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K120 fully-rugged tablet combines advanced versatility

29th April 2021
Alex Lynn

Getac has announced the launch of its next-generation K120 fully-rugged tablet, for mobile field professionals working in challenging industries including public safety, manufacturing, utilities, defence, transportation, natural resources, and oil & gas.

Building on a proven track record of success, the next-generation of Getac’s popular K120 tablet features a multitude of upgrades and enhancements over its predecessor, to further optimise productivity in remote and/or adverse environments. A powerful 11th Generation Intel quad-core i5/i7 processor with integrated Iris Xe graphics (codename ‘Tiger Lake’) delivers extraordinary performance, rapid responsiveness and rich visuals, meaning the K120 can be used to carry out multiple tasks simultaneously without slowing or overheating.

Enhanced connectivity, thanks to inbuilt WiFi 6, WWAN with Integrated GPS/GLONASS and Bluetooth 5.2, enables users to utilise a wide selection of over-air interfaces, while Thunderbolt 4 technology makes data collection in the field quick and easy. Additional key features include PCIe NVMe user-replaceable SSD storage and 16GB of memory as standard.

The K120 also includes a 12.5”, 1,200 nits LumiBond 2.0 display with Getac sunlight readable technology, for easy operation in even the brightest outdoor environments. Multiple touch modes (regular touch, glove and pen modes, plus an optional digitiser mode) enhance performance in a range of situations, while an innovative dual hot-swappable battery design offers uninterrupted full-shift functionality.

To keep sensitive data fully protected, the K120 features a powerful suit of security features and multifactor authentication management including Intel vPro Technology, TPM 2.0, HF RFID reader, smart card reader, fingerprint reader and Windows Hello.

The next-generation K120 has been designed with versatility at its core. This means it can be quickly and easily adapted to numerous real-world use cases via an extensive range of user modes and optional Getac accessories, including secure vehicle and office docks, hard handle, shoulder strap (2-point), dual bay battery charger and full-size keyboard.

Like all Getac devices, the next-generation K120 is built rugged from the ground up to offer exceptional reliability that easily outperforms other rugged devices currently available on the market. MIL-STD-810H, MIL-STD-461G and IP66 certification, 6ft (1.8m) drop resistance and an operating temperature range of -29°C to 63°C mean users can get to work without fear of data loss, damage or failure.

The next-generation K120 is part of Getac Select, which combines pre-configured rugged devices, software, accessories, and professional services into a total solution optimised for both individual applications and user groups. Key software utilities available for use alongside the K120 are the Virtual Global Positioning System Utility (VGPS), Getac Driving Safety Utility, Getac Device Monitoring System (GDMS), and KeyWedge Barcode Reader Utility.

As digital transformation gathers pace throughout the manufacturing sector, organisations are increasingly turning to robust mobile devices to perform key tasks, such as industrial programming, robotic control and warehouse/inventory management. The next-generation K120 has been designed with this squarely in mind.

Its extensive connectivity features, including WiFi 6, WWAN and Bluetooth 5.2, enable employees to connect and control machinery from anywhere in the facility, while multiple I/O options support the continued use of legacy equipment wherever required. The K120 also seamlessly integrates with leading inventory management, ERP and WMS software, while an optional barcode and RFID reader aids smooth warehouse/inventory management operations.

Getac’s VGPS utility is a software solution that replicates GPS data to multiple virtual COM ports, allowing up to five different software applications to run simultaneously on a Getac device. Doing so helps extend the life of legacy applications that require COM port interfaces to run in parallel, such as AVL, CAD, or eCitation. VGPS can be seamlessly integrated with any GPS-equipped Getac device.

“The original K120’s blend of portability, connectivity and rugged reliability made it ideal for customers who needed a solution that could excel in every scenario, not just a few,” said Chris Bye, President, Getac UK. “The next-generation K120 raises that bar even higher, combining industry-leading rugged design with the latest technology, applications and services, to deliver a comprehensive solution that helps optimise productivity across a wide range of challenging industries.”

The next-generation Getac K120 will be available in July 2021.

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