Xplore Technologies Introduces Its Thinner, Lighter, Fully-Rugged Windows Tablet

  Xplore Technologies Introduces Its Thinner, Lighter, Fully-Rugged Windows
  Tablet

   Through its comprehensive standardized interfaces and expansive optional
    features, the Bobcat provides unsurpassed versatility for a variety of
                          applications in the field

Business Wire

AUSTIN, Texas -- June 24, 2014

Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR), manufacturer of fully-rugged and
ultra-rugged tablets, has announced Bobcat—a fully-rugged Windows tablet
boasting the most comprehensive standardized interfaces available, an
extensive array of options through its proprietary Xpansion Port and a sleek
lightweight design. The Bobcat operates Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 Pro operating
systems and continues to build upon Xplore’s reputation for fully-rugged
durability with a MIL-STD 810G certification and IP65 rating. The Windows
tablet is an ideal choice for a variety of industries including manufacturing,
warehousing and distribution, utilities and telco.

Xplore Technologies introduces the Bobcat, its thinner, lighter, fully-rugged
Windows Tablet. (Photo ...

Xplore Technologies introduces the Bobcat, its thinner, lighter, fully-rugged
Windows Tablet. (Photo: Business Wire)

“Our goal in developing the Bobcat is to provide our customers with a
fully-rugged yet versatile device that can easily transition across a variety
of business applications,” said Mark Holleran, president and chief operating
officer for Xplore Technologies. “On the heels of our recent launch of the XC6
ultra-rugged tablet series, the Bobcat is the perfect complement to our
expanding product portfolio. The Windows tablet is the ideal option for those
industries that don’t need the complete ultra-rugged capabilities of the XC6
line, but still desire the Windows OS and fully-rugged capabilities that
Xplore has perfected.”

Bobcat offers a robust suite of standard inputs and outputs that make the
transition across different business applications as frictionless as possible.
The tablet comes standard with two full-sized USB 3.0s, Micro SDXC, Micro SIM,
Micro HDMI-Out, RJ-45 Ethernet, GPS engine and a true serial port connection.
The Bobcat is the only fully-rugged tablet on the market to offer GPS, RJ-45
Ethernet and a true serial port connection in one device. With this
comprehensive selection of ports, businesses are not forced to making
compromises on port selections upon purchase.

Xplore has developed a suite of optional features designed to optimize Bobcat
for specific industries. Xplore’s proprietary Xpansion Port includes
integration options such as a 1D/2D barcode scanner, common access card (CAC)
reader and near-field communications (NFC) reader. Warehousing and
distribution businesses can consolidate operations and reduce equipment costs
with the device’s barcode scanner or NFC reader capabilities, and military and
government entities can benefit from increased security with the CAC reader.

“Our customers have come to expect a distinguishable level of durability set
by our iX104 series of ultra-rugged tablets, and the Bobcat is no exception to
that standard,” said Philip S. Sassower, chief executive officer and chairman
of the board for Xplore Technologies. “The Bobcat offers great functionality,
features a lightweight design, has superior screen visibility and comes in at
a lower cost that makes the tablet an attractive option. At less than half the
weight and half the cost, we believe the Bobcat has the potential to create a
demand in the market that is 10 times that of our historically successful
iX104 line.”

The Bobcat: Versatility Without the Compromise of Durability

Xplore optimized the Bobcat to meet a variety of industry needs through its
adaptability and design:

  *Powerful and efficient hardware: Bobcat features an Intel Quad Core
    Processor, 1.91 GHz CPU speed, four GB of DDR3L 1333 RAM, 128GB SSD and
    eight hours of battery life with an option to extend to a 14 hour
    dual-battery pack, boosting productivity for prolonged deployments.
  *IP65 rating and MIL-STD-810G certification: The new tablet has an IP65
    ingress rating to ensure operations in extreme environmental conditions,
    including rain and dust, and a MIL-STD-810G certification which verifies
    the tablet’s ability to withstand the common abuse faced during field
    service, such as multiple five-foot drops and operating conditions of
    minus 4 to 140 Fahrenheit.
  *Fully-fledged Windows OS: Enterprises have the option to deploy Bobcat
    with either a Windows 8.1 Pro or Windows 7 Pro operating system (OS). The
    ability to utilize either OS allows enterprises to easily integrate Bobcat
    with existing software and equipment and run the vast majority of
    enterprise applications in the field.
  *Touch optimized outdoor display: A direct bonded IPS screen, 500 nits of
    luminance and an 800-to-1 contrast ratio makes the Bobcat display ideal
    for outdoor readability, and a 10-finger multi-touch screen provides
    customers with ease-of-use and touch optimization.

At 2.4 pounds, the Bobcat delivers a suite of standard features that extend
the breadth and applicability of the tablet across a variety of industries
from warehousing to military. Starting at $2,199, the Bobcat comes standard
with a three-year limited warranty and is currently available through Xplore
channel partners worldwide. For more information on Xplore Technologies,
please visit www.xploretech.com; you can read more about its Bobcat tablet at
http://www.xploretech.com/products/bobcat.

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About Xplore Technologies®

Xplore Technologies Corp. has been a leading global provider of fully-rugged
tablets since 1998. 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 www.xploretech.com.

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