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DT Research Adds 3 POS Rugged Tablets

DT Research, today announced the DT306CR, DT318CR and DT310CR rugged tablets, developed with built-in Point-of-Service (POS) features in a rugged form designed to stand up to tough environments within restaurants and hospitality. The tablets are MIL-STD 810G rated to withstand four feet drops, liquid spills, vibrations, dust and extreme temperatures. 

The sleek, modern tablets are available with a 6-inch (DT306CR), 8-inch (DT318CR) or 10.1-inch (DT310CR) LED-backlight screen and capacitive touch. POS capabilities are built into the high-performance devices and options include an EMV chip-and-signature card reader, encrypted magnetic stripe reader (MSR), 2D barcode scanner, NFC/RFID reader and camera. DT Research’s signature hot swappable battery design enables the tablets to operate continuously and improve user productivity. 

According to a VDC Research study, the average annual total cost of ownership (TCO) of a ruggedized tablet is 22% lower than the average annual TCO of a non-rugged tablet. The study found average failure rates for non-rugged tablets is 15.2% compared to 6.9% for rugged tablets. Lost productivity, as a result of mobile device failure, was a leading contributor to higher TCO for non-rugged tablets. Mobile workers lost an average of 52-80 minutes of productivity when their mobile device failed. (Source: VDC Research, Total Cost of Ownership Models for Mobile Computing and Wireless Platforms, Third Edition.)

Features include:

  • Wireless Communications - Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 LE.

  • High Performance, Energy-efficient - Intel Atom quad core processors 

  • Enterprise Operating System – DT318 and DT310 run Microsoft Windows®10 IoT Enterprise OS. The DT306CR runs Android 8.1.

  • Continuous Operation - Hot swappable batteries enable zero downtime.

The DT306CR, DT318CR and DT310CR POS tablets have an optional wearable holster and safety lanyard for additional protection against damage from accidental drops and potential theft. An upright tabletop cradle with position lock enables the tablet to be used while on a counter or bar, and easily taken out to carry table-to-table.

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