Xplore Technologies Corp. (OTCQB: XLRT) (“Xplore” or the “Company”), a manufacturer of award-winning rugged tablet PCs, announced today that it has received a purchase order from one of the largest conventional oil and natural gas producers in North America for the purchase of over $2.8 million of the Company’s iX104C5 rugged tablet computers. These C5 tablets are expected to be delivered during the first half of calendar 2012 and will be used to improve the productivity of the customer’s field operations.
“Xplore has received increased interest in our tablets from the oil and gas industry, as our computers are certified to be safe from the very hazardous conditions that are inherent in this market,” said Mark Holleran, President and Chief Operating Officer of Xplore. Holleran noted “Xplore’s iX104C5s have been built to withstand the most demanding conditions, including the safe use in flammable situations specific to the oil and gas industry. Xplore’s C5 computers are safely rated at one of the highest levels for use in hazardous situations, particularly those in which sparks have the potential to ignite a fire or explosion. This rating has opened up a significant new market in the oil and gas industry for our products,” said Mark Holleran.
Philip S. Sassower, the Company’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, said: “We believe the best-in-class feature set of our C5 tablets clearly differentiate Xplore from the rest of the competition. This is the second significant order the Company has received in the past six months, and it follows the completion of a pilot program that successfully demonstrated the performance and reliability of the Xplore rugged tablets.”
About Xplore Technologies®
Xplore (www.xploretech.com) is engaged in the business of developing integrating and marketing mobile wireless Tablet PC computing systems. The Company’s products enable the extension of traditional computing systems to a range of field and on-site personnel, regardless of location or environment. Using a range of wireless communication mediums together with the Company’s rugged computing products, the Company’s end-users are able to receive, collect, analyze, manipulate and transmit information in a variety of environments not suited to traditional non-rugged computing devices. The Company’s end-users are in markets that include utility, warehousing/logistics, public safety, field service, transportation, manufacturing, route delivery, military and homeland security.