Certified for use in hazardous environments, German communication device developer iSafe Mobile has launched a ‘tough’ tablet.
Complementing a range of rugged devices from the manufacturer, the new tablet is designed to withstand a wide variety of harsh conditions, such as those found in the mining, oil and energy industries, the tablet is also said to be ideal for farming purposes.
Called the IS930.1, the device runs on Android 9 and comes with an eight inch, low reflective screen, said to be easy to read in direct sunlight, and can also be used with gloves on.
In farming speak, ‘it has got some serious horse power too’, featuring a 2.2GHz processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. The latter can be boosted to 128GB via a mico-SD card.
Other features of the 890 gram device include a 13 megapixel main camera and a five megapixel front camera.
Various sensors for location, acceleration, ambient light, humidity, temperature and air pressure, as well as a magnetic sensor, are also included.
Aided by a polycarbonate frame, the tablet is IP68-rated making it resistant to dust, micro-particles, water (up to one hour at a depth of two meters), shocks and temperatures between minus-20 and 60 degrees celcius.
For positioning and guidance, the tablet has access to several well-known platforms including GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, A-Glonass, Beidou and Galileo.
Optional accessories include a car cradle, desktop charging station, foil display protection, headset, hand strap and leather case in black/yellow.