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Arbor reveals their rugged Gladius 10 tablet before CES

Arbor has just announced their new rugged tablet to be shown off at CES in the coming days. The tablet has pretty good specifications, but will have a price tag for over $1,000.
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January 2, 2015
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Arbor isn’t usually the name we think of when talking about tablets, but the company has just announced their plans to show off their new rugged tablet at CES 2015 in the next few days. The Gladius 10 tablet is meant specifically for warehousing, transportation, medical, and mobile point of sale applications.

The Gladius 10 features a 10.1-inch TFT LCD display with 1280×800 resolution with a Corning Gorilla Glass 2 coating. It also brings a MediaTek MTK8392 Octa-core Cortex A7 CPU, a Quad-core ARM Mali 3D GPU, 2GB of RAM, optional barcode scanner, a 13MP rear-facing camera, 2MP front-facing camera and a dual-SIM card slot. On top of these already decent specifications, the tablet is also rated with IP65 protection, and meets the U.S. Military’s 810G standard for drops and other hazards. There’s no mention of the battery capacity in the release, but Arbor is quoting the tablet to have up to 10 hours of battery life.

The Gladius 10 seems like a decent tablet so far, until we get to the price. The tablet will go on sale in May of 2015 for $1,030, and can be customized to the user’s preferences. We’ll see more about this tablet later in the week during our coverage of CES 2015.

[press] Arbor Solution Introduces 10.1″ Rugged Android™ Tablet with Octa-Core Processor at CES 2015

Designed for Variety of Mobile Applications, New Rugged Gladius 10 Device Has HD Multi-Touch Screen, Multiple Connectivities, and Up to 10 Hours of Optimized Battery Life

San Jose, CA – January 2, 2015

Arbor Solution announces the introduction of the latest model in its growing line of rugged Android tablets: the Gladius 10. The device features a large 10.1″ TFT HD LCD display, an Octa-core Cortex™A7 processor, assorted connections to stay in touch in today’s highly mobile world, and a barcode scanner. The rugged unit works perfectly in applications such as warehousing, transportation, medical, and mobile point of sale (mPOS). It will be available nationwide and in Canada May 2015.

Editor Note:

The Gladius 10 will be demoed at Pepcom’s Digital Experience! during International CES, January 5, 2015 from 7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas.

“Mobile technology is quickly changing the way work and business is conducted today,” said Brian Yurkiw, Arbor Solution vice president. “The key to success, along with a smaller design and advanced features, is durability and connectivity. Our new Gladius 10 rugged tablet is especially designed to withstand drops, vibrations, dirt, and water and can operate across a very wide temperature range. In other words, it is durable and ready for whatever it encounters in a mobile work application.”

Durability Factor

The Gladius 10 is a rugged and durable tablet for many applications. The proof is in its MIL-STD-810G and IP-65 certifications, four-foot drop resistance, raised bezel for LCD impact protection, and hinged rubber covers over the I/O ports. The unit will operate in temperatures ranging from 32°F to 113°F, and may be stored in areas where the temperature is between -14°F and 140°F.

Large LCD Display with Enhanced Scratch Resistance

The rugged Gladius 10 tablet has a large, easy-to-view 10.1″ TFT color LCD with 1280 x 800 HD resolution and a projected capacitive 5 point multi-touchscreen. Exceptionally thin, damage-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 coating is applied to the screen for enhanced scratch resistance, reduced scratch visibility, and better retained strength once a scratch occurs. Sunlight readable with optical bonding and a high intensity backlight is available, when direct sunlight or high ambient-light conditions are a factor.

Staying Connected

The Gladius 10 keeps workers connected with features such as:

  • Integrated GSM WWAN, WiFi and Class 1 Bluetooth digital connections that aid the sharing of information while keeping workers in touch
  • Micro-USB, micro-SD card slot, and mini-HDMI port as well as two SIM card slots extend its versatility

Performance Driven

The new Arbor Solution Gladius 10 provides plenty of performance as it incorporates a power-efficient MediaTek MTK8392 Octa-core Cortex™ A7 CPU and a Quad-core ARM Mali 3D GPU for high- performance, energy-efficient graphics.

Additional Features

  • Customer replaceable Lithium-Ion battery with up to 10 hours of battery life in normal use or8 hours of continuous video playback; wirelessly rechargeable (with Arbor Solution’s Gladius 10 desktop cradle or vehicle dock)
  • System access control via RFID/NFC reader
  • Factory Option of an Integrated Bar Code Reader (1D Laser Scanner or a 1D/2D Imager) with a physical trigger button
  • 2GB of standard memory
  • 16GB storage
  • 2MP front camera and 13MP auto focus rear camera with light
  • Built-in microphone and speaker
  • Accelerometer (G sensor), 3-axis digital gyroscope, barometer, and ambient light sensor
  • GPS, Assisted GPS (AGPS), and e-compass systems for navigational uses

Accessories

The Gladius 10 comes with the following standard accessories: universal power adapter, rechargeable Li-ion battery pack, and earphone. Optional accessories include: desktop cradle and in-vehicle docking station both supporting wireless charging.

Availability and Pricing

The Arbor Solution Gladius 10 will be available in May 2015 from authorized resellers throughout the U.S. and Canada. It has an MSRP starting at $1,030 (model with 1D bar code scanner) and may be customized to user’s preferences. For more information about the Arbor Solution Gladius 10 fully rugged handheld device, click here.

Customize to User Needs

For customers with unique hardware and software requirements, Arbor Solution’s team of U.S. and Taiwan-based engineers have extensive experience customizing the Gladius line of rugged tablets to meet specific customer needs.

About Arbor Solution, Inc. North America

Arbor Solution, Inc. North America provides embedded systems and rugged tablets to a variety of markets. Its expertise as an Industrial PC (IPC) provider makes it uniquely positioned to provide reliable solutions through a customer-first approach. Its products are known for their high productivity, convenience, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and dependability. The company is at the forefront of the technology required to conduct business in challenging applications, encompassing operating environments to product size and the coding needed for specialized applications. Arbor Solution North America offices are located in the US in San Jose, CA; Florence, MA; and Flower Mound, TX; and in Canada in Ottawa, Ontario. The company is part of Taiwan-based Arbor Technology Corporation. [/press]