Motion Computing, a manufacturer of
rugged tablets, has introduced the CL910 Tablet PC, its latest model for the
health care, field service and retail industries.
The model has been updated with an
Intel dual-core processor, 128GB of solid-state memory and 2GB of RAM. It runs
Windows 7 Professional and incorporates a 1.6GHz Atom N2600 dual-core
Like many rugged mobile devices, the CL910 conforms to the
MIL-STD-810G military durability standards on shock and vibration and Ingress
Protection (IP) 52 for water and dust. First responders in ambulances or at the
scene of an emergency require this type of durability.
For hospital environments, the unit
offers a highly sealed, chemical-resistant chassis, according to Motion
Computing. Doctors and nurses can wipe down the CL910 with alcohol, ammonium
chloride or other disinfectants.
With remote-monitoring of patients a
growing trend in health care, the CL910′s Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity could
allow the tablet to connect to self-monitoring health equipment such as
glucometers and fitness sensors.
In addition, the unit’s Trusted
Platform Module (TPM) offers secure data protection, Motion Computing reported.
A security standard from the Trusted Computing Group, TPM is a chip that
provides authentication for hardware and stores encryption keys, digital
certificates and passwords.
Although the unit comes with Windows
7 Professional, the tablet will be eligible for a Windows 8 upgrade when the
new OS is available, according to the company. Microsoft’s new Surface tablet will also come with Windows 8.
Microsoft plans to release Windows 8 in October.
Introduced on July 10, the CL910
features a 10.1-inch high-definition display with scratch-resistant Corning
Gorilla Glass, which provides extra durability for extreme work environments. Users can input data
on the screen by two-finger touch or a high-resolution digitizer pen.
The CL910 will sell for $1,260
through PC resellers and distributors.
Like the CL900 before it, the CL910
includes the SlateMate module consisting of a magnetic stripe
reader and a bar-code scanner. Hospitals can use the magnetic stripe reader to
admit or discharge patients from their hospital beds, and the bar-code scanner
can match patient IDs with the correct medication. In addition, hospital staff
can scan a patient’s wristband to gain access to electronic health records
(EHRs) on the CL910.
Meanwhile, the built-in digital
camera can snap images that can be incorporated into patients’ EHRs, Motion
For retail, the SlateMate unit
allows sales teams to scan products and swipe credit cards at the point of
Motion’s J3500 Tablet PC, introduced in June 2010, also provides rugged
features for health care and field service such as Corning Gorilla Glass and
MIL-STD-810G military specifications for durability.
"Motion’s mission has always
been to provide mobile workforces with the most comprehensive product line
available, including rugged, purpose-built tablet PCs and
productivity-enhancing accessories," Mary Anne Gunn, Motion Computings
director of corporate marketing, said in a statement. "With the latest
enhancements to the CL910 Tablet PC, we are continuing to deliver on that
promise with an array of solutions that are built to fit seamlessly into our
target vertical environments."
Other companies that offer mobile
devices for extreme work environments include Dell, DLI, General Dynamics,
Panasonic and Xplore. The Xtreme Tablet from Xplore can survive a stay in a
tank of water and comes with a special dock to withstand shaking and