Quebec tablet maker goes rugged

Quebec City-based DAP Technologies has introduced a Windows-based tablet that’s water resistant and can withstand a four-foot drop.

Called the M9700, it sports a 9.7-inch multi-touch display and is marketed as an alternative to for enterprise customers.

According to DAP, enterprise customers need the screen size and lightweight features of a consumer tablet, but also need a more rugged solution that runs a Windows operating system compatible with existing networks.

The unit is more than two pounds (989 grams) and is less than an inch thick (22 millimeters). The M9700 is capable of pan and zoom functions.

DAP GM David Molesworth said consumer tablets have their appeal, but for many enterprise applications, they are neither rugged enough nor compatible with existing networks. The M9700 offers a solution that combines the best-loved features of consumer models with a rugged design and the Windows-based operating system needed for seamless migration into existing Windows-based networks.

Besides water protection, the M9700 protects against dust.

The M9700 offers communication features such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and optional 3G and GPS, and an autofocus 2MP camera with flash.

The M9700 ships with Windows Embedded Standard 7 and a 32GB solid state drive.

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