Maxatec launches new Arbor 5” rugged Android handheld panel PC

The Arbor IOT-500 from Maxatec is an HMI panel engineered to provide a high level of flexibility and reliability to support automation and system optimisation requirements.

Based on a Dual Core MTK MT2601 industrial chipset from MediaTek, and featuring support for the Android v5.1 operating system, Maxatec comments that the IOT-500 delivers a combination of robust processing power, an open operating system and a flexible hardware configuration.

The device features a 5" high-resolution display and a durable capacitive touch interface. The IP-65 ingress protection rate, a MIL-810 certification for shock and absorption, and a wide operating temperature range of -10 deg C – 50 deg C ensures the IOT-500 is perfectly suited for a variety of tasks in the most challenging environments.

Steve Berry, Director at Maxatec, said: "Arbor have really stepped up the game. The new products coming through are leading-edge and all have considerable USP's over the mainstream competition. High quality, performance and stability are synonymous with Arbor. The IOT-500 is another great example of high quality design for today's market requirements. We have numerous customer applications for in vehicle technology required to be hard wired in cab, the IOT-500 with its wide array of physical ports and flexible power requirement, is ideal for such installations. We are delighted to have partnered with such a forward-thinking manufacturer."

The IOT-500 connectivity features include a LAN port, 2 x USB2.0 ports, 1 RS232 COM port, 1 GSM/GPRS SIM slot, 2-megapixel camera and a speaker with built-in MIC. The IOT-500 also supports DC power input ranging from 12v-24v and provides 4 GPIO ports as well as a CAN BUS for motor vehicle interface.

The AMobile IOT-500 provides unmatched flexibility and compatibility, delivering high performance and exceptional value.

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