Hardware update for the DT Research 300Y series

Hardware update for the DT300Y series from DT Research: The rugged 2-in-1 tablets now with new Tiger Lake CPUs and Wi-Fi 6

An alternative to laptops or panel PCs with Intel Core processors of the 11th generation, WLANax/Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, hot-swappable batteries and chip card readers

 

The DT300Y rugged tablet series from DT Research is one of the most successful tablets for mobile use in industry, logistics or off-road. New powerful Intel Core i processors of the 11th generation with four or six cores now ensure even more speed, while the WLANax ensures higher data rates and more stability, especially in heavily frequented networks. With the integrated chip card reader, Ethernet, Bluetooth 5.2 and many options such as cameras, barcode scanners, NFC readers, UHF RFID readers and attachable keyboards, the tablets guarantee reliable data acquisition and transmission even in critical environments. For example, they also represent a mobile alternative to permanently installed panel PCs for machine control (“mobile HMI”). Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSC / Windows 10 Pro / Windows 11 Pro or Ubuntu Linux is used as the operating system.

 

Portable like a small laptop

The DT300Y rugged tablet series from DT Research is primarily designed for use in harsh, demanding industrial environments. It is used particularly frequently, for example, in the production of vehicles, controlling a PLC in mechanical engineering, in maintenance, for predictive maintenance applications or in the military. The tablet is either connected directly to a docking station on the machine or used as a mobile HMI. With a weight between 1.3 and 1.8 kg and a case thickness of around 2 cm, the three systems of the DT300Y series are at least as portable as an industrial laptop.

 

Designed for compute and memory intensive applications

Inside, there are 11th generation Intel Core i processors with four or six cores, which use up to 32 GB of RAM and an SSD with up to 2 TB. Models with an inexpensive Pentium Gold CPU are also available for applications that do not require as much data processing. The internal flash-based storage can be chosen between 256 GB and 2 TB. In combination with the 11th generation GPU, this even allows very computationally and memory-intensive applications such as 3D graphics and forensics. Thanks to Windows or Ubuntu, the tablets of the D300Y series can be easily integrated into existing IT infrastructures.

 

Versatile connectivity

Unlike standard tablets, which typically don’t have a long lifespan in harsh conditions, the 300Y series tablets are well adapted to demanding environments. Fully rugged-certified according to IP65, MIL-STD-810G and MIL-STD-461F, they are not only largely protected against vibrations and falls, they are also waterproof and dustproof and electromagnetically compatible. All important industrial interfaces are available for communication with peripherals or network, including Ethernet (GB-LAN), USB-C, USB 3.0. External devices can be integrated wirelessly with Bluetooth 5.2. The new 802.11ax protocol, Wi-Fi 6 for short, brings faster Wi-Fi, especially in heavily frequented networks.

Employees log on to the tablet easily and securely using their standard access cards such as company ID cards or inductive Mifare and Legic cards via a full-size chip card slot that accepts the entire chip card, as well as an optional integrated tag reader. For those who have to work online “always and everywhere”, the DT300Y series is optionally available with an LTE / 5G module and a GPS module.

 

Available in three sizes

The tablets are available in a 10.1, 11.6 or 13.3 inch form factor. The three different screen sizes enable the right resolution for every purpose and thus ensure visually high-quality communication with production systems with a wide variety of requirements.

 

Attachable keyboard in three sizes

A wall or vehicle mount and a pluggable full German/ US- keyboard with integrated docking station (2x USB, 1x Ethernet, 1x HDMI and USB-C) enable applications that go far beyond the usual features of laptops or panel PCs in the HMI area. A separate, fully-fledged, attachable keyboard is available for each size of the three 2-in-1 tablets, which is firmly connected to the tablet and can be folded onto the display. This turns the tablet into a fully-fledged laptop in no time.

 

Readable even in direct light

With a brightness of up to 1,000 cd/m2 and a full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 and 1,920 x 1,200 pixels, the touchscreens ensure good readability with high-contrast image quality even in direct light. An optionally available digitizer pen allows handwritten notes and signatures. The touchscreen also copes well with gloves and raindrops. There are also versions with very low brightness below 1 cd/m² (night visible mode) for military purposes.

 

Hot-swappable battery for 24/7 operation

When it comes to power supply, the DT300Y series is hard to beat: the battery (60 Wh or 90 Wh) lasts up to eight or fourteen hours. Due to a permanently installed buffer battery, it can be exchanged during operation and thus allows uninterrupted work. This enables seamless monitoring, especially when used in production.

A 2D barcode scanner, a centimetre-precise U-blox M8 GNSS module and a front 2 megapixel and a rear 8 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED light are also available. In combination with the cameras, the GNSS module enables, for example, the very precise documentation of damaged areas in production facilities.

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active vehicle & wall mount for FPQ10

Future Pad FPQ10:
The thin industrial tablet can now also be used in vehicles & on walls with an active (or passive) mount

 

The new mount enables safe use in forklifts, trucks, ambulances and police vehicles with the simultaneous connection of power and peripherals

 

Voltage input range from 9-36V DC

An active mount is now available for the FPQ10, with which the device can be securely attached in vehicles such as trucks, forklifts, fire engines, but also on or on vibrating machines as a mobile HMI. Permanently installed USB ports, a serial interface and an RJ45 connector for LAN cables ensure fast and trouble-free communication with peripherals or the network. The tablet holder has an active rapid charging function that can be operated over a wide voltage input range of 9-36V DC. Users can choose between a cigarette lighter connection cable (12/24V) or a power pack (9-36V) with open cable ends, which is connected directly to the vehicle’s battery.

 

Lockable retaining clips

The tablet is held securely in the rubberized and vibration-proof holder by a lockable retaining clip and thus reliably protects the FPQ10 from falling and loss of contact while driving. The scope of delivery also includes an articulated arm with two ball heads and a mounting plate, so that the tablet can be attached flexibly and firmly in vehicles, machines, systems or wall mounting. The VESA holes (75mm / 100mm) are on the back of the bracket.

Predestined for rough and challenging environments

The FPQ10 mount is certified to the IP30 standard and can withstand operating temperatures from -20°C to +50°C and humidity levels between 5% and 95%. It is therefore predestined for use in dirty and harsh environments such as construction sites.

The device communicates with peripherals or the network via two USB 2.0, a serial RS232 interface and an sRJ45 LAN interface. The USB-C interface is used for power supply. Here the user has the choice between a connection cable for a cigarette lighter (12/24V) or a power pack with a very wide input voltage range from 9 to 36 V, which is connected directly to the vehicle’s battery with open cable ends.

 

Ball head articulated arm with 75mm VESA plate

 

Connection panel with cable strain relief

also available as a passive mount

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Smart industrial tablets with 2D barcode scanner

FuturePAD FPQ

Smart industrial tablets:

All-rounder for harsh industrial environments

Thinner, more stable & lighter! Industrial tablets should not only be just as user-friendly and powerful as common devices from the consumer sector, they should also be insensitive to vibrations, shocks, temperature fluctuations, dust and moisture.

 

1cm thick & 650 grams light:

The Future Pad FPQ10 from Concept International combines the best of both worlds. With a weight of only 650 grams and a thickness of a good one centimeter, the tablet is light and slim. A high-speed processor with eight cores ensures speed, plus a brilliant, high-resolution display that is capacitive touch-enabled and can also be operated with gloves or with a digitizer pen. The glass is hardened and has been specially anti-reflective for industrial requirements. The FPQ10 is also certified according to MIL-STD-810G / H and offers practical accessories such as a hand strap and various brackets.

The tablet is optionally available with Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSC or Android 10. With a runtime of up to 24 hours, the Android system is way ahead of comparable systems: One battery charge is enough for several shifts.

 

Integrated 2D barcode scanner

The FPQ10 is equipped with an integrated 2D laser scanner, which creates additional added value, especially in the logistics area.

MD – With EN60601-1 suitable for the medical sector

A variant is available for medical applications that is specified in accordance with EN60601-1 and is supplied with an antibacterial coated housing and glass. Thanks to the camera, various interfaces and all common wireless interfaces, nothing is left to be desired. FPQ10 – a robust and smart tablet for the highest demands.

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Rugged Convertible Laptops: devices for outdoors and industry

Rugged Convertible Laptops: Robust all-rounders for outdoors and industry

Resilience or Flexibility? One no longer excludes the other. Because what was a contradiction in terms until recently is now combined in one device!

In the consumer sector, so-called convertibles – or hybrid PCs – have long been established: They can be used as a classic laptop on the one hand, but can also be used with a rotating, folding or click mechanism if required transform a tablet computer. Now the all-rounders are also conquering the demanding market for rugged laptops.

Flexibility and reliability combined

Rugged Convertible Laptops combine the robustness of rugged laptops with the advantages of convertible devices: The notebooks are highly resistant to water, dirt and external forces, can be converted into a tablet in a few simple steps and at the same time have an extra long battery life.

This makes them the ideal companion for extreme working environments that require a high degree of stability on the one hand, but at the same time maximum speed and flexibility, such as military, police or rescue operations, construction sites or warehouses.

From rugged laptop to rugged tablet: just a few simple steps are all it takes

The display of the Rugged Convertible Laptops can easily be rotated 360 degrees and attached to the back of the keyboard instead of having to laboriously remove and reattach it. This can provide the decisive advantage – especially in time-critical operational situations and in confined spaces such as the rear of an aircraft or an engine room.

From notebook to tablet in a few seconds: Rugged Convertible Laptops from DT Research

Certified stability according to IP protection classes and MIL-STD

However, if you think that the rugged convertible laptops will lose their robustness as a result, you are mistaken: The devices are tested and certified according to military and security standards. These standards guarantee, among other things, water and dust resistance as well as shock and vibration protection of the devices.

The standard MIL-STD-810, which was developed by the U.S. military and is continuously updated, serves as the central benchmark. The standard provides the concrete and detailed conditions for testing device types with regard to their resilience in extreme situations.

Buyers use the military standards, as well as the common IP protection classes, as a guide to correctly assess the degree of robustness of various devices and their suitability for certain purposes. For example, the rugged convertible laptops of the LT300 series from DT Research meet the IP65 standards for water and dust resistance, the MIL-STD-810G / H for shock and vibration protection and the MIL-STD-461F for EMI and EMC tolerance . The devices are also HERO (Hazard of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordnance) tested.

Conclusion: Versatile computing solution for the most demanding applications

Gone are the days when a high level of resilience automatically resulted in a loss of flexibility: rugged convertible laptops are an absolute must-have for everyone who cannot compromise on security or flexibility. The manufacturer DT Research is one of the pioneers with its new LT300 series.

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IP protection classes for tablets and smartphones

IP Schutzklassen

IP Schutzklassen

IP protection classes for tablets and smartphones

How well are tablets protected against water or dirt?

Looking for a Rugged Tablet or Rugged Handheld and wondering how much protection they offer? IP protection classes provide the answers. We explain what to look for: What does IP65 mean? What is an IP67 certification? The following table provides an immediate overview how well tablets are protected against water and dirt.
Originally, IP protection classes (IP codes) were not used for tablets or computers. They apply to other types of electronic devices, like lighting. The idea was that users could see at one glance whether a device is suitable for use at a construction site or in a factory environment, where damage form rain, moisture, sand or dust is a constant threat.

The higher the number, the better the protection

The IP code according to DIN EN 60529 consists of two digits. The higher the number, the better the protection. The first digit (for example the 5 for IP54) stands for protection against hazardous particals (sand, dirt, dust) and contact. The scale runs from 0 to 6. The second digit (in our example the 4) explains the protection against water. This scale ranges from 0 to 9. For Rugged Tablets, Rugged Smartphones and Rugged PCs, three protection classes are particularly relevant: IP54, IP65 and IP67.

Summary

IP Schutzart 1st code digit 2nd code digit
IP54 5: protected against damaging amounts of dust and complete protection against contact 4: protection against water splashing from all directions IP54-rated Rugged Tablets are protected against hazardous amounts of dust but not completely dust-proof, and they withstand humidity and light rain.
IP65 dust tight and complete protection against contact 5: protection against water jets from any direction Rugged tablets with IP65 protection are dust tight and withstand high levels of humidity and heavy rain and are thus suitable for shipping.
IP67 6: dust tight and complete protection against contact 7: protection against temporary immersion in water Rugged tablets with IP67 protection are completely dust tight and are suitable for employment in conditions where they can fall into water or are temporarily exposed to flooding.

IP protection determines the suitability of tablets for employment in manufacturing, food processing, fire departments, police, disposal or maintenance. Other important features for Rugged tablets, such as temperature range, humidity range, shock and vibration protection, are not covered by IP protection classes, but commonly expressed by MIL-STD standard.

We offer tablets with Tablets IP65 und IP67 protection in different versions. Tablets IP54 (“semi-rugged” tablets) are also available. If handiness is required, we also offer Rugged Handhelds.