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Rugged xTablet T7000 Tablet PC Offers Retail Supply Chainers Alternative to Handhelds

Rugged Tablet PCSupporting full Windows® 7 and Intel® Atom™ processor, the small, light-weight xTablet T7000 with bar code scanner and credit card reader puts the power of the Retail enterprise into the hands of the mobile retail associate.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, USA – January 11, 2010 –

 

MobileDemand, a leading rugged Tablet PC provider, today announced the availability of the “Retail Ready” xTablet T7000, a rugged mini Tablet PC that combines the functionality of a notebook, full Windows OS of a Tablet PC and the portability and data collection capabilities of a handheld in a light-weight slate form factor with a built-in numeric keypad, optional QWERTY keyboard attachment, color camera and 7” high resolution (1024 x 600 & 768) all-light-readable touch screen display.

The ultra light, ultra mobile xTablet T7000 is ideal for line busting, mobile POS, inventory management, ordering, shelf sets, field sales and delivery. It is designed to withstand the rigors of the most demanding in-store, warehouse and over-the-road retail applications. The xTablet T7000 has an IP 54 sealant rating for dust and water and MIL-STD 810F drop, vibration and humidity rating and operates in temperatures from -20C to 50C. Plus the xTablet T7000 has a sleek design and is small (8.8" W x 5.8" H x 1.55"D) and light-weight (2.5 lbs) making it easy to carry all day without fatigue.

Rugged Tablet PC Functions like a laptop. Collects data like a handheld.

“The interest in the xTablet T7000 from major retailers and consumer goods manufacturers since its introduction in October has been tremendous,” says MobileDemand President Matt Miller.
“Many of the companies we are working with are talking about replacing their handhelds for in-store, warehouse and route delivery applications and laptops for field sales. They want to cut development, deployment, training and maintenance costs by standardizing on one device. The form factor, functionality, power and performance of the rugged xTablet T7000 mini tablet PC makes it possible,” Miller continues.

More satisfied consumers. More sales.

The xTablet T7000 enables retailers to help consumers find what they want, when they want it and not have to wait in line to buy it. This leads to an exceptional shopping experience which can translate to improved consumer satisfaction and loyalty as well as increased sales.

The xTablet T7000 provides better visibility into inventory which can help reduce out-of-stocks. Sales associates can stay in front of consumers and perform price look-ups, check item availability in the warehouse or other store locations and answer questions on products or promotions. During peak times, the xTablet T7000 can also be used for line-busting and mobile POS applications to eliminate long lines and speed checkout.

More efficient routing. Faster buying decisions.

From dispatch to presales and merchandising through end-of-day reconciliation, the xTablet T7000 enables greater efficiency as well as enhanced customer service for all direct store delivery applications. Sales histories, promotions and customer-specific pricing are instantly available to improve the customer experience and enable buying decisions at the point of customer interaction. Powerful processor and full Windows operating system support database and graphic applications including customer order histories and shelf sets.

Optional built-in GPS provides real-time status and location stampings and keeps route delivery personnel on track offering turn-by-turn directions for efficient routing. Optional full QWERTY keyboard provides even greater efficiency enabling personnel to stay caught up on email and access other workstation applications from the road throughout the day. Hot swappable standard and high capacity battery packs keep the xTablet T7000 operating for a full shift or longer without adding bulk to the device.

Rugged Tablet PCLow total cost of ownership. Increased investment protection.

Ruggedability and reliability are cornerstone attributes of all MobileDemand products including the xTablet T7000. They are built to withstand the harsh demands of the retail environment – from the manufacturing and distribution of consumer goods to retail warehousing and outdoor applications, to home delivery and field sales and service.

The xTablet T7000 is waterproof, dust-proof, shock and drop certified to not only protect mission critical information, but also to protect customer investment. According to VDC, rugged mobile computers have a significantly lower total cost of ownership than consumer grade computers.

"Organizations are looking beyond upfront deployment costs of mobile solutions and are equally - if not more - focused on the post deployment support costs. These include training, IT support and especially downtime as a result of device failure which leads to lost service opportunities, low employee morale and increased replacement costs,” says David Krebs, VDC's Mobile & Wireless Practice Research Director.

"For many mission critical mobile applications companies are experiencing failure rates upwards of 22% with non-rugged devices. These organizations are responding by purchasing rugged and fully rugged devices. Besides dramatically lowering downtime, rugged devices have a four to six-year replacement cycle as opposed to the two-year replacement cycle for consumer-grade devices. The actual savings of deploying rugged devices like the MobileDemand xTablet T7000 can be significant,” Krebs continues.

Rugged Tablet PC

Ask about our demo program. See what all the excitement is about.

The powerful xTablet T7000, starting as low as $1900, is now in full production.  Businesses can test drive the new “Retail Ready” xTablet mini Tablet PC for 15 days, free.  The MobileDemand Demo Program even offers a choice of options -- operating system, display, expansion and I/O ports, and accessories.   To place an order now and to find out more about our “Retail Ready” demo program, visit http://www.RuggedTabletPC.com.

For more information on TCO, download the TCO whitepaper from the MobileDemand website. Read an in-depth product review of the xTablet T7000 at RuggedPCReview.com. To view ruggedability and application videos visit www.tabletpc.tv.

MobileDemand is exhibiting at the National Retail Federation Show today and tomorrow at the Javits Conference Center in NY, NY. Attendees can stop by booth #569 for a live product demo.

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MobileDemand offers rugged Tablet PCs to a variety of vertical industries that provide a lower total cost of ownership over non-rugged computers; supported by actual customer experience and factual independent research. MobileDemand offers a unique advantage to customers by providing a total complement of mounts and accessories, flexibility built into the system, superior and personalized customer service, and customer-focused engineering – all to help customers best satisfy their mobile computing needs.  Additional information is available on the Internet at the MobileDemand Web site.

MobileDemand, xTablet, and xView are registered trademarks or trademarks of MobileDemand, LC.  All other brands, products, or service names are or may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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