PWS-782 Fully Rugged Tablet

Aug. 25, 2018

The PWS-872 10-in. rugged tablet has built-in Wi-Fi, NFC, 3G/4G LTE, and Bluetooth 4.1 technologies to provide enhanced connectivity for rapid data acquisition, high-speed transmissions, over-the-air (OTA) updates, and real-time communication with backend systems. The 10.1-in. WUXGA LED display with scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 3 supports multi-touch PCAP control as well as gloved operation. Meanwhile, the screen’s 1,920 x 1,200 resolution and 1,000cd/m2 brightness ensures readability in direct sunlight to support outdoor applications. Designed for operation in harsh industrial environments, the tablet’s lightweight (1.4 kg) yet rugged design features a wide operating temperature range (-20 to 50°C), IP65 rating for protection from water and dust ingress, and 4-foot drop tolerance.


Additionally, to ensure convenient and flexible use, PWS-872 has a swappable external battery that provides up to 11 hours of continuous operation and five additional programmable PCAP hot keys that allow for easy program execution and parameter setting, as well as combo key functionality. Moreover, PWS-872 can be integrated with a wide range of peripheral modules and accessories, including a vehicle docking station, VESA mount dock, multi-bay battery charger, universal cover, UHF RFID reader, and RJ45+COM+USB3.0 module.


To satisfy the demands of a wide range of industrial applications, PWS-872 is equipped with a 7th generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7/Celeron processor with integrated graphics and turbo boost technology, as well as Microsoft’s Windows 10 IoT Enterprise (64 bit) operating system for enhanced computing. Compared to 6th Gen processors, 7th Gen Intel processors offer a 15% increase in CPU efficiency. Thus, PWS-872 offers superior performance than the previous PWS-870 model at a more attractive price point.


The PWS-872’s rugged design and industrial-grade components provide the durability to withstand harsh industrial operations and extreme field environments. The sunlight-readable, multi-touch PCAP 10.1-in. WUXGA LED display features a Gorilla Glass 3 surface that is resistant to scratches and drop damage yet offers excellent optical clarity and touch sensitivity. In addition to 4-ft. drop tolerance, PWS-872 is MIL-STD-810G certified for shock and vibration resistance and IP65 rated for protection from water and dust ingress, making it extra resilient to the constant vibrations of a moving forklift, large impacts, and/or rough handling associated with demanding industrial applications.


Another key advantage of PWS-872 is its high expandability for a wide range of applications. In addition to the integrated tools for in-field data collection (two front and rear-facing 2M/8M cameras, one 1D/2D barcode scanner, and one NFC reader), PWS-872 can be equipped with a variety of application-oriented peripherals and accessories, such as a vehicle docking station, VESA mount dock, multi-bay battery charger, universal cover, UHF RFID reader, and RJ45+COM+USB3.0 module, to customize the system according to specific usage requirements. Advantech’s innovative PWS-872 tablet provides a highly portable, flexible solution for diverse industrial applications