Industrial tablet pc

Industrial tablet PC as an alternative to the forklift terminal

FORSIS offers three different variants in the field of mobile forklift terminals. Characterized by touch screen technology and purpose. However, the classic forklift terminal is usually permanently connected to the industrial truck to ensure the power supply.
The freedom of movement is "only" given by the wireless hand-held scanner.

More and more tablet PCs are therefore being used for mobile data acquisition.
They are an alternative in the logistics environment, but they are also increasingly used to collect data in the manufacturing environment. There are many possible uses.
But there are also downsides when using industrial tablets; these are also listed below.

The construction of the devices is becoming more and more convincing due to its low weight, stability and a robust housing.
The numerous interfaces for communication and the operation of standard operating systems and applications are perfect for integration into daily operations.
With the help of the capacitive touchscreen, the tablets can be operated quickly and conveniently with a finger or pen.

Optional hardware components also expand the areas of application and enable error-free and more efficient work:

  • Front camera
  • Rear camera
  • 2D barcode reader.
  • RFID reader

Here we would like to briefly highlight some aspects that are not necessarily decisive, but have also been discussed again and again in many conversations.

Long-term availability - IT structure - image creation

FORSIS offers a long-term availability of 5 years for all products. This means that you will receive exactly the same device from us over this period. This gives you the security of being able to think and plan in the long term in your applications and IT infrastructure.

Unfortunately, we cannot offer you the full scope of this in the area of ​​industrial tablet PCs, because here we are dependent on the manufacturers of these products. Our partnership with MSI certainly brings a minimum of availability and planning security. In relation to the normal FORSIS cycle, however, it is more for a short period of time.

Product variety

From the large range of industrial tablet PCs on offer, we have limited ourselves to one variant in which we have seen the maximum expansion options. We want to stand behind the product and offer you the usual service for the industrial tablet with our extensions.
That is why we only offer a very limited range of products.

The application has to decide

Many unhappy employees have led to solutions with industrial tablets being dismantled again or being switched to classic recording devices. In most cases, mixed solutions have emerged. We would be happy to tell you personally about our experience.

Especially in cases and projects in which FORSIS industrial PCs are used, it is advantageous to equip the mobile devices with the same RFID reader. The big advantages are:

  • There are exactly the same reading methods and
  • The identical interface connection USB HID or COC is available
  • This means that you can also work with the same application on all acquisition stations
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System data



  • onBoard Intel Kaby Lake CPU,  Kerne 2x,  Threads 3x,  Sockel BGA1356
  • Thermal Design Power (TDP) 15W
  • Memory Type 8 GB DDR4

Control unit / LCD

  • Display type TFT-LCD with a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 in an aspect ratio of 8: 5
  • Luminance 800 cd / m²
  • Touchscreen: Multi-touch 12.2 “type, capacitive technology with 10-point input

Expansion options

  • SIM 1x slot
  • PCIe 1x slot

Network connections: Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

  • Wireless Wi-Fi protocol 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac
  • Bluetooth Type v4.2

External I/O

  • 1x Micro HDMI display
  • Audio 1x Line-Out
  • Mic-In 1x
  • Ethernet 1x RJ-45
  • USB USB v3.0 1x


  • 3D sensor Accelerometer
  • 3D gyroscope
  • E-Compass Yes
  • Light sensor Yes

The protection class is decisive


Industrial tablets can be divided into two categories. Semi-rugged and rugged, the main difference being the approval according to MIL-Std 810G. Your intended use is based on your classification: The semi-rugged tablets can only be used meaningfully in office and medical environments. In contrast, the rugged series can also be used in tough industrial and logistics environments. We are relying on a rugged variant here.

  • Operating temperature -10 ° to 50 ° C
  • Degree of protection (IP) IP65 (complete)
  • Vibration reference standard MIL-STD-810G
  • Shock reference standard MIL-STD-810G

Integrated RFID reader


The decisive advantage.

As with the stationary devices from FORSIS, e.g. PROFI and EXPERT, we offer the option of identifying employees using an RFID tag on our industrial tablet PC. This makes sense, for example, if you want to ensure that the employee is authorized for certain processes, such as using a vehicle. In addition, the RFID technology offers the possibility, for example, to create logs of the driving times.

The following RFID processes are offered by FORSIS:

  • LEGIC prime / LEGIC advant
  • MIFARE classic / MIFARE DESFire / EV1 125 kHz
  • ISO14443A (CSN / UID)
  • ISO15693 (CSN / UID)

The reading unit is completely integrated in the housing of the tablet PC. USB HID or serial transmission can be selected as the data interface.

Dimensions of the 12.2" variant


Form factor 12.2 "

Dimensions: length 318 mm / width 214 mm / height 27 mm
Weight 1800 g

Control elements: Power / 1x reset

Expansion options

  • Docking station for stationary use.
  • Many additional interfaces on the docking stations expand the use. The most important addition and the LAN connection are clear here
  • Mobile stations for the industrial truck:
  • Contact security is important here. The industrial tablet must sit firmly in the holder. So that the power supply is ensured.
  • Holders for the employee:
    Handles for the table and carrying options are, of course, possible options.
Stephan Brenner Vertrieb

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