IRVINE, CALIF.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

Getac, a leading innovator and manufacturer of rugged computers, announced today its Z710 Android-powered rugged tablet received ATEX certification for explosive environments. The Z710 is the world’s first rugged Android tablet to offer the optional ATEX (Explosive Atmosphere) Zone II/22 certification for use in hazardous and explosive environments.

The Getac Z710 is the world's first rugged Android tablet to offer the optional ATEX (Explosive Atmo ...

The Getac Z710 is the world’s first rugged Android tablet to offer the optional ATEX (Explosive Atmosphere) Zone II/22 certification for use in hazardous and explosive environments. (Photo: Business Wire)

The rugged tablet is ideal for field workers in the petrochemical, pharmaceutical and oil and gas industries, where ATEX compliance is often mandatory when carrying out inspection and maintenance work and emergency notification.

“Workers operating in environments with potentially explosive atmospheres need to be able to depend on their technology,” explains Jim Rimay, president of Getac. “The Android platform provides users a cost-effective, open source alternative, and the optional ATEX certification feature makes the Z710 the only Android-based tablet solution for field deployment in these hazardous environments.”

Recently upgraded to Android 4.1 OS, the Z710 is also one of the most secure rugged tablets on the market. Thanks to its high-security features, including random memory processing (ASLR), the operating system is all but impenetrable to memory corruption. Built with a seven-inch display, the tablet also becomes the ideal alternative to smaller handheld devices that have previously been commonplace in such hazardous environments. In addition to its ATEX Certification, the Z710 tablet is MIL-STD 810G and IP65 accredited.

The Z710 rugged tablet with optional ATEX configuration is available for immediate ordering, with first orders shipping in July. The Z710 configured with ATEX certification will start at $2,299 MSRP*.

About Getac

Getac is a key subsidiary of MiTAC-Synnex Business Group (2012 consolidated revenue 25.5 billion USD). Getac was established in 1989 as a joint venture with GE Aerospace to supply defense electronic products. Today, Getac’s business includes rugged notebooks, rugged tablet PCs and rugged handheld devices for military, police, fire, utility, insurance and field service customers. For more information, visit us.getac.com.

* Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price for base configuration with ATEX certification. Standard and optional features vary depending on purchased configuration. Actual prices are determined by individual resellers and may vary.

Specifications and availability are subject to change without notice.

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