Rugged Ridgeline Tablet for Portable, Harsh Environment Applications

Jan. 16, 2008
— Glacier Computer adds an XP-based rugged tablet, the Ridgeline, to its forklift and mobile line of industrial harsh environment computers.  The Ridgeline Tablet is a 10.4” rugged tablet with integrated touch screen interface.  The unit was designed and tested to withstand repeated 3’ drops to concrete as well as IP 65 sealing mandates.  Each unit comes with integrated 802.11 a/b/g radio, Bluetooth, numerous I/O, and many hard drive options.  Users can input data via touch or pen.  Special software allows for signature capture and character recognition.“The Ridgeline was designed for rugged portable applications commonly experienced in industries such as freight, construction, utility, and manufacturing,” states Dan Poisson, Glacier Director of Engineering.  “We produced a unit that would run 24/7 at a price point favorable to large and small deployments,” says Poisson.