RuggON Corporation, a leader in the design and manufacture of rugged computers, is proud to introduce its latest Android rugged tablet, the SOL PA501 which they believe is ideally suited to the harsh environments firefighters and first responders are expected to work in.
Powered by an octa-core processor running Android 9 Pie, the GMS (Google Mobile Service) certified SOL PA501 features impressive performance and communication capabilities with durable battery life to deliver previously unheard of performance for mobile workforces.
Superb performance on an advanced display
Leveraging the Qualcomm™ Snapdragon™ 660 processor together with Android™ 9 Pie, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of built-in storage ensures unparalleled system performance making it a reliable and productive workhorse.
The SOL PA501 features a 10.1” TFT Gorilla Glass™ 1920 x 1200 display emitting 1000 nits of brightness while also supporting hyper dimming technology that can adjust to any ambient light conditions. The 10-point capacitive multi-touch screen can be handled in the rain or with work gloves.
Durable, rugged, and tough
Reliable for its long battery life, the SOL PA501 can deliver up to 26 hours of operation on its extended hot-swappable battery. Using RuggON’s fast charging technology allows the operator to get back to work with 50% of power capacity in just a 50-minute charge.
With inherently rugged DNA, all RuggON tablets are certified to IP65 and MIL-STD-810G standards while also being resistant to a drop from upto 5 feet. Built to survive in harsh conditions, these tablets can withstand a wide temperature range between -20⁰ C to 60⁰ C.
Communication and Expandability
The SOL PA501 wireless connectivity include Bluetooth 5.0, 802.11 ac with 2×2 MU-MIMO, 4G LTE networks, and an NFC option while also supporting GPS. The advanced dual-SIM configuration and hot-swappable design guarantees seamless 4G connectivity throughout an entire shift.
On trial with the Fire Department
The SOL PA501 was recently put through its paces by a group of firefighters who were asked to test out the impressive claims made by RuggON. Risk information was loaded onto the tablet, including chemical data, vehicle hazards, layouts of buildings, location of water sources etc. which allowed the firefighters to utilise the device at operational incidents and in training scenarios regardless of the weather conditions or hazardous environment they were faced with.
The trial saw the SOL PA501 used to search for data on the chemical involved at an incident involving a commercial road haulage tanker leaking onto the public highway. The firefighters were able to utilise the tablet’s 8MP front camera to identify the position of the leak prior to deploying into the risk area to apply a seal to the ruptured tanker and stop the leak. The ability to take the tablet away from the fire appliance using the hard carrying handle meant time was saved retrieving the necessary information, whilst also being able to take pictures of the incident for use by the off site commanders and transmit them back to the control centre via 4G.
The firefighters were extremely impressed with one making the comment; ‘This is a really impressive piece of kit – it has certainly has been built to be firefighter proof. We didn’t hold back with the testing and when it was accidentally dropped from around 5 feet onto the concrete road – there wasn’t a mark on it. We will certainly be putting a SOL PA501 on our wish list.’
During a training exercise the ability to use the touchscreen while wearing gloves was tested. This proved to be a great success with the officer in charge remarking; ‘To have the ability to search for information in risk critical areas without having to expose the hand outside the glove ensures the safety of the firefighter is maintained throughout.’
Expertise for continuous improvement
With decades of ruggedized mobile solution expertise RuggON continually strive to improve the performance of their tablets for use in harsh and challenging environments. Their dedicated team of engineers are tasked to deliver equipment to the highest technological specifications whilst providing exceptional value and quality. The experiences of end users are analysed to improve product design, and RuggON are always keen to understand the varying demands of each unique industry so they are able to provide application oriented and tailored solutions.
RuggON are committed to delivering the highest possible standards to achieve total customer satisfaction and pride themselves on providing endless possibilities today to meet the demands of tomorrow’s customer.
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