10-24-13 9:00 AM EDT | Email Article

Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR), manufacturer of the world’s most powerful, longest-lasting and ultra-rugged tablets on the market, has selected Red Bend, a leader in Mobile Software Management (MSM) with more than 1.75 billion Red Bend-Enabled™ devices, to provide firmware over-the-air (FOTA) updates to Xplore’s RangerX rugged Android tablet with Red Bend’s OTA Updating Service for Android. The software will ensure that RangerX users will always have the most updated device, increasing efficiency and enhancing user experience.

With Red Bend’s OTA Updating Service for Android, RangerX users are ensured 100 percent completion of software updates, even with loss of battery power or network connectivity. Delivered in a flexible and easy-to-integrate Software as a Service (SaaS) model, this offering by Red Bend enables Xplore to maintain its superior brand and customer satisfaction throughout the device lifecycle.

“Providing top-notch rugged hardware is only one aspect of delivering a high-end tablet experience that our customers rely on,” said Mark Holleran, president and CEO for Xplore Technologies. “Xplore chose Red Bend—a reliable, trusted, fast and widely deployed software management solution—to provide our customers with a best-in-class updating service that ensures RangerX rugged tablet users have automatic access to the latest updates.”

The Red Bend OTA Updating Service includes the Red Bend’s cloud based Software Management Center and Red Bend’s vRapid Mobile® and vDirect Mobile® client software integrated into RangerX devices. This solution combines the benefits of a hosted solution coupled with Red Bend premium updating capability.

“OTA is an efficient and reliable way to deliver new software to Android devices,” said Yoram Salinger, CEO for Red Bend Software. “Together with Red Bend, Xplore can ensure that the most current and critical updates are always available to its customers, and can easily offer new services quickly while delivering an exceptional user experience.”

Built rugged from the inside out, the Android tablet can withstand four-foot drops while operating, fully function in -4 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit, and is dustproof and water resistant to survive real world conditions. The RangerX is lighter than traditional rugged tablets at 2.2 pounds and has a battery life of up to 10 hours. Equipped with a powerful Dual Core ARM Cortex A9 Processor and a wide array of I/O features, the device is built to handle any task in any environment.

Current RangerX users will be sent the Red Bend OTA Updating Service in November to easily update their device at their convenience. Customers interested in learning more about the software or have any questions can contact Xplore at 1-888-449-7567.

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About Xplore Technologies®

Xplore Technologies Corp. has been a leading global provider of truly rugged tablets since 1998. With nearly 90,000 deployments, Xplore tablets are among the most powerful and longest lasting in their class, withstand nearly any hazardous condition or environmental extreme, and feature competitive pricing and significant ROI. The company's products are sold on a global basis, with channel partners in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific. Xplore Technologies’ tablets are deployed across a variety of industries and sectors, such as energy, military operations, manufacturing, distribution, public services, public safety, government, and other areas with hazardous work conditions. For more information, visit the Xplore Technologies website at www.xploretech.com.

About Red Bend Software

Red Bend® Software, the leader in Mobile Software Management (MSM) with more than 1.75 billion Red Bend-Enabled™ devices, makes mobile devices and services continuously better in a rapidly changing world. Red Bend is the only company that provides standards-based products and solutions for software management, device management and mobile virtualization that work on any mobile phone and connected device uniformly, efficiently and securely over the air. Red Bend enables its customers to stay competitive in a fast-moving market by helping them deliver high-value services on an increasing number of connected devices with growing software complexity. More than 80 leading device manufacturers, mobile operators, semiconductor vendors and automotive companies worldwide trust Red Bend with their most important assets — the mobile and connected devices their consumers depend on.

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