Samsung has introduced the Galaxy Tab Active2, a new business-rugged tablet built for business through a customer-centric design inspired by professionals with the latest innovations from Samsung.
According to the company, the Galaxy Tab Active2 helps accelerate the digital transformation of industries among key verticals like transportation, public safety and manufacturing by offering a wider range of features such as biometrics integration, multi-window screens and S Pen capabilities that function in extreme working conditions, ultimately improving worker productivity and flexibility.
“The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2 was built based on in-depth customer and partner feedback and has been carefully developed to create a new category of tablet for the global workforce,” said Suk-Jea Hahn, Executive Vice President of Samsung Electronics’ Global Mobile B2B Team.
“We strategically worked to build a wider partner ecosystem for extended functionality through collaborations with leading industry players, such as IBM, ECOM Instruments, Gamber Johnson, Ram Mounts, iKey, Otterbox and Koamtac. With IBM Maximo, we are delighted to bring to Samsung, for the first time, industry leading asset management features for field workers to simplify their daily lives.”
Samsung Mobile say they embraced an open approach with partners to expand the experience for the Galaxy Tab Active2 including working with IBM Maximo to integrate the capabilities of Asset Management and Work Management. By combining IBM’s advanced asset management capabilities with device features, tasks such as equipment inspection and maintenance will be easier and more efficient for workers, regardless of the complexity of the environment they are working in.
“With this collaboration, IBM Maximo and Samsung Mobile B2B are solving ever-changing business requirements for industrialised mobile devices and empowering field technicians with new tools designed to work where and how they do,” said Sanjay Brahmawar, General Manager, IBM Watson IoT Sales.
“Users will be able to conduct crucial on premise analysis, such as updating work orders or counting inventory items, in an intuitive, friendly interface on a robust and reliable device.”
The Galaxy Tab Active2 is MIL-STD-810 certified, ensuring that the tablet is durable enough to survive excessive pressure, temperatures, environments, vibrations and drops. The tablet offers business rugged features such as 1.2m anti-shock inbox protective cover, IP68 water and dust resistance and better display touch mode for gloved and wet touch. These features provide greater durability in extreme environments with a simple design and interface for one-handed input and holding.
The Galaxy Tab Active2 also touts professional-grade vehicle mounting options for commercial fleets and law enforcement through partnerships with Gamber Johnson and Ram Mounts. Other collaborations bring new features such as explosion protection for oil, gas, pharmaceutical and chemical industries with support from ECOM instruments, portable barcode scanning from Koamtac, hand straps from Otterbox and rugged vehicle and portable keyboards from iKey.
Using the improved 5MP camera with 8MP Auto Focus, business users will experience better quality photos for work purposes such as ID card and passport scanning. A new fingerprint scanner offers enhanced security authentication, and the facial recognition feature is a convenient option for unlocking the device using just one hand. When paired with new gyroscope and geomagnetic sensors, employees will also benefit from a wide range of augmented reality capabilities. AR can now be used with Galaxy Tab Active2 for employee training and customer support experiences allowing businesses to train employees in a realistic environment before ever reaching the job site.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2 will be available from October 2017 in select markets. For more information on the Galaxy Tab Active2 visit http://www.samsungmobilepress.com, http://news.samsung.com/galaxy or www.samsung.com/galaxy.