SOURCE: Arbor Solution

Arbor Solution

September 17, 2014 17:12 ET

Arbor Solution Introduces New Gladius 5, a Rugged Android Tablet and Smartphone

The Gladius 5 Is a Powerhouse Sporting a 5.5" Display With Dual SIM Cards, NFC, RFID, 1D/2D Barcode Scanner, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi and More

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 17, 2014) - Arbor Solution announces the introduction of the latest model in its line of Gladius rugged tablets: the Gladius 5 IoT (Internet of Things) tablet and smartphone. Designed for various applications such as mobile point of sale (mPOS), field service, transportation and public safety, the 5.5" handheld device is powered by a quad-core CPU and uses the popular Android 4.2 operating system. Integrated into the unit are near field communications technology (NFC), dual GSM SIM card support, RFID, GPS and WLAN/WWAN/Bluetooth 4.0 wireless functions.

"For mPOS applications, the Gladius 5 will enable stores, restaurants and more to accept payments from consumers using the latest smartphones with NFC. Front line team members will also streamline their order taking and payment processes, whether on the floor, at a table, or virtually anywhere," commented Brian Yurkiw, vice president at Arbor Solution. "Building on Arbor's two decades of embedded systems design, the Gladius 5 can be easily customized to meet the different user, company and market requirements."

Features to Optimize User Experience
Along with its Android OS, the Gladius 5 features an easy-to-view 5.5" HD (1280 x 720) LCD with capacitive multi-touch panel and anti-reflection Corning® Gorilla® Glass. Additional features include:

  • Dual GSM SIM card support
  • 1GB of memory and 8GB of storage
  • Unlimited storage expansion via microSD card
  • Lithium-Ion rechargeable/field-replaceable battery with optimized battery life of up to eight hours of continuous use
  • Qi wireless contactless recharging
  • 1D or 1D/2D barcode scanner, NFC and RFID
  • 2MP front camera (not available with 1D/2D BCR) and 8MP auto-focus with light rear camera
  • Touch compatibility while wearing Latex and similar gloves

The unit also includes a G-sensor, three-axis digital gyroscope, E-compass, internal GPS, light sensor and a barometer. Compliance with MIL-STD-810G and IP65 standards for 5' drop resistance, shock and sealing to ensure durability and reliability.

Versatile Functionality Boosts Productivity
The Gladius 5 supports dual GSM SIM cards for companies wishing to offer "bring their own device" to their mobile workers. With voice and data access, workers in the field service, public safety and transportation industries can stay in constant contact with each other as well as superiors while off-site.

The Gladius 5's ability to switch between GSM carriers enables cost-effective and reliable communication, increasing employee productivity and efficiency. This eliminates the need for users to carry a separate cellphone.

Untethering Customer Service with mPOS
Totally wireless, the Gladius 5 delivers a wide range of mPOS capabilities. Users are free to roam around, while still being able to attend to store matters and serve customers. They can also check stock to maintain real-time inventory, and can manage purchase transactions with its built-in barcode scanner.

By connecting it to a portable printer with a magnetic strip reader, the handheld Gladius 5 can process payments and print receipts, accelerating the checkout process and shortening wait time at the checkout counter during peak hours. Additionally, it can recognize 2D bar codes, allowing it to interact with customers' mobile devices.

Designed for Today and for Many Days to Come
The use of tablets for both commercial and government uses has significantly increased in recent years, and will continue to do so in the future. The fully integrated and rugged Gladius 5 tablet meets the needs of a wide variety of users today and well into the future.

For customers with unique hardware and software requirements, Arbor Solution's team of US and Taiwan based engineers has extensive experience customizing its Gladius line of rugged tablets to meet specific needs.

Accessories available for the Gladius 5 include: vehicle dock, desk dock, holster, hand strap and shoulder strap, and a 3600mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack.

For more information about the Arbor Solution Gladius 5 rugged tablet and smartphone, click here.

Availability and Pricing
The Arbor Solution Gladius 5 is available from authorized resellers throughout the US and Canada. It has an MSRP starting at $867 and may be customized to user's specifications.

About Arbor Solution, Inc.
Arbor Solution, Inc. North America provides embedded systems and rugged tablets to a variety of markets. Its expertise as an Industrial PC (IPC) provider makes it uniquely positioned to provide reliable solutions through a customer-first approach. Its products are known for their dependability, convenience, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and ability to increase productivity. The company is at the forefront of the technology required to conduct business in challenging applications from operating environments to product size and the coding needed for specialized applications. Arbor Solution North America offices are located in the US in San Jose, CA; West Bend, WI; and Flower Mound, TX; and in Canada in Ottawa, Ontario. It is part of Taiwan-based Arbor Technology Corporation.

For more information, visit http://www.arborsolution.com or email our team at sales@arborsolution.com.

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