Synnex will be the exclusive distributor of the new “explosion-proof” Getac T800-Ex tablet in Australia and New Zealand.
The 8.1-inch device is pitched as taking “ruggedness to the next level” and can used in potentially explosive environments filled with flammable gas or dust. It complies with Europe’s ATEX Zone 2 and 22 rules for devices used in explosive atmospheres. Update: while Getac and others use the term "explosion proof", the intention is to prevent the device causing explosions.
Getac is marketing the tablet, which starts at $3,570, for the petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries, oil and gas pipeline inspections and maintenance operations.
The Getac T800-Ex is also waterproof, dustproof and impact proof, with MIL-STD-810G and IP65 certifications.
It comes with Windows 7 or 8, Intel’s Quad-core Bay Trail M N3530 2.16GHz processor, and has an 8.1-inch 1280X800 HD screen and weighs about 915 grams.
Options include 1D/2D barcode readers and a backup battery module which can extend the total battery hour life to a claimed 16 hours.