Durabook, a pioneer in rugged computing solutions, has announced an upgrade to its U11 Rugged Tablet, incorporating the 12th Gen Intel® processor and other groundbreaking architectural advancements. These improvements establish the U11 as the most versatile 11-inch rugged tablet in the market, surpassing standard requirements to deliver an exceptional user experience.
The integration of the latest Intel® 12th generation Alder Lake platform, featuring Intel® Core™ i7 and i5 processors, is a significant enhancement that offers a remarkable performance boost of up to 225% compared to the previous 10th Gen CPU. Equipped with the Coolfinity™ fanless thermal solution, the U11 operates silently while providing higher reliability and reducing downtime and repairs that can hamper productivity. With Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics, the U11 possesses substantial computing power to process large volumes of data, images, and video feeds in real-time. Combining these features in a rugged tablet caters to professionals who demand top-tier performance with the convenience of a tablet.
“Durabook has purposefully optimized and strengthened every aspect of the U11 Rugged Tablet to create the most versatile device in its class,” stated Sasha Wang, President of Durabook Americas. “It surpasses conventional standards to serve as a powerful and capable ally in hazardous and extreme environments.”
The U11 is specifically designed for operation in hazardous and extreme environments, boasting a rock-solid construction and a host of certifications and ratings, including:
- MIL-STD-810H compliance
- 6-foot drop resistance
- IP66 water jet pressure rating
- MIL-STD-461G certification
- ANSI/UL C1D2 compliance
Featuring a quick-release NVMe SSD storage, the U11 can function in temperatures ranging from -4°F to 140°F (-20°C to 60°C). This rugged tablet is ideally suited for law enforcement officers, military personnel, and field service professionals in industries such as oil and gas, mining, automotive, and manufacturing. It enables remote support, captures and accesses critical information in the field, and performs diagnostics with utmost accuracy.
Exceptional Clarity and Enhanced Viewing Experience
While processing power is crucial, a device’s screen must also deliver optimal readability and ease of interaction, even in challenging conditions. The U11’s display features include:
- 11.6″ Full High-definition (1920 x 1080) screen
- 10-point capacitive multi-touch functionality
- DynaVue® technology, developed by Durabook, for exceptional viewing in direct sunlight
- Up to 1,000 nits brightness
Standard touch modes include glove, stylus, water, and finger, with the option for a digitizer, ensuring seamless usage both indoors and outdoors.
Unparalleled Connectivity for the Modern Workforce
Connectivity and accessibility via the latest wireless communications standards are vital for today’s workforce, even in remote locations. The U11 is fortified with Thunderbolt 4, making connectivity to the modern workspace more flexible and straightforward. It is further enhanced with USB 3.2 Type-C and Type-A ports. Notably, the U11 stands out in terms of connectivity with its:
- RJ45 Ethernet port
- nano SIM card slot
- microSDXC slot
- smart card reader
Advanced wireless capabilities include options for 4G LTE or 5G cellular connectivity, Intel® WI-FI 6E AX211, and Bluetooth® V5.3, making it the most versatile rugged tablet available in the market.
Infinite Customization for Unmatched Versatility
To cater to field engineers who need to gather information, maintain logs, generate reports, and access field records, the U11 offers numerous expansion options, such as:
- Barcode reader
- Serial port RS-232
- RFID/NFC reader
- PCMCIA Type II slot
- ExpressCard 54 slot
- Second smart card reader
These additional features enhance readability and usability for professionals working outside traditional office settings.
Power without Compromise
The U11 Rugged Tablet provides an ultra-long battery life of up to 10 hours, supporting a wide range of professional applications. It also offers the option of a high-capacity battery for up to 20 hours of operation. Additionally, it can be equipped with a bridge battery, allowing users to hot swap batteries in the field, ensuring uninterrupted operation when charging is not feasible.
The new U11 Rugged Tablet is now available for purchase, starting at $2,199. It comes with Durabook’s exceptional 3-Year Accidental Damage Warranty, providing customers with peace of mind.