Hydra-Q6: Rugged, Customizable ARM Tablet for Industrial, Military, and Medical Use

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For jobs that demand fast performance, wireless and wired connectivity, sunlight readability, and the ruggedness to survive the harshest environments, InHand has developed its third generation tablet platform, the Hydra-Q6™ rugged tablet. Designed for military, medical, or other industrial or commercial uses, the fully Hydra-Q6 rugged tabletrugged tablet offers the versatility and portability of a consumer tablet with the durability and long production life of a MIL-SPEC mobile device. The Hydra-Q6 meets wide-ranging specifications for temperature, fluid contaminates, solar radiation, fungus and immersion, while offering the full functionality expected from a compact mobile tablet. The tablet fits within standard military pouches.

The Hydra-Q6 features a 7” WSVGA (1024×600), full color sunlight-readable display with automatic brightness control and display rotation. A resistive multi-touch panel enables use with thick gloves and in wet environments, while its chemically strengthened glass substrate offers impact resistance. Two programmable buttons and a power button complete the user interface. External connectors (all IP-67 rated): RJ-45 (Ethernet), USB Type A, USB OTG, DC power input, and a rugged expansion connector. Tablet features include: camera, microphone, stereo speaker output, haptic feedback, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and more. The low-power device features a 44 WHr Lithium Polymer battery and can run up to 8 hours on a full charge.

Operating system options include Android 7 and Linux. Contact InHand for additional options, including Windows or real time operating systems such as VxWorks.
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The Hydra-Q6 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 product requirements.

InHand offers the following enhancements for the Hydra-Q6:

  • SecuritySmart™: suite of technologies that enhance device security, including secure boot, secure erase, authentication, encryption, tamper detection, and more.
  • UpdateSmart™: secure and controlled methods of updating any aspect of the Hydra-Q6 software configuration, whether the operating system, application software, configuration settings, and more.
FEATURES DESCRIPTION
CPU NXP/Freescale i.MX 6 Cortex-A9 processor, 1GHz (quad or dual core available)
Memory 1, 2, or 4 GB DDR3L; up to 128 GB eMMC Flash
Wireless Peripherals Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n/ac; Bluetooth 4.2
Global Positioning On-board GPS with Galileo, GLONASS, and BeiDou support
USB 1 USB 2.0 OTG; 1 USB 2.0 Host
Ethernet 10/100/1000 Ethernet MAC+PHY
Audio Audio codec; stereo speaker drive; digital mic-in
Camera 5 MPixel rear facing color camera with autofocus (for barcode scanning; image capture)
Display 7” WSVGA (1024×600) sunlight-readable display with automatic brightness control and display rotation
Touchscreen Resistive multi-touch. Options for capacitive touch available
Sensors Accelerometer; magnetometer; barometer; temperature sensor; ambient light sensor
Haptic Feedback On-board motor
Expansion Connector I2C, GPIO, CAN, debug UART. Ethernet, USB, and DC input can be rewired to this connector. 5V or 12V output
can be provided upon request.
Security ARM TrustZone, Cryptographic Acceleration and Assurance Module (CAAM), true random number generator,
High Assurance Boot, hardware watchdog, real time clock, InHand SecuritySmart™
External Connectors 1 USB 2.0 port, 1 USB 2.0 Client port, power input, RJ-45 (10/100/1000 Ethernet), rugged expansion connector for GPIO, RS-232, UART, I2C, SPI, CANBus, more
Battery Support 44WHr 3.7V Lithium Polymer battery; est. 8-10 hours of battery for typical usage
Operating Systems Android 7.x (Nougat), Linux 4.x. Inquire for Windows or RTOS (including VxWorks)
Dimensions Enclosure: 8.42” x 5.67” x 1.1”; With protrusions: 8.49” x 5.90” x 1.1”
Weight 865 grams
Environmental -20°C to 70°C operating temperature; -30°C to 80°C storage temperature; IP67 submersible to 1 meter for 30 minutes
MIL-SPEC MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-461F
Rugged Specifications
(target)
Method 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)

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