Arbor Solution Introduces Gladius 5, a Rugged Android Tablet and Smartphone


Arbor Solution unveiled today its latest model in its line of Gladius rugged tablets: the Gladius 5 tablet/smartphone. Designed for various applications such as mobile point of sale (mPOS), field service, transportation and public safety, the 5.5″ handheld device is powered by a quad-core CPU and uses the popular Android 4.2 operating system. Integrated into the unit are near field communications technology (NFC), dual GSM SIM card support, RFID, GPS and WLAN/WWAN/Bluetooth 4.0 wireless functions.

“For mPOS applications, the Gladius 5 will enable stores, restaurants and more to accept payments from consumers using the latest smartphones with NFC. Front line team members will also streamline their order taking and payment processes, whether on the floor, at a table, or virtually anywhere,” commented Brian Yurkiw, vice president at Arbor Solution. “Building on Arbor’s two decades of embedded systems design, the Gladius 5 can be easily customized to meet the different user, company and market requirements.”

Along with its Android OS, the Gladius 5 features an easy-to-view 5.5″ HD (1280 x 720) LCD with capacitive multi-touch panel and anti-reflection Corning® Gorilla® Glass.

Additional features include:

  • Dual GSM SIM card support
  • 1GB of memory and 8GB of storage
  • Unlimited storage expansion via microSD card
  • Lithium-Ion rechargeable/field-replaceable battery with optimized battery life of up to eight hours of continuous use
  • Qi wireless contactless recharging
  • 1D or 1D/2D barcode scanner, NFC and RFID
  • 2MP front camera (not available with 1D/2D BCR) and 8MP auto-focus with light rear camera
  • Touch compatibility while wearing Latex and similar gloves

The unit also includes a G-sensor, three-axis digital gyroscope, E-compass, internal GPS, light sensor and a barometer. Compliance with MIL-STD-810G and IP65 standards for 5′ drop resistance, shock and sealing to ensure durability and reliability. The Gladius 5  will supports dual GSM SIM cards for companies wishing to offer a BYOD solution for their users.

The Gladius 5’s ability to switch between GSM carriers enables cost-effective and reliable communication, increasing employee productivity and efficiency. This eliminates the need for users to carry a separate cellphone.

The Arbor Solution Gladius 5 is available now from authorized resellers throughout North America with an approximate price tag of $867.