Rugged Tablet Computers - Advantech

Advantech's rugged handheld PC's are built to survive in the harshest of environments, and still provide state of the art capabilities.

These handheld PC's run Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 (click to find out more) which is capable of running many standard and custom applications. They are particularly well suited to data capture applications.

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PWS-440 The Amazing Ultra-Rugged Light Weight PDA

PWS-4403.7" Ultra Rugged PDA with Marvell PXA 310 Processor - For Mission Critical Applications

Supports Windows® CE6.0 and Windows® Embedded Handheld 6.5

The PWS-440 is an ultra rugged portable computer featuring a 3.7” transflective VGA TFT LCD display and Marvell PXA310 806MHz processor. With GPS, HSDPA (3.5G), Wi-Fi and built-in Bluetooth, PWS-440 provides a fully-functional communication device for any outdoor application. Certified to meet standard military grade MIL-STD-810G and MIL-STD-461F, PWS-440 is constructed with an IP67 rating guaranteeing total protection against dirt, dust and water. Driven by a high capacity battery, PWS-440 handles a 5-foot drop, and operates in an extreme range of operating temperatures, providing mobility in any harsh environment. Advantech’s PWS-440 is a strong device for reliable mobile communications in any environment.

It offers a rich array of I/O ports and communications features giving it continuous access to critical data. The MIL-STD-461F/ MIL-STD-810G certifications guarantee total protection from dust, dirt and water. PWS-440 brings long-lasting mobility to the field with a 6 hour battery life that can easily be changed in the field to double the time.

A Steadfast Solution for Mission Critical Applications

PWS-440 is a go to device wherever mission critical applications are needed. It serves military applications in situations where life is in the balance if correct and timely decisions are delayed; it is at home in dark and dank locations faced in mines; and it reliably gathers information and pinpoints locations for infrastructure maintenance, such as railway track geometries. It can be dropped, manhandled and subjected to the demanding environments faced by these applications. Operators appreciate the very light weight of PWS-440, its battery life mobility in the field, its single-hand operation, and the general ease of use.

In outdoor situations, the sunlight-readable 3.7” transflective VGA TFT LCD screen makes the display easy to view, and the choice of stylus or touchscreen input is an attractive feature.

Ultra-Rugged, Ultra-Rated

PWS-440’s ultra-rugged design minimizes downtime and maximizes high-availability. The mobile device has an IP67 rating, guaranteeing total protection from dust, and capable of withstanding a one meter submersion in water. It survives a 5-foot drop to concrete and just keeps running. PWS-440 carries both MIL-STD-810G and MIL-STD461F military certifications which are rigid tests of the environmental effects on and control of electromagnetic interference by equipment. And it can operate in temperature extremes—from -20° C ~ +60° C. PWS-440 is ultra-rugged and ultra-rated.

In situations where downtime spells disaster, the wise turn to PWS-440 for their solution.

Getting Data Home

PWS-440 has a full range of rich I/O connectivity features. It is equipped with two USB type A ports, a USB1.1 host port, an RS-232 port, an RS-232/422/485 port, standard Ethernet, DC-IN, and stereo headphone and microphone jacks. PWS-440 also supports a wide-range ofcommunications protocols, including 802.11b/g WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, and a WWAN module with optional external antenna. Getting data from the field to the home office is simple with so many choices.

PWS-440 is the best choice in an ultra-rugged portable mobile computer. It is backed by the expertise of Esis’ technical support engineers, coupled with Advantech’s entire global support network.

Main Features of PWS-440

  • Processor: Marvell PXA310 806MHz core
  • 3.7” VGA TFT LCD transflective technology
  • IP67 rating guarantees total protection against dirt, dust and water
  • Certified by MIL-STD-810G and MIL-STD-461F
  • Standard 5-way controller and 4 function keys for one-hand operation
  • High capacity Li-ion battery provides 6 hours of continuous operation
  • Field navigation application with HSDPA (3.5 G), 802.11b/g, Bluetooth and GPS
  • Supports Windows® CE6.0 and Windows® Embedded Handheld 6.5

     Data sheet on PWS-440 (pdf file, opens in new tab)

PWS-440-6E000E  PDA/HANDHELD, 3.7"" PDA PXA310 WL BT GPS CE6E          $2,207+GST      10/13
PWS-440-6E003E  PDA/HANDHELD, 3.7"" PDA PXA310 WL BT GPS 3G CE6E    $2,600

The package includes PWS-440 device, Power adapter, and handstrap

P37B-93-P37B5-0012 POWER ADAPTER, AC 100 V ~ 240 V, 47 ~ 63 Hz input, 12 V, 3.5 A output



PWS-450 3.8" Rugged Handheld with Marvell PXA 320 Processor

PWS-450The PWS-450 is a rugged handheld computer featuring a 3.8" transflective WVGA TFT LCD display, and Marvell PXA 320 806 MHz processor.
With HSDPA (3.5 G), 802.11 a/b/g, Bluetooth, barcode and GPS, PWS-450 provides a fully-functional communication device for any outdoor applications. PWS-450 is constructed with an IP65 rating guaranteeing protection against dirt, dust and water.
Driven by a high capacity battery, PWS-450 withstands a 5-foot drop, and can operate in an extreme range of operating temperatures, providing
mobility in any harsh environment.
Advantech's PWS-450 is a strong and rugged device for reliable mobile communications in any environment

• Marvell PXA320 806 MHz; Support Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 Professional and Classic
• 3.8" WVGA high resolution sunlight readable LCD
• Complete communication: WIFI, Bluetooth, GPS, WWAN(3.5G)
• Standard models include an integrated 1D laser Scanner and AutoFocus 5M camera
• Optional data capture modules: 2D imager scanner and HF RFID reader.
• Dual microphone designed with echo cancellation and noise reduction for clear voice communication
• IP65-certified, 5ft drop to concrete

     Data sheet on PWS-450 (pdf file, opens in new tab)

PWS-450-9261UADGE    PDA/HANDHELD, 3.8"" Handheld PXA320 WL BT EH65C    $1,609+GST 10/13
PWS-450-9892UADGE    PDA/HANDHELD, 3.8"" Handheld PXA320 WL BT GPS 3.5G EH65P    $2,146

The package are include PWS-450 device, Li-ion battery (3.7V, 2200mAh),
USB communication and charging cable, Power adapter, Stylus, and handstrap.


PWS-450-BAT200E ACCESSORY PWS-450 3.7V 4000mAh Li-Ion battery pack
PWS-450-Cradle00E ACCESSORY PWS-450 Ethernet Cradle
PWS-450-adap00E Adaptor 5V/3A AC100-240 for PWS-450



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