Xplore Technologies Corp. (OTCMarkets.com-XLRT), a recognized leader in the rugged tablet PC industry announced that it has named Steven C. Linahan its new Vice President of Operations.

“Steve brings demonstrated expertise in all aspects of global trade, sourcing, supply chain management, lean process implementation and manufacturing operations,” said Mark Holleran, President and Chief Operating Officer of Xplore. “We are delighted to welcome him to the team as we continue our aggressive roll-out of the new C5 line of Xplore rugged tablets. He has a proven record of delivering synchronized supply chain solutions and operational efficiencies through strategic planning and tactical execution. He will be welcome addition to our executive management.”

Mr. Linahan is a 30-year electronics industry veteran with background in supply chain, manufacturing operations and logistics. He has worked with companies such as Quanta, Flextronics, Sanmina/SCI, AT&T, SMTC, 3Com and several start-up high tech computer and networking companies. Notable customers that he has worked with include Dell, Sun, HP, IBM and Schneider Electric, among many others.

He has been active in the global outsourcing and electronics manufacturing industry since the mid-80’s, supporting factories and products in the US, Europe, Mexico , China and APAC. He has held roles in process engineering, test development, supply chain, customer advocacy as well as business development prior to his senior and executive leadership roles.

He has also been recognized for accomplishments and expertise in lean initiatives, cycle time reductions, quality improvements, cost reduction and process improvements as well as operationally scaling companies.

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.

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