AUSTIN, T.X. and CORNING, N.Y., October 6, 2009 – Motion Computing®, a leading provider of integrated mobile computing solutions, and Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) announced today that Corning® Gorilla™ glass has been added to Motion’s most rugged offerings. The C5 Mobile Clinical Assistant (MCA) and rugged F5 Tablet PC now include the thin-sheet glass that was designed to protect against real-world events that cause display damage.
The Motion C5 and F5 were designed for highly mobile professionals across vertical industries such as healthcare, construction, field service and manufacturing. Both IP-54 and MIL-STD-810F rated, the tablets are fully rugged yet lightweight, making them the ideal solution for workers who compute while walking or standing. Designed specifically for mobile devices, Corning’s Gorilla glass improves screen durability without adding weight to the highly mobile tablet PCs.
“Corning’s Gorilla glass was designed specifically for products like the Motion tablets, which are focused on durability, mobility and industry-leading displays that offer a bright viewing experience in a highly portable and durable design,” said James E. Hollis, commercial director, Corning Specialty Materials. “Additionally, since Gorilla glass is strong and also damage and scratch resistant, it further protects pen-input devices that are often exposed to elements such as water and dust.”
Trailcon Leasing Inc., an Ontario-based specialist in trailer rental, leasing and fleet maintenance, has significantly improved its trailer inspection, maintenance and service processes with Motion F5s. The company chose the F5s because of their rugged design, outdoor viewable screen and integrated features. However, after learning about the availability of Corning’s Gorilla glass, Trailcon ordered several more, impressed with the added durability offered by the new technology.
“We have tried several other tablets and the F5s are now the best outdoor devices we have,” said Stuart Innes, IT manager, Trailcon. “The added strength and protection of the Gorilla glass is another example of how Motion leverages advanced technology to provide industry-leading solutions that support mobile working environments.”
Corning Gorilla glass is an environmentally friendly alkali-aluminosilicate thin-sheet glass designed specifically to function as a cover glass for portable display devices. Its superior composition allows a deeper layer of chemical strengthening than is possible with other chemically strengthened glasses, giving it an increased ability to resist and withstand damage. Additionally, it remains strong over time, extending the life of the tablets while making accidental scratches and abrasions less visible and less likely to affect the user’s visual experience.
A variety of features come together in Corning’s Gorilla glass to create a strong, damage-resistant glass that is ideal for tablet PCs, including:
- Thinner form factor: Gorilla glass retains its performance advantage over standard chemically strengthened offerings even when used in thin form factors.
- Pristine surface quality: Corning’s proprietary fusion process offers a high-quality surface and eliminates lapping and polishing processes that can cause surface damage.
- Compatibility with tablet devices: Used as a protective glass that is ideal for devices that have a touch user interface including pen input, Gorilla glass adds protection without interfering with the superior pen response offered with Motion’s tablets.
- Easy-to-clean, water resistant coating: Special coating makes Gorilla glass easier to clean than other cover glasses, making it easy to remove dust, dirt, or other elements.
The C5 and F5 with Corning® Gorilla™ glass are available now through Motion’s network of value-added resellers and distributors worldwide. Featuring the Hydis AFFS+ display, Motion’s View Anywhere® technology and Corning Gorilla glass, the C5 and F5 offer industry-leading, bright and durable displays for superior indoor and outdoor viewability. For more information visit http://www.motioncomputing.com/choose/spec_gorilla_glass.htm
About Motion Computing
Motion Computing is a mobile computing and wireless communications leader, combining world-class innovation and industry experience so professionals in vertical industries such as healthcare, field sales and service and government can use computing technology in new ways and places. The company’s enhanced line of tablet PCs, mobile clinical assistants and accessories are designed to increase productivity for on-the-go users while providing portability, security, power and versatility. Motion combines those products with services and unique vertical market knowledge to deliver robust solutions – platforms, peripherals, services and wireless – customized for the needs of a particular industry. For more information, visit www.motioncomputing.com.
About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 150 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy and metrology.
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