Motion Computing announces the C5 Clinical Assistant Tablet PC

We’ve been hearing about a new vertically centered Tablet PC coming from Motion Computing for quite some time, and today we get all the details, specs, and photos of the new C5 Clinical Assistant Tablet PC. You can read Motion Computing’s official press release here. See below for the official specs, features, and pictures. You can click each image for a higher res version.

I know this is a medical centered tablet, but based on these specs and featues, I could see a lot of other vertically focused industries getting excited about this unit. A lot of innovation went in to the design of this product. I predict this product is going to take off in the medical area and Motion will be hearing from a lot of other vertical markets wanting something similar. Pricing starts at $2199 and you can learn more via the C5 Clinical Assistant product page




 The lightweight, bump-tolerant, spill-resistant and easy-to-disinfect C5, the first mobile clinical assistant, allows nurses to access up-to-the-minute patient records and document a patient’s condition in real time, enhancing patient care while reducing the administrative workload of the clinical staff.

Designed with the Healthcare Environment in Mind:

• Highly sealed, almost ““portless” design for disinfection

• Chemical-resistant resin design to withstand frequent cleanings

• Lightweight design with built-in ergonomic handle to easily carry on-the-go

• Hardware accelerometer, shock-mounted hard drive, and magnesium-alloy internal frame help protect against data loss and system impairment if dropped

• High-capacity, warm-swappable Lithium-Ion battery for about three hours of battery life

• Accessible spare battery that can rest nearby in ready-to-use mode in the charging slot on the docking station


• Docking station with three tilt angles (15 , 25 and 38 ), standard mounting for anchoring to countertops, walls or carts, and Ethernet, VGA and USB ports

• Optional View Anywhere™ technology to address lighting conditions and enables viewing of the screen under harsh lights

Improves Clinician Productivity:

 Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Digital ink capability and Speak Anywhereâ„¢ technology to capture patient data, either via handwritten or dictated notes, which are automatically transcribed into on-screen text

• Built-in wireless features, such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and barcode/RFID technologies to enable reliable real-time updates

• Optional built-in barcode scanner to support electronic medication administration records (eMAR)


• Integrated RFID reader for both caregiver and patient identification, and advanced tracking technology for controlled substances and costly supplies

 Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Embedded camera for convenience and visual documentation for approved clinical uses, which might include photographic wound documentation or range of motion studies

Embedded Security:

• User authentication through the barcode scanner, the RFID reader or the built-in fingerprint reader to increase patient data security over traditional passwords

• Standard OmniPass software for authentication of multiple users and convenient password management with the fingerprint reader and a single, easy-to-use application

• The Trusted Platform Module for device-level security

• BIOS-level passwords to inactivate data input and transfer modalities, such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, RFID or the camera, in restricted environments



Chassis: Magnesium-alloy internal frame, Upper faceplate composed of disinfectant-resistant resin, Lower backplate composed of disinfectant-resistant resin overmolded with Elastomer


Processor: Intel ® Centrino ® mobile technology with the Intel ® Core Solo
Processor U1400 (2MB of L2 cache, 1.20GHz, 533MHz FSB)

Operating System: Windows Vistaâ„¢ Business, Microsoft ® Windows ® XP Tablet PC Edition

Chipset: Intel 945GM

Display:  10.4″ XGA TFT LCD (1024 x 768), View Anywhere ® option, Intel Display Power Saving Technology (DPST)

Graphics: Intel 945GM Extreme Graphics controller, Rotation: 0 , 90 , 180 , 270


 Video RAM: Maximum 256MB total with Intel Dynamic Video Memory
Technology (DVMT)

Audio: Azalia HD audio codec

System Memory: DDR2 533MHz SDRAM memory, Base configuration of 512MB, Upgradeable to maximum 1.5GB at point of purchase

System Storage: 1.8″ Hard Disk Drive (HDD) with 30GB or 60GB capacity; PCI bus master enhanced IDE; Supports Ultra ATA 66/100


Communications: Integrated Intel ® PRO/Wireless 3945a/b/g network connection; Optional Atheros 802.11a/b/g card available; Integrated Bluetooth ®

Audio: Motion Speak Anywhere ® technology; Multi-directional array microphone design with 2 microphones; Knowles Acoustics IntelliSonic software; Integrated speaker

 I/O Ports: Docking connector; DC power-in port with rubberized cover

Embedded I/O: 2.0 Megapixel Camera; Optional 1D/2D Barcode Reader; 13.56MHz RFID reader; 13.56MHz HF integrated passive RFID tag;

Security: Integrated Fingerprint Reader with OmniPass software; TCG Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2

Dimensions: 10.0″ x 10.0″ x .95″ (256mm x 256mm x 24.3mm)

Weight: 3.1 lbs.1 (1.40 kg)

Battery: Lithium-ion standard battery with 40WHr capacity;

Charging Time: Standard Battery – 1.5 hours (Tablet PC on/off)

System LEDS: Power on/off LED ring around power button; Battery status LED; Wireless 802.11 LED; Bluetooth LED; RFID LED adjacent to RFID read trigger

Control Buttons: One 5-way directional control button for navigation; One function button, one Dashboard control button and two
programmable buttons; Secure Attention Sequence (SAS) button; Camera capture button; RFID read trigger button; Barcode scan trigger button