Gladius 5 Rugged Android Tablet and Smartphone Redefines Mobile Healthcare Computing

SAN JOSE, CA -- Arbor Solution brings its latest rugged computing device, the Gladius 5 IoT (Internet of Things) tablet and smartphone, to mobile healthcare. The rugged, handheld device with a 5.5" touch screen is powered by a quad-core CPU and uses the popular Android 4.2 operating system to stand up to the demands of the healthcare market. Featuring dual GSM SIM card support for cellular data and voice, Wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.0 wireless functionality along with near field communication technology (NFC) and RFID, the Gladius 5 meets the high mobility needs of doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals across the industry.

"From hospitals to doctor offices, home health and pharmacies, the new Gladius 5 provides healthcare professionals access to the information they need on a daily basis at the point of care," commented Brian Yurkiw, vice president at Arbor Solution. "Designed to withstand the harsh demands of the healthcare industry, the Gladius 5 is built rugged to resist drops, shock and moisture, and its high definition touch screen can be used wearing latex gloves. Weighing less than a half pound it is ergonomically easy to hold and carry with a plethora of features, this combination tablet and smartphone is the only handheld device a medical professional will need."

True Mobile Health Device

The Gladius 5 features an easy-to-view 5.5" HD (1280 x 720) LCD with capacitive multi-touch panel and anti-reflective Corning® Gorilla® Glass that supports touch with Latex and other similar gloves. With a compact size that fits in lab coat pockets, healthcare professionals can easily access information from the Internet or office, including patient records, drug information, and more, wherever the job takes them.

Compliance with MIL-STD-810G and IP65 standards for 5' drop resistance, shock and sealing ensure the Gladius 5 can stand up to the daily rigors of the medical industry. Its Lithium-Ion rechargeable and field-replaceable battery with optimized battery life lasts for up to eight hours of continuous use.

Reliable Remote Communication

With dual GSM SIM card cellular voice and data support, healthcare professionals can stay connected whether in the office, making home visits, or out in the elements. The Gladius 5 eliminates the need for users to carry a separate cellphone as the device supports both voice and data. Plus, with the ability to switch between GSM carriers, optimum coverage is assured. This ability to communicate and access patient records remotely helps healthcare professionals provide the highest quality of care for their patients.

Additionally, as the usage of wearable healthcare devices increases, so has the need for reliable mobile devices to receive and store the influx of patient data. The Gladius 5 with Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC allows patients to push data directly to their doctor from any medical devices they have.

Pharmacy Check-Out

In addition to hospitals, doctors offices and home health services, the Gladius 5 can be used by pharmacists in several ways, from looking up prescriptions and drug information to checking out customers using the latest smartphones equipped with NFC. Additional features include a 1D or 1D/2D barcode scanner to scan patient prescriptions and refills, even from display presentations on a patient's mobile phone.

Additional Gladius 5 Features for Healthcare include:
• 1GB of memory and 8GB of storage
• Unlimited storage expansion via microSD card slot
• Wireless contactless recharging
• 2MP front camera (not available with 1D/2D BCR) and 8MP auto-focus with light rear camera
• G-sensor and three-axis digital gyroscope
• E-compass and internal GPS
• Light sensor and barometer

Arbor also has a group of strategic partners who address the unique demands of the healthcare industry for data security including encryption on the device and insuring protected communications.

Accessories available for the Gladius 5 include: vehicle dock, desk dock, holster, hand strap and shoulder strap, and a 3600mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack.

Availability and Pricing

The Arbor Solution Gladius 5 is available from authorized resellers throughout the US and Canada. It has an MSRP starting at $867 and may be customized to user specifications.

For more information about the Gladius 5 rugged tablet and smartphone, visit


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