Xplore Technologies Names New VP Of Marketing As Roll-Out Of Rugged Tablet Line Expands

Xplore Technologies Corp. (OTCMarkets.com-XLRT), a recognized leader in the rugged tablet PC industry, announced that it has named John R. Osborne its new Vice President of Marketing.

“John brings a proven background in the marketing of rugged tablet computers following his Senior VP of Global Sales & Services position at General Dynamics-Itronix,” said Mark Holleran, President and Chief Operating Officer of Xplore. “As we continue our roll-out of the iX104C5 line, John’s extensive international experience and proven track record of creating strategic branding and marketing strategies as well as capitalizing on strategic alliances to develop new products, drive customer acquisition, incremental revenues and expansion into new verticals and industry segments will be a welcome addition to our team.”

Osborne comes to Xplore following his immediate past position at General Dynamics, where he was responsible for more than 20 percent growth in customer service revenue from 2009 to 2010. He also served as chief Marketing Officer for Entrust Investments, a private equity investment group; Senior Vice President, Global Sales, Marketing and Field Operations at Intermec Technologies, Inc.; CEO and co-founder of 10X Software and Executive VP, Marketing Sales and Services for drkoop.com, Inc.

Xplore is ramping up as it continues its worldwide launch of its line of five new rugged tablet PCs. The iX104C5 line includes five different models developed for use in a variety of environments and applications:
  • iX104C5 DMSR™ - Dual-Mode Sunlight-Readable Xtreme Tablet
  • iX104C5 DM™ - Dual-Mode Xtreme Tablet
  • iX104C5 DML™ - Dual-Mode Lite Xtreme Tablet
  • iX104C5 M™ - Military Xtreme Tablet
  • iX104C5 DMCR™ - Dual-Mode Clean Room Xtreme Tablet

Based on third-party certifications, Xplore’s new iX104C5 tablet PC line surpasses the standards and specifications that are the measuring sticks for rugged tablets computers in today’s marketplace. Designing and building computers for “Real World Rugged” situations, the iX104C5 line withstands seven-foot drops to plywood over concrete and operating four-foot drops directly to concrete. All models feature industry-leading sunlight-readable displays and are the first tablet PCs with easy, tool-less access to internal storage for in-field upgrades or repairs. The iX104C5s are also certified for use in hazardous locations. Xplore’s iX104C5 tablet PC line is powered by the Intel® Core™ i7 processor and utilizes Windows®7 operating system.

About Xplore Technologies®

Founded in 1996, Xplore Technologies ( www.xploretech.com) is a recognized pioneer and global leader in the rugged mobile computing industry. The company engineers, manufactures, sells and supports rugged mobile, wireless tablet computing systems, its sole focus and dedication. Their systems are used globally by some of the industry’s toughest customers, in the harshest working conditions. The Company’s products enable the extension of traditional computing systems to a range of field and on-site personnel, enabling end-users 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, among others.

Xplore Technologies, Xtreme Tablet, iX104C5, DMSR, iX104C5 DM, iX104C5 DML, iX104C5 M, iX104C5 DMCR, AllVue Xtreme are trademarks or registered trademarks of Xplore Technologies Corporation. Windows 7 is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation and Intel and Core i7 are trademarks of registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.

Copyright Business Wire 2010

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