MobileDemand, a provider of ruggedized tablet PC systems for the Transportation industry, has launched its new all-light readable Windows 8 xTablet T1200 Rugged Tablet PC, which also can run on Windows 7 and supports 4G LTE and 3G wireless communications.

The company said “this best-in-class military rugged tablet was developed to bolster productivity for mobile users who work in demanding environments such as utilities, mining, oil and gas exploration, construction, inspections, maintenance and repair, warehousing, transportation/distribution, military, police, fire, public safety, rail and intermodal.”

The xTablet T1200 features a multi-touch resistive 10.4-in. LCD and is powered by the latest Intel Core i5-3427U processor (Ivy Bridge) and either the Windows 8 Professional or Windows 7 Professional operating system.

The xTablet supports a 64 GB to 256 GB and beyond mSATA solid state drive with an option to add a second high capacity hard disk drive. It offers an integrated bar code scanner and RFID reader, built-in numeric keypad, high resolution front facing and 5 MP rear facing cameras, integrated GPS, PCMCIA, SDHC and smart card readers, 2 USB 3.0 ports and an integrated RS-232 serial port, Giga-bit Ethernet, plus 3G and 4G LTE and Bluetooth 4.0 communications. In short, the new xTablet T1200 provides everything that users who spend a majority of their day away from the office need to make better business decisions at the point of work with no-compromise performance, the company said.

“Since the beginning, MobileDemand has been an innovator of technologies for the mobile business worker, consistently delivering rugged and reliable productivity tools that have helped our customers sell more and realize long-term savings,” said MobileDemand president Matt Miller.

“As a result,” he continued, “our customers have been leading tablet adoption in virtually every industry, fueling the growth of their own companies as well as MobileDemand. We continue that tradition today by being first to market with a fully rugged tablet PC with Windows 8,” Miller continues.

The MobileDemand xTablet T1200 can be ordered with limited availability now and will be in full production in January 2013, the company said.