Motorola launches tablet PC for enterprise
Dubai, October 11, 2011
Motorola Solutions unveiled its ET1 tablet, the first in an emerging category of enterprise-class tablet computers designed for a variety of vertical markets.
The ET1 is an enterprise-class device that includes enhanced durability, an optional barcode scanner and magnetic stripe reader, hot-swappable battery packs, and secure system software, a statement said.
Key industrial-strength accessories such as secure multi-slot recharging stations are also available.
Intended for demanding day-long use, the Wi-Fi-enabled ET1 is password-protected so it can be easily shared and instantly provisioned for each employee according to his or her level of responsibility and access rights.
Based on log-in information, managers can automatically control and monitor use of approved applications to help ensure on-the-job productivity is not compromised.
Retailers can seamlessly and securely run a variety of applications developed by Motorola’s extensive partner and independent software vendor (ISV) community, including assisted selling and mobile point of sale (mPOS).
Running an enterprise-ready hardened version of the Android operating system, the ET1 tablet is designed to be used 24 x 7 by multiple staff members.
The ET1 incorporates a durable Gorilla Glass seven-inch colour display, designed for customer-facing applications containing video and images. In addition, the screen bezel can be customized to match the retailer’s brand.
Motorola’s ET1 tablet offers a comprehensive suite of enterprise-class features and accessories including durable design to withstand multiple bumps and drops during a workday, optional integrated bar code scanner and magnetic stripe reader and hot-swappable rechargeable battery pack with memory back-up battery.
“As a mobile computing leader with expertise in retail, Motorola Solutions’ introduction of the ET1 tablet is a natural extension to our product portfolio,” said Girish Rishi, corporate vice president and general manager of mobile computing, Motorola Solutions.
“The ET1 will enable store associates to leverage the sleek design and user experience of a tablet with the applications, durability, security, device management and lifecycle support that retailers require. The tablet’s robust feature set also will meet the critical needs of mobile workers in other enterprise sectors such as manufacturing and logistics,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service