Texas Instruments exited the consumer market a couple of years ago, to focus on higher margins industrial, automotive and healthcare markets. While you won’t find any recent consumer tablets with a Texas Instruments processor, Arbor recently launched Htab, a “bedside turn-key solution combining healthcare and patient entertainment service” powered by Texas Instruments OMAP4470 dual core Cortex A9 processor, and featuring a 10″ touchscreen display with 1280x 800 resolution.
Some of Arbor HTab hardware specifications:
- SoC – Texas Instruments OMAP 4470 dual core Cortex A9 processor @ 1.5 GHz
- System Memory – 1GB LPDDR2
- Storage – 8GB eMMC Flash + micro SD slot storage (Max. 32GB)
- Display – 10.1” LCD at 1280×800 resolution with 10-point projected capacitive multi-touch
- POE connectivity option reduces installation costs
- Micro USB for external device connectivity
- 2.0MP Webcam
RFID Tag Support – ISO15693, ISO14443A/B, Felica, Mifare, Tag-it, ST LRI 1K and ST M24LRXX
- Complies with EN60601-1 & EN60601-1-2 medical certifications and IP65 rating (front panel)
- Rolling stand with adjustable 270-degree swivel arm
- 75mm M4 VESA-mount supported
The Android 4.1.1 tablet can be used as an infotainment system by patients as it provides access to IPTV / VOD, telephone, skype, radio, games and other apps, and integrates self-service functions to order meals, for billing, self-education, and hospital room automation. The tablet also interfaces with a back-office system for easy access to electronics health records, medical prescriptions, and medical images archives. Physician and nurses can access the data using the tablet’s built-in RFID/NFC reader.
I received the news via Arbor newsletter, but the tablet was actually announced on February 2015, and the press release mentions the tablet sells in the US and Canada for $783. More details can be found on Arbor HTab product page, as well as M1012 product page, which is the standalone version of the tablet lacking the stand, TMM software’s Multimed TAB software, and possibly other options.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
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