AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:XPLR) today announced that Strategic Robotic Systems (SRS) has exclusively selected the Xplore XSLATE D10 Rugged Tablet to serve as the core of the intuitive Human Machine Interface (HMI) that will be used to control its new FUSION underwater vehicle. This groundbreaking hybrid vehicle, will be available to the mass market beginning in April 2017, uniquely combines an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) and DIVER Navigation/ Propulsion into one system. The integration of the ruggedized Xplore D10 Android™ tablet will provide FUSION operators with a single use interface that can be used to drive all three vehicle modes during mine countermeasure (MCM), explosive ordinance disposal (EOD) and other military inspection tasks, as well as search and rescue or body recovery operations. The Intel®-powered Xplore rugged tablet will also facilitate a seamless exchange of data between the FUSION vehicle's sensors, the HMI, and servers accessible by all mission participants, whether they're working from the field or the office. As SRS Fusion president Jesse Rodocker explained: "The Xplore XSLATE D10 tablet PC provided SRS with the perfect integrated solution to our FUSION topside control system. Although our original plan was to repackage an off-the-shelf Android platform for our HMI, we quickly ran into a number of issues during development and testing. This is when I discovered the Xplore ruggedized Android tablet and realized that it answered all of our specialized requirements, including the increased reliability and intuitiveness that had led us to favor an Android versus Windows® solution at the outset. Since we've been able to perfect the HMI, we've been able to deliver much-improved and long demanded underwater technology capabilities to those responsible for critical defense and search and rescue operations."