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【Award】Advantech’s PWS-870 Wins 2016 IF Design Award - Fully Rugged Tablet and Application Oriented Peripherals Adopted Worldwide

Date: 2/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

February 4, 2016 (Taipei,Taiwan) – Advantech, a leading provider of industrial computing solutions, is pleased to announce that its PWS-870 fully rugged tablet with application-oriented peripherals was honored with an award at this year’s prestigious iF Design Awards hosted in Hamburg, Germany, from January 19 - 21, 2016. Out of approximately 5,300 entries from 53 countries, the 60-member jury selected Advantech’s PWS-870 tablet to receive an award for impressively demonstrating superior value. The PWS-870 will be among 1,821 other products in the categories of Product, Communication, Packaging, Service, Professional Concept and Architecture, and Interior Architecture to be recognized with the renowned iF label.

In-Vehicle Tablet Design for Logistics and Fleet Management

Aimed at logistics and fleet management applications, Advantech’s PWS-870 tablet is  designed to facilitate real-time driver behavior management, enhance green fleet operation, and increase driving safety. For extended operations, the PWS-870 can be easily removed from the vehicle docking station with just one hand. An extension module with MSR and UHF RFID capabilities can be customized according to requirements. Additionally, the universal cover features a handle, stand, bag, and hand strap that offer four hands-free carry options. The PWS-870 fully rugged tablet withapplication-oriented peripherals provides a comprehensive turnkey solution for intelligent fleet management in today’s IoT Era.

Extreme Outdoor Durability for Enhanced Mobile Worker Management

The PWS-870 tablet and application-oriented peripherals are also suitable for field service markets, such as public safety, utility, inspection, and construction. Built for rough handling in extreme environments, the tablet has been drop-tested, certified to military standards, and completely integrated. Besides being highly customizable to satisfy specific needs, the system’s high-brightness, multi-touch, sunlight-readable screen optimizes the user experience overall. Furthermore, the integration of advanced communication technology, including 4G LTE and 802.11 ac, ensures unrivalled performance across a variety of infrastructures.

PWS-870 Fully Rugged Tabletand Application-Oriented Peripherals Adopted Worldwide

Following its official launch in 2015, Advantech’s PWS-870 fully rugged tablet has been eagerly adopted around the globe, including in Europe, U.S., China, Asia, and the Middle East. Most customers have praised the design concept and reported improvements in mobile worker management efficiency with use of the PWS-870 tablet. Advantech plans to continue developing and optimizing solutions for field services and logistics and fleet management to satisfy specific industry requirements.

About Advantech

Founded in 1983, Advantech is a leading provider of trusted, innovative products, services, and solutions. Advantech offers comprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design services, embedded systems, automation products, and global logistics support. We cooperate closely with our partners to provide complete solutions for a wide range of applications in diverseindustries. Our mission is to enable an intelligent planet by developing automated and embedded computing products and solutions that facilitate smarter working and living. With Advantech products, the number of potential applications and innovations made possible becomes unlimited. (Corporate website:

About iF Design Awards

Established in 1953, the iF Design Awards is the most prestigious industrial product design competition in the world. Every year, numerous applicants from all over the world submit their products to rigorous testing and scrutiny for the opportunity to be recognized for superior design value. Representing excellent design and outstanding design achievements, the iF seal of quality is recognized internationally, with honored winners ranging from automotive companies, multinational electronicsmanufacturers, to individual design studios.

About PWS-870

The PWS-870 fully rugged tablet and application-oriented peripherals available for order now. For more information, please contact your local sales support or visit our website at

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