Expanding on its family of ruggedized business tablets, Samsung Electronics today announced the U.S. availability of the Galaxy Tab Active Pro, the company’s latest ruggedized tablet designed for mobile workers.
The new Galaxy Tab Active Pro is designed for those who conduct business in harsh environments or beyond office walls. The tablet puts high-durability front and center, able to withstand excessive pressure, temperatures, vibrations and drops through military-standard certification (MIL-STD-810G)—and featuring IP68 certification for water and dust resistance.
The Tab Active Pro also includes an IP68-certified water and dust resistant S Pen, which can be used on a wet display. Additionally, the tablet provides settings for flexibility by enabling touchscreen interaction while wearing work gloves (normal thin glove conditions.)
Other productivity features for the business user: a 10.1” display and a replaceable, fast-charging battery that can power the device for up to 15 hours. The Tab Active Pro features a removable back panel, so a fully-charged backup battery can easily inserted while working in the field or to support shift-based jobs.
Samsung DeX5 (desktop experience) is now available for the first time on Samsung’s flagship ruggedized tablet model. DeX creates a PC-like experience on the tablet. It can be used in two ways: Dual Mode for large monitor connectivity, or Standalone Mode, which uses a keyboard to turn the tablet into a PC workstation.
Other workflow capabilities include POGO pins, letting users connect and charge the tablet, or attach third-party accessories geared towards their industry. Plus, a new programmable button gives users faster access to the key business applications they need on the job.
Additional Tab Active Pro features include:
- LTE and Wi-Fi Connectivity
- A 13MP AF back camera and an 8MP front camera
- A built-in NFC chip makes the tablet mPOS ready, so users can scan bar codes to perform functions such as securing payments or managing inventory.
- Google AR Core enables the tablet to leverage augmented reality (AR) to combine real world and virtual environments.
The Galaxy Tab Active Pro is protected by Samsung Knox, a defense-grade security platform built from the hardware level which helps ensure protection across all deployed devices. Additionally, the tablet supports Knox services that provide a business IT administrator with tools to deploy, configure and manage the Tab Active Pro across a business. Using cloud-based Knox Configure, for instance, administrators can set up and customize devices in bulk. Knox Manage provides an MDM solution to give IT administrators a cloud-based command center to remotely manage devices across multiple operating systems.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro is now available in the U.S. through Samsung’s IT reseller partner channel (Wi-Fi version) for $600. An LTE-version will be available November 15th for $680.
|Display||10.1” WUXGA (1920 x 1200)|
Dual 2.0GHz + Hexa 1.7GHz
|LTE Support||Cat.11 3CA|
|Memory||4GB + 64GB
microSD up to 512GB**
|Camera||13.0MP AF + 8.0MP, Flash|
|Port||USB 3.1 Type C, Pogo Pin|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor|
|Wireless Connectivity||USB 3.1 (Gen 1), BT v5.0 (LE up to 2 Mbps), NFC, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4G+5GHz, VHT80)|
|Dimension, Weight||9.9mm x 243.5mm x 170.2mm, 653g(T540)|
|Durability||MIL-STD-810G, Anti-shock (1.2m drop test with Protective Cover), IP68 Water and Dust Resistance|
|Pen||S Pen (IP68 Certified, 4096 Pressure Level, Air Command)|
|Security||Samsung Knox & Support, Biometric authentication, Security Patch & PLC (3yrs)|