Getac has announced the launch of its ZX10 fully rugged tablet, a new 10-inch device built around the Android 11 operating system (OS). TheZX10 will join Getac’s portfolio of fully rugged Android tablets including the 7-inch ZX70, providing customers in industries such as public safety, utilities, energy, and transport & logistics further options when choosing rugged Android devices that can best suit their operational needs.
The ZX10’s combination of Android 11 OS, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Mobile Platform, and Adreno 512 GPU delivers a seamless user experience, enabling efficient workflow in a wide range of field scenarios. Dual hot-swappable batteries ensure full-shift operation, while the LumiBond sunlight-readable display (boasting 800nits of brightness) with rain and glove touch capability helps maintain productivity in challenging weather conditions and environments. An option of up to 6GB LPDDR4 RAM and 128GB storage is available for substantial usage.
An 8MP front camera and 16MP rear camera deliver high-quality photo/video capture, while dual integrated microphones help filter out loud background noise for enhanced audio quality. Elsewhere, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth (v5.0), dedicated GPS, and an optional 4G LTE module offer rapid data transfer and location positioning capabilities in remote field locations in addition to supporting AT&T FirstNet for Public Safety. Dual LTE SIM card slots provide additional coverage when needed without physically swapping cards.
MIL-STD-810H and IP66 certification compliance can easily withstand drops of up to six feet, shock, rain, vibration, dust, and liquid spillages. Furthermore, an operating temperature range of -20°F - 145°F delivers year-round usability, even in extreme conditions. Most importantly, if there is damage, the ZX10 is covered by Getac’s three-year warranty with added accidental damage coverage.
Below are some examples of user scenarios:
- Rugged, full-shift reliability for field utilities engineers: When conducting activities like GIS mapping, utilities engineers need devices they can rely on in a variety of weather conditions. Furthermore, a lack of access to charging facilities while working in remote locations means long battery life is vitally important. ZX10’s fully rugged design, dedicated GPS, versatile LumiBond display, and dual hot-swappable battery design give field engineers complete peace of mind wherever their duties take them.
- Remote communications and asset maintenance for energy workers: Energy workers must regularly inspect and maintain assets in the field, but often require real-time remote support from experts to do so effectively. The ZX10 dedicated GPS lets workers speak with expert resources remotely while quickly sharing and exchanging information thereby achieving completion of tasks at the first time of asking.
- Optimizing efficiency for warehouse employees and forklift drivers: Warehouse employees and forklift drivers need to collect and move goods between multiple different environments, ranging from internal cold storage and climate-controlled areas to external yards exposed to the weather and elements. The ZX10’s compact yet rugged design and wide operating temperature range means it can transition between these environments without fear of damage or disruption. Additionally, the optional barcode reader, RFID reader, and range of programmable buttons make it quick and easy to identify/process items in a matter of seconds.
- Data capture and EHR access for emergency first responders: Emergency first responders require real-time access to electronic patient records (EHRs) to deliver appropriate care and medication, often in high pressure environments. ZX10’s powerful connectivity options and large 10-inch screen allows them to quickly access this information, while optional barcode, RFID, and smart card readers help verify IDs, record medicine dispensed during treatment, check operational procedures, and ensure patient confidentiality.