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Xplore Technologies

Rugged Tablets for Rail Operators and Conductors

Xplore's rugged tablets allow railway operators to perform highly complex logistical tasks, such as managing trains en-route to their next destination or forklifts in railyards.


Xplore’s rugged tablets enable railway operators to perform highly complex logistical tasks, such as managing en-route trains or forklifts in railyards.

For the last 20 years, the company has been working closely with customers to understand operational needs, identify daily challenges, and create products that support the specialised mobile computing requirements of railway transportation, warehousing and distribution environments.

Xplore always asks the right questions to ensure customers have the mobile computing tools needed to facilitate each team’s evolving business processes, especially IT functions.

Rugged tablets for freight train scheduling and cargo handling applications

Freight train conductors use Xplore’s rugged tablets to view train schedules and cargo data, regardless of railway conditions or the distance travelled or the amount of shock and vibration endured.

Each tablet has been built and tested to MIL-STD-810G standards, and proven to survive adverse conditions, including drops, vibrations, shocks, extreme temperatures, humidity and contact with corrosive chemicals. The tablets also comply with C1D2/C1Z2 and ATEX standards, making them the safest mobile computers you could use in hazardous locations.

The company’s IP65 and IP67-rated tablets also prevent harmful water and dust ingress. Xplore has even sealed the I/O ports on its XSLATE B10 rugged tablet, allowing it to supply sites with real-time data, without weather-related interruptions.

Xplore’s tablets also secure railway operation data with enterprise-level, government-mandated, multi-factor authentication, encryption, and Trusted Platform Module (TPM) measures.

The company’s computers feature smart card / Common Access Card (CAC) readers, fingerprint scanners and removable hard drives, which can be supplied with mobile device management (MDM) and enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions.

Powerful, long-lasting tablets for optimising rail operations

Xplore’s durable tablets help global transportation leaders to increase cost-efficiency by coordinating and adjusting schedules, optimising asset performance, and increasing worker productivity to reach target levels.

Each Xplore Windows® and Android™ tablet PC is equipped with powerful Intel® processors, the most advanced communications technologies, and up to eight built-in I/O ports, and can be upgraded to extend a client’s investment.

The tablets offer a large storage capacity and battery life, allowing clients to perform tasks without disruption or delays.

Xplore shows customers how its solutions can enhance their businesses, as they are known for their flexible customer software and systems requirements, expansion modules and long lifecycles.

On average, Xplore rugged tablets last three to seven years despite the harsh wear-and-tear common in the rail transportation sector, and fall well below industry averages for annualised failure rates, with the ultra-rugged tablets boasting a <1% failure rate.

Real-time train monitoring and status updates

Xplore rugged tablets allow clients to monitor their assets and inventory 24/7, making them ideal for shipping, receiving, inspection, and maintenance activities, as well as resolving delays during operations.

The tablets’ built-in 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and satellite GPS technologies make it easy to find assets and make informed decisions quickly. They also feature hot-swappable batteries that last up to 20 hours, as well as high-visibility sunlight-readable displays, built-in high-resolution cameras, digital pens, barcode scanners, capacitive glove touch capabilities, and wireless companion keyboard options to enable fast data capture.

Docking, mounting and carrying solutions for tablet computers

Xplore’s secure docking / mounting and carrying solutions ensure extended protection, processing power, and connectivity for Xplore’s rugged tablets, no matter how far they travel.

The tablets provide a fully functional ‘desktop’ computing experience that’s easy to mobilise on foot, or mount on forklifts and locomotives.

Mobile devices for asset management, real-time monitoring, scheduling and navigation

Xplore’s rugged tablets are optimised to provide the ideal mobile computing solution for railroad activities, including:

  • Management of asset lifecycles, fleets, cargo and inventories, safety and environmental risks, and employees
  • Inspections, audits and regulatory compliance, maintenance and repair services
  • Real-time asset monitoring, tracking of radio-frequency identification (RFID) locomotives and yard resources, and scheduling
  • Geographic information systems (GIS) / mapping, route optimisation and navigation
  • Computer aided dispatch and signaling
  • Workforce training and work order processing

Xplore’s devices are highly compatible with Windows® 10, the internet of things (IoT), smart technologies, new GIS solutions, wearables, and customised software applications to ensure optimal performance.

Bobcat – Fully Rugged Tablet PC

Despite featuring a thin, lightweight frame, the 2.4lb Xplore Bobcat is an extremely durable rugged tablet that delivers every time, in the boardroom and beyond.

Motion F5M – Rugged Tablet PC

The F5m rugged mobile computing series provides high-end, lasting processing power in a rugged, ergonomic package.

Xplore XSLATE R12

Much more than a next-generation detachable tablet, the XSLATE R12 is a high-performance, always adaptable PC with powerful 2-in-1 flexibility.

XSlate B10 – Fully Rugged Tablet PC

Despite being only 2.4lbs, the XSlate B10 provides clients with a well-rounded experience, with more of the core strength, power needed, security, workflow flexibility, and rugged mobility needed for use in adverse environments.

XSlate D10 – Fully Rugged Tablet PC

The powerful interior, reinforced exterior and continuous connectivity of the XSLATE D10 rugged tablet helps the Android TM 5.1, Lollipop operating system (OS) operate effectively in the field. With an IP65 rating and 10.1in sunlight-viewable display, this supremely rugged tablet can be used in the most adverse environments.

Xplore XSLATE D10 Overview

With an IP65 rating and 10.1in sunlight-viewable display, this Xplore XSLATE D10 can be used in the most adverse environments.

Motion F5m Overview

The F5m mobile computing series offers long-lasting processing power in a rugged, ergonomic package.

Xplore XSLATE B10 Overview

The XSlate B10 provides clients with a well-rounded experience, with more of the core strength, power, security, workflow flexibility, and rugged mobility needed for use in adverse environments.

Is Your Mobile PC Really Built to Last?

Those who put more value on the lower price tag of commercial grade devices versus the much lower, long-term total cost of ownership (TCO) of rugged devices will end up taking a loss due to the oversight of 'secondary cost' considerations.

Xplore Named as Honouree at CES Innovation Awards 2018

US-based rugged tablet computing specialist Xplore Technologies is delighted to announce that it is to be honoured at this year’s CES Innovation Awards in recognition of its leading XSLATE R12 tablet PC.

Xplore Receives Rugged Tablet Follow-On Order from Class I Railroad in North America

Xplore Technologies (NASDAQ: XPLR) has revealed that it has received a follow-on order for 200 Xplore Bobcat fully rugged tablets from one of the nation's largest railroad operators. The long-time customer first deployed Xplore Windows® and Android™ rugged tablets in 2013 and recognised immediate efficiency gains in rail yard operations.

Xplore Announces Update on Strategic Track Realignment

Xplore Technologies (NASDAQ: XPLR) today announced an update on its current strategic realignment. As part of that process, the company filed a Form 8-K on 21 June announcing that Brian Usher-Jones, an independent director, had notified the board of directors that he intends to not stand for reelection at the next annual meeting of the company's stockholders.

Xplore Technologies Announces New Credit Facility

Xplore Technologies (Nasdaq: XPLR), the provider of rugged tablet PCs, today announced that it has entered into a new $15 million three-year secured line of credit with Bank of America. The company will also move its commercial banking relationships to Bank of America.

Xplore Technologies Appoints Mark Holleran as CEO

Rugged tablet PC supplier Xplore Technologies has revealed that its board of directors has selected Mark Holleran to serve as the company's president and CEO, effective 3 April 2017.

Xplore Receives $350K Order Tire Manufacturers

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.

Xplore Appoints John Graff as Vice President of Marketing

Xplore Technologies (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.

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