- March 02, 2021
March 2, 2021 - WEROCK Technologies GmbH, innovative manufacturer of industrial IT and communication solutions, presents the Rocktab Ultra U200 series, two new industrial tablets for upscale requirements with sunlight-readable displays and powerful processor options. The extremely rugged tablets are specifically designed for use under the toughest conditions and feature "fully rugged" protection properties as well as a slim and lightweight design.
The challenges of industrial digitization are many, whether it's optimizing processes or minimizing error rates. With the Rocktab U200 series, WEROCK presents two powerful rugged tablets for use in industrial environments. They score with powerful Intel® processors, up to 16 GB RAM and outstanding usability. Unrestricted operability is offered by the outdoor readable 11.6 inch and 13.3 inch displays with a brightness of up to 1000 cd/m2 and an industry leading viewing angle of 89° from all sides. The robust touchscreen can be operated with fingers, work gloves or the supplied touch pen. Operation in the rain or with a dirty touchscreen is also possible. Rocktab U212 also scores with an "anti-glare" surface for reduced reflections when working outdoors.
A fast and reliable data speed is realized by the latest WLAN technology. The built-in 2x2 MU-MIMO WLAN adapter supports the new 802.11ax standard, is Wi-Fi 6 certified and enables data rates of up to 2.4 Gbps. Thanks to the integrated Intel® My Wifi technology, the tablets also act as their own access point when needed and provide the WLAN network for surrounding machines, e.g. to install updates. The integrated Bluetooth® 5.1 offers a wide range of applications, from connecting barcode scanners to vehicle diagnostics and indoor navigation. Even outside the company building, the smart devices remain reliably connected via optional 4G LTE and uBlox GPS.
The Rocktabs offer intelligent protection thanks to the integrated TPM 2.0 module. The discrete cryptoprocessor serves as protection against tampering as well as secure storage for cryptographic keys (e.g. from Windows BitLocker). However, the new WEROCK Rocktab U200 series not only convinces with numerous sophisticated functions and options, but the actual working environment has also been analyzed in detail by the manufacturer. The Rocktab U200 series is fully IP65 certified. That means the devices are resistant to water and dust. With MIL-STD-810G military certification, they can withstand accidental drops from a height of 1.20 m, shocks, drops and vibrations in the harshest working environments up to -20° C and +60° C. Despite the special demands on the housing design, the devices remain lightweight and particularly compact. For example, the Rocktab U212 is only 22 mm deep, making it one of the slimmest tablets in its class. This makes WEROCK's new rugged tablets ideal for harsh environments in production halls and for outdoor use in industry and production.
Rocktab U200 series tablets act as a reliable tool for their users throughout the workday. That's why the tablets in the Rocktab U200 series are equipped with particularly large, user-replaceable batteries with up to 76 Wh (Rocktab U212) and 91 Wh (Rocktab U214). Beyond that, the battery of the U212 is even "hotswappable" - it can be replaced during operation and enables a potentially unlimited, uninterrupted battery runtime. Charging is done via a charging port, docking stations for the office or for integration into cars, trucks, forklifts, etc. Battery charging stations are also available for increased power demands.
The tablets can be individually configured to the user's needs and offer unparalleled flexibility. On the one hand, the user experience can be optimally tailored to the intended use through an extensive catalog of accessories, and on the other hand, the device itself can be supplemented by processor and memory options, but also by additional functions such as a GPS module, a barcode scanner, smartcard reader or RFID module. As a special feature, the Rocktab U214 even offers the possibility to integrate two M.2 SSDs with up to 1 TB.
Special features of the Rocktab U200 series
- High-end industrial tablets for professional use
- Sunlight readable 11.6 or 13.3 inch displays
- High contrast thanks to optical bonding technology
- Multi-touchscreen with reflection-reducing surface
- Can also be operated with gloves, stylus and in the rain
- TPM 2.0 - hardware tamper protection
- Particularly robust case design, yet only 2.2 cm deep (U212)
- Shock, vibration and drop resistance according to military standard MIL-STD-810G
- Ideal for harsh environments as it is IP65 water and dust resistant
- Huge battery options for uninterrupted work in all scenarios
- Powerful Intel® Core i5™ and Pentium™ processors 2x2 MU-MIMO 802.11ac dual-band WLAN (WiFi 6 certified)
- Seamless roaming of different wireless cells thanks to 802.11r
- Ready for the latest applications thanks to Bluetooth® 5.1
- Up to 16 DDR 4 RAM memory and 1 TB SSD storage
- Flexibly configurable with numerous options
- Stylus with cord and mounting device included
- Docking stations and other accessories available
- Long-term availability
- Climate neutral product: All greenhouse gas emissions from production and transport offset
Although more and more tablets are being used in industry and production, they are often not designed for use in such environments. With the Rocktab U200 series, we have the right answer to the Industry 4.0 challenges in manufacturing operations," said Markus Nicoleit, CEO of WEROCK. "The tablets are robust, reliable work tools. They are up to all requirements and offer exactly the power and functions that are needed. In addition to the powerful options, the displays are particularly ingenious, as they are especially bright as well as high-contrast and easy to read from any angle," continued Nicoleit.
Rocktab U212 and U214 are available to order now from WEROCK or authorized distributors. Like all of the company's products, the tablet's carbon footprint, which inevitably results from production and transport, is fully offset via WWF Gold Standard climate projects.
To expand the sales network, interested system houses can contact WEROCK for partner registration. In addition to the U212 and U214, the company also has other robust tablets, mobile computers and notebooks in its portfolio.