Xplore announces deal with U.S. military
Xplore Technologies Corp., Austin-based manufacturer of rugged tablet computers, on Friday announced it received its largest single purchase order from the U.S. military.
The company said the multimillion-dollar award would include more than 900 of its iX104C5M tablets, which are built to withstand some of the harshest of conditions.
“We expect this order to be the first in a series of purchase orders for the U.S. military involving the delivery of several thousand devices, improving our footprint in the military space,” said Mark Holleran, Xplore’s president and chief operating officer.
A company spokeswoman declined to provide pricing details. However, a 2011 review of the Xplore tablets published by RuggedPC.com listed a range of prices, starting at $3,299 for a “Dual-Mode Lite” model up to $7,299 for a “Dual-Mode Sunlight-Readable Military” model.
Xplore’s shares jumped on the news, closing Friday at $4.82, up 42 cents or 9.6 percent. In its most recent quarter ending Sept. 20, the company reported a profit of $277,000 on revenue of $7.5 million.