DAP Technologies Unveils New Rugged Mobile Tablet with Exclusive Advanced Communications Options

DAP’s new M9000 tablet among first to include Intel E660T Processor, Wireless USB and integrated ZigBee wireless technology; works on any carrier network

Tempe, Ariz. and Chicago – ProMat, Booth 3833 (March 22, 2011) — DAP Technologies today introduced its rugged M9000 tablet with breakthrough communications options including Wireless USB and integrated ZigBee® wireless technology, which are among the first applications of these technologies on tablet computers. It is also the first computer with the new Intel® E660T industrial processor and includes Qualcomm’s latest Gobi TM 3000 module.
With this latest release, DAP improves on its previous tablet offerings with advanced communications options that ensure wireless network connectivity, simplify data transfer and connect to multiple peripherals without wires. Additional upgrades include the truly industrial processor and the 7-inch, sunlight-viewable touch screen display that’s now 50 percent brighter and automatically switches from landscape to portrait views, based on how the user holds the tablet.
In addition to standard communications options like WLAN, Bluetooth and WWAN, DAP’s M9000 tablet incorporates market-changing communications technologies including:
• Gobi 3000, which allows users to roam on virtually any carrier network

• Integrated ZigBee wireless technology, a low-power sensor technology gaining prominence in everything from smart-grid power management to home and building automation

• Wireless USB, which allows for the connection of multiple peripherals and the wireless transmission of data at speeds similar to a wired connection

“Despite all the hype surrounding consumer tablets, they’re neither meeting nor anticipating the needs of industrial and field applications,” said Khalid Kidari, director of product management and marketing. “DAP’s M9000 tablet is the go-anywhere solution for companies that need reliable mobile communication throughout their supply chain and want to future-proof their technology purchase with advanced communications options, modularity and ruggedness not available on any other tablet.”
As the world’s first processor created for the specific needs of industrial users, Intel’s E660T improves graphic performance by 50 percent and PCIe speeds by 15 percent, all while permitting operation at extreme temperatures and consuming 15 percent less power. This helps contribute to the M9000’s superior power management, which allows the tablet to work a full 8-hour shift.
“DAP’s new M9000 uses advanced communications technology and rugged design to bridge the gap between the specific requirements of industrial users and the general usefulness of consumer tablets,” said Eric Miller, vice president. “It is technology that companies in warehouse, distribution, field services and other industrial markets can put to work right now to lower operating costs and increase efficiencies.”
Users can choose Windows® Embedded 7 and Windows CE 6.0 for seamless migration into most enterprise environments. The tablet features 1 GB DDR2 RAM and a 16 GB solid-state drive. 
Among the most rugged tablets on the market, the M9000 is IP67 and meets MIL STD 810F requirements for protection against dust, immersion in water and multiple 4-foot (1.2 meter) drops to concrete. It operates in temperatures between -4 and 122 F (-20 and 50 C).
About DAP Technologies
DAP Technologies has offices in Tempe, Ariz.; Quebec City; and Abingdon, U.K., and designs and manufactures rugged PDA, handheld, tablet and fixed-mount computers for demanding industries and harsh environments. DAP’s computers improve data collection, processing and transmission in numerous industries, including utilities, field service, identity management, warehouse, transportation and logistics. DAP Technologies recently consolidated the Duros and DAP product lines under the DAP brand. Now DAP has been expanded to include a full range of rugged computers from mobile handhelds to fixed-mount solutions. www.daptech.com.