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Xplore Technologies Rugged Tablets for Rail Operators and Conductors


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.

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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.

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15 November 2017

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.

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4 October 2017

Tablet computer specialist Xplore Technologies has announced that Greece-based firm Haitoglou Bros SA has successfully optimised the efficiency of its supply chain activities by utilising Xplore's secure R12 rugged tablet solutions.

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28 September 2017

US-based tablet computing solutions provider Xplore Technologies has successfully fulfilled a number of ultra-rugged tablet orders for an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customer, which have a combined value of more than $3.2m.

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19 September 2017

Leading rugged tablet provider Xplore Technologies is pleased to announce that one of the US' largest broadband and wireless telecommunications companies has placed a multi-million-dollar follow-on order for Xplore XSLATE D10 tablets.

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7 September 2017

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.

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21 August 2017

Xplore Technologies today announced that one of the largest broadband and wireless telecommunications companies in the US has ordered $2.7m worth of Android™ powered 'mobile office' bundles to support the growth of its field-based workforce.

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10 August 2017

Xplore Technologies is pleased to announce a successful first quarter for fiscal 2018, ending on 30 June 2017.

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11 July 2017

US-based rugged tablet provider Xplore Technologies has revealed it has joined Microsoft Azure Certified for Internet of Things (IoT).

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25 June 2017

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.

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20 June 2017

Xplore Technologies is pleased to reveal that it has received the first orders of a mobile workforce technology refresh deal, which is projected to exceed a value of $16m over the next two years.

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1 June 2017

Xplore Technologies has announced the results for its fiscal 2017 fourth quarter and full year, which ended on 31 March 2017.

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23 May 2017

Xplore Technologies is pleased to reveal that one of the world's major automotive manufacturers has equipped personnel at one of its latest US-based body shops with Xplore's XC6 rugged tablet PCs as part of a multi-million-dollar, multi-year mobility scheme.

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1 May 2017

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.

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25 April 2017

Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR), a global leader in rugged computing announced today that Tom Wilkinson, CFO, will present at the Joseph Gunnar & Co. Pioneers 2017 Conference on Tuesday 2 May 2017, at 1:00 pm Eastern Time. The event will be held at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York.

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12 April 2017

Xplore Technologies has revealed that a global telecommunications service provider has chosen to replace its Digital Electronics Group's (DEG) toughbooks and standard laptops with Xplore XSLATE B10 Fully Rugged Tablet PC solutions.

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4 April 2017

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.

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16 March 2017

Xplore Technologies received a $750K expansion order from one of the nation's top ten natural gas and electric power utility companies, bringing the value of the multi-year field service mobilisation initiative to more than $3.5M.

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10 March 2017

Xplore has revealed that its 2017 Americas Partner Conference was attended by nearly 50 distributors, platinum partners and authorized resellers from across the North American and Latin American regions.

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1 March 2017

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.

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24 February 2017

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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6 February 2017

Xplore Technologies (NASDAQ: XPLR), a global leader in rugged computing, today reported results for its fiscal 2017 third quarter ended 31 December 2016.

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31 January 2017

Xplore Technologies, a global leader in rugged computing, has revealed that Philip Sassower, Chairman and CEO, and Tom Wilkinson, CFO, will present at the 2017 Disruptive Growth Conference on Thursday, 16 February 2017, at 10:00 am Eastern Time. The event will be held at Convene in New York, US.

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Xplore Technologies

8601 RR 2222

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United States of America

+1 512 336 7797 www.xploretech.com www.xploretech.com/rail www.xploretech.com/20year

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