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DAP Technologies Unveils Rugged Android Tablet and Handheld at ProMat
[January 24, 2013]

DAP Technologies Unveils Rugged Android Tablet and Handheld at ProMat

Jan 25, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- DAP Technologies announced that it is debuting its first Android computers at ProMat, a material handling and logistics industry event.

According to a release, the M9705 tablet and the M4305 handheld are enterprise-ready solutions for industries ranging from warehouse and logistics, supply chain, field service, transportation, retail and medical applications.

The M9705 tablet offers a solution for enterprise customers who need the screen size and lightweight features of a consumer tablet with a more rugged form factor. Weighing under 2 pounds (780 grams) and less than an inch thick (22 millimeters), the M9705 delivers lightweight mobility in a rugged tablet with a full 9.7-inch multi-touch display for pan and zoom functions.

Protected against water, dust and 4-foot drops to concrete, the M9705 offers a more durable solution than consumer tablets, enabling its use in a variety of environments.

The company noted that the M9705 also enables communication, with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS, as well as an optional 3G or 4G/LTE module. An autofocus 5MP camera with flash allows mobile workers to document issues and communicate them with the home office in real time.

The M9705 runs on an ARMCortex processor and includes 1GB Mobile DDR2 and 8GB eMMC. It ships with Android 4.0.

DAP reported that it is also releasing antimicrobial options for the M9705 and the M9700, which is a similar Windows-based version, for use in healthcare environments.

The compact M4305 handheld features a brilliant 4.3-inch capacitive multi-touch display, an integrated 1D/2D barcode scanner to facilitate data capture, and dual cameras -- 2.0MP on the front and 5.0MP with flash on the rear -- to expand the data-collection options. It is sealed to IP67, making it ready for even the most challenging environments.

Engineered to withstand extreme environmental conditions and rugged handling, the M4305 is sealed against dust and water. It also meets MIL-STD-810G standards for shock, vibration and 4-foot drops to concrete.

Lightweight and highly portable at 8 ounces (232 g) and 5.2 x 3.2 inches (132 x 82 x mm) and less than an inch thick, the M4305's 4.3-inch capacitive multi-touch display enables easy panning, zooming and scrolling through the Android interface.

"DAP's new M9705 and M4305 Android computers combine the ease of the Android user experience with a lightweight, rugged form factor," said David Molesworth, President, DAP Technologies. "We're pleased to present these hard-working, rugged solutions as our first Android offerings for our customers." DAP Technologies offers a full line of rugged computers that enable data collection, processing and transmission in demanding industries, including warehouse, field service, transportation and logistics.

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