This press release was issued by Xplore Technologies prior to its acquisition by Zebra Technologies on February 22, 2017.
Bobcat Fully Rugged Tablets Deliver Power, Resilience to Pass Intense Stress Testing
AUSTIN, Texas - February 22, 2017 - Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR) today announced that FlashParking is currently deploying its Xplore Bobcat Fully Rugged Tablet PC as the user interface for hundreds of Smart Station access control kiosks installed across the United States. Xplore began fulfilling the customer’s $854K order in November 2016 after the Bobcat proved to be the only computer to withstand both the extreme heat and extreme cold of the kiosks’ outdoor operating environments.
As Mark Holleran, president and COO of Xplore, noted: “FlashParking has created and successfully executed on one of the most innovative garage and parking lot automation solutions in the U.S. They understand that kiosk downtime due to internal computer failures is costly to their customers and, therefore, a threat to the vitality of their own business. Fortunately, Xplore’s rugged tablet was a key component in the overall reliability of their powerful parking solution, while reducing the deployment risks for parking operators and asset owners seeking to gain better control over their pricing and enforcement models.”
All of FlashParking’s access control equipment for garage and parking lots feature a 10.1” Bobcat touchscreen rugged tablet installed within the Smart Station kiosk. The bright sunlight-viewable computers allow vehicle owners access via credit card, mobile phone number, barcoded tickets, RFID proximity card, online parking reservations and more. The same Smart Station can also be configured as a pay-on-foot, pay by plate, pay by space, or pay and display kiosk, all of which run FlashParking’s award-winning parking platform that provides real-time control over parking operations.
“The Xplore Bobcat was not only an affordable mobile computing platform, but its durability and flexibility afforded both FlashParking and our customers a unique competitive advantage,” added Carlos Hernandez, VP of Research and Design of FlashParking. “The tablet’s continuous operation, even in extreme climates, means that our customers don’t have to worry about kiosk downtime due to weather fluctuations.”
For more information on how Xplore’s rugged tablet solutions can fulfill your company’s specialized mobile computing needs, please visit www.xploretech.com.
About Flash Parking
FlashParking, www.flashparking.com, is a parking technology company with a suite of products that together are reinventing parking for both consumers and parking operators. All FlashParking parking solutions— FlashValet, FlashPARCS, FlashMobile—use a cloud-based platform enabling parking operators to tap into real- time data from a mobile phone, tablet or desktop. With FlashParking, parking operators now can control their revenue and parking operations (valet, gated, and mobile payments) from virtually anywhere, while also giving guests the ability to use their mobile device for a superior parking experience.
About Xplore Technologies
Xplore is The Rugged Tablet Authority™, exclusively manufacturing powerful, long-lasting, and customer-defined rugged tablet PCs since 1996. Today, Xplore offers the broadest portfolio of genuinely rugged tablets – and the most complete lineup of rugged tablet accessories – on Earth. Its mobility solutions are purpose-built for the energy, utilities, telecommunications, military and defense, manufacturing, distribution, public safety, healthcare, government, and field service sectors. The company’s award-winning military-grade computers are also among the most powerful and longest lasting in their class, built to withstand nearly any hazardous condition or environmental extreme for years without fail.
This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. When used in this document, the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect Xplore’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to such risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made including those factors detailed from time to time in filings made by Xplore with securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated or expected. Xplore does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
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