Xplore Technologies has marked the beginning of its 20 year anniversary celebration.

Since 1996, Xplore has exclusively engineered and delivered the one of most complete lines of purpose-built rugged tablet technologies on Earth. According to VDC Research, out of all of the mobile computer original equipment manufacturers (OEM) operating today, Xplore is the only to have focused on rugged tablets, and only rugged tablets, for 20 years. This market focus is what has made Xplore a trusted authority in the rugged tablet space.

"In a tech culture where new mobile computing devices enter the market on a frequent cadence, and a one-to-two year rip-and-replace model is prevalent, it’s rare to see such a strong company commitment to the development of future-proof mobility solutions on the scale Xplore has sustained for 20 years," noted David Krebs, executive vice-president, Enterprise Mobility & Connected Devices, VDC Research. "Xplore has done a commendable job of meeting the demands for mission critical computing solutions by their core customers. Balancing the persistent pressures for innovation in the highly competitive rugged tablet market and providing strong lifecycle support represent some of Xplore’s guiding principles."

This unprecedented industry achievement comes on the heels of Xplore’s fifth consecutive year of market-exceeding growth.

"The fact that Xplore is still at the forefront of the turbulent rugged tablet market after 20 years of changing market conditions and a rapidly evolving tech landscape is a true testament to the strength of our company and the value that customers put on the unique mobile computing capabilities only Xplore rugged tablets can provide," said Mark Holleran, president and COO of Xplore. "Rugged tablets are all we do, and we do it best."

Unlike other rugged tablet OEMs, Xplore has always worked side-by-side with customers and partners to architect complete mobility solutions, with the right feature sets, workflow capabilities, and accessories for each unique operating environment. Even the design, engineering, and testing of Xplore’s first rugged tablet, the GeneSys P133, was heavily reliant on customer involvement and acceptance.

That is why Xplore is recognised as an authority by thousands of public and private sector customers. These include the world’s most recognised brands in global industries such as telecommunications, utilities, manufacturing, military, public safety, transportation, distribution, and natural resources. Multiple generations of Xplore’s award-winning rugged tablets are used on a daily basis today by hundreds of thousands of mobile workers worldwide. That’s because Xplore, led by a team of visionaries, inventors, and innovators, engineers flexible rugged tablet technologies that allow customers to implement future-proof mobility solutions with immediate benefits.

"At Group Mobile, we value our long-standing relationship with Xplore and are proud to offer their industry-leading rugged tablets to our wide array of customers," said Darin White, president of Group Mobile, an Xplore Platinum Partner. "Xplore offers a full line-up of rugged tablets designed to meet all the different requirements needed by today’s mobile workforce in almost every vertical industry. Our customers want rugged tablets that are durable, but still affordable and Xplore is superior at executing just that."