Xplore Technologies Selects Red Bend Software to Provide Rugged Tablet Software

  Xplore Technologies Selects Red Bend Software to Provide Rugged Tablet

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AUSTIN, Texas -- October 24, 2013

Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR), manufacturer of the world’s most
powerful, longest-lasting and ultra-rugged tablets on the market, has selected
Red Bend, a leader in Mobile Software Management (MSM) with more than 1.75
billion Red Bend-Enabled™ devices, to provide firmware over-the-air (FOTA)
updates to Xplore’s RangerX rugged Android tablet with Red Bend’s OTA Updating
Service for Android. The software will ensure that RangerX users will always
have the most updated device, increasing efficiency and enhancing user

With Red Bend’s OTA Updating Service for Android, RangerX users are ensured
100 percent completion of software updates, even with loss of battery power or
network connectivity. Delivered in a flexible and easy-to-integrate Software
as a Service (SaaS) model, this offering by Red Bend enables Xplore to
maintain its superior brand and customer satisfaction throughout the device

“Providing top-notch rugged hardware is only one aspect of delivering a
high-end tablet experience that our customers rely on,” said Mark Holleran,
president and CEO for Xplore Technologies.“Xplore chose Red Bend—a reliable,
trusted, fast and widely deployed software management solution—to provide our
customers with a best-in-class updating service that ensures RangerX rugged
tablet users have automatic access to the latest updates.”

The Red Bend OTA Updating Service includes the Red Bend’s cloud based Software
Management Center and Red Bend’s vRapid Mobile^® and vDirect Mobile^® client
software integrated into RangerX devices. This solution combines the benefits
of a hosted solution coupled with Red Bend premium updating capability.

“OTA is an efficient and reliable way to deliver new software to Android
devices,” said Yoram Salinger, CEO for Red Bend Software. “Together with Red
Bend, Xplore can ensure that the most current and critical updates are always
available to its customers, and can easily offer new services quickly while
delivering an exceptional user experience.”

Built rugged from the inside out, the Android tablet can withstand four-foot
drops while operating, fully function in -4 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit, and is
dustproof and water resistant to survive real world conditions. The RangerX is
lighter than traditional rugged tablets at 2.2 pounds and has a battery life
of up to 10 hours. Equipped with a powerful Dual Core ARM Cortex A9 Processor
and a wide array of I/O features, the device is built to handle any task in
any environment.

Current RangerX users will be sent the Red Bend OTA Updating Service in
November to easily update their device at their convenience. Customers
interested in learning more about the software or have any questions can
contact Xplore at 1-888-449-7567.

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Supporting Information

  *For more information on Xplore Technologies: www.xploretech.com
  *For more information on Red Bend: www.redbend.com
  *Follow Xplore on Twitter: @XploreRuggedPC
  *Follow Red Bend on Twitter: @redbend

About Xplore Technologies®

Xplore Technologies Corp. has been a leading global provider of truly rugged
tablets since 1998. With nearly 90,000 deployments, Xplore tablets are among
the most powerful and longest lasting in their class, withstand nearly any
hazardous condition or environmental extreme, and feature competitive pricing
and significant ROI. The company's products are sold on a global basis, with
channel partners in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific. Xplore
Technologies’ tablets are deployed across a variety of industries and sectors,
such as energy, military operations, manufacturing, distribution, public
services, public safety, government, and other areas with hazardous work
conditions. For more information, visit the Xplore Technologies website at

About Red Bend Software

Red Bend® Software, the leader in Mobile Software Management (MSM) with more
than 1.75 billion Red Bend-Enabled™ devices, makes mobile devices and services
continuously better in a rapidly changing world. Red Bend is the only company
that provides standards-based products and solutions for software management,
device management and mobile virtualization that work on any mobile phone and
connected device uniformly, efficiently and securely over the air. Red Bend
enables its customers to stay competitive in a fast-moving market by helping
them deliver high-value services on an increasing number of connected devices
with growing software complexity. More than 80 leading device manufacturers,
mobile operators, semiconductor vendors and automotive companies worldwide
trust Red Bend with their most important assets — the mobile and connected
devices their consumers depend on.


Xplore Technologies
Media Inquiries:
Waggener Edstrom Worldwide
Erika Gonzalez, 512-527-7039
Investor Contact:
Taglich Brothers
Chris Schreiber, 917-445-6207
Racepoint Group for Red Bend Software
Evan Siff, 617-624-3250
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