Zebra releases its first tablets supporting 5G

  • Zebra Technologies has introduced two new Windows 12-inch rugged tablets, its first to support high-speed 5G wireless networks.

    Zebra Technologies has introduced two new Windows 12-inch rugged tablets, its first to support high-speed 5G wireless networks. Courtesy of Business Wire

 
Posted9/13/2021 2:36 PM

LINCOLNSHIRE -- Zebra Technologies Corp. Monday introduced two new ET8x series, 12-inch Windows tablets.

The ET8x series is designed for a mobile workforce and to improve productivity and safety across multiple industries.

 

Zebra said these are its first tablets with support for Wi-Fi 6E and 5G, providing faster wireless connectivity to help ensure mobile workers remain connected in any environment.

The thin and light ET80 and ET85, which run on Intel 11th generation processors, are a portable option in the field and can be purchased with a detached rugged keyboard featuring a friction hinge so front-line workers can experience a complete laptop-like experience on the go, in their vehicles or at their desks. With support for citizens broadband radio service, companies can enable private LTE networks that provide cost-effective wireless connectivity in the largest facilities. Public safety network certification provides first responders with a connection they can count on, the company said.

"Balancing the need for a more flexible and portable mobile solution without sacrificing high end performance and large display requirements has opened the door for 2-in-1 detachable rugged tablets, such as Zebra Technologies' ET80 and ET85," says David Krebs, executive vice president, VDC Research.

Zebra's technology products empower front-line workers in retail and e-commerce, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, health care, the public sector and other industries. It has more than 10,000 partners across 100 countries.

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