Getac launches fully rugged A140 tablet for automotive field operations, public safety and military use
Written by: Sam Fenwick | Published:

Getac has launched its A140 fully rugged tablet, which it claims is the largest and most secure tablet it has ever produced, and has been designed with input from an automotive manufacturer

The 14-inch A140 has a 1000 NITs sunlight readable display, Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, dual hot-swappable batteries for continuous use, and a suite of security features, including TPM 2.0, which monitors and protects system start-ups by ensuring the device is tamper-free before releasing control to the operating system. The tablet is purpose-built for use by the automotive sector, field operations, public safety and military personnel.

Optional Absolute DDS allows the user to remotely disable the system if it is ever lost or stolen. Multifactor authentication option,s including fingerprint, RFID or SmartCard readers, allow users to take full advantage of Microsoft Windows 10 identity and access control features, including Windows Hello, Microsoft Passport and Credential Guard.

Connectivity comes in the form of Intel 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 technology. The large sunlight readable HD display uses Getac’s LumiBond® 2.0 touch screen technology, which is designed to be more durable and readable, and supports touch, rain, glove and pen touch modes. The tablet is MIL-STD810G and IP65-certified to survive drops up to four feet and survive rain, moisture, vibrations, shock and extreme temperatures from -21°C to 60°C (operating temperature) and -40°C to 71°C (storage temperature). It is supported by Getac’s three-year warranty that includes accidental damage and environmental exposure.

The A140 comes with a range of options, including a full HD webcam for video conferencing, an 8MP rear camera with LED flash for crisp images and video, and 4G LTE wireless for fast and reliable connectivity. A slim-profile vehicle dock maximises cab space and allows tri-pass-through antenna ports to simultaneously connect to high-gain WWAN, WLAN and roof-mounted GPS antennas.

“Working with our customers, Getac is continuing to develop devices that really meet their evolving needs. Now more than ever, enterprises are concerned with giving mobile workers rapid secure access to critical information, while working in a diverse range of challenging environments,” explains Chris Bye, president of Getac, UK. “The A140 delivers those capabilities to our customers.“

“Take for instance automotive technicians,” continues Bye. “With increased vehicle functionality comes increased complexity, so technicians need fast performance, the ability to quickly see more data displayed and to operate technology with disposable gloves or other protective wear. They are constantly on the move, so the A140’s optional multifunction hard handle serves as a support stand and cradle when stationary, and an effective way to grab-and-go when time is critical.”

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