Swedish rugged devices manufacturer JLT Mobile Computers is now shipping its VERSO+ 10 computer with the Intel Core processor option. It extends the performance of the VERSO rugged computers already shipping, by providing even more compute power in the most compact and robust form-factor.
Mobile computing is rapidly becoming the preferred solution for users in many vertical markets, thanks to its convenience. However, while many tablet computers provide access to fun or useful applications, the real power of mobile computing is having access to advanced software, often also used in the back office, while working in harsh environments.
Running powerful software applications requires powerful processors, something that many mobile computers aren’t able to offer due to size, heat dissipation or power restrictions. But JLT Mobile Computers has managed to increase the performance of the VERSO+ 10 range by integrating the Intel Core processor.
This is the latest extension to the VERSO family of rugged mobile computers, which already includes the 12-inch and 15-inch versions. The VERSO+ 10 features a smaller profile than its close cousins, making it even easier to integrate into space-constrained vehicle cabins, without losing any of their benefits.
These include built-in WLAN 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n dual-band and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity with fully integrated and highly sensitive PIFA antennas, giving reliable local area and personal area communications in even the most harsh and demanding environments. An optional 4G LTE module can be added to provide wide area communications if necessary and the dock can also accommodate Assisted GPS and GLONASS technology.
Thanks to its powerful Core processor, the VERSO+ 10 computer can support a wide range of operating systems including Windows 8.1 Industry, Windows 7 Pro and Windows Embedded Standard 7.
With this latest development the VERSO+ 10 range is now available with either the Intel Core i5 processor or a dual-core Intel D2550 processor. The Core processor option offers 8GB DDR3 memory, while both processor options feature a 10-inch sunlight viewable XGA LED display with multi-touch projected capacitive technology.
In-built storage comes in the form of a CFast drive and the computer features waterproof stereo speakers and support for HD audio. In both versions the power supply and battery back-up are fully integrated, and supported by JLT’s advanced QuickLock cradle, which significantly simplifies installation in a vehicle while preserving easy access for security purposes.
The overall dimensions of the VERSO+ 10 computer are 251mm (W) x 207mm (H) x 65mm (D), including dock. Total weight is just 2.7kg. Designed for harsh environments, the VERSO+ 10 computer can withstand operating temperature excursions of -30C to +55C, in 10-90% RH. Dust and water ingress is certified to IP65.
“The availability of the VERSO+ 10 computer with Core processor adds even greater customer choice to this successful range of mobile computers,” commented Anders Grandin, product manager at JLT Mobile Computers. “Adding the power of the Intel Core processor to our most compact range of mobile computers, while preserving all of the rugged benefits of the VERSO range, should appeal to end-users who need the best performance in the smallest form-factor.”
The VERSO+ 10 computer is available today with the Intel Core i5 processor and the dual-core Intel D2550 processor.