Xplore Technologies Corp. (OTCQB: XLRT) (“Xplore” or the “Company”), a manufacturer of award-winning rugged tablet PCs, announced today that Mark Holleran, President of Xplore, will be a guest speaker at the Microsoft LINC event at the Consumer Electronics Show, January 10, 2012, at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Holleran,a tablet industry expert, has been invited to provide insight into the acceptance of tablets as a form factor, and one that is rapidly gaining popularity among industrial, public service and government sectors. The Microsoft LINC event is expected to focus on tablet computers and their use in government, public safety, healthcare and education. As a result, Holleran’s presentation is expected to concentrate on rugged tablets and sales into the government and industrial vertical markets.
The audience for this event, comprised of approximately 50 original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and global partners of Microsoft. The Local Innovation Notebook Circle and LEAP are Worldwide OEM Sales Programs focused on facilitating Partners collaboration to bring new quality product designs to market and developing tailored solutions to meet the needs and criteria of different vertical markets.
“I am very honored to be asked to share my experience with this group,” said Holleran, who noted that Xplore has had a relationship with Microsoft for the past ten years. “The tablet as a form factor is replacing notebooks as the choice of the enterprise. As a result there is a growing need for tablet computers that can be used by those in the enterprise whose jobs take place in challenging environments. At Xplore we are seeing an increased awareness and acceptance of rugged tablet computers.” Holleran explains that rugged tablets have been used for the past 15 years by the military, and in industries as broad as warehousing, manufacturing and utilities. “We have strengthened and improved upon our rugged tablets so that they that exceed industry safety standards as well and offer complete reliability of critical systems.”