Reebok Spartan World Championships Gets Rugged and Announces Xplore Technologies' RangerX as the Official Tablet
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Xplore Technologies Corp. (NAS: XPLR) , manufacturer of the world's most powerful, longest-lasting and rugged tablets on the market, and Spartan Race, Inc., the world's premier obstacle racing company, have announced that the Xplore RangerX will be the official tablet of the 2013 Reebok Spartan Race World Championships taking place in Killington, Vermont on Sept. 21 and 22.
Technology is a key component for reportedly the world's fastest growing sport. Spartan athletes will be able to quickly check their results in real-time on the rugged Android tablets at the event, improving the race experience. In addition, the RangerX will be used on the course to assist the race staff with production and logistics.
"We needed a device that is as tough as our Spartan racers and can stand up to whatever extreme conditions we throw at it," said Joe De Sena, founder of the Spartan Race. "We've got all-terrain athletes; now we have an all-terrain tablet for our extreme technology needs."
Extreme and professional athletes from around the world will be participating in the popular obstacle race known for punishing hills, challenging wall climbs, aerial traverses over water, rope climbs and barbed wire crawls. In addition to $250,000 in cash prizes for the top finishers, the top male and female winners will be awarded a Special Edition Spartan Race RangerX tablet.
"Partnering with Spartan is a great opportunity to provide the rugged technology this emerging sport needs to improve the experience for its thousands of competitors and spectators," said Mark Holleran, president and chief operating officer of Xplore Technologies. "The Reebok Spartan World Championships is the ultimate chance for athletes to discover technology that can be as tough as they are. We're looking forward to seeing where Spartans push the limits with the RangerX."
From the manufacturer of the most rugged tablets on the market, Xplore's RangerX is a lightweight 10.2 inch tablet that is ideal for use in extreme environments. Designed to withstand the demands of the military but with a contemporary look and feel not found in traditional rugged devices, the RangerX is the perfect companion for the extreme athlete or outdoor enthusiast.
The Android tablet is built rugged from the inside out. It can withstand four-foot drops while operating, fully function in -4 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit, and is dustproof and water resistant to survive real world conditions. It comes in at 2.2 pounds and has a battery life up to 10 hours, allowing it to keep up with any adventure. The Xplore RangerX will be available to consumers for the first time this fall with pre-orders beginning Sept. 11.
As obstacle course racing continues to grow around the globe, so do the Spartan Races. A 90-minute TV special airing on the NBC Sports Network on Oct. 19 will feature the Reebok Spartan World Championships, the talented crop of athletes and the growing popularity of the sport.
- For more information on Xplore Technologies: www.xploretech.com
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- For more information on the Reebok Spartan World Championships: http://www.spartanrace.com/vermont-obstacle-racing-the-beast-2013.html
- Follow the Spartan Race on Twitter: @SpartanRace
About Xplore Technologies®
Xplore Technologies Corp. has been a leading global provider of truly rugged tablets since 1998. With nearly 90,000 deployments, Xplore tablets are among the most powerful and longest lasting in their class, withstand nearly any hazardous condition or environmental extreme, and feature competitive pricing and significant ROI. The company's products are sold on a global basis, with channel partners in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific. Xplore Technologies' tablets are deployed across a variety of industries and sectors, such as energy, military operations, manufacturing, distribution, public services, public safety, government, and other areas with hazardous work conditions. For more information, visit the Xplore Technologies website at www.xploretech.com.
About Reebok Spartan Race
Spartan Race, voted Outside Magazine's Best Obstacle Race in 2012, is the world's leading Obstacle Course Race and the first of its kind to have global rankings and a Spartan Pro Team in the emerging sport. Partnered with Reebok for a global Obstacle Course Racing series, Spartan will host with over 63 events worldwide and see three quarters of a million participants cross a Spartan finish line in 2013. Spartan Race is a timed event series featuring races at three escalating distances in locations worldwide that culminate in the Vermont World Championship Finale with cash and prizes for the champions. While featuring competitive elite heats, Spartan Races are for athletes of all levels and abilities and are geared towards ripping people off their couches and into the outdoors. For more information about the Reebok Spartan Race and the Spartan World Championships, log onto www.spartanrace.com.
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