Hydra-F6: The Fully Rugged, Customizable Tablet, Featuring a Low-Power, Sunlight-Readable Display

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For jobs that demand fast performance, multi-display support, and the ruggedness to survive the harshest environments, InHand has developed the Hydra-F6 rugged tablet. Utilizing the multi-core Cortex-A9 i.MX 6 processor from Freescale and a revolutionary low power, sunlight-readable display, the Hydra-F6 was created for OEMs and system integrators requiring a quick solution for military, medical, or other industrial or commercial uses. The fully rugged tablet offers the versatility and portability of a consumer tablet with the durability and long production life of a MIL-SPEC mobile device. Hydra-F6 Tablet The InHand Hydra-F6 meets all specifications for temperature, fluid contaminates, solar radiation, fungus and immersion, while offering the full functionality expected from a compact mobile tablet.

The tablet design features a 7” WSVGA, sunlight-readable display with automatic brightness control and display rotation. A resistive multi-touch Gorilla Glass touch panel, four programmable buttons, volume buttons and a power button make up the user interface. Features include: camera, microphone, stereo speaker output, haptic feedback and Qi wireless battery charging of the 37WHr 3.7V Lithium Polymer battery. The low-power design can run up to 8 hours on a full charge and weighs less than 25 ounces.

The system’s expansion dock connector enables external connections via USB, DC power input, HDMI, SATA, and Gigabit Ethernet, and RS-232. The Hydra-F6 is available as a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) tablet or with InHand’s full range of design services to customize for application-specific needs. Options include alternative display sizes, camera resolutions, peripherals, docking solutions, operating systems, configuration lock-down, security features, and centralized asset tracking. Fully custom tablets may be private labeled with enclosures of alternate sizes, colors, shapes, buttons, external connections, materials, and design to meet project requirements.

InHand offers over-the-air (OTA) updates via the InHand Device Manager (IDM), simplifying the task of maintaining device software in the field.

CPUFreescale i.MX 6 Cortex-A9 processor, 1GHz (single, dual and quad-core available) via InHand Fury-F6 or Siren-F6 SBC
MemoryUp to 4GB DDR3; up to 32GB eMMC Flash
Display7” WSVGA (1024×600) sunlight-readable display
Display FeaturesAmbient light sensor for automatic brightness control and accelerometer for automatic display rotation; sunlight readable; resistive multi-touch Gorilla Glass® touch panel
User Interface4 user buttons, volume and power buttons; analog resistive multi-touch touchscreen
AudioStereo speaker output, digital microphone for audio capture/detection
Video5MP camera (for barcode scanning; image capture)
Multi-MediaVideo decode: H.264, 1080p 30 fps; Video encode: H.264, 1080p 30 fps
Wireless Peripherals802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 and GPS, cellular modem (LTE, 3G, 2G options available)
Expansion Dock/Connector2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 USB 2.0 Client port, power input, I2C/SMBus, SPI, CANBus, 10/100/1000 Ethernet, HDMI, SATA
Additional FeaturesVibrator for haptic feedback; hand straps; digital compass, barometer; customizable, available for private labeling
Battery Support37WHr 3.7V Lithium Polymer battery with Qi wireless charging; est. 8-10 hours of battery for typical usage
Operating SystemsAndroid 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), Linux 3.0.35; contact factory for Windows Embedded
Dimensions213.9mm x 150.4mm x 24.9mm, 8.42” x 5.92” x 0.98”
Weight698 grams, 24.4 ounces
Environmental-35°C to 70°C operating temperature, IP67 submersible to 1 meter for 30 minutes
MIL-SPEC TestingMethod 501.5, Procedure II, temp = 70°C (high temp), Method 502.5, Procedure II, temp = -35°C (low temp), Method 504.1, Procedure II, fluids from table 504.1-II, 8 hour exposure (fluid contaminates), Method 505.5, Procedure I for worldwide deployment (solar radiation), Method 508.6, 28 minimum growth (fungus), Method 512.4, Procedure I, at 27°C ambient air temperature above water temperature at a depth of 1m for 30 min. (immersion), Method 514.6 Procedure I (Category: 4, 24) and Procedure II (various vibration), Method 516.6, Procedure I, 40g, 11ms, saw-tooth, 3 shocks +/- per axis, 3 axes (shock), Method 516.6, Procedure IV, up to 48” drop, 26 total drops (transit and operating drop)