InHand designs and manufactures rugged tablets and tablet-like devices, in addition to its single board computer (SBC) product line. These tablets are designed for harsh environment and outdoor use for high reliability applications in the medical, industrial, military, and Internet of Things (IoT) fields.
The best rugged tablet is usually designed from the ground-up, including the circuitry (based on an InHand SBC), operating system (Android or Linux), and packaging. A full range of standard tablet features include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, cellular modem, automatic screen rotation and display brightness control, touchscreen input, internal battery charging, and sensors such as accelerometer and magnetometer. The operating system can be customized to enhance security (including the Security Enhanced (SE) Android and SE Linux libraries) and boot into an application. Additional security features can be implemented as operating system enhancements as well as in hardware for custom devices.
The tablet architecture enables options for remote and Over the Air (OTA) updates of firmware and configuration. InHand Device Manager enables remote monitoring and tracking of a deployed fleet, and provides security via remotely controlled device access and GPS-driven operational restrictions (geo-fencing and geo-bricking).
Sunlight readable displays, capacitive and resistive touch technologies, and custom interfaces are available.
Environmental specifications include extended temperature, severe shock/vibration, drop, liquid submersion (including IP67), and others according to MIL-STD-810G. Electromagnetic compatibility specifications include FCC Part 15 (and foreign equivalents) and MIL-STD-461F. Flame retardant, shatter-proof, and disinfectant/caustic compatible materials are available.
InHand has successfully delivered product into a wide variety of applications each having very difficult and disparate requirements. Examples include:
- Military rugged tablet for remote vehicle control
- Wearable sensors with wireless communications (including cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 802.15.4, and military band radios)
- Testers for oil wells, mining operations, and power plant infrastructure
- Military jet flight data recorders
- Military handheld battlefield devices
- Transportation controls
Contact InHand for an assessment of your application and whether a Hydra rugged tablet or a custom rugged device would best meet your technical and business requirements. A truly rugged Android tablet or rugged Linux tablet is usually the optimal solution for deployed use.