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DT398B-C Rugged Tablet

Rugged, Multi-functional Computing for Severe Environments


The DT398B-C Rugged Tablet features the integration of a brilliant 9.7" capacitive touch screen as well as a high performance, energy efficient Intel® Core™ i7 processor within a slim, lightweight, durable package. With built-in smart card reader, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules as well as options for a barcode scanner, front and back cameras and 3G connection, this robust tablet offers seamless information capture and transmission for improved workflow. Rated IP65, MIL-STD-810G, and MIL-STD-461F as well as with on-screen keyboards and wide temperature range (-4°F to 122°F), the DT398B-C Rugged Tablet provides reliable operation in harsh, mission-critical environments.

  • Intel® Core™ i7 dual core processor; high performance with low power consumption
  • Slim, lightweight and durable design
  • 9.7” anti-reflection outdoor viewable screen with capacitive touch
  • Smart card reader (full-slot) and optional modules: barcode scanner, camera and 3G
  • IP65-rated for water and dust resistance
  • MIL-STD-810G for shock and vibration protection
  • MIL-STD-810G Explosive Atmosphere certified
  • MIL-STD-461F for EMI and EMC tolerance
  • NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) compliant
  • TPM (Trusted Platform Module) 1.2 support
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0+HS connection
  • Hot-swappable batteries and vehicle-mount charging option
  • Comprehensive remote device administration through server-based WebDT Device Manager software
  • Major Options
  • 2 megapixel front camera and 5 megapixel back camera
  • 2D barcode scanner; reads 1D also
  • RFID reader; complies with HF 13.56MHz, ISO standard 15693, 14443A(B) & 18000-3 mode-1
  • Mobile broadband; Gobi 3G module for HSPA+/EVDO/WCDMA/EDGE/GPRS/GSM



Intel® Core™ i7, 1.7GHz
4GB to 8GB
64GB to 512GB Flash
Operating System
Microsoft® Windows® Embedded Standard 7, 7 Professional or Linux
9.7” LED-backlight screen with capacitive touch; anti-reflection outdoor viewable
Display Resolution
1024 x 768
Network Interface
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n; Bluetooth 3.0+HS
Trusted Platform Module
TPM 1.2 support
Fan/ Fanless
Control Switch and Button
1 power button, 3 side buttons, 1 trigger button and 1 Wi-Fi switch
1 power/ battery status LED and 1 WLAN active LED
Built-in Microphone
Built-in speaker
SD Slot
1 full size SD card slot
NIST Compliant

I/O Ports

USB Port
1 eSATA USB hybrid port
Full Slot Smart Card Reader
Reads ISO 7816 T=0, T=1; 1.8/3/5V smart card

Mechanical and Environmental

AC/DC Adapter
Input: 100 – 240V AC; Output: 19V DC, 3.42A
Battery Pack
Internal 14.8V, 1880mAh/ Optional: External 14.8V, 1850mAh
ABS + PC plastics
Protective Bumpers
Rubber bumpers on each corner for handling protection
Dimensions (H x W x D)
8.7 x 10.4 x 1 in/ 220 x 263 x 25.4 mm
3.1lbs/ 1.4kgs
Vibration and Shock Resistance
Explosive Atmosphere
MIL-STD-810G 511.5 Procedure I
EMI and EMC tolerance
Water and Dust Resistance
IP65 * IP65 rating may not be applicable for units with module options
FCC Class B, CE, RoHS compliant
Operation: 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C); Govt/Military: -4°F to 122°F (-20°C to 50°C)
Storage: -4°F to 140°F (-20°C to 60°C)
0% – 90% non-condensing

Major Options Specs

Barcode Scanner (2D)
Scan Rate
60 frame/ sec
Linear (1D) emulation mode: 200 images per second, auto adaptive
Scan Angle
Tilt: 360°/ Pitch: ±45°/ Skew: ±65°
Optical Resolution
CMOS 844 x 640 pixels
Print Contrast
Down to 20%
RFID Reader
13.56MHz ±7KHz
Modulate Mode
Reading Range
Within 1.18inch (30mm)
ISO standard 15693, 14443A(B) & 18000-3 mode-1
Front: 1/5” CMOS, 2M sensor
Back: 1/4” CMOS, 5M sensor
Front: Support up to 1600 x 1200 pixels still image
Back: Support up to 2594 x 1944 pixels still image
Automatic Image Control
Automatic white balance, gain control, and exposure control
Focusing Type
Auto focus
Focus Distance
10cm ~ ∞
Mobile broadband

* Specs subject to change without notice.


External Battery Pack

External, snap-on, hot-swappable battery pack - doubles duration of mobile operation, Li-Lon, 28.8W.

Internal Battery Pack

Replacement or spare for internal battery pack. Li-lon, 29.6W.

Desktop Charging Cradle

Docking support with ports for Power, USB and Ethernet. Power supply not included.

DisplayPort-Male to DVI-Female Adapter

Length: 0.2M / 7.9 Inch; for desktop cradle dual display outputs.

6-Bay External Battery Charger

Charges up to six External Battery Packs simultaneously.


Stylus for capacitive touch screen.

Mini-USB Keyboard w/ Hub

88-key USB keyboard in compact form factor can be used directly with the device or connected through the Cradle. USA Only.

AC/DC Power Adapter with Power Cord

Facilitates battery recharge or Tablet operation through direct connection to the Tablet or via the Power Jack in the device Cradle. (Choice of North America, UK or EU power cord).

Wall/Vehicle Mount Cradle

This wall/vehicle mount cradle offers Tablet storage and security with power, Ethernet pass-through, and two USB ports. Power input may be through (19V) cylindrical plug or (12V-24V) pluggable terminal block (Phoenix) connectors. Power supply is not included.

Shoulder Strap for Tablets

Padded for comfort, provides convenient mobile operation, strap is adjustable and can be attached to the Rubber Grips.


Designed to securely hold the Tablet. Made of soft plastic, easy to clean. For left- or right-handed users.

Keyboard Tray and Keyboard

A combo set of a keyboard tray and a USB keyboard for use with the Wall/Vehicle- Mount Cradle (the cradle is not included).

Automobile Power Adapter by LIND

Output voltage 65W/ 19V. Input: 11-16V DC.

Optical USB Mouse

For comfort and control of your computing experience, this two-button mouse has fast, accurate response.

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