News | March 21, 2012

xTablet Rugged Tablet PC Officially Certified With Seiko Instruments Printers

MobileDemand and Seiko Instruments partner to offer turnkey solution

MobileDemand, a leading provider of rugged tablet PCs has formed a strategic partnership with California-based Seiko Instruments USA Inc., a globally recognized leader in thermal printer technology. All MobileDemand products -- the xTablet T7000, T8700 and C1200 tablet PC systems have been certified on both the Seiko Instruments 2-inch DPU-S245 receipt printer and the 4- inch DPU-S445 receipt and label printer.

MobileDemand and Seiko Instruments serve many of the same markets. This partnership promises to leverage their collective expertise to provide customers, ISVs and resellers in transportation, field services, manufacturing and warehousing, retail supply chain, food and beverage distribution, military, law enforcement and other public safety agencies, hospitality and agriculture optimized rugged mobile computing and printing solutions.

"There is a lot of synergy between MobileDemand and Seiko Instruments. Both product lines are built for use in environments where downtime is not an option," says MobileDemand Channel Sales and Business Development Manager Brian Beans. "Also, providing innovative tools used by mobile workers in the field to improve operating efficiency and productivity," is core to both companies," Beans continues.

"The partnership with MobileDemand made sense for a variety of reasons," says Adam Ortlieb, Associate Director, Marketing, Seiko Instruments. "It will leverage both companies' expertise, providing customers with a seamless solution that combines our high-performance mobile printers with MobileDemand's innovative, highly durable xTablets. Ultimately, end users gain access to a proven solution designed to accelerate transaction times, increase efficiencies and expand revenue opportunities."

MobileDemand full-screen xTablets running Windows 7 are designed for the on-the-go professionals working in harsh environments. As more and more companies across numerous industries make the switch from stationary forklift mounted devices, laptops and quarter screen VGA handheld devices to full-screen, full Windows OS tablets, the need for printing labels and receipts wherever work is done, becomes more critical. Seiko Instruments' high-speed printers are light, easy to use and durable. The reliable high-performance mobile printers from Seiko Instruments along with the MobileDemand xTablets will help increase efficiency, shorten transaction times and expand revenue opportunities.

MobileDemand xTablets are built military rugged to withstand the rigors of real-world field applications. They are MIL-STD 810G compliant and have an Ingress (Sealing) Rating of up to IP65, which means they have been tested to survive pressured water, temperature extremes, rain, humidity, salt, sand, dust, shock, vibration and 26 consecutive drops up to 5 feet. xTablet full Windows 7 tablet PC systems are powered by Intel processors to provide all the performance needed to handle graphic and data intensive applications. They offer hot-swappable and high capacity batteries for all-day use and several input options such as pen-stylus, numeric keypad, on-screen or full QWERTY keyboard. They provide all-light readable displays, color cameras, and optional bar code scanners and credit card readers (on the xTablet T7000 and xTablet T8700). They are also WLAN and WWAN compatible and provide GPS on some models. Optional cradles, mounts and accessories are also available.

The Seiko Instruments DPU-S series of mobile printers tackles the challenges of going mobile with durable, easy-to-use, and cost-effective models that accelerate ROI. DPU-S models are rated for a minimum of 50 km total printing, or approximately 328,000six-inch printouts. This proven reliability ensures long-life performance in rugged mobile printing environments. The small footprint and lightweight design makes it easy to carry all day without fatigue. Plus Clamshell-style paper replacement means users can drop in a new roll without slowing down.

About MobileDemand
MobileDemand is a leading provider of rugged tablet computers used by mobile workers in Field Service, Food and Beverage Distribution, Manufacturing, Retail, Hospitality, Agriculture, Utilities, Military and Public Sector. MobileDemand is also the #1 provider of rugged tablet computers used in transportation in the United States. xTablet Rugged Tablet PC systems improve operational efficiency and allow mobile workers to make better business decisions at the point of interaction. They provide ultra-mobility and versatility and are built military rugged to withstand harsh environments. They offer a high resolution, all-light readable touch screen, functionality of a full Microsoft Windows 7 OS and the power of an Intel processor to deliver performance at a lower cost and enable greater efficiency and productivity in the field. MobileDemand: Innovations in Mobile Productivity. For more information, visit

About Seiko Instruments Inc
As a member of The Seiko Group, Seiko Instruments (SII) represents a globally recognized brand, embodying innovative design and precision manufacturing excellence. Founded in 1937, SII manufactures and markets electronic components, thermal and specialty printers, consumer electronics, communication and network technology, scientific instrumentation, and precision manufacturing technology. SII has a global presence, with more than 13,000 employees worldwide. Seiko Instruments offers a complete solution lineup for kiosk printer, mobile printer, receipt printer, and smart label printer applications. For more information, visit

SOURCE: MobileDemand