Arbor Solution Adds Fully Rugged 8 inch IoT Handheld Unit to Gladius Line

SAN JOSE, CA -- Arbor Solution announces the introduction of the latest model to its growing line of handheld fully rugged digital devices: the Gladius 8. This IoT (Internet of Things) tablet features a Quad-core Cortex™A7 processor, a large 7.85" color TFT LCD display with a multi-touch projected-capacitive touchscreen, and multiple connectivity options for today's highly mobile world. The unit is ideally suited for such applications as warehousing, transportation, medical, and mobile point of sale (mPOS), and will be announced at Pack Expo, November 2-5, Chicago, IL.

"Our fully rugged digital devices are allowing workers greater and easier access to computer functionality further and further from an office setting," commented Brian Yurkiw, Arbor Solution vice president. "Ruggedly built and featuring many of today's most-asked-for features, our new Gladius 8 handheld unit can be safely and confidently used virtually anywhere, indoors or out. Its IoT capability positions it for use in a multitude of applications."

Plenty of Performance

The new Arbor Solution Gladius 8 provides plenty of performance as it incorporates a power-efficient MediaTek MT8382 Quad-core Cortex™ A7 CPU and a PowerVR™ Series5XT GPU, a series of highly efficient graphics acceleration IP cores that meet the multimedia requirements of the next generation of computing applications.

Staying Connected

A key feature of any mobile device is its ability to keep workers connected to each other and to other locations. The Gladius 8 does just that with features such as:
• Integrated WWAN, WLAN and Bluetooth connections that aid the sharing of information while keeping workers in touch
• An HDMI port as well as two SIM sockets extends its versatility

Exceptional Features

The Gladius 8 fully rugged handheld device has a large, easy-to-view 7.85" TFT color LCD with 1024 x 768 resolution and uses exceptionally thin Corning® Gorilla® Glass. The display is anti-reflective to fit any application either outdoors (rain or shine) or inside and enables more sensitivity and accurate touch response.

Additional features include:

•Fully rugged, durable, sealed and highly temperature tolerant: MIL-STD-810G, four-foot drop resistance, raised bezel for LCD impact protection, IP-65 certifications with I/O port hinged rubber covers, and a wide operating temperature of -20 ~ 60⁰C (-4 ~ 140⁰F).
•Android v4.4 operating system
•In-field replaceable Lithium-Ion battery with up to 10 hours of typical battery life, or 8 hours continuous video playback; wirelessly rechargeable with Arbor Solution wireless cradles
•System access control via RFID/NFC reader
•Integrated 1D barcode reader with physical trigger button is standard, or a 1D/2D barcode imager is optional
•1GB of standard memory
•8GB storage, expandable with USB and SD ports

Other features include: 2MP front camera and 8MP auto focus rear camera with LED; built-in microphone and speaker; accelerometer (G sensor), 3-axis digital gyroscope, barometer, and ambient light sensor; and GPS, AGPS, and digital compass for navigation.

Availability and Pricing

The Arbor Solution Gladius 8 is available from authorized resellers throughout the U.S. and Canada. It has an MSRP starting at $1067. It may be customized to user's preferences.

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