At the same time, manufacturers are increasingly transitioning to paperless factories and warehouses. They need future-proof mobility solutions that can interop with their Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) systems and facilitate a smooth transition to Industry 4.0 without disrupting operations today. With our expanding emphasis on applying our expertise in rugged tablets to additional rugged mobility solutions, Xplore is well positioned to continue leading the way forward in this exciting industry." “The Deloitte 2017 North America Technology Fast 500 winners underscore the impact of technological innovation and world class customer service in driving growth, in a fiercely competitive environment,” said Sandra Shirai, vice chairman, Deloitte Consulting LLP and U.S. technology, media and telecommunications leader. “These companies are on the cutting edge and are transforming the way we do business. We extend our sincere congratulations to all the winners for achieving remarkable growth while delivering new services and experiences for their customers.” “Emerging growth companies are powering innovation in the broader economy. The growth rates delivered by the companies on this year’s North America Technology Fast 500 ranking are a bright spot for the capital markets and a strong indicator that the emerging growth technology sector will continue to deliver a strong return on investment,” said Heather Gates, national managing director of Deloitte & Touche LLP’s emerging growth company practice. “Deloitte is dedicated to supporting the best and brightest companies of the future in the emerging growth company sector. We are proud to acknowledge the significant accomplishments of this year’s Fast 500 winners.” About Deloitte’s 2017 Technology Fast 500™Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies — both public and private — in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2013 to 2016. In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company's operating revenues. Companies must have base-year operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of four years and be headquartered within North America. Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee (“DTTL”), its network of member firms, and their related entities. DTTL and each of its member firms are legally separate and independent entities. DTTL (also referred to as “Deloitte Global”) does not provide services to clients. In the United States, Deloitte refers to one or more of the US member firms of DTTL, their related entities that operate using the “Deloitte” name in the United States and their respective affiliates. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting. Please see www.deloitte.com/about to learn more about our global network of member firms. About Xplore TechnologiesXplore 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. Forward Looking StatementsThis news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. When used in this document, the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect Xplore’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to such risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made including those factors detailed from time to time in filings made by Xplore with securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated or expected. Xplore does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.  Xplore Technologies Named as CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree 2017-11-16T21:42:40Z xplore-technologies-named-as-ces-2018-innovation-awards-honoree SYDNEY, Australia, Nov. 17, 2017 -- Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:XPLR) today announced that it has been named a CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree. The XSLATE R12 rugged tablet PC with Intel® PCIe Solid State Drive was the only rugged mobile device to score above the threshold set in the Computer Hardware and Components category. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products. The Windows®-powered Xplore XSLATE R12 2 in 1 tablet computer was evaluated on its engineering, aesthetic and design qualities, intended use/function and user value, unique/novel features present. It was also evaluated on how the design and innovation of the product directly compares to other products in the marketplace. “We are extremely thrilled that the Xplore XSLATE R12 was the exclusive rugged mobile computer recognized by the CES 2018 Innovation Awards committee for its top-of-the-line computing capabilities and unmatched aesthetics,” said Brett Gross, ANZ Director, Xplore. “This high-performance 2 in 1 tablet was designed using an extensive amount of customer feedback and, as such, offers much more than traditional detachable notebooks or convertibles.” Designed specifically for mobile professionals that split their time between extreme outdoor conditions and the office, the sleek but compact XSLATE R12 comes standard with a number of detachable components including a Companion Keyboard, a range of processor options to meet varying workload requirements, and a full sunlight-readable HD display that’s the brightest in its class. Unlike most consumer-grade tablets, the XSLATE R12 is also equipped with features needed for work day-in and day-out, including full-size USB 3.0 and HDMI ports, an audio jack, three microphones, dual speakers, a microSD Card reader, a fingerprint reader, optional Smart Card/CAC readers, removable SSD, optional pass-thru antenna, as well as Ethernet and true serial connectivity through a simple adapter cable. Optional SlateMate™ bolt-on modules can also add a barcode scanner and RFID reader. The integrated 8-megapixel documentation camera and Xplore's XCapture Pro camera application can easily be used for high-quality workflow documentation. Additionally, the XSLATE R12’s 10-point capacitive multi-touch interface equals the smooth and effortless capabilities that users have come to expect from consumer devices, and comes standard with a digitizer pen for more precision work. Additional information about this award-winning 2 in 1 tablet can be found at www.xploretech.com/XSLATER12. About the CES Innovation AwardsThe prestigious CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, the owner and producer of CES 2018, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976. About Xplore TechnologiesXplore 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. Forward-Looking StatementsThis news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. When used in this document, the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect Xplore’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to such risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made including those factors detailed from time to time in filings made by Xplore with securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking-statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated or expected. Xplore does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. Xplore’s Android™ Rugged Tablets Driving Warehouse Management and Inventory Operations for One of World’s Top Dietary Supplement Companies 2017-11-02T20:51:15Z xplore-s-android-rugged-tablets-driving-warehouse-management-and-inventory-operations-for-one-of-world-s-top-dietary-supplement-companies SYDNEY, Australia, Nov. 3, 2017 -- Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:XPLR) today announced that a global dietary supplement manufacturer has started 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. “This health and wellness industry leader understands the value that tablet computers bring to their operations, but they have learned over the last several years that they really need the security and performance of a professional-grade mobility solution,” explained Brett Gross, ANZ Director of Xplore. “That is why they decided to transition away from their previous Windows Mobile tablets, and why iPads were not considered a viable option within their factories or warehouses.” As this customer started evaluating its options, they quickly realized that the Xplore XSLATE D10 was the ideal solution. The latest generation of the forklift-mountable IP65 tablet runs Android 6.0.1, Marshmallow, which supports encryption at the operating system (OS) level – a strict requirement of their parent pharmaceutical company. For more information about the award-winning XSLATE D10 fully rugged Android tablet, please visit www.xploretech.com/XSLATED10. To learn more about Xplore’s manufacturing solutions, visit www.xploretech.com/manufacturing. More information about Xplore’s warehouse mobility solutions can be found at www.xploretech.com/warehouse. About Xplore TechnologiesXplore 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. Forward-Looking StatementsThis news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. When used in this document, the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect Xplore’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to such risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made including those factors detailed from time to time in filings made by Xplore with securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated or expected. Xplore does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. Xplore XSLATE R12 Rugged Tablet Named “Best Enterprise Mobility Hardware” at Mobility for Business 2017 2017-10-29T22:38:28Z xplore-xslate-r12-rugged-tablet-named-best-enterprise-mobility-hardware-at-mobility-for-business-2017 SYDNEY, Australia, Oct. 30, 2017 -- Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:XPLR) today announced that its XSLATE R12 rugged tablet PC was recognized with the Mobility Award at the 2017 Mobility for Business tradeshow in France. The high-performance 2 in 1 Windows® tablet was named the “Best Enterprise Mobility Hardware of the Year” by a panel of 12 IT journalists and mobile industry experts who were impressed by its thoughtful rugged, yet innovative, design. They particularly liked that the XSLATE R12 was built for enterprise mobility use and that its professional-grade capabilities natively satisfy this market’s more advanced mobile computing needs. “We are honored that these highly esteemed technology influencers find the XSLATE R12 rugged tablet to be the ideal mobile computing platform for professionals,” commented Brett Gross, ANZ Director of Xplore. “The performance-driven XSLATE R12 is the ideal solution for those in the field service, public safety, and manufacturing sectors, where the impact of Industry 4.0 is driving the need for more robust mobility solutions. This 2 in 1 tablet does not just accommodate these industries’ wide range of specialised mobility requirements. It is by far the most adaptable to users’ unique business processes and evolving workflow demands.” Xplore has leveraged it’s more than 20 years of rugged tablet experience, as well as feedback from its large installed base around the world, to design a rugged tablet that has been widely recognised in the industry. The XSLATE R12 rugged tablet was not just built to survive the harsh operating environments of industrial or even retail sectors. Every computing, communications and I/O component – along with every internal and external design feature – of this Intel®-powered tablet was thoughtfully engineered to deliver the highest performance rugged tablet on the market. For more information about the award-winning XSLATE R12 rugged tablet, please visit https://www.xploretech.com/us/xslate-r12-rugged-tablet-pc/ About Mobility for Business and The Mobility Awards. Mobility for Business is the only French trade event focused on the digital transformation of companies, local authorities and associations. It is the one-stop technology shop for a wide variety of software, hardware and peripherals that enable mobile and online marketing, geolocation and fleet management, route planning, traceability and logistics, Internet of Things, M2M, safety, MDM, mobile CRM, ERP, communication and collaborative. It features hundreds of exhibitors and attracts about 3000 visitors each year. The Mobility Awards showcase the most accomplished achievements of the enterprise mobility market and reward the innovation of its players, including solution providers.  To learn more, visit http://www.mobility-for-business.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. Forward-Looking Statements This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. When used in this document, the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect Xplore’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to such risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made including those factors detailed from time to time in filings made by Xplore with securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated or expected. Xplore does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. Xplore Secures Additional Rugged Tablet Order from Main Roads WA in Western Australia  2017-08-28T22:23:18Z -369 SYDNEY, Australia—August 29, 2017— Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR) today announced that Main Roads WA, the State road authority for Western Australia, has ordered additional Xplore F5m rugged tablet PCs to simplify the oversight of the region’s roads and enforce its high-quality transportation standards. The organisation uses the tablets in the planning, construction and maintenance of an integrated and efficient world-class road network that spans more than 2.5 million square kilometres. Specifically, road inspectors use the vehicle-mounted Xplore F5m tablet to retrieve asset information and access GIS systems for the real-time recording and tracking of maintenance issues and new project requirements. “Main Roads WA is not just responsible for managing more than $41 billion road assets in Western Australia, they are required to maintain one of the most widely geographically distributed highway and main road networks in the world,” explained Brett Gross, ANZ Director of Xplore. “The Xplore F5m rugged tablet enables their field teams stay completely connected to their network, and each other, at all times despite the physical disparity of their job sites. This has led to significant productivity gains and cost savings over the last five years. Road inspectors now have the tools to more efficiently plan their routes and execute maintenance actions on site in real time, which minimises undue truck rolls and, subsequently, reduces wasteful operational expenditures.”   Main Roads WA first deployed F5m tablets in 2012 as part of a custom-tailored, in-vehicle mounted solution that was designed in collaboration with Xplore’s Solution Architects and Datanet, the Xplore partner also fulfilling this current order. The State road authority ultimately chose to standardise on the Xplore rugged tablet solution that same year because it was the only mobile computing platform that met the stringent security, safety and connectivity requirements of their government partners.  “From the start, the customer made it clear that they required a non-invasive mobility solution for their entire fleet,” added Jerry Clarke, Business Development Manager, Datanet. “One of the biggest advantages of the Xplore F5m rugged tablet has been its flexibility in that manner. The installation of the F5m has been very simple and straightforward despite the unique ergonomic considerations of the 37 different vehicle makes and models we have equipped in Main Roads’ fleet. Plus, Xplore’s mounted mobility solution was also the only one to easily pass the Department of Transport’s Vehicle and Safety Standards inspection and Australian Design Rules certification. Main Roads had long struggled to meet safety regulations with their previous Toughbook system.” The lightweight, 10.4” Xplore F5m tablet has also empowered Main Roads WA to go completely paperless and streamline their broader IT requirements by providing a single and complete “mobile office” solution. Road inspectors often take the “grab and go” Windows® and Intel®-powered mobile computers out of the vehicle and into the field and office for continuity in workflows.  “The F5m’s bright sunlight-readable display, embedded 4G XLTE mobile broadband, integrated barcode scanners and annotated image capture make data-intense tasks easy to complete anywhere,” Clarke continued. “The tablet is also tolerant of road vibration and shocks, as well as the extreme temperatures that can be experienced in Western Australia. Plus, it is C1D2/C1Z2 compliant for safe use in explosive environments, which is critical during road construction projects.” For more information on Xplore and its complete lineup of rugged tablet solutions for government organisations, please visit www.xploretech.com/[SZ1]government. Information about the Xplore F5m rugged tablet platform can be found at www.xploretech.com/F5m.  For all further media enquiries or to read a detailed case study about the business process improvements and cost savings that Main Roads WA has achieved since deploying the Xplore “work-anywhere” mobility solution, please contact Monique on mscerreto@gmail.com or 0416 282 464. 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 specialised workflow demands. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.  Forward Looking Statements This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. When used in this document, the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect Xplore’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to such risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made including those factors detailed from time to time in filings made by Xplore with securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated or expected. Xplore does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.   Xplore Offers Dramatically Increased Performance for Category-Leading 12” Rugged Tablet with New Intel® PCIe Solid State Drives 2017-07-19T23:17:42Z -367 AUSTRALIA, Sydney, July 20, 2017 -- Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:XPLR) and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) today announced that the fastest rugged tablet available today, the Windows®-powered XSLATE R12, is gaining another significant boost in speed, power and storage capacity as Xplore becomes the first rugged tablet manufacturer to integrate Intel® PCIe Solid State Drives (SSD) into its portfolio. The performance-accelerating Intel PCIe SSDs are now shipping as a standard feature on all XSLATE R12 Intel Core® Series i7 models, including a new 1TB configuration option. The new drives deliver over 2X improvement in disk performance, and when combined with the i7 vPro processor, a 48% improvement in overall system performance*. “Xplore is deeply committed to bringing the latest technology and innovation to our rugged mobile customers, and that is demonstrated once again with our new enhancements to the XSLATE R12,” explained Brett Gross, ANZ Director Xplore. “Our long-standing technology collaboration with Intel is delivering improved productivity and performance to applications that require significant data storage and/or data processing, especially those used by manufacturers, utilities, first responders and field service organizations.” Some of the mobile workers who will immediately benefit from the Intel PCIe SSD-equipped XSLATE R12 include those who: Opt not to store data in the cloud, either due to security concerns or application design, and instead need to store locally on the rugged tablet; Frequently rely on data- and graphics-intensive applications, such as those used to generate 3D CAD drawings or GIS location intelligence; or Have historically been forced to delete files to make room for the large amount of inspection, investigation or quality control photos and videos captured in a day’s work. “The Xplore XSLATE R12 with an Intel Core i7-7600U processor and an Intel 600p Series PCIe-based SSD is, by far, the fastest rugged tablet we have ever tested,” noted Conrad H. Blickenstorfer, editor, RuggedPCReview.com. “It's amazing how Xplore's proactive adoption of leading edge technology is boosting rugged tablet performance to levels thought impossible just a short time ago." The Intel-powered XSLATE R12 is prepared to multi-task in any demanding work environment, whether that be in hand 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 is available with multiple internal configurations, including a 7th generation Intel® Core™ i7 vPro processor with Windows® 10 and 6th generation Intel Core i5 with Windows 7, 8.1 or Windows 10. For more information on the new XSLATE R12 rugged tablet lineup, please visit www.xploretech.com/XSLATER12. *According to Passmark testing conducted in July 2017. About Intel Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) expands the boundaries of technology to make the most amazing experiences possible. Information about Intel can be found at newsroom.intel.com and intel.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. Forward-Looking Statements This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. When used in this document, the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect Xplore’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to such risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made including those factors detailed from time to time in filings made by Xplore with securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated or expected. Xplore does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. Xplore collaborates with Microsoft to accelerate Internet of Things solutions 2017-07-13T00:11:49Z xplore-collaborates-with-microsoft-to-accelerate-internet-of-things-solutions SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - July 12, 2017 - Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR), the Rugged Tablet Authority™, today 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. By certifying four of the company’s popular rugged tablets – the XSLATE R12, the XSLATE B10, the Bobcat, and the F5m – to work with Microsoft Azure IoT services, Xplore is accelerating and simplifying the integration of rugged mobility solutions into today’s industrial manufacturing and field applications. Xplore has been working with technology innovators such as Microsoft for more than 20 years to engineer rugged tablet-based mobility solutions that boast the right feature sets, workflow capabilities, and accessories for customers’ current and future business needs. With Xplore’s Windows-powered rugged tablets now Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT, it will be easy and quick for manufacturers, utilities, public safety agencies and other customers to deploy completely integrated mobile workforce solutions within their existing technology architectures. “With the increased connectivity and digitalisation occurring across industries, the need for rugged mobility is only increasing. Xplore has always built our rugged tablets with customers’ interoperability requirements in mind. They’re meant to stay in the field for 3-5 years minimum. As such, we ensure our mobile computing platforms can connect to a host of operational technologies and specialty peripherals,” said Brett Gross, ANZ Director of Xplore. “Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT validates Xplore’s ability to jumpstart customers’ IoT projects with pre-tested device and operating system combinations. We not only decrease the usual customisation and work required by other devices to achieve compatibility, but we accelerate customers’ efficiency gains and overall mobility ROI when they deploy an Xplore Windows tablet.” “Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT extends our promise to bring IoT to business scale, starting with interoperable solutions from leading technology companies around the world,” said Barb Edson, general manager for Data Platform and Internet of Things, Microsoft Corp. “With trusted offerings and verified partners, Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT accelerates the deployment of IoT even further.” IoT projects are complex and take a long time to implement. Customers find that choosing and connecting the right set of devices, assets or sensors to the cloud can be time-consuming. To jumpstart their IoT projects with confidence, customers are looking for certified devices and platforms that are tested for readiness, compatibility and usability with the Microsoft Azure IoT Suite. By choosing a partner from the Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT program, customers can save time and effort on project specs and RFP processes by knowing in advance what devices and offerings will work with the Azure IoT Suite. Learn more about this collaboration at Azure Certified for IoT and explore the Azure IoT Suite today. 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. Forward Looking Statements This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. When used in this document, the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect Xplore’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to such risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made including those factors detailed from time to time in filings made by Xplore with securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated or expected. Xplore does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. # # # Xplore to Lead $16M+ Workforce Mobilisation Project with Major Telecommunications Provider 2017-06-21T21:23:37Z xplore-to-lead-16m-workforce-mobilisation-project-with-major-telecommunications-provider SYDNEY, Australia: June 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:XPLR) today 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, one of the largest telecommunications service providers in the United States, is standardising on XSLATE B10 Fully Rugged Tablet PCs and accessories as the primary mobile computing platform for thousands of field-based professionals.  “This globally-lauded telecommunications provider understands that it must leverage best-in-class technologies at an operational level in order to build and deliver the industry’s highest-rated network and communications services,” commented Brett Gross, ANZ Director of Xplore. “The continuation of their multi-year, multi-million-dollar workforce mobilisation initiative with Xplore is not only an impressive testament to the impact of our ongoing innovation, but also the value of our unrivaled experience as both telecommunications industry experts and mobile technologists.” “Xplore has worked with this telco since 2011 to deploy the most modern and effective rugged mobility solutions for their field technicians,” added Gross.  “As they embark on this division-wide deployment of the XSLATE B10 over the next several quarters, they will be leveraging one of the most scalable and stable mobile computing platforms on the market today to drive productivity and operational improvements. The XSLATE B10 platform has consistently exceeded customer and end-user expectations for performance, reliability and ROI despite the extremely harsh conditions in which it has been field tested.” The Xplore XSLATE B10 is a lightweight yet fully rugged 10.1” tablet that provides ultra-mobility, superior connectivity and unfailing protection. Weighing only 2.4 lbs., the XSLATE B10 is IP65 and MIL-STD-810G rated to protect critical data under the most demanding conditions. Available with a choice of Intel® Core™ processors, the XSLATE B10 is engineered to deliver high-performance mobility via full version Microsoft® Windows® Pro 10 / 8.1 / 7 operating systems. It offers up to 20 hours of hot-swappable battery life, maximising time in the field and boosting productivity. The tablet is equipped with critical I/O connectivity, including USB 3.0, RJ45, True Serial and an optional HDMI-In port. The XSLATE B10 also seals the most commonly used I/O ports against dust and water ingress, even when open. For more information on Xplore and its fully rugged tablets, visit www.xploretech.com About Xplore TechnologiesXplore 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. Forward-Looking StatementsThis news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. When used in this document, the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect Xplore’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to such risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made including those factors detailed from time to time in filings made by Xplore with securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated or expected. Xplore does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. Xplore Technologies Reports Fourth Quarter Results 2017-06-01T11:19:32Z xplore-technologies-reports-fourth-quarter-results SYDNEY, Australia June 1, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:XPLR), a global leader in rugged computing, today reported results for its fiscal 2017 fourth quarter and full year, ended March 31, 2017. Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Recent Highlights: Reported revenue of $16.9 million, reflecting previously disclosed supply chain constraints which delayed delivery of multiple customer orders into the first fiscal quarter; Ended the quarter with backlog of $7.4 million; Responded to supply chain constraints through a number of actions, including extending order forecasts, lengthening purchase agreements and increasing inventory orders of key products in order to resume normalized shipments for the June quarter; Achieved gross margin of 28.1% for the quarter; Reported continued reduction in operating expenses to $5.2 million, a reduction of 27.5% and the lowest quarterly expense in fiscal 2017 or fiscal 2016; Reported GAAP net loss of $488 thousand, or $0.04 per share, and adjusted EBITDA of $30 thousand; Generated $4.9 million in cash flows from operating activities, bringing total cash flow to $10.6 million in the second half of fiscal 2017; Announced multiple large follow-on orders, including additional workers and divisions at a large telecommunications customer; Entered the vehicle emissions market with the leading software and services provider, including Xplore’s first state-wide customer win; Expanded Xplore’s global customer service organization to enhance worldwide customer support; Secured a new $15 million line of credit from Bank of America, including expanded support for inventory financing, with no debt on the balance sheet at March 31; and Appointed Mark Holleran as Chief Executive Officer. Fiscal Year 2017 Highlights: Reported revenue of $77.9 million, and gross margin of 28.2%; Reduced operating expenses 20.7% year-over-year through aggressive focus on operating efficiency, significantly reducing break even for the company; Reported a net loss of $2.6 million, and adjusted EBITDA of negative $168 thousand; Launched the category leading XSLATE R12 designed to meet the needs of Xplore’s targeted end user markets, including logistics, manufacturing, public safety and others; Announced multiple large customer wins, including the company’s largest ever purchase order for Android rugged tablets with a top US telecommunications customer and a number of expansion orders with another large US telecommunications customer; and Strengthened the board with the appointment of two new independent directors. 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. We enter fiscal 2018 as a leaner, more cost efficient business focused on expanding sales, producing profitable quarters and generating positive free cash flow. “As anticipated, the previously announced supply chain disruptions impacting the fourth quarter created tighter market supplies and a lengthening of lead times on several key components, such as digitisers and SSDs, leading to deferral of multiple orders into the first quarter of 2018. While all of the affected components remain available and shipping, we have taken a number of actions to mitigate these disruptions, including lengthening our order forecasts, increasing component purchase commitments, adjusting our inventory practices and working closely with our ODMs to manage supplier relationships, including second sourcing options where appropriate. “We are once again fulfilling customer orders largely on schedule. We remain focused on expanding sales in key markets, such as Europe, as well as working closely with a number of customer refresh opportunities that will occur in Fiscal 2018, and additional initiatives.”   Fiscal 2017 Fourth Quarter Financial ResultsXplore reported revenue of $16.9 million for the fiscal fourth quarter ended March 31, 2017, compared to revenue of $24.5 million in the fiscal third quarter of 2017 and compared to $20.6 million in the year-ago fourth quarter. The change in revenue reflected typical seasonality combined with the previously disclosed short-term supply chain constraints that limited shipments during the March 2017 quarter. Gross profit in the fourth quarter was $4.8 million, or 28.1% of revenue, compared to $6.7 million, or 27.4% of revenue, in the preceding quarter and $6.2 million, or 30.3% of revenue, in the prior year fourth quarter. The change in gross margin was primarily attributable to product mix. Operating expenses continued to decline to the lowest level of fiscal 2017, at $5.2 million for the fiscal fourth quarter, down 16.3% sequentially from $6.3 million in the preceding quarter and down 27.5% from $7.2 million in the prior year fourth quarter. The company believes the reduction in operating expenses reflects the company’s focus on operating efficiency to drive profitability as revenue grows. A portion of the cost reduction benefit is being reinvested in sales, marketing and channel and distributor development to drive revenue growth into fiscal 2018 and beyond. For the quarter, Xplore reported net loss of $488 thousand, or $0.04 per basic share, compared to net income of $219 thousand, or $0.02 per basic share, in the third quarter of fiscal 2017 and a net loss of $1.0 million, or $0.09 per share, in the prior year fourth quarter. The change in net loss reflects lower revenue, offset by the significantly reduced operating expenses. EBITDA adjusted for non-cash compensation and historical integration costs was $30 thousand, compared to positive adjusted EBITDA of $822 thousand in the fiscal third quarter 2017, and a negative $112 thousand in the prior year fourth quarter. A reconciliation is provided in the tables included in this release. “While topline was challenged by industry headwinds in fiscal 2017, we maintained our focus on operating efficiency and low operating expenses, which have significantly lowered our break-even point and improved our ability to generate free cash flow from operations,” said Tom Wilkinson, CFO of Xplore. “Looking ahead, we anticipate multiple profitable quarters in Fiscal 2018 on improving revenue, as well as solid free cash flow to fund operations and investment in planned platform refreshes.” Full Year Financial ResultsFor the full fiscal year 2017, Xplore reported total revenue of $77.9 million, compared to $100.5 million in fiscal 2016. The change in revenue reflected one-time deferred orders fulfilled in fiscal 2016 related to the Motion acquisition, as well as the global tablet slowdown observed in the fiscal first quarter of 2017 and supply chain limitations impacting the fiscal fourth quarter of 2017. Gross margin in fiscal 2017 was 28.2%, compared to 31.2% in fiscal 2016, reflecting changes in product mix as well as fulfillment of several large customer orders in fiscal 2017, including a large telecommunications order for Xplore’s industry leading rugged Android tablet. Operating expenses for fiscal 2017 were $24.0 million, compared to $30.3 million in fiscal 2016, a decline of 20.7%. The decline in operating expenses reflects cost reductions implemented throughout fiscal 2017, which the company believes are sustainable through its increased focus on operating efficiency. Net loss for fiscal 2017 was $2.6 million, compared to a net loss of $362,000 in fiscal 2016. Adjusted EBITDA for fiscal 2017 was negative $168 thousand, compared to positive $4.5 million in fiscal 2016. The change in net income and adjusted EBITDA reflects the impact of revenue changes previously addressed and the reduction in operating expenses. Cash Flow and Balance SheetNet cash provided by operating activities was $4.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017, compared to net cash used in operating activities of $233,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2016. At quarter end, cash was $3.5 million with no debt under the company’s line of credit.  Xplore continues to have no debt under the new line of credit with Bank of America. Inventory declined at the end of the quarter, to $12.9 million, reflecting continued substantial shipment of goods from inventory in the fiscal fourth quarter. Accounts receivable declined to $10.5 million, compared to $16.2 million in the preceding quarter, on strong collections. OutlookFor fiscal 2018, Xplore provided an initial revenue outlook in a range of $75 million to $85 million. Gross margin for the fiscal year is expected to be between 28% and 30%. Operating expenses are expected to be approximately $23-25 million, reflecting a full year of the company’s reduced operating expense profile. The company anticipates multiple profitable quarters and positive cash flow for the full fiscal year 2018. Xplore maintained its previously disclosed business operating targets as revenue scales to a $120 million run-rate, assuming both organic growth and cost reduction initiatives are achieved in future periods: gross margin 28-30%, operating margin 8-10%, profit margin 6-8% and EBITDA margin 9-11%. About Xplore TechnologiesXplore 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. Forward Looking StatementsThis news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. When used in this document, the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect Xplore’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to such risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made including those factors detailed from time to time in filings made by Xplore with securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated or expected. Xplore does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.  For more information or to interview Mark Holleran, CEO of Xplore Technologies, please contact Monique Cerrato on 0416 282 464 Xplore Expands Price and Performance Range of Category Leading XSLATE R12 Rugged Tablet Portfolio 2017-04-26T22:00:52Z xplore-expands-price-and-performance-range-of-category-leading-xslate-r12-rugged-tablet-portfolio   SYDNEY, Australia — April 27, 2017— Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR) is expanding the pricing and performance options for its highly-demanded XSLATE R12 rugged tablet PC platform in order to accommodate Australian and New Zealand customers’ evolving mobile computing requirements, even within their fixed budget parameters. Customers will now be able to order the exceptionally powerful XSLATE R12 in two new Intel® 7th generation Kaby Lake CPU configurations: The Celeron®-powered tablet PC from $3660 (base MSRP), while the Intel Core™ i7 vPro™ version will start at $4470. “Xplore rugged tablets are capable of effecting significant workforce productivity gains without disrupting a company’s business processes or IT efficiency,” noted Brett Gross, ANZ Director at Xplore. “The XSLATE R12, in particular, is one of the most sought-after rugged tablet PCs in the global market right now due to its unrivalled computing flexibility, broad IT system interoperability and reputation for exceeding industry performance standards. As such, we want to ensure that every customer has the ability to take advantage of its unmatchable benefits. By making the XSLATE R12 available in an even greater range of cost and performance options, we are able to deliver a best-in-class mobility solution that fits any customer’s needs.” Both of the new Celeron and Core i7 vPro XSLATE R12 rugged tablet models are available in multiple configurations, and serve as laptop and desktop replacements if desired. The XSLATE R12 tablet has a unique magnetically-attached, Companion Keyboard, which can stow and recharge while docked or while on the go, as well as touch and pen data input tools. The 800 Nit View Anywhere™ screen is protected by Corning® Gorilla® Glass, and remains the best outdoor-viewable display in its class. The XSLATE R12 can also be custom-configured with several connectivity options to ensure workers maintain data accessibility no matter where they’re working or the intensity of on-the-job demands. These include the SlateMate module, featuring a barcode scanner and HF RFID reader, an RJ45 + True Serial Port dongle, as well as pass-through antenna capabilities for WWAN, WLAN, and GPS in both the tablet and Secure Mobile Dock. “No one sits still anymore at work,” Gross continued. “The XSLATE R12 was specifically designed to eliminate downtime, minimize security risks and improve both data and device manageability for the millions-strong global mobile workforce. It’s the no-compromise, and complete, mobile office solution that today’s public safety, utility, construction, manufacturing and insurance professionals need to stay productive whether they’re multi-tasking or transitioning between multiple job sites.” Customers who choose to upgrade to the Intel Core i7 vPro processor will also benefit from increased security and mobile device management tools. The added Intel® Authenticate solution builds upon Xplore’s standard multi-authentication and biometric tools to capture, encrypt, match, and store user data in the rugged tablet. The built-in Intel Active Management Technology (Intel AMT) also provides IT with easy remote maintenance and wireless device management, plus secure drive wiping, to simplify PC lifecycle transitions. Both the Celeron-powered tablet PC and Intel Core i7 vPro version will be fully available in May. For more information about the award-winning Xplore XSLATE R12 tablet computer platform, please visit www.xploretech.com/XSLATER12.   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 line-up 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.   Forward Looking Statements This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. When used in this document, the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect Xplore’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to such risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made including those factors detailed from time to time in filings made by Xplore with securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated or expected. Xplore does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. Xplore Receives Initial $350K Order from One of World’s Largest Tire Manufacturers 2017-03-02T11:41:14Z xplore-receives-initial-350k-order-from-one-of-world-s-largest-tire-manufacturers Sydney, Australia, March. 3, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:XPLR) today announced that it has fulfilled an initial $350,000 order for Bobcat Fully Rugged Tablet PCs, spare batteries, chargers and DC adapters for a leading global tire manufacturer. The mobile computing solution will provide workers with real-time insights regarding inventory levels, order details, and other logistical actions to facilitate greater responsiveness and productivity amidst the fluctuating demands of today’s manufacturing environment.  Additional orders are anticipated as the customer expands its worldwide deployment of the Bobcat mobility solution to additional logistics operations and shop floor workflows across multiple manufacturing, warehousing and distribution facilities. “Manufacturers are under intense pressure to deliver high quality goods on often inflexible deadlines,” said Brett Gross, ANZ Director of Sales of Xplore. “They must react quickly as orders, and order changes, arrive in order to avoid disruptions in production and eliminate waste in warehouses and on assembly lines. Our real-world experience with numerous Xplore customers has demonstrated time after time that mobilising workers with best-in-class rugged tools delivering real-time updates and facilitating fast action within the operation is the most effective and cost-efficient solution. That’s why this customer chose Xplore rugged tablets as its primary mobile computer for its manufacturing facilities.” The Bobcat offers the precise level of flexibility, performance and reliability required to minimise the complexity of this customer’s high-volume operations. It also provides a solid, and highly scalable, foundation for their evolving IT systems architecture, offering the right level of compatibility and support for new automation, data analytic and IoT solutions. For more information on Xplore’s manufacturing mobility solutions, please visit www.xploretech.com/manufacturing. Information about the Xplore Bobcat fully rugged tablet can be found at www.xploretech.com/bobcat. About Xplore TechnologiesXplore 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 specialised workflow demands. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Forward Looking StatementsThis news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. When used in this document, the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect Xplore’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to such risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made including those factors detailed from time to time in filings made by Xplore with securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialise, or should assumptions underlying the forward looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated or expected. Xplore does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. Xplore Appoints John Graff as Vice President of Marketing 2017-03-02T11:30:28Z xplore-appoints-john-graff-as-vice-president-of-marketing SYDNEY, Australia — March 3, 2017 — Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR) today announced that John Graff has joined its executive leadership team as vice president of marketing. He brings to Xplore more than 25 years of business-to-business (B2B) marketing experience and a strong track record of innovation, change and evolution within the technology industry.  “John has an immensely successful track record of building highly-impactful marketing teams that have driven measurable growth in revenue and profitability,” said Brett Gross, ANZ Sales Director of Xplore. “His ability to successfully capitalise on new trends and technologies in marketing has been repeatedly recognised with industry awards and accolades from the Corporate Executive Board, Eloqua, and Forrester Research, among others. We are excited that he will now be driving our efforts to increase Xplore’s global brand awareness and further expand adoption of Xplore rugged tablets in worldwide markets, including manufacturing, mining, oil & gas, utilities, public safety and the military.”  Graff joins Xplore from National Instruments, where he spent 30 years leading sales, marketing, customer operations and product marketing teams. Most recently, he served as vice president of corporate marketing after spending five years as the vice president of sales and marketing in the Americas. Graff is an Honors graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and holds Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Marketing and Business. He’s also a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) evangelist and serves on the Past Presidents’ Council of the Thinkery (previously the Austin Children’s Museum).  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 specialised workflow demands. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.  Forward Looking Statements This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. When used in this document, the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect Xplore’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to such risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made including those factors detailed from time to time in filings made by Xplore with securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated or expected. Xplore does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.