iKey Announces Snap-On Keyboard Designed Exclusively for Newly-Released Galaxy Tab Active2 Rugged Tablet

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iKey has designed a new snap-on, rugged keyboard with Samsung for the new Galaxy Tab Active2 rugged tablet. The keyboard is in final design stages and will be released soon.

Steven Meyer, CEO of iKey added, “We are very pleased to continue building our partnership with Samsung and we look forward to designing more products together in the future.”

iKey, LTD announces a new snap-on keyboard designed with Samsung exclusively for the new Galaxy Tab Active2 tablet, which was just made public by Samsung on October 19, 2017. The iKey keyboard is in the final design stage and will be available for purchase through Samsung and Samsung dealers later this year.

The iKey rugged snap-on keyboard is built to military specifications and IP54 standards. The keyboard provides an excellent typing experience and includes both a USB-C Charging port for charging the tablet without the need to remove the keyboard and an external battery slot which will fit the Galaxy Tab Active2 battery (sold separately).

The keyboard’s unique military specifications include MIL-STD-810 high/low temperature storage, vibration, and mechanical shock specifications. The keyboard allows for red backlighting and backlighting color can be customized, and the keyboard is NVIS compatible.

The Galaxy Tab Active2 helps accelerate the digital transformation of key industries by offering a wider range of features such as biometrics integration, multi-window screens and S Pen capabilities that function in extreme working conditions, ultimately improving worker productivity and flexibility.

As Samsung stated in their recent press release, Samsung has partnered with iKey and other companies to build rugged accessories, with the goal of building a wider partner ecosystem for its products designed for verticals such as transportation, public safety and manufacturing.

"The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2 was built based on in-depth customer and partner feedback and has been carefully developed to create a whole new category of tablet for the global workforce,” said Suk-Jea Hahn, Executive Vice President of Samsung Electronics' Global Mobile B2B Team. “We strategically worked to build a wider partner ecosystem for extended functionality through collaborations with leading industry players such as IBM, ECOM Instruments, Gamber Johnson, Ram®Mounts, iKey, Otterbox and Koamtac. With IBM Maximo, we are delighted to bring to Samsung, for the first time, industry leading asset management features for field workers to simplify their daily lives.”

Steven Meyer, CEO of iKey added, “We are very pleased to continue building our partnership with Samsung and we look forward to designing more products together in the future.”

This new keyboard is the second rugged keyboard designed by iKey in 2017 for Samsung products. The first was announced in July, iKey’s compact BT-870-TP dual connectivity keyboard which can be paired with the Samsung® DeX® docking station. The iKey BT-870-TP keyboard with integrated battery and integrated touchpad has dual connectivity, providing connection via USB or Bluetooth™. It is designed for office use and mobile use; it is made of industrial silicone rubber, featuring sealed keys, allowing for fast, easy cleaning and disinfecting using hospital-approved methods. BT-870-TP can be used on medical carts, and in EMS and first responder vehicles.

iKey manufactures and distributes its rugged peripherals directly and through global distributors and value-added resellers. iKey designs and assembles at its corporate office in Austin, Texas, and is known around the world as an industry leader in rugged peripherals, with a 28-year history of rugged product in the field. Every keyboard and display is customized to a specific industry segment or customer. For more information, visit: http://www.ikey.com

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