Ruggedized tablets & PDAs

Our mobility products are robust and suitable for harsh environments where you need to be able to act quickly. Our ruggedized tablets and PDAs are designed to provide the comfort and support needed for defense and naval operations.

Tablette durcie

Hardened shelves

  • Size: 7″ or 13.3″
  • Operating temperature : -10°C to +50°C
  • Shelves with LED backlighting
  • Includes Wifi/Bluetooth/GPS
  • IP65 to IP67 protection
  • Barcode reader
  • Capacitive or resistive touch panel
  • Option: 3G or 4G/LTE
  • Possibility to customize I/O, removable batteries
  • OS: Windows, Android, Linux (as needed)

PDA durci

Ruggedized PDAs

PDA with barcode reader and sunlight-readable resistive key, with:

  • Size: 4.3″ and 6″
  • Panel with capacitive projectile
  • Wi-Fi / Bluetooth / GPS
  • Temperature range: -20°C to +60°C
  • Built-in 2 to 5 megapixel camera in front and 5 megapixel camera with LED in back
  • Integrated barcode reader
  • IP65 to IP67 water and dust resistant design
  • MIL-STD-810G compliant for high and low temperature, vibration and drop tests
  • Full day 3900 mAh battery with user replaceable design
  • Optional 3G module

More information

The professional world will never again be able to function without industrial computing, nor internet, computers are omnipresent in our daily life, whether we like it or not.

The management of a workshop or a production line is complex and needs to be digitized. You have an MES project? You want to supervise your machines and operators with complete traceability of manufacturing information?

Knowing, Analyzing and Improving are the key words of a good continuous improvement process. To do so, the production manager can use different tools. Some are “fixed”: screens and other PC panels are placed on a line or on a cart. But sometimes, to save time and efficiency, it becomes imperative to be able to move around with the information. This is why different formats can be proposed to you: from 7/8”, perfect for extreme mobility, fits in your pocket, to 10”, the most standard format, and larger sizes up to 13” for increased visibility.

Whatever your field of activity, from Monday to Friday, professional tablets are already becoming the new trend, the essential tool for your industrial applications that will allow you to lighten your daily tasks.

  • Differences between consumer tablet and industrial tablet :

One of the first questions we could ask ourselves: what is the main difference between a consumer tablet and an industrial tablet? The family tablet is intended for home use, in a living room, to consult the internet, to look at photos or to play a few games. And if it falls, it’s either on the living room carpet and everything is fine, or on the kitchen tile and there it will be broken. In the industry, we can’t afford to block a production because of a tool that is too fragile. The ultra hardened shelf is intended for intensive use in extreme conditions of use. Admittedly, the price is higher, but you will have a return on investment that you can’t even imagine. With a consumer computer, you may have changed 3 or 4 times, whereas with an industrial product, you are guaranteed a long durability. The connectivity of industrial tablets is also much more extended because you will need to work with many tools: networks, printers…

Whether you are a forklift truck driver, an operator in a chemical or agri-food production line, a researcher carrying out information surveys of the seabed or other forestry surveys, surgeons, nurses, ambulance drivers, or material handlers in logistics warehouses, the tablet will become your third hand, your second brain, your first work tool.

One of the main advantages of the tablet is its mobility aspect. For any operation, it is necessary to collect information and data in real time. The computer is a perfect tool, but it lacks flexibility and mobility. The tablet has the advantage of being easily transportable, compact and light while ensuring high robustness and having the same operating capabilities as a classic Industrial PC. And it is with your fingertips that you will be able to point, zoom, scan, enlarge, rotate or select a 3D object. The panel and the touch screen allow you to save precious time and avoid any source of input errors.

  • Technology :

Most of our tablets work in PCAP (projected capacitive) or multi-touch technology, which is a precious help to the comfort of use and the flexibility of gestures. With this technology, the tablet has a tempered glass slab, a slab composed of 2 layers of glass, with a grid of sensors in between. It is without any rim, very flat. The capacitive touch ensures 10 contact points, the use becomes lighter, more fluid, more intuitive. This technology also allows the use of gloves, PKTRONICS proposes to you to carry out the calibration of your gloves. We can also offer you resistive slab touch pads (operation thanks to the pressure of the fingers on the screen, as on the old GPS of our cars). The quality of the industrial tiles ensures easy cleaning, essential in hospital or food-processing environments.

The flexibility that we are confronted with in the industry requires a great reactivity in small formats. The more we are reactive, the faster we are, the more risks of falls, shocks, vibrations can appear. This is why PKTRONICS will only offer you ultra-hardened tablets conforming to the MIL STD-810G standard (resistance to shocks, vibrations, dust, high temperature, humidity…).

PKTRONICS has selected for you the best hardened touch pads on the market because we know that optimizing your production, the race for profitability and productivity are the leitmotivs of every entrepreneur.

We offer you versions under Android 9.0 or Windows 10, in different formats, the most standard being the 10”, but we can offer tablets from 7 to 13.3” for a better readability.

  • For each Field of Application, its requirements, its tablet :

You work in explosive atmospheres such as petrochemical plants, refineries, maritime transport, gas… you will need a tablet that meets the ATEX standard (Zone 1.2.1).

Your operators working in the food industry will have constraints such as flour dust, damp areas, temperature variation (hot cooking, cold storage): we offer shelves with a wide temperature range up to -20+60°C and with optimal sealing levels on the front face IP65/69K in order to resist splashes or various projections.

You are a logistician, you work in warehouses and you need to be ultra reactive and precise, save time with our shelves equipped with wifi, 1D/2D barcode reader or other UHF RFID reader. You will have only one device which will gather all these functionalities.

The world is changing, we must adapt to it.

Our tablets can respond to extreme situations, high brightness (super high brightness) resolution 1000 nits. For river applications, an optical bounding protective lens can be added for extra splash protection and better sunlight vision (even when wearing sunlight readable goggles). Sailing by day is one thing, night has other constraints. PKTRONICS offers you dimming options, adjustment of light intensity from 0 to 100% up to steps of 1%, night navigation (night vision) will be easier and can be very discreet. (Underwater applications). We also offer products to marine standards (DNV Certificate). Navigating often requires navigation, we also offer GPS options, 4G LTE. Always higher, always further, the ambitions of men are infinite.

More and more advanced applications are appearing in the military and aerospace fields. We respond to extreme environments with our galaxy Tabs meeting MILSTD810F/G and MILSTD461E/F standards. We offer waterproof connectors meeting the military standards MIL DTL38999/I, VGA/RS232/USB-A/LAN. Our devices can be equipped with display and control panel (dimming actions, light intensity adjustment, day/night mode, automatic adjustment). We also have translective resolutions and TFT-LCD screens.

The onboard world also has to meet many constraints: anti-shock technology to counter strong vibrations, ranging from an amplitude of 5 to 19Hz/mm to accelerations of 19 to 200Hz/G. very wide operating temperature range (-20+60°C), wireless communication, meet the electromagnetic compatibility standard (EMC IEC61850) and railway standards (EN50155) or ITXPT BUS.

To sum up, the tablet is an element that should really be privileged in your future projects. It will facilitate the mobility of your employees, the speed of execution of their working time. It is compact, light and easy to use.

Remember to tell us the main technical characteristics that will allow us to define your product as well as possible: desired processor / CPU (Intel N4200, core I5, I7…), size, type of touch panel (PCAP, resistive), RAM capacity, SSD, Windows 10, Andoïd or Linux; your working environment, desired resolution, brightness, standards and options sought. Know that a tablet has many accessories: docking station, battery recharge (autonomy up to 8 hours), vehicle or cart mount, vehicle charger, UHF RFID, 1D/2D bar code reader, straps to carry the tablet on the shoulder etc… also think about the ports you will need: USB2 USB3, mini USB, RJ45, RS232, WAN, GPS, LAN, LTE, 3G, 4G.

The whole PKTRONICS team is at your disposal to help you find the right product.