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【New Product Announcement】 PWS-872 10” Rugged Tablet with Application-Oriented Peripherals


October 30, 2017 (Taipei,Taiwan) –  Advantech, a leading industrial computing platform provider, is pleased to announce its PWS-872 10” rugged tablet with application-oriented peripherals for diverse industrial applications. Equipped with the latest 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7/Celeron® processor, front and rear cameras, a 1D/2D barcode scanner, and NFC reader, PWS-872 offers all of the features of its predecessor (PWS-870), as well as increased computing power, for a more competitive price. Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC, 3G/4G LTE, and Bluetooth 4.1 technologies provide enhanced connectivity for rapid data acquisition, high-speed transmissions, over-the-air (OTA) updates, and real-time communication with backend systems. The 10.1” WUXGA LED display with scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 supports multi-touch PCAP control as well as gloved operation. Meanwhile, the screen’s 1920 x 1200 resolution and 1000cd/m2 brightness ensures readability in direct sunlight to support outdoor applications. Designed for operation in harsh industrial environments, the tablet’s lightweight (1.4 kg) yet rugged design features a wide operating temperature range (-20 ~ 50 °C), IP65 rating for protection from water and dust ingress, and 4-foot drop tolerance. Additionally, to ensure convenient and flexible use, PWS-872 has a swappable external battery that provides up to 11 hours of continuous operation and five additional programmable PCAP hot keys that allow for easy program execution and parameter setting, as well as combo key functionality. Moreover, PWS-872 can be integrated with a wide range of peripheral modules and accessories, including a vehicle docking station, VESA mount dock, multi-bay battery charger, universal cover, UHF RFID reader, and RJ45+COM+USB3.0 module, to provide application-specific solutions for automation control, supply chain manufacturing, mobile field service, warehouse and logistics, and factory management.

Competitively Priced High-Performance Tablet with Intel® Processor 

To satisfy the demands of a wide range of industrial applications, PWS-872 is equipped with a 7th generation Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7/Celeron® processor with integrated graphics and turbo boost technology, as well as Microsoft’s Windows 10 IoT Enterprise (64 bit) operating system for enhanced computing. Compared to 6th Gen processors, 7th Gen Intel® processors offer a 15% increase in CPU efficiency. Thus, PWS-872 offers superior performance than the previous PWS-870 model at a more attractive price point.       

Rugged Industrial-Grade Design for Diverse Applications 

The PWS-872’s rugged design and industrial-grade components provide the durability to withstand harsh industrial operations and extreme field environments. The sunlight-readable, multi-touch PCAP 10.1” WUXGA LED display features a Gorilla® Glass 3 surface that is resistant to scratches and drop damage, yet offers excellent optical clarity and touch sensitivity. In addition to 4-ft. drop tolerance, PWS-872 is MIL-STD-810G certified for shock and vibration resistance and IP65 rated for protection from water and dust ingress, making it extra resilient to the constant vibrations of a moving forklift, large impacts, and/or rough handling associated with demanding industrial applications.  

High Expandability with Modular Application-Oriented Peripherals  

Another key advantage of PWS-872 is its high expandability for a wide range of applications. In addition to the integrated tools for in-field data collection (two front and rear-facing 2M/8M cameras, one 1D/2D barcode scanner, and one NFC reader), PWS-872 can be equipped with a variety of application-oriented peripherals and accessories, such as a vehicle docking station, VESA mount dock, multi-bay battery charger, universal cover, UHF RFID reader, and RJ45+COM+USB3.0 module, to customize the system according to specific usage requirements. Advantech’s innovative PWS-872 tablet provides a highly portable, flexible solution for diverse industrial applications.   

Key Features

  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7/Celeron® processor with integrated graphics and turbo boost
  • Sunlight-readable, multi-touch PCAP 10.1” WUXGA LED display with Gorilla® Glass 3 display supports outdoor and gloved operation
  • Rugged design with MIL-STD-810G certification, IP65 rating, and 4-ft. drop tolerance
  • Wi-Fi, NFC, 3G/4G LTE, and Bluetooth 4.1 communication capabilities 
  • Front and rear-facing 2M/8M cameras, 1D/2D barcode reader, and NFC reader 
  • External battery supports up to 11 hours of operation

Advantech’s PWS-872 rugged industrial-grade tablet is available for order now. For more information regarding PWS-872 or other Advantech products and services, please contact your local sales support or visit our website at

About Advantech

Founded in 1983, Advantech is a leading provider of trusted, innovative products, services, and solutions. Advantech offers comprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design services, embedded systems, automation products, and global logistics support. We cooperate closely with our partners to provide complete solutions for a wide range of applications in diverse industries. Our mission is to enable an intelligent planet by developing automated and embedded computing products and solutions that facilitate smarter working and living. (Company website:

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