Maxatec launches cost-effective slim line tablet PC

Maxatec has launched an IP65-rated Windows tablet PC, suitable for harsh and uncompromising mobile and remote worker environments. The cost-effective Pidion BP80 (Business-Pad) is an ultra-slim, 10.1-inch, semi rugged tablet PC, withstands 1.2 m drops therefore providing a reliable, robust tool for mobile workers that need the power of a Windows PC in a portable and reliable form factor.

Aimed at field sales representatives, field service engineers, retail workers, and at the healthcare and hospitality sectors, business users will find the new semi-rugged tablet PC offers the advantage of being lightweight and ergonomic – factors that are extremely important in specifying and deploying mobile computers.

The device increases efficiency and productivity by allowing the user to complete paperwork electronically and accurately in the field using its advanced touchscreen functionality. With a full shift battery life, which extends beyond eight hours, the tablet has an eco-friendly low-power CPU and allows simple connectivity with peripherals using Bluetooth 4.0, which provides an easy to use, mobile platform.

The BP80 is 4G LTE ready and supports VPN and Wi-Fi protocols allowing seamless connectivity to the corporate intranet and through a mobile network when out of range of a wireless LAN. Mobile workers can file reports, transfer critical data in real time and execute alerts and tasks without needing to call the office or refer to paper documentation. The BP80 is protected by Bluebird's unique Stonewall Security ™ infrastructure, which ensures maximum data protection.

Weighing less than 1 Kg (including battery) the unit is complemented by a comprehensive set of optional peripheral modules, which attach to the unit using smart plugs. These include an NFC reader, barcode scanner, IC-Card reader and magnetic stripe reader, together with ergonomic handgrips. These practical features extend the functionality of the base unit, making it the ideal mobile appliance for inventory management tasks, point of sale and service duties and e-ticketing.

Aided by the Eyeilluminate display protected by Gorilla-Glass technology, the BP80 eliminates any reflective screen glare by removing the air gap between glass and LCD giving the outdoor worker accuracy and crystal-clear vision even in bright sunlight or in the dark corners of the warehouse.

"The Mobile Enterprise team at Maxatec are excited with the release of yet another state of the art, feature rich, rugged solution from Bluebird Pidion. The BP80 is an extremely well designed and manufactured tablet PC that runs any Windows compatible software. For its price, there's isn't anything else in the market that comes near. The Bluebird Pidion family of mobile computers continues to gather pace on the competition and is well regarded to provide value and reliability, with functionality and a feature set that is unrivalled within competitive price point. The BP80 is therefore a great choice for any application that needs the flexibility of a 10.1-inch tablet," says Steve Berry, Director, Maxatec.

About Maxatec

Established for over 40 years, Maxatec is an ISO 9001:2008 certified Value Added Supplier of Specialist IT Hardware, Software and Services to the Mobile Enterprise, AIDC and EPOS market sectors. Maxatec supplies mobile computing devices from including Bluebird 'Pidion', CognitiveTPG, NCR, Datamax O'Neil, TSC, Sewoo, Hoeft & Wessel 'Skeye', Catchwell, Arbor and HandPoint. The AIDC and specialist printer product set leads with CognitiveTPG receipt and barcode printers, TSC barcode printers, Sewoo and Datamax-O'Neil mobile receipt and label printers, and NCR terminals and kiosks. The company also offers a range of barcode scanners, touchscreen monitors, other peripheral devices, and own-branded products. Maxatec also offers software, professional services, and a wide range of media, spare parts and in-house and on-site service capabilities. The Maxatec brand is synonymous with high standards of service as well as high performance, high quality products. (

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