The Arbor Gladius 10 ruggedized tablet is making its debut at CES 2015. The device features an HD multi-touch screen, 10 hours of optimized battery life, and multiple types of connectivity. The device will debut at Pepcom’s Digital Experience! on January 5, 2015 from 7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas.

The rugged Android tablet features a large 10.1” TFT HD LCD display, an Octa-core Cortex™A7 processor, assorted connections, and a barcode scanner. The company is pitching the tablet for warehousing, transportation, medial, and mobile point of sale (mPOS) customers.

“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.”

So how rugged is the Gladius 10 tablet? The device has received MIL-STD-810G and IP-65 certifications, allowing it to withstand drops of up to four feet. The tablet also features a raised bezel for LCD impact protection, and hinged rubber covers over the I/O ports. Arbor Solutions says the Gladius 10 can operate in temperatures ranging from 32°F to 113°F, and can be stored in temperatures ranging from -14°F and 140°F.

The rugged Gladius display offers a 10.1” TFT color LCD with 1280 x 800 HD resolution and a projected capacitive 5 point multi-touchscreen. The display was created with a Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 coatings for enhanced scratch resistance, reduced scratch visibility, and better retained strength once a scratch occurs. The display is also sunlight readable with optical bonding and a high intensity backlight is available, when direct sunlight or high ambient-light conditions are a factor.

The device features the following connectivity types:

  • 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

The Arbor Solution Gladius 10 also ships with the power-efficient MediaTek MTK8392 Octa-core Cortex™ A7 CPU and a Quad-core ARM Mali 3D GPU for high- performance, energy-efficient graphics.

The company also lists the following additional features:

  • 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

We will be reporting live from Pepcom’s Digital Experience on January 5.

The Arbor Gladius 10 tablet will be available nationwide and in Canada May 2015

Update: I had a chance to check out the Gladius 10 at Pepcom’s Digital Experience ahead of CES. The display was setup to show water pouring over the device. The demonstrator explained that he couldn’t find a stronger water pump to show the true force that the device can withstand:

The Gladius 10 does indeed sport a rugged design that feels strong and capable in a users hands. I would recommend checking out this product if you need a tablet in the field that can take a beating and keeping on pumping out our inputting data.

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