Xplore Receives $736K Follow-On Order from Major Telecommunications Provider As Expansion of Multi-Year, Multi-Million Dollar Rugged Tablet Deployment Continues

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:XPLR) today announced that one of the nation’s largest telecommunications service providers has placed an order for XSLATE B10 Fully Rugged Tablet PCs and accessories to support its growing field-based workforce in various regions across the United States.  This brings the total value of this multi-year, multi-million dollar project to more than $20 million.

This latest project expansion will enable field service technicians assigned to quickly and accurately complete all tasks related to their placement, rearrangement, and removal of telecommunications infrastructure such as poles, lines, open wire, and drop and block wire. Specifically, the technicians will use the XSLATE B10 mobile computers for dispatch and routing, GIS mapping, work order management and project planning. The rugged tablet will also serve as the primary data collection and reporting tool for infrastructure inspection, maintenance and repair, among other critical workflows.

As noted by Mark Holleran, president and COO of Xplore: “This global telecommunications provider understands that they must leverage best-in-class technologies at an operational level in order to build best-in-class networks and sustain delivery of the industry’s highest-rated communications services. That’s why they partnered with Xplore to mobilize their U.S. workforce in the first place and have repeatedly chosen to expand their relationship with us in recent months. This telco has not only received significant gains from their investment in Xplore rugged tablets over the last three years, but they continue to extract unmatchable value from the custom-designed workforce mobility solution we built during their recent upgrade to the XSLATE B10 core platform.”

With the 10.1” Intel-powered Xplore rugged tablets in hand, the technicians can immediately and accurately complete all routine and specialized workflows related to infrastructure installation, maintenance, and inspection tasks while in their vehicle or working on foot. The tablet’s built-in camera, Glove touch screen and pen inputs, and bright outdoor viewable screen enable field service personnel to easily document, review, and analyze pertinent data. Technicians can even plug specialized peripheral equipment into one of the eight built-in I/O ports that come standard with this tablet, such as the RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet port, if needed for network quality testing. The XSLATE B10’s built-in 4G LTE and Wi-Fi technologies then facilitate immediate, around-the-clock, data uploads to back-office systems for continuous asset monitoring and the tracking of crew progress by field supervisors.

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For more information on Xplore’s rugged tablet solutions for telecommunications industry workflows, please visit www.xploretech.com/telco.    

About Xplore Technologies
Xplore is The Rugged Tablet Authority™, exclusively manufacturing powerful, long-lasting, and customer-defined rugged tablet PCs since 1996. Today, Xplore offers the broadest portfolio of genuinely rugged tablets – and the most complete lineup of rugged tablet accessories – on Earth. Its mobility solutions are purpose-built for the energy, utilities, telecommunications, military and defense, manufacturing, distribution, public safety, healthcare, government, and field service sectors. The company’s award-winning military-grade computers are also among the most powerful and longest lasting in their class, built to withstand nearly any hazardous condition or environmental extreme for years without fail. Visit www.xploretech.com for more information on how Xplore and its global channel partners engineer complete mobility solutions to meet specialized workflow demands. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

Forward Looking Statements
This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. When used in this document, the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect Xplore’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to such risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made including those factors detailed from time to time in filings made by Xplore with securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated or expected. Xplore does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Xplore Contact Information:

Debbie Russo
Director, Marketing 

Tom Wilkinson, Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (512) 637-1162 
Email: twilkinson@xploretech.com

Matt Kreps, Darrow Associates Investor Relations
Phone: (512) 696-6401 
Email: xplr@darrowir.com

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