Getac Announces Tougher, Smarter, Faster Z710 Rugged Tablet with Android 4.1

  Getac Announces Tougher, Smarter, Faster Z710 Rugged Tablet with Android 4.1

 Updated Operating System Gives Field Personnel Access to Google Play, Sports
  Faster Processor, and Maintains Ultra-Rugged Design with Scratch-Resistant
                    Touch Screen and Sunlight Readability

Business Wire

IRVINE, Calif. -- April 16, 2013

Getac, a leading innovator and manufacturer of rugged computers, announced
today its Z710 Android-powered rugged tablet will now incorporate the Android
4.1 operating system. Specifically designed to work with the dual-core
processors, the Getac Z710, together with the Android 4.1 OS, provides
improved speed and responsiveness for field personnel. From any job site,
users also have the ability to access an endless library of useful apps
directly from Google Play and other Google Mobile Services.

The Getac Z710 uses the Android 4.1 operating system, giving field personnel
access to Google Play a ...

The Getac Z710 uses the Android 4.1 operating system, giving field personnel
access to Google Play and a faster processor, while maintaining an
ultra-rugged design with scratch-resistant touch screen and sunlight
readability. (Photo: Business Wire)

Designed to meet the needs of field personnel where time and efficiency are
crucial elements of the job, the Z710 provides more than 10 hours of battery
life and a fast boot-up time of 30 seconds. In addition to boasting speed and
efficiency, the Z710 maintains all the rugged and performance features field
pros have come to expect from Getac.

The seven-inch screen offers unprecedented touch sensitivity — even when an
individual is wearing gloves — thanks to Getac’s proprietary LumiBond^TM
technology. The screen also gives users a wider viewing angle, which provides
improved readability under direct sunlight. Programmable key options add to
the tablet’s speed and custom functionality, and this allows users to save
time and boost productivity. In addition, the Z710 can be configured with an
integrated 1D/2D barcode reader, which enables rapid data capture that is up
to three times faster than data capture from devices relying on software-based
scanners. By using integrated GPS technology (SiRFstarIV^TM), which is
accurate within 12 feet, the Z710 also has a high-frequency RFID reader for
scanning electronic data from tags and capturing positioning data.

"The response to our Z710 rugged tablet has been amazing," says Jim Rimay,
president of Getac. "Adding Android 4.1 OS allows us to unlock the second
processor core — improving the performance in addition to enhancing security
and the user interface, and adding access to Google Play for our mobile

In addition to its data capture, communication and connectivity capabilities,
the Z710 tablet is one the most rugged tablets of its kind. The Z710 is the
world’s first ANSI/ISA 12.12.01 certified fully rugged tablet —meaning it can
be used in hazardous locations (e.g. areas where flammable gas may be
present). This tablet is MIL-STD-810G certified to withstand drops up to six
feet. It is also IP65 certified (for dust and liquid) and certified to operate
in temperatures ranging from -4 to 122 degrees Fahrenheit. The Getac Z710 is
designed to exceed the requirements of the most important entity of all —the
field service professionals who use it.

The Getac Z710 starts at $1,499 (MSRP*) and will begin shipping in May 2013.
Existing Z710 customers can easily upgrade to Android 4.1 beginning May 1,
2013 by visiting The Z710 rugged tablet is backed by a
three-year, bumper-to-bumper warranty.

About Getac

Getac is a key subsidiary of MiTAC-Synnex Business Group (2012 consolidated
revenue 25.5 billion USD). Getac was established in 1989 as a joint venture
with GE Aerospace to supply defense electronic products. Today, Getac’s
business includes rugged notebooks, rugged tablet PCs and rugged handheld
devices for military, police, fire, utility, insurance and field service
customers. For more information, visit

* Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price for base configuration. Standard and
optional features vary depending on purchased configuration. Actual prices
determined by individual resellers and may vary.
Specifications, availability and price subject to change without notice.
© 2013 Getac Inc. All rights reserved. Getac, the Getac logo and LumiBond are
either registered trademarks or trademarks of Getac Technology Corporation in
the United States and/or other countries.
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