With the development of industry and research, the demand for electronic devices that can withstand a variety of harsh environments is also growing. With this in mind, some IT companies have developed rugged PCs, tablets, or smartphones for specific environments. However, there are still some dangerous industry environments, the safety of electronic equipment, such as flammable and explosive explosives in agriculture, chemicals, manufacturing, oil and gas industries. The good news is that Dell’s recent Latitude 7220EX Rugged Extreme Tablet is a rugged tablet that works in an explosive environment.
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This new product with the “EX” model tails has been redesigned on the basis of the Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme tablet to eliminate the possibility of explosion sparking an explosion of the device (e.g. component overheating, failure, sparks, unsealed circuits, etc.).
To ensure that Latitude 7220EX Rugged Extreme tablets meet safety requirements in North America, Europe and the rest of the world, these machines are NA-class (div2) certified, EU ATEX certified, and IECEx international market certification.
In terms of specifications, the Latitude 7220EX is very similar to non-EX models. Full HD display with 11.6 in. 1000 nits brightness for use in direct sunlight.
On the processor, the machine features the Intel quad-core Core i7-8365U (Whisky Lake), integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620 core display, supplemented by 8 GB LPDDR3-2133 memory , 512 GB Class 40 M.2 SSD (PCI) e 3.0 x4 interface).
In terms of network connectivity, the machine is equipped with an Intel AX200 Wi-Fi 6 plus Bluetooth 5.0 adapter, as well as a Qualcomm SnapDragon X20 G/LTE baseband.
On the port side, it offers USB 3.1 Type-C (which can be used to charge and connect to an external monitor), a USB 3.0 Type-A, a micro RS-232, a POGO connector for the keyboard, a 3.5mm audio jack, and an SD reader.
Interestingly, the tablet retains a variety of imaging and multimedia features, such as a Windows Hello-compatible front-facing camera, a flash-mounted rear camera, and stereo speakers.
In terms of security, the machine is equipped with a fingerprint scanner, Dell ControlVault Advanced Authentication, Intel vPro Remote Management, and TPM 2.0 trusted modules.
The Dell Latitude 7220EX Rugged Extreme tablet also supports two hot-swappable batteries (both 34 Wh capacity), but the battery life figures are not available.
The company will soon launch a new product of the rugged tablet, which can be used in explosive environments, depending on the configuration and market, starting at $1,899 (13,267 RMB).