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Anti-bacterial medical tablets are loaded with options

Jun 7, 2011 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive

X2 announced two ruggedized, anti-bacterial Intel Atom Z530-powered tablets aimed at the healthcare market. The 10.4-inch X2312MD and 8.9-inch X2390MD tablets offer up to 2GB RAM, flash storage options ranging up to 128GB, Wi-Fi, USB and audio ports, and a wide range of I/O options ranging from 3G to RFID to smart card readers, says the company.

Designed primarily for patient care applications, the X2390MD and X2312MD can serve a wide range of healthcare applications, says X2. Both tablets are powered by the original, 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z530 processor, combined here with up to 2GB RAM. The tablets are compatible with Linux, as well as Microsoft Windows flavors including Windows 7, XP, Embedded Standard 7, XP Pro Embedded, Windows 7 Pro, and XP Pro, says the company. 


8.9-inch X2390MD (left) with docking station option and attached rubber grips, and the 10.4-inch X2312MD (right) with an optional module above its screen

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The devices both offer white anti-bacterial casings, as well as AC power adapters that conform to the UL60601-1 Underwriters Laboratories standard for safety, says X2. Other common features are said to include 802.11a/b/g/n wireless networking, as well as control buttons and LEDs.

The feature sets vary widely, however, as shown in the dual spec sheets below. Perhaps this is because the 8.9-inch X2390MD is designed to be slipped into the lab pocket of a more mobile healthcare worker, while the 10.4-inch X2312MD is designed more for attachments to carts, or even partial desktop use.

This differentiation of uses is suggested by the additional ruggedization options on the 8.9-inch model, which is thicker (1.25 inches) and heavier (2.43 pounds) than the larger X2312MD. The X2390MD also offers a smart card reader as a standard feature, while it's only an option on the larger tablet.

Both tablets provide up to eight hours of battery life and have hot-swappable batteries for continuous operation, as well as a range of optional battery charging accessories, says X2. A suite of docking and mounting stations are also said to be available.

X2312MD

The X2312MD is equipped with a 10.4-inch, 1024 x 768 (XGA) resistive touch display, says X2. The backlit display is said to ship with a stylus, and is available with a sunlight-readable option. The case is enclosed in magnesium-aluminum alloy, and offers rubber grips.


X2312MD

Storage starts at 2GB and ranges up to either a 16GB flash allotment, or a 128GB solid state drive (SSD), says the company. The X2312MD also features dual USB 2.0 ports, audio ports, and a speaker.

The tablet is available with optional 3G, RFID, smart card, MSR (magnetic stripe reader), and 2D barcode scanner modules, says X2. Also optional is a three-megapixel camera.

Features and specifications listed for the 10.4-inch X2312MD include:

  • Processor — Intel Atom Z530 @ 1.6GHz
  • Memory — 1GB or 2GB RAM
  • Flash storage — 2-16GB flash or 32-128GB SSD
  • Display — 10.4-inch, 1024 x 768 resistive touchscreen with LED backlit; optional outdoor-viewing feature
  • Wi-Fi — 802.11a/b/g/n
  • USB — 2 x USB 2.0
  • Audio — speaker, mic-in, headphone-in
  • Other standard features — 7 x control buttons; trigger and power buttons; battery and WLAN LEDs; stylus (non-electronic tip)
  • Major I/O options:
    • 3G (Gobi 2000 module with GSM/GPRS/EDGE, EV-DO)
    • 3-megapixel autofocus camera (1/4-inch lens)
    • MSR triple track reader (ISO TK1, 2 & 3); JIS & AAMVA
    • 2D barcode scanner (Intermec omni-directional scanner; can read 1D too)
    • RFID (HF 13.56MHz, ISO standard 15693, 14443A(B) & 18092)
    • smart card reader (ISO 7816 T=0,T=1; EMV 2000; 1.8/3/5V)
  • Power — 100-240V AC in; 12V DC, 3A out
  • Battery — 7.4V 2200mAh or 3760mAh; optional external 7.4V 3760mAh
  • Operating temperature — 32 to 104 deg. F (0 to 40 deg. C)
  • Ruggedization/regulatory:
    • ABS + PC plastics and magnesium-aluminum alloy chassis
    • anti-microbial enclosure
    • rubber grip with handstrap
    • UL60601-1 safety compliance
  • Dimensions — 8.3 x 10.3 x 0.8 inches (210 x 261 x 18mm)
  • Weight — 2.05 lbs (0.93 k)

X2390MD

The smaller, more ruggedized X2390MD has an 8.9-inch, 1024 x 600 (WSVGA) resistive touch display with backlighting and a stylus. Unlike its larger sibling, it offers IP64-rated water and dust resistance, as well as MIL-STD-810G drop resistance, "making it suitable for use in even the most demanding medical application," says X2.


X2390MD

The X2390MD can be purchased with up to 64GB of flash, but lacks the X2312MD's more capacious SSD option. It supplies only one USB port instead of two, but provides an internal microphone, which is missing on the larger tablet. It also offers a standard smart card reader.

Options are similar, with RFID, Mag-stripe readers, etc. except that the 3G module also offer GPS capability. In addition, this smaller tablet offers a lower resolution two-megapixel camera option, says X2.

Features and specifications listed for the 8.9-inch X2390MD include:

  • Processor — Intel Atom Z530 @ 1.6GHz
  • Memory — 1GB or 2GB RAM
  • Flash storage — 2-64GB flash
  • Display — 8.9-inch, 1024 x 600 resistive touchscreen with LED backlit; optional outdoor-viewing feature
  • Wi-Fi — 802.11a/b/g/n
  • USB — USB 2.0 port
  • Audio — speaker, internal mic; headphone-in
  • Smart card reader — full-slot reader for ISO 7816 T=0,T=1; EMV 2000; 1.8 /3/5V
  • Other standard features — 7 x control buttons; trigger and power buttons; battery and WLAN LEDs; stylus (non-electronic tip); TPM 2.0
  • Major I/O options:
    • 3G with GPS (GPS-enabled Gobi 2000 module with GSM/GPRS/EDGE, EV-DO)
    • 2-megapixel autofocus camera (1/5-inch lens)
    • MSR triple track reader (ISO TK1, 2 & 3); JIS & AAMVA
    • 2D barcode scanner (Intermec omni-directional scanner; can read 1D too)
    • RFID (HF 13.56MHz, ISO standard 15693, 14443A(B) & 18092)
  • Power — 100-240V AC in; 18.5V DC, 3.89A out
  • Battery — 7.4V 3760mAh; optional external 7.4V 3760mAh
  • Operating temperature — 32 to 104 deg. F (0 to 40 deg. C)
  • Ruggedization/regulatory:
    • ABS + PC plastics chassis
    • anti-microbial enclosure
    • rubber grip with handstrap
    • UL60601-1 safety compliance
    • water resistance — IP64
    • vibration/shock resistance — MIL-STD-810G
  • Dimensions — 7.7 x 10 x 1.25 inches (196 x 256 x 32mm)
  • Weight — 2.43 lbs (1.1 k)

Stated Francis Davis, CEO of X2 Computing, "They will provide rapid access to patient records and other data from any location using simple touchscreen commands and will help staff deliver a higher level of care."

Availability

The 10.4-inch X2312MD and 8.9-inch X2390MD tablets are available now at an undisclosed price, says X2. More information should eventually appear on X2's tablet computer page.


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