November 18, 2015 12:00 ET

Aeronautical Know-How Makes AMREL's New Tablet Light and Tough

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - November 18, 2015) - AMREL, the premier rugged computer supplier, announced the launch of Flexpedient® AT80, world's first truly versatile, rugged Android™ tablet with an 8" display.

"The Flexpedient® AT80 was designed from the ground up to be versatile and rugged," explains James Gathings, AMREL's Product Engineering Manager. "We applied aviation know how to make it lightweight, durable, and reliable."

"Transferring lessons learned from aeronautic design to rugged computers was an obvious thing to do," Mr. Gathings continued. "Like rugged computers, aircraft must be able to survive shock, vibration, and extreme temperatures. For example, the tablet's frame is made from aluminum with most components keyed or trapped in place and all fasteners serving dual purpose."

What makes the Flexpedient® AT80 really stand out from other rugged Android tablets on the market is its ease of customization, which is enabled by its unique proprietary channel.

"The channel provides a wide area of mechanical attachment points, and forms a natural guard for connectors, modules or sensors," declares Mr. Gathings. "Because of the channel, we were able to add a two-finger biometric scanner to the tablet in less than one week."

The quick customization time makes Flexpedient® AT80 the ideal base platform for product development. Since the Flexpedient® AT80 can be modified so efficiently, it is practical to customize even in low volume. It reduces development time and costs, enabling AMREL to rapidly prototype and deliver solutions quicker than anyone else.

Flexpedient® AT80 is available as an off-the-shelf product or can be modified to meet unique requirements. Weighing only 1.65 pounds and less than an inch thick, this tablet runs Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean), and is designed to meet MIL-STD 810G and IP67 requirements. Standard features include front/back 5 MP cameras, 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth®, and a 10-point multi-touch capacitive touch screen.

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