Advantech Launches AIM-38 Industrial-Grade Modular Tablet for a Wide Range of Applications

Breda, Netherlands, August 9th, 2018 – Advantech is pleased to announce AIM-38 – a 10” industrial-grade modular tablet aimed at the retail and hospitality industries. Powered by an Intel® Atom™ X5-Z820 processor that supports both Windows 10 IoT Enterprise and Android 6.0.1 operating systems, AIM-38 offers the high-performance computing and installation flexibility to support diverse applications. The system’s rugged fanless design combined with a wide operating temperature range (-10 ~ 50 °C), 4-foot drop protection, optional high-brightness display, and IP65 rating for resistance against water and dust ingress make it suitable for operation even in harsh/outdoor environments. Designed for mobile operations, AIM-38 features wireless communication capabilities (4G LTE, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth) and a hot-swappable battery that allows users to change the battery without turning off the system. The tablet is designed to enable the battery to be easily detached for charging or replacement. Additionally, AIM-38 supports a wide range of optional peripherals, including a payment module, 2D barcode scanner, magnetic stripe reader, and multiple charging stations to support various applications, including inventory management and self-service operations.

Industrial-Grade Device Offers Durability and Supports Outdoor Operation

AIM-38 is an industrial-grade modular tablet designed to provide a superior device for mobile computing. The inclusion of an Intel® Atom™ quad-core processor that supports both Windows 10 IoT Enterprise and Android 6.0.1 provides AIM-38 with the capacity for high-performance computing and data processing, while ensuring flexibility for diverse applications. To meet the various demands of the retail and hospitality industries, AIM-38 features a high-brightness display option (up to 800 nits) for enhanced visibility to support outdoor operations. The system also features 4-foot drop protection and an IP65 rating for resistance to water and dust ingress. This extends the product lifecycle and offers enhanced protection for commercial catering and hospitality applications.

Hot-Swappable Battery for Convenient Operation and Increased Productivity

The AIM-38 battery supports hot-swapping to ensure uninterrupted operation and offers up to 8 hours tablet operation time to enable long-duration mobile computing. Additionally, because the battery can be easily detached and replaced, users no longer need to wait for the battery to recharge. Instead, they can simply switch the battery and resume operations, increasing overall productivity. Finally, to enhance portability and convenience, AIM-38 can be integrated with a wide range of accessories, including various types of charging stations, a hand/belt strap, a carry holster, and a stand mount, that ensure convenient operation and flexible configuration according to different usage environments.

Highly Expandable Design with Diverse Optional Peripherals

Equipped with wireless communication capabilities (4G LTE, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth), AIM-38 supports real-time data transmissions and cloud-based database updates for improved management and operational efficiency. Specifically, the inclusion of embedded 4G LTE technology facilitates voice calls and direct real-time communication, allowing for more comprehensive and efficient service. To satisfy the demands of various retail and hospitality applications, AIM-38 is highly expandable and can be fitted with a range of modular peripherals, such as a 2D barcode scanner, magnetic strip reader, RFID module, and IC card reader, in order to serve as an all-in-one service terminal.

For the retail industry, the AIM-38 tablet provides a key solution for achieving smart retail. The system’s unique design and flexible hardware/software configuration offers retailers a simple yet rugged mobile solution for intelligently building, managing, and growing their business and improving the customer experience.

Key Features

Intel® Atom™ quad-core processor with up to 4GB of DDR3L memory

Industrial-grade 10” full HD display and P-CAP touchscreen with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 and anti-glare, anti-fingerprint, and palm rejection technology

4G LTE, RFID, NFC, and Bluetooth technology for real-time data transmissions

High-brightness display, 4-foot drop protection, and IP65 ingress protection rating

Hot-swappable battery ensures convenient use and uninterrupted operation

Supports optional 2D barcode scanner, magnetic strip reader, and payment module

Supports Windows 10 IoT Enterprise and Android 6.0 operating systems

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