AAEON has introduced a new semi-rugged Intel Apollo Lake tablet with a 10.1” sunlight readable screen, IP54 certification, and optional modules such as a smart card reader, magnetic stripe reader (MSR) and 2D barcode scanner, as well as various mounting options from docking mounts to shoulder belts. The choice of operating system is also interesting for AAEON RTC-1010M tablet as it will come with Windows 10 IoT by default, and support for Android 9 is planned for Q2 2019.
AAEON RTC-1010M tablet specifications:
- SoC (One or the other)
- Intel Celeron N3350 dual core processor @ 1.1 GHz / 2.4GHz (Turbo) with Intel HD graphics; 6W TDP
- Intel Pentium N4200 quad core processor @ 1.1GHz / 2.5GHz (Turbo) with Intel HD graphics; 6W TDP
- System Memory – 4 GB DDR3L (Default), up to 8GB
- Storage – 64GB eMMC flash, microSD card slot, optional mSATA III drive up to 512GB
- Display – 10.1″ WXGA (1280×800) 300-nit TFT LCD with projected capacitive 10-point multi-touch screen
- Video Output – 1x Micro HDMI port
- Audio – 3.5mm audio jack, digital audio via HDMI
- Camera – 2MP front-facing camera, 8MP rear camera with flash
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth v4.2 EDR + BLE
- Optional Gigabit Ethernet port
- 1x SIM card slot for optional mPCIe LTE card
- Optional front-facing NFC reader
- Location – Up to 3 GNSS, GPS + Galileo(Default), GLONASS, BeiDou (Optional)
- USB – 2x USB 3.0 ports including one USB Type-C port, 2x USB 2.0 ports
- Serial – Optional RS-232/422/485 COM Port
- Sensors – G-sensor, E-compass, Gyro-sensor, Light-sensor
- 1x internal mini-card slot, 1x mini-card slot, 1x docking connector with USB 2.0 interface
- Programmable Function Key: F0, F1, F2, F3, Volume Up/Down, with LED Illumination
- Optional smart card reader and/or optional MSR reader both without IP protection, optional 2D Barcode scanner OPTICON MDI-4100-USB.
- Hot-swappable “master” Li-Ion battery: 14.4V, 2270mAh, 32.7W
- “Slave” battery: 7.4V, 1530mAh, 11.3W
- 8-hour battery life based on test configurations
- Power Supply – AC 100 ~ 240 V, 50 ~ 60 Hz, Output: 12V/ 3A/ 36W
- Dimensions – 272.0 x 190.0 x 20.4 mm
- Weight – Around 0.95 kg
- Temperature Range – Operating: -20°C ~ 50°C; storage: -55°C ~ 70°C
- Humidity – 0% ~ 90% relative humidity, non-condensing
- Environmental Sealing – IP54
- Drop Resistance – Drop height: 76 cm based on 2“ plywood over concrete
- ESD – Air charge: +/- 8KV, Contact charge: +/- 4KV
- Certifications – UL60950-1, CE, FCC
I had never heard about master and slave batteries. But I understand the slave battery is an internal battery, and and master battery can be removed and replaced during use (hot-swappable) so there’s never any downtime for the tablet.
The company further explains that customized firmware is available for the tablet, enabling users to operate the touchscreen while wearing gloves. RTC-1010M semi-rugged tablet comes with durability and flexibility not found in consumer tablets, and provides a more affordable solution compared to fully rugged tablets.
Three variants are currently available:
- RTC- 1010-M0001 with Intel Celeron N3350 processor, GPS/ Galileo/ GLONASS, front and rear cameras, smart card reader, 2D bar code reader, NFC, and MSR readers
- RTC- 1010-M0002 with Intel Celeron N3350 processor, no navigation support, a front-facing camera only, and no slave battery
- RTC- 1010-M0003 with Intel Pentium N4200 processor, an RS-232/422/485 COM port, Gigabit Ethernet, GPS/ Galileo/ GLONASS, front and rear cameras, a 2D barcode reader, and an NFC reader
AAEON has NOT listed RTC1010-M tablets on their eStore, but one of their fully rugged RTC1010 models is sold for $1,188is sold for $1,188. The main differences between semi-rugged and fully rugged are higher drop resistance, military standard certification (MIL-STD-810G), and higher ingress protection rating (IP65 vs IP54). More details about RTC1010-M tablet can be found in the product page.
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.