Samsung Launches Ruggedized Galaxy Tab Active2 – a Tablet Built for Today’s Digital Business Needs – Now Available for the Canadian Workforce

Jun 23. 2018

Mississauga, ON, June 22, 2018 – Samsung Electronics Canada today announced the Canadian availability of the Galaxy Tab Active2, a rugged tablet designed for mobile workers who conduct business outdoors or beyond office walls, including in the field, industrial locations, and harsh weather. The device provides easy access to essential functions in tough weather conditions—such as high or low temperatures and wet environments—and advances seamless workflow by combining high durability and LTE connectivity with a range of innovative capabilities for business users.

Whether on a factory floor, refrigerated truck or utility pole, mobile workers across industries can use the Galaxy Tab Active2 to access applications for managing job-specific tasks, such as asset management and factory automation. Through a growing ecosystem of Samsung partners, businesses can deploy the mobile solutions that workers rely on in industries such as manufacturing, retail, transportation and public safety.

“As the digital transformation of business accelerates, mobile workers across industries require a device that is purpose-built to fit their specific needs in a variety of environments,” said Mary Peterson, Vice President, IT & Enterprise Solutions, Samsung Canada. “The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2 was designed to help businesses improve productivity, while reducing complexity, and do so while empowering workers in challenging working conditions.”

Built for Business

The Galaxy Tab Active2 is MIL-STD-810-certified[1]—the military standard for durability during excessive pressure, temperatures, vibrations and drops—and IP68-rated[2] for water and dust resistance. Physical buttons are included for easy operation with work gloves, and the display can be used while wet, enabling access in rainy or inclement weather.

Other capabilities that help create a seamless workflow include:

·         Ruggedized S Pen: An IP68-certified[3] water and dust resistant S Pen provides high precision in tough environments, including use on a wet display and alternate access to the tablet when wearing gloves.

·         LTE-Enabled: An LTE version lets workers in the field stay connected while they’re mobile.

·         Replaceable Battery: Batteries are replaceable through a removable back panel, so that fully-charged backup batteries can be available and easily inserted, keeping productivity flowing.

·         Convenient Charging/Data Transfer: Pogo pins on the side of the tablet enable convenient charging, offering high durability for docking a device or multiple units[4].

·         High-Resolution Camera: A 5MP front camera and 8MP auto-focus rear camera delivers high-quality photos and scanning when capturing work photos or bar codes.

·         Fast Access: Enhanced touch sensitivity lets users access touchscreen features while wearing gloves, while facial recognition allows fast device access using biometrics.

The Galaxy Tab Active2 is also IT friendly, with the Samsung Knox defense-grade security platform enabling IT administrators to customize the device for company purposes, providing employees access to just the apps required for business use. Enterprise Firmware Over-the-Air (eFOTA) allows testing before deployments, so enterprises have control over OS versions on employee devices.

Applications & Accessories Advance

The Galaxy Tab Active2 enables companies to tap an ecosystem of applications and accessories designed to help users manage essential business tasks and processes. These include applications for asset management, factory automation, e-signatures, direct store delivery, scanning and more. Key examples are:

·         Fleet Management: The Galaxy Tab Active2 can help address challenges for the trucking industry when combined with solutions such as Omnitracs XRS fleet management software. This lets drivers use the device to digitally monitor hours of service (HOS) logs while on and off duty.

·         Fast Scanning for Retail: Combining Scandit’s mobile data capture platform with the Galaxy Tab Active2 enables retail workers to use the device to rapidly scan multiple barcodes.

·         Asset Management in the Field: In combination with a powerful asset management application, the Galaxy Tab Active2 lets workers in the field manage inventories, schedule maintenance and oversee assets digitally.

Additionally, an array of accessories for the Galaxy Tab Active2 drive flexibility and functionality while on the job, including professional-grade vehicle mounting options for commercial fleets and emergency responders, portable barcode scanning equipment for retailers, hand straps for one-hand operation in factory environments, and rugged portable keyboards.

“Mobile workers across industries—such as field service, transportation, and retail—typically demand purpose-built mobile devices for work, given the hazards associated with the environments they operate in,” said Bryan Bassett, Senior Research Analyst, Mobile Enterprise Device Solutions, IDC. “The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2 addresses many demands head on, providing a rugged business device that is easy to manage from an IT perspective, and delivers features and accessories specifically designed to improve mobile workflows beyond the scope of typical office use.”

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2 is now available in Canada through the Samsung Canada IT reseller partner channel. For more information and full product specifications on the Galaxy Tab Active2, visit here.

*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2 Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2

Display

8.0” WXGA TFT (1280×800)

Chipset

Samsung Exynos 7870
Octa-core 1.6GHz

LTE Support

LTE Cat.6 (300Mbps)

Memory

3GB + 16GB
microSD up to 256GB

Camera

8.0MP AF + 5.0MP, Flash

Port

USB 2.0 Type C, Pogo Pin

Sensors

Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor

Wireless Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2,4 GHz+5 GHz)

Wi-Fi Direct, BT 4.2, NFC

GPS

GPS + GLONASS

Dimension, Weight

127,6 x 214,7 x 9,9 mm, 415 g / 417 g (LTE)

Battery Capacity

4,450mAh, User Replaceable

OS/Upgrade

Android 7.1

Durability

IP68 Water and Dust Resistance, 1.2m Anti-shock with inbox protective cover, MIL-STD-810G

Pen

S Pen (IP68 Certified, 4096 Pressure Level, Air Command)

Security

Knox 2.8

About Samsung Electronics Canada
Samsung Electronics Canada inspires Canadians to reach their full potential through a transformative ecosystem of products and services that deliver innovation and distinct design to every aspect of their connected lives. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, virtual reality and wearable devices, tablets and digital appliances. In 2017, Samsung ranked top 10 in Interbrand's "Best Global Brands" list, Ipsos Canada’s Most Influential Brands in Canada, and Leger Marketing’s Most Admired Brands in Canada. Dedicated to helping make a difference in the lives of Canadians, Samsung's award-winning Hope for Children corporate giving initiatives supports public education, sustainability and health-related issues in communities across the country. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.

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For more information, please contact:

Chris Dionne, North Strategic, chris.dionne@northstrategic.com, 416-500-3802

 

[1]This device passed military specification (MIL-STD-810G) testing against a subset of 21 specific environmental conditions, including temperature, dust, shock/vibration, and low pressure/high altitude. Device may not perform as shown in all extreme conditions. See user manual.

[2]Water-resistant and dustproof based on IP68 rating, which tests submersion in clear water up to 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes. Not shockproof.

[3]Water-resistant and dustproof based on IP68 rating, which tests submersion in clear water up to 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes. Not shockproof.

[4]With compatible accessory, sold separately.