Backplane Systems Technology Releases RuggON’s PM-521 10.1″ Rugged Slim Tablet PC with Intel® Atom Bay Trail Processor for Field Applications

Backplane Systems Technology has launched RuggON's 10.1" IP65 Rugged Slim-Line Tablet PC with Intel® Atom Bay Trail E3827 Dual Core Processor supporting Windows 7 and 8 operating systems, the PM-521 designed for field applications.

The PM-521 meets the MIL-STD-810G rating for shock and vibration and can be dropped from five feet onto plywood on a concrete surface. This Slim Rugged Tablet PC is fully sealed against the ingress of liquid and dust damage (IP65) and has an operating temperature rating of -20°C to +50°C.

The 10.1" LED backlit screen with integrated 10-point capacitive multi-touch screen supports glove touch, water rejection, palm rejection and 2mm hard tip stylus. The rugged Gorilla Glass3 screen

features a display brightness of 1000nits offering sunlight readable functionality for outdoor applications.

This Slim-Line Tablet PC is based on Intel's Atom E3827 1.75GHz Dual Core CPU and includes 4GB of DDR3 SODIMM (8GB by request) and 120GB of upgradeable mSATA Solid State Disk. The hot-swappable dual batteries offer up to 12 hours of battery life in the extended version and 6 hours in the standard version.

A 5 mega pixel webcam with an LED flash and auto-focus is embedded in the rear bezel and a 2 mega pixel camera with audio input is in the front panel. Seamless communication is available via the onboard WiFi 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS plus optional 3.5G or 4G TLE modules. Additionally, GNSS (GPS/Glonass/BelDou) is a standard feature of the PM-521.

The Slim-Line Rugged Tablet is available with a range of optional data capture options including NFC, 1D/2D barcode scanner, smart card reader (CAC) and magnetic stripe reader (MSR) suitable for portable inventory and asset management.

Multiple connectivity interfaces include 1x USB3.0, 1x USB2.0, 1x Audio Jack, 1x Micro SIM slot, 1x Micro SD slot, 1x Micro HDMI port and 1x Gigibit Ethernet port. Plus, for user flexibility, three programmable function buttons are located on the front panel along with a Power, Volume and Windows controls.

Vehicle and Desktop Docking Stations are available as an optional accessory and provides additional re-charge and connectivity interfaces for users working in the field, at their desk or both.

The PM-521 Rugged Tablet's slim design, superior functionality and user-friendly interface ensure it can meet the requirements of a wide variety of field and vehicle applications.

For further information contact Backplane Systems Technology on (02) 9457 6400 or

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