Product of the Week: Winmate M133K 13.3" Rugged Tablet PC

October 20, 2020 ECD Staff

Winmate’s industrial-grade M133K 13.3" Rugged Tablet PC is designed for operation in harsh outdoor environments. Powered by Intel’s “Kaby Lake” Core i5-7200U processor that clocks in at 2.50 GHz (with turbo speeds up to 3.10 GHz) and Microsoft’s Windows 10 IoT Enterprise operating system, M133K Rugged Tablet PCs can serve as a real-time, cloud connected control point in environments like a factory floor.

The  13.3" x 9.4" x 1.18" M133K Rugged Tablet PC features a 1920 x 1080 wide-viewing-angle, anti-glare display and is equipped with an optically-bonded full HD display. The 500-nit, multi-touch projected capacitive touchscreen is encased in an IP65-rated, waterproof and dust-proof magnesium alloy housing with all-around elastomeric rubber.

From a communication perspective, the device supports Gigabit Ethernet LAN connectivity via an onboard RJ45 connector, Bluetooth 5.0 for short-range wireless data transfer, 3G or 4G/LTE cellular for longer range, remote comms, as well as GPS and GLONASS support for positioning.

The tablet’s additional I/O includes:

  • 5 MP Rear Camera with Autofocus
  • 2 MP Webcam
  • 1x Built-in Mic, 2 x 1W Speaker
  • 1x HDMI
  • 1x RJ45-10/100/1000 Mbps LAN
  • 1x RS232 Serial Com Port
  • 2x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0
  • 1x USB 3.0 Type-C
  • 1x Headphone Combo Jack
  • 1x Power (DC in)
  • 1x 19-pin Docking Connector
  • 1x SD Card Slot
  • 1x Service Window (Access to 1 x mini PCI-e WWAN card)
  • 1x Optional Expansion Window (Smart Card / Barcode Reader)

The system is also equipped with a light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, and e-compass, as well as a trusted platform module (TPM) for added system security.

The device can accept up to 16 GB SODIMM DDR4-2400 memory and up to 512 GB M.2 SSD with an option for one additional M.2 SSD up to 512 GB.

The M133K 13.3 Rugged Tablet PC in Action

Designed for operation in harsh industrial environments, the M133K Rugged Tablet PC's die-casting design and 810G certification allows it to operate in extreme industrial, automotive, and military environments. The system's rugged design protects against shock, vibration, transit drop, and humidity from 30 percent to 80 percent non-condensing relative humidity. There is also a built-in kickstand that supports hands-free use on most surfaces.

The multi-touch PCAP touchscreen can be used with an active stylus, and offers multiple operational uses such as hand, glove, rain, and, of course, stylus modes. The rain mode is designed to reject false touch senses that result from liquids – an obvious benefit in harsh environment applications.

Indeed, the devices are already being used as the primary vehicle diagnostics solution for a major Japanese automobile manufacturer across three plants that produce the brand’s four most popular models. In this context, the M133K Rugged Tablet PCs are used to transmit vehicle data back to a central control server to increase service bay productivity and customer satisfaction.

The display itself contains several intuitive icons that allow users to navigate the system right out of the box, including a shortcuts button, camera button, light sensor button, touch mode button, battery status indicator, settings indicator, and on/off switch.

The tablet PC features two cameras, one 2 MP webcam and one 5 MP rear camera equipped with autofocus and an LED. LED status indicators are also on hand for alerts regarding Power, Battery, SSD, and RF functionality.

Other features include an optional 1D/2D barcode reader, optional built-in smart card reader, and optional HF RFID Reader. The 7.4V, 10280 mAh Li-ion battery (2S2P) and an optional hot-swappable backup battery provide up  to 11 hours of operating time, according to the company.

On the mobile device management side, the M133K 13.3" Rugged Tablet PCs are compatible with SOI MobiControl that allows enterprises to monitor their devices, and 

Getting Started with the M133K 13.3 Rugged Tablet PC

Upon unpacking the M133K, the accessories supplied include the rugged tablet computer, standard battery M133, power adapter, power cord and plugs, stylus, and a quick start guide and driver CD. Or if you choose to include the optional accessories, your tablet could also include:

  • Desk Dock
  • Vehicle Dock
  • Battery Charger
  • Active Pen
  • RAM Mount Kit
  • VESA Mount Kit
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Micro HDMI Cable
  • Vehicle Charger

Out of the box, the system is otherwise ready for use.

For more information on the M133K, visit www.winmate.com or utilize the resources below.

 

 

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