Wednesday, 30 June 2021 13:33

Getac launches F110 mobile tablet that can work in harsh environments


The F110 tablet is built to withstand harsh environments, and is said to work well in different sectors such as transport and logistics, automotive, and manufacturing.

Getac launches its next-generation F110, a mobile tablet designed professionals working the manufacturing, automotive, defence, public safety, utilities, and transportation and logistics sectors.

The next-generation F110 lets users work in a wide range of challenging environments. A quad-core 11th Generation Intel Core i5/i7 processor (codename Tiger Lake) delivers performance and multitasking, while integrated Intel Iris Xe Graphics ensures visual experience in every scenario.

A list of connectivity options, including WLAN Wi-Fi 6 (for 3x faster data speed over previous generations), Bluetooth 5.2, and WWAN 4G LTE/GPS is said to provide fast data transfer and communication anywhere—all crucial aspects of modern field work.

The addition of an integrated ThunderboltT 4 port provides a 40 Gb/s connection for expanded end-to-end solution capabilities.

Elsewhere, the F110 features an improved 11.6-inch LumiBond 2.0 touchscreen with up to 1000 nits of brightness.

Not only does this deliver brightness and better contrast ratio than other fully-rugged tablets on the market, the F110 claims to be incredibly durable and offers excellent readability in all conditions, even bright sunlight.

Like all Getac devices, the next-generation F110 is was built from the ground up to thrive in difficult field conditions. MIL-STD-810H and MIL-STD-461G certifications ensure exceptional reliability. The F110 is also one of the only tablets in its class to be IP66 rated—compared to the previous generation’s IP65 rating—meaning it offers full protection against dust ingress and water from powerful jets.

Drop resistance of up to six feet (1.8m) when in use—up from four feet (1.2m) in the previous generation—and a temperature operating range of -29°C to +63°C (-20°F to 145°F) provide further peace of mind.

The F110 also features design improvements.

It includes a redesigned dual hot-swappable battery system for quick battery changeover without powering down, relocated expansion and the SIM card slot (from rear to side) for easier accessibility, an added camera shutter for better privacy, and a user-removable SSD.

It will also include accessories such as a detachable backlit keyboard, featuring 88 full-size keys and integrated touchpad for laptop-like operation when performing data-intensive tasks. It will also come with a shoulder strap, rotating hand strap and kickstand, hard handle, and secure office/vehicle docks.

Streamlining operations across a multitude of vertical scenarios
The next-generation F110 is part of Getac Select, which combines pre-configured rugged devices, software, accessories, and professional services into complete solutions that streamline operational efficiency across different verticals and workplace scenarios. Some examples include:

Transport and logistics – warehousing
Smooth warehouse operations require forklift operators that can work safely and efficiently. To do this, they need versatile devices that enable them to navigate in the warehouse, identify products, scan them and transport them as quickly as possible.

The F110 can be mounted to the forklift using a secure dock for ease of use, while an optional barcode reader allows products to be easily scanned from range.

Important data can then be transferred using the F110’s inbuilt connectivity options, while Getac’s Driving Safety Utility locks the device’s UI and screen whenever the forklift is in motion, helping to prevent accidents and improve employee safety.

Automotive – planning, repair and maintenance
Automotive technicians and mechanics need rugged devices they can rely on to diagnose problems, upload data, and communicate with customers. The F110’s connectivity options, Wi-Fi 6 and WWAN 4G LTE/GPS and inbuilt webcam make customer communication quick and easy, while the rotating hand strap accessory can be used to carry it safely throughout the environment.

The LumiBond 2.0 touchscreen can be operated with a stylus, finger, digitiser, or glove, helping to optimise productivity, while Getac’s Device Monitoring System (GDMS) means devices can all be managed remotely, keeping them in peak condition.

Manufacturing – shop floor and production
Getac suggests manufacturing production supervisors must have access to critical operational information at all times to ensure optimal production is maintained.

They also need the ability to collect and analyse data from across the facility that can inform management plans and future decision making.

The F110’s multiple connectivity options (including Thunderbolt 4), and accessories mean this information is always at their fingertips. Getac’s KeyWedge Barcode Reader Utility also enables specific pieces of equipment to be scanned with a single click, using the devices rear camera.

An optional RFID reader lets users log the current position of all jobs throughout the facility and feed it back into management systems for full visibility and control.

Getac president and video solutions budiness group Rick Hwang says the popularity of rugged tablets has grown exponentially in recent years.

Hwang concludes: “With the launch of the next-generation F110, we have completed a full refresh of our flagship tablet ranges since the second half of 2020, consisting of the 10” UX10, the 11” F110 and the 12” K120. As a result, customers across all vertical markets now have a comprehensive choice of industry-leading rugged solutions to suit their individual needs.”

The F110 tablet will be available in September 2021.

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