Electronics & Computers

QRC Launches Customizable Semi-Rugged Tablet

April 5, 2012

The QPADD is an OEM product, created to help designers/
manufacturers of electronic sensors, computer peripherals, or measurement devices to quickly bring a field-ready complete solution to market.

FREDERICKSBURG, VA -- QRC Technologies (QRC), a supplier of ruggedized mobile solutions, cellular protocol measurement tools, and PC integration components, announced the unveiling of the QPADD, its customizable, fully contained, semi-rugged tablet with 55 W expansion bay.

QRC's QPADD is an OEM product, created to help designers/manufacturers of electronic sensors, computer peripherals, or measurement devices to quickly bring a field-ready complete solution to market. QPADD'sexpansion bay provides OEM customers with the power and multiple interface/connection options to easily integrate their equipment; while QPADD's tablet interface and ruggedized packaging provide a simple and appealing man-machine interface. This is the perfect solution for demonstrating module capabilities to end users, quickly bringing a product concept to market, cost effectively delivering products in limited quantity markets, and shortening the development cycle to deliver a functional prototype.

"For nearly 30 years, we have been developing wireless solutions for our customers, including the federal government, and we noticed a few years ago that many of the tablet devices on the market do not have the ability to directly embed a sensor or any device needing more than 5 W of power, peripheral support, or RF capability for field applications," said Tom Callahan, General Manager and CTO, QRC. "With our engineering and field experience, we developed a device that meets the needs of commercial customers who need ruggedized technology for their mobile workforce."

With 55 W of available power, multiple connector-type plug-and-play interface, touch screen computer, modular sensor bay, and ruggedized housing, the QPADD's advanced capabilities can help customers bypass time-consuming engineering and manufacturing obstacles. QRC's cost-effective off-the-shelf solution, the QPADD, can be customized to meet your requirements and the challenges of today's mobile and field workforce.

Additional product features include:

  • 10.4 in. flat panel touch screen with a 1024 by 768 resolution
  • Intel Atom processor D510 (dual core)
  • 2 GB 667 MHz SDRAM
  • 400 MHz Intel graphics media accelerator 3150
  • 55 W; 42.2 in.3 auxiliary Equipment bay
  • ForeverRun power system with 2 hot-swap batteries
  • Software-controlled function buttons, general-purpose I/O, and LEDs
  • Internal Wi-Fi antenna
  • Embedded XP operating system (customizable with Windows 7, Linux, etc.)

QRC is taking orders for delivery this summer. For more information or to request a demo, please visit the company's Web site.

About QRC
QRC Technologies (QRC) specializes in cellular protocol technologies and devices that integrate components with PC software products to interface with RF equipment and environments. QRC develops survey tools for cellular communication systems and offers design services that involve custom hardware and software development, custom packaging, and system integration. Its traditional products are used for phone forensics and cellular system surveys.

QRC was founded in 1987 and has been serving as a systems integrator since its inception. The company has two offices, one in Gaithersburg, MD, and the world headquarters located in Fredericksburg, VA.

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