Android-based tablet, handheld now available from DAP Technologies

Premiering at ProMat, DAP Technologies (Booth 3959) unveiled its first Android computers. The M9705 tablet and the M4305 handheld device were both engineered to withstand abuse, said Dawn Janssen, marketing communications manager.
By Sara Pearson Specter, Editor at Large
January 23, 2013 - MMH Editorial

Premiering at ProMat, DAP Technologies (Booth 3959) unveiled its first Android computers. The M9705 tablet and the M4305 handheld device were both engineered to withstand abuse, said Dawn Janssen, marketing communications manager.

“More users are used to navigating the Android platform, and are comfortable with tablets and handhelds,” she said, explaining the new models’ operating system offering.

The tablet’s large 9.7-inch multi-touch, pan-and-zoom screen and less-than-2-pound weight is ideal for enterprise users who need a rugged device, Janssen added:  “It’s protected against water, dust and 4-foot drops to concrete, plus communicates with WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and an optional 3G or 4G/LTE module.”

The tablet is also equipped with an autofocus 5-megapixel camera with flash, and can have an antimicrobial finish added optionally.

The M4305 handheld is also sealed against dust and water—and meets MIL-STD-810G standards for shock, vibration and 4-foot drops to concrete. The compact device measures 5.2 x 3.2 inches and weighs 8 ounces. Operating on Android 2.3, it’s 4.3-inch multi-touch display supports easy panning, zooming and scrolling.

“The handheld has an integrated 1D/2D bar code scanner and two cameras—2.0 megapixels on the front, and 5.0 megapixels with flash on the rear—for multiple ways to capture data,” concluded Janssen.

ProMat 2013 is scheduled to be held January 21-24, 2013 in Chicago’s McCormick Place South. The tradeshow will showcase the latest manufacturing, distribution and supply chain solutions in the material handling and logistics industry. Modern’s complete ProMat 2013 coverage.

About the Author

Sara Pearson Specter
Editor at Large

Sara Pearson Specter has written articles and supplements for Modern Materials Handling and Material Handling Product News as an Editor at Large since 2001. Specter has worked in the fields of graphic design, advertising, marketing, and public relations for nearly 20 years, with a special emphasis on helping business-to-business industrial and manufacturing companies. She owns her own marketing communications firm, Sara Specter, Marketing Mercenary LLC ( Clients include companies in a diverse range of fields, including materials handing equipment, systems and packaging, professional and financial services, regional economic development and higher education. Specter graduated from Centre College in Danville, Ky. with a bachelor’s degree in French and history. She lives in Oregon’s Willamette Valley where she and her husband are in the process of establishing a vineyard and winery (

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