A Review of the New Getac EX80 Fully Rugged Tablet

Certified for use in hazardous and explosive environments, the EX80 is built to withstand the harshest conditions.

The new Getac EX80 tablet is fully rugged, MIL-STD 810G, ATEX / IECEx Zone 0, and IP67 certified for use in hazardous and potentially explosive work environments. Suffice to say, this tablet was built tough. Designed for a variety of hazardous spaces, workers can rely on this mobile device regardless of the temperature, exposure to debris, and more. The EX80 is intrinsically safe and anti-static, meaning the tablet was designed to keep temperatures low and prevent sparks. This is absolutely paramount for hazardous work environments, where ignitions could be easily caused. An investment in intrinsically safe technology is an investment in safety and injury prevention.

What good is a rugged device if it doesn’t produce a clear and bright screen view? The large 8″ IPS LumiBond® 2.0 sunlight readable display showcases crisp colors, strong contrast, and easy readability. The display glass is bonded to the touch panel and LCD for optimal durability, readability, and touch functionality. Unlike typical mobile devices, the touchscreen responds to gloved hands and pens, even when there’s moisture. This makes the EX80 ideal for capturing signatures, taking precise notes, filling out forms. The best part? Just like the shell of the device, the screen is incredibly durable.

In the case of the EX80, ruggedness does not equate to bulk. The ergonomic design makes it comfortable to hold in one hand, a rotatable hand strap makes for convenient carrying, and the mounting options allow workers to set up the tablet for many different usage scenarios. It weighs a mere 3.26 lbs. Useful proponents built into the EX80, like an HD webcam, 8 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash, make for convenient data/video capture and video conferencing. This is especially useful when field training.

With thoughtful details like this, workers can focus on the task at hand. The EX80 mobile device simply serves as an extension of a mobile workforce, rather than a faulty obstacle standing in their way. Hazardous environments can be unpredictable—rugged technology isn’t. The ruggedness of this tablet protects the screen, webcam, and overall tablet from drops, spills, shocks, salt-fog, vibrations, and more.   

Speaking of reliability, the EX80 offers seamless connectivity for the most important technologies, like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. There’s also an option for 4G LTE for exceptional coverage and download/upload speed times. None of this comes at the cost of battery life, either. This tablets superior battery runtime ensures over eight hours of battery life from a single charge. Charging docks are included with the purchase of the EX80.

The Getax EX80 fully rugged tablet includes a three-year bumper-to-bumper warranty standard. Contact us for more information about the EX80. We can discuss whether this rugged mobile tablet might be the best solution for you and your team.  

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