Product • 13.08.2012
Casio: Robust tablet PC with professional features
Casio presents smart business tablet
Based on the "Smart and Tough" product concept, Casio Europe is presenting a completely new business support tablet with unique features for professional use. In addition to being drop-proof and resistant to external influences, the robust tablet PCs promise continuous availability with intelligent energy management, cordless charging and replaceable batteries. Under the AndroidTM 4.0.3 platform operating system, NFC technology guarantees optimised security for sensitive data.
Extreme ease of use is ensured for all conceivable applications by means of practical portable accessories. There are numerous other accessories, including communication and vehicle cradles, as well as batterychargers. The extremely robust housing of the Casio tablet, which weighs just 780 grammes, features protection class IP54 (dust and splash-proof) and can be dropped from a height of one metre without being damaged. As for its industrial handheld, Casio has designed the electronics of its tablet to withstand temperatures of between –20 and +50°C. The 7000 mAh lithium battery, which provides up to 12 hours of operation, enables cordless charging and can be replaced by the user if required, is the ideal solution for professional use. Just as remarkable in the tablet segment are the two programmable hardware buttons that can quickly call up frequently used functions.
The 10.1 inch, high-contrast colour display with LED backlight allows for dual input methods via "Finger Touch" (capacitive touch panel) and "digitizer pen" (electromagnetic), for deactivating the response to finger contact during presentations, for example. The pen can be used to write signatures across the display.
The two integrated 5 megapixel digital cameras can also be used to record data. One is located in the back of the tablet and provides auto-focus and LED flash for fast and sharp photo documentation. The second camera can be found in the front frame and, on the V-N500 tablet, is angled in conjunction with a special case (similar to a writing case) via a lens
attachment so it can be used as a document scanner. In meetings, for example, hand-written memos or printed templates such as forms and datasheets are saved swiftly and efficiently. The automatic character recognition function is able to sort recorded information by certain categories (ideas, tasks, deadlines), helping to further organise tasks.
Thomas Uppenkamp, Head of Mobile Industrial Solutions at CASIO Europe GmbH in Norderstedt, Germany, is confident about the new CASIO tablet: "In addition to the security features, the promised long supply period of the product for business use will be a key argument for future projects."