Kontron, announces the 10” Endurance Tablet, the first product of its new Endurance Tablet product line.

There are many rugged tablets on the market but Kontron’s Tablets take the user experience to the next level with the most brilliant display on the market and broadest set of already integrated I/O and connectivity functions. Equipped for extreme environments, the Endurance Tablet functions submerged in water, covered in dust, high heat, frost, shock and even after dropping.

The 10” Endurance Tablet has two options. The RT-KT-XX Tablet ships with either Intel® Atom™ processor E3827 that supports both Windows and Android OS, or 5th generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor with Windows. Both Tablets have up to 8 GB memory, powerful 8 hour hot swappable battery with option to extend up to 13 hours operation and many connectivity functions including Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 4G LTE (optional), Bluetooth V4.0, GNSS (GPS/Glonass/BeiDou). Rugged capabilities include IP65, MIL-STD-810G, and 5 feet drop resistance.

The Kontron Endurance Tablet differs from other tablets on the market by providing 1000 nit sunlight readable display, and capacitive multi-touch that supports glove touch, water rejection, and palm rejection. Additionally, this tablet comes with with a comprehensive set of accessories. Customers can also choose Kontron’s Global Service options which provide extended warranty, accelerated technical support, hot swap exchange, and professional services anywhere in the world.

Michael Väth, Kontron’s Executive Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing explains the importance of extending real value to customers. “Kontron has a wide range of experience in delivering embedded solutions, and mobility is a key requirement in all of our industries. The Kontron Endurance Tablet with best-in-class features and functionality perfectly fulfils the needs and requirements of our customers for their mobility strategies.”

The Kontron Endurance Tablet also plays a powerful role with Kontron’s global channel partners. “Within just a couple of weeks from the launch, the Kontron Endurance Tablet gained the highest number of opportunities for a Kontron new product in the last few years,” said Tedy Kratenstein, EMEA President of Elma Group. “Its great success is a clear vote of the customers for the Tablet’s set of features that prevail over other handheld products in the industrial, HLS and defense markets. The additional services, warranty and competitive price complete this attractive package. We look forward to continued success and Kontron’s expansion of the Tablet into a family of products”.

The Kontron Endurance Tablet is also reaching great strides in the North American channel. “Arrow is excited to offer the new Kontron Endurance Tablet,” said Ned Kelly, Vice President of Sales for Arrow’s OEM Computing Solutions business. “This cost-effective Tablet is ideal for OEMs and other Arrow customers looking to deploy their software on a rugged hardware platform.”

Over time, Kontron will introduce a portfolio of rugged mobility products. The Kontron Endurance Tablet also completes existing product offerings in automation, defense, and transportation.