MWC 2015: Fujitsu unveils ruggedized business tablet

The STYLISTIC V535 features Windows 8.1 operating system, industrial-grade protection, water and dust resistance and is drop resistant up to 1.8 mete

MWC 2015: Fujitsu unveils ruggedized business tablet

Fujitsu has unveiled a fully ruggedized industrial business tablet, the FUJITSU Tablet STYLISTIC V535. Designed to roll with the punches and soak up the knocks and scrapes of use in environments that would normally overcome consumer-grade tablets, the STYLISTIC V535 stands up to liquids, dust (IP65 rated), bumps, and even to being dropped from a height of up to 1 meter or even 1.8 meters (with optional rugged frame).

Fujitsu has opted for the fully-featured Microsoft Windows 8.1 operating system so that organizations can run their Windows-based business applications natively, and is using the latest Intel Atom quad-core processor. The tablet is complemented by enterprise-class levels of connectivity, via optionally built-in broadband and global navigation based on both GPS and GLONASS.

Targeted at environments such as aviation, warehousing and logistics, Fujitsu’s STYLISTIC V535 also includes NFC technology, providing a convenient way to track inventory without needing to scan bar codes. Contactless authentication makes it easier for users to log-on to a device while wearing gloves or other protective clothing.

The STYLISTIC V535 is also built to operate between a wider temperature range than regular devices, with Fujitsu providing functionality at operating temperature ranges spanning an Arctic -10°C through to a sweltering 50°C.

In designing its toughest-ever STYLISTIC, Fujitsu said it has not overlooked usability: this is extended beyond the durability of water, dust and drop resistance, as the STYLISTIC V535 has a bright, multi-touch display that can even be used with gloves – and of course uses a toughened glass. Another human centric touch is the user-exchangeable battery.

The Fujitsu Smart Shell Concept also allows customers to implement tablets into specialised industrial environments. This is a range of user-exchangeable shells that allows the STYLISTIC to be more easily integrated into a work set-up, via easy mounting on a 3rd party swivel arm.

The Smart Shell with Hexmount option enables fixed mounting for use in environments such as logistics, while the Smart Shell with SmartCard reader adds secure, hardware-based identification and authentication options.

Joerg Hartmann, Vice President Global Client Computing Devices at Fujitsu, sayid: “The STYLISTIC V535 is a breakthrough device, as it means that a standardised tablet – even running Windows 8.1 natively – is for the first time available for industrial environments where consumer-grade devices are prone to rapid failure.

“With a fully ruggedized tablet, Fujitsu is enabling the use of IT in environments that have previously been out of bounds for computing devices since they are likely to get dropped, damp or full of dust – all factors that usually prove fatal to a consumer-grade tablet.”

Pricing and availability

The FUJITSU Tablet STYLISTIC V535 is available to order immediately in EMEIA and North America. Pricing varies by region, model and configuration.

Technical specifications

  • The FUJITSU Tablet STYLISTIC V535 has an 8.3-inch (21.0 cm) WUXGA display with a screen resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 pixels, combined with an IPS multi-touch display with toughened glass.
  • It is powered by an Intel Atom Z3795 Quad-Core processor (including 64-bit support) and ships with Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit version pre-installed.
  • The STYLISTIC V535 comes with 4 GB memory and capacity for up to 128 GB eMMC storage. Connectivity options include WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS and GLONASS support and optional 4G/LTE on project base. In its most basic configuration, the unit weighs 540g.
  • The STYLISTIC V535 is fully ruggedised, conforms to the IP65 standard for water resistance and dust tightness, and functions within an operating temperature range of between -10°C to 50°C. The unit is also disinfectable with IPA solutions.
  • Fujitsu also offers additional options including a cradle with interfaces for desktop peripherals such as a display and mouse, and the STYLISTIC V535 is fully compatible with the Fujitsu Smart Shell Concept for industry-specific requirements.

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