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About Winmate US

Engineering
Ruggedness
Customization
Certification
Reliability & Service

Engineering

Strategic partnerships and engineering expertise

For enterprises operating in rugged or potentially hazardous environments, access to the latest technology built specifically for these demanding industries is imperative. At Winmate, we have the engineering expertise and strategic partnerships with technology companies to provide customers the leading edge in industrial-grade communications tools that maximize operational efficiency, safety, asset tracking and data management.

Our engineering process and in-depth knowledge of electrical, mechanical, thermal, and firmware design ensures optimized performance, durability and reliability with every rugged mobile product we create. At Winmate, our technologies undergo a battery of tests at our in-house, state-of-the-art testing facility to verify this performance.

Winmate also has the advantage of gaining early access to the latest technologies with partners such as Microsoft, Intel, Texas Instruments, U-blox, Sierra, and more, providing our customers with the latest technology and software available.

Engineering

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Product Development Flow

Product Development Flow

Solution Design

At Winmate, we specialize in full-scope solution design for enterprise customers operating in challenging environments. From mechanical and hardware solutions to software customization, and verification and validation, Winmate executes every step of the engineering process.

Mechanical solution design
  • System design: Sheet metal, double injection plastics, castings
  • Packing design
  • Thermal Solution
Hardware solution design
  • System design
  • PCB design
Software solution design
  • System software
  • Firmware
  • Device drivers
Verification and Validation
  • Reliability testing
  • Functional test
  • Regulatory certification

Manufacturing Facility

Manufacturing Facility

Ruggedness

Built to withstand the rigors of the harshest environments

Winmate understands the need for ruggedness and uninterrupted productivity when it comes to operating in challenging environments. Our rugged, mobile tablets, handhelds and fixed-mount displays increase operational efficiencies, integrate seamlessly into enterprise, and deliver low-cost reliability for data collection and communications.

Whether tracking a fleet, mapping a mine, or monitoring equipment and production on an oil rig, Winmate provides a variety of rugged form factors with flexible options for connectivity, and data collection and management.

Winmate’srugged mobile solutions are built to withstand rigors of the harshest environments and every product undergoes the scrutiny of two standards: Ingress Protection (IP) rating system and United States Military Standard Environmental Engineering Considerations and Laboratory Tests Standard (MIL-STD). Our rugged mobile devices are built to last, reducing total cost of ownership over time.

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Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

Consumer grade products with their lower initial cost may seem to be the more attraction option for enterprise and businesses for their computing need. However, one can do a simple analysis of total cost of owership (TCO) to reveal that consumer grade products can end up costing the enterprise and business much more. Considering the computing needs of enterprise and businesses, the cost of devices is not just the initial purchase cost, but we also need to examine the cost of operation and most importantly, cost of failures.

Factors such as using the computing devices under direct sunlight exposure (which require high brightness panel), with wet or gloved hands (which requires input button or digitizer), and etc, all impact the TCO. According to VDC research 2013, Environments or scenarios common to user most recent mobile deployment by form factor are listed as follows:

Total Cost of Ownership

After exposing mobile devices in harsh environment there will be different variety of hardware and software issues that will lead to cost of failures such as:

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Each non-rugged device failure can cost an organization in upwards of 200 minutes of labor including productivity loss, IT support, diagnosis & time required to replace and redeploy, this failure rates of non-rugged device was a leading contributor to TCO. This business interruption is detrimental in terms of cost and also continual operation. As a rugged product manufacturer, Winmate is placing increasing emphasis on mobile device ruggedness and has implemented various designs to address the harsh environment as well as Low TCO, for example:

  • High brightness panel for outdoor use
  • Physical keypad / stylus for rapid data entry while gloves on
  • IP65 up to IP67 for water and dust proof
  • Wide range operating temperature e.g. up to -20℃ ~ 60℃
  • Compliant with MIL-STD-810F for shock , drop and vibration

When it comes to selecting one device or hundred devices for mobile deployments, Winmate Rugged Mobile Computing devices offer greater enterprise value and provide low TCO.

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MIL-STD

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MIL-STD-810F/G

The MIL-STD-810 test series are approved for use by all departments and agencies of the United States Department of Defense (DoD). MIL-STD-810 addresses a broad range of environmental conditions that include: low pressure for altitude testing; exposure to high and low temperatures plus temperature shock (both operating and in storage); rain (including wind blown and freezing rain); humidity, fungus, salt fog for rust testing; sand and dust exposure; explosive atmosphere; leakage; acceleration; shock and transport shock; gunfire vibration; and random vibration. The standard describes environmental management and engineering processes that can be of enormous value to generate confidence in the environmental worthiness and overall durability of a system design.

  MIL-STD-810 Method 501.4   High Temperature
  MIL-STD-810 Method 502.4   Low Temperature
  MIL-STD-810 Method 507.4   Humidity
  MIL-STD-810 Method 514.5   Vibration
  MIL-STD-810 Method 516.5   Shock

MIL-STD-461E/F

MIL-STD-461 is a United States Military Standard that describes how to test equipment for electromagnetic compatibility. Specifically, MIL-STD-461F details testing specification to ensure the conducted emissions (CE), conducted susceptibility (CS), radiated emissions (RE), and radiated susceptibility (RS) of a system can meet the requirements for the control of electromagnetic interference.

  MIL-STD-461 Method - CE101 / CE102   Conducted Emissions
  MIL-STD-461 Method - CS101 / CS106 / CS109 / CS114 / CS115 / CS116   Conducted Susceptibility
  MIL-STD-461 Method - RS101 / RS103   Radiated Susceptibility
  MIL-STD-461 Method - RE101 / RE102   Radiated Emissions

Winmate offers rugged products that provide various levels of mechanical IP dust and water resistant design, and our products all went though extended amount of MIL-STD testing to ensure high standards of reliability and robustness withstanding shock and vibration tolerance, survival of high temperature, and corrosive environments.

Ingress Protection (IP)

International Protection Rating consists of the letters IP followed by two digits or one digit and one letter and an optional letter. As defined in international standard IEC 60529, IP Code classifies and rates the degrees of protection provided against the intrusion of solid objects (including body parts like hands and fingers), dust, accidental contact, and water in mechanical casings and with electrical enclosures. The standard aims to provide users more detailed information than vague marketing terms such as waterproof.

IP First number -
Protection against solid objects
0 No special protection
1 Protected against solid objects over 50 mm, e.g. accidental touch by persons hands.
2 Protected against solid objects over 12 mm, e.g. persons fingers.
3 Protected against solid objects over 2.5 mm (tools and wires).
4 Protected against solid objects over 1 mm (tools, wires, and small wires).
5 Protected against dust limited ingress (no harmful deposit).
6 Totally protected against dust.
IP Second number -
Protection against liquids
0 No protection.
1 Protection against vertically falling drops of water e.g. condensation.
2 Protection against direct sprays of water up to 15o from the vertical.
3 Protected against direct sprays of water up to 60o from the vertical.
4 Protection against water sprayed from all directions - limited ingress permitted.
5 Protected against low pressure jets of water from all directions - limited ingress.
6 Protected against temporary flooding of water, e.g. for use on ship decks - limited ingress permitted.
7 Protected against the effect of immersion between 15 cm and 1 m.
8 Protects against long periods of immersion under pressure.

Customization

Flexible solutions customized to meet your needs

All Winmate technologies are designed to be flexible to ensure seamless enterprise integration at any level. From rebranding to software and hardware configuration, every product may be customized to fit your needs.

Custom Branding

Our standard product lines may be privately branded or co-branded to represent your company. Customization options include branded hardware and software colors, logo integration, and software tailored to your company with custom start-up screens, application configuration, and more.

  • Custom Branding Logo with Laser/Screen Printing
  • Custom Splash/Boot-up Screen
  • Hide Applications

Custom Branding

Custom OS Images / Software Configuration

Winmate offers customized OS images with your specified software, settings and drivers - all pre-loaded, configured, and installed before delivery. This allows you to have units tailor-made, and ready to be deployed for seamless integration into enterprise, saving you valuable time, resources and money.

  • System drivers, BIOS, operating system modifications & configurations, API
Custom OS Images / Software Configuration

Custom Modules / Sensor Integration

At Winmate we know flexibility through modularity is also important, which is why we designed our standard mobile products with expansion capabilities. With our design build expertise, we can integrate any specified hardware modules and sensors into our standard mobile products to create a solution customized to your industry or application, all while reducing your cost and risk. Customization options include:

  • Signal inputs through external pogo-pins
  • Extendable hardware housing
  • Specified sensors
  • Upper cover with dark IR lens
Custom Modules / Sensor Integration

Certification

Meeting industrial certifications specific to different industries

Certified to perform in even the harshest environments

Winmate promotes standardization of material, facilities, and engineering practices to improve industrial safety standards and regulations, while reducing the total cost of ownership and acquisition cycle time. Our materials, tools, facilities, engineering, and testing practices are designed to ensure reliability and durability.

At Winmate we developed and implemented a quality management system based on a process management approach. This allows us to maintain consistency in product service and support, and meet all applicable regulatory requirements, while remaining nimble and flexible enough to evolve with technology and industry need. The quality system complies with the international standard ISO 9001:2008 and the standards which apply to related industries.

Certification Registration Date Expiration Date Certifying Agency
Quality Management Systems (QMS)
ISO 9001:2015 Registered 2019/8/22 2022/8/22 SGS
ISO 14001:2015 Registered 2019/8/22 2022/8/22 SGS
Other registrations, certifications and special process capabilities
IECQ QC 080000: 2017 2019/9/5 2022/9/4 SGS
ISO 13485: 2016 2018/12/19 2021/12/19 SGS
IEC80079-34: 2011 2015/6/20 2021/6/29 CSA

Winmate promotes standardization of material, facilities, and engineering practices to improve industrial safety standards and regulations, while reducing the total cost of ownership and acquisition cycle time. Our materials, tools, facilities, engineering, and testing practices are designed to ensure reliability and durability.

logo Specification Rule Definition
MIL-STD-810G MIL-STD-810G The MIL-STD-810 test series are approved for use by all departments and agencies of the United States Department of Defense (DoD). MIL-STD-810 addresses a broad range of environmental conditions that include: low pressure for altitude testing; exposure to high and low temperatures plus temperature shock (both operating and in storage); rain (including wind blown and freezing rain); humidity, fungus, salt fog for rust testing; sand and dust exposure; explosive atmosphere; leakage; acceleration; shock and transport shock; gunfire vibration; and random vibration. The standard describes environmental management and engineering processes that can be of enormous value to generate confidence in the environmental worthiness and overall durability of a system design.
MIL-STD-461F MIL-STD-461F MIL-STD-461 is a United States Military Standard that describes how to test equipment for electromagnetic compatibility. Specifically, MIL-STD 461F details testing specification to ensure the conducted emissions (CE), conducted susceptibility (CS), radiated emissions (RE), and radiated susceptibility (RS) of a system can meet the requirements for the control of electromagnetic interference.
EN50155 EN50155 The EN50155 standard is a guidebook that governs the design and testing of electronic equipment used on railway vehicles and related rail applications. To meet the EN50155 requirement, the components must go through a series of strict tests including EMC, cooling, damp heat, salt mist, vibration, and shock tests.
EN61373 EN61373 This International Standard specifies the requirements for testing equipment for railway vehicles which are subjected to vibrations and shock. To ensure the operation of the equipments, it has to withstand tests of reasonable duration to simulate the service condition throughout its expected life.
Simulated long-life testing is achieved by amplification, where amplitudes are increased and the time base decreased.
Test carried out on Winmate Equipment using test values for Category 1 Body Mounted, Class B, which is defined as anything mounted inside an equipment case which is turn mounted directly on or under the car body.
ATEX Class 1 Division 2 Group A-D and ATEX Winmate has addressed the Request for Panel PC equipment that can withstand Hazardous Location (Hazloc), where flammable substance may be present with C1D2 (for US and Canada market) and ATEX (for European market) certification on 15-inch Stainless Panel PC. In the US market we follow NEC, which place Hazloc into classes, divisions, and groups. For the rest of the market, IEC Classifies Hazloc by zones.
DNV DNV 2.4, IEC60945, IACS-E10 Winmate marine products are built and tested according to DNV standard certification 2.4, IEC60945, and IACS-E10 and most of the products are certified by Det Norske Veritas (DNV), the Norwegian foundation internationally certifying materials, components and system relevant to safe operation and quality of ships.
IEC IEC 61850-3 IEC 61850-3 is a standard that outlines a comprehensive safety framework for substation automation, transmission & delivery (T&D) automation, and smart grid application. The standard emphasizes the EMI immunity and environmental requirements for communications networks. The product that meets the IEC 61850-3 standard provides full-range, redundant power supply which ensures the high quality of electricity transmission.

Standard for Certification

DNV classifies tests in four levels base on the product applied location in ships-A, B, C, and D. For worse harsh environment use, the much strict standard testing is required. (See Table of Location Classes Selection Guide) Standards for Certification including contain principles, acceptance criteria and practical information related to the Society's consideration of objects, personnel, organizations, services and operations. A list of Standards for Certification is found in the latest edition of Pt.0 Ch.1 of the "Rules for Classification of Ships" and the "Rules for Classification of High Speed, Light Craft and Naval Surface Craft"

Column I Column II
Parameters Location within main area Main Areas On Board
Machinery spaces Control Room, Acc. Bridge Pump room, Holds, Rooms with no heating Open deck
Temperature Inside cubicles, desks, with temp rise 5oC or more B B B D D
All other locations A A A C D
Humidity Locations where special precautions are taken to avoid condensation A A A A A
All other locations B B B B B
Vibration On Machinery such as internal combustion engines, compressors, pumps, including piping on such machinery B - - B B
Masts - - - - C
All other locations A A A A A
EMC All locations within specified main areas A A B A B
Enclosure Submerged application D - - D D
Below floor plates in engine room C - - - -
All other locations B A A B C

Quality Systems

Winmate developed and implemented a quality management system based on a process management approach which has demonstrateed its ability to provide consistent products that meet customer and applicable regulatory requirements, and to address customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including continual improvement and the prevention of non-conformity. The quality system complies with the international standard ISO 9001:2008 and the standards which apply to related industries.

Reliability & Service

The highest standards in reliability and service

At Winmate, reliability, service and support are part of our foundation.This is why we’ve invested significantly in our state-of-the-art testing facility and placing service centers throughout the world.

Our in-house testing facility allows Winmate to achieve high standards of product reliability and ruggedness with the shortest possible product development cycle. Rather than outsource this critical component, we are able to perform vibration, drop, thermal and dry heat, and EMC and EMI tests, as well as radio emission and susceptibility, giving Winmate the market advantage in speed and quality.

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Service and support when and where you need it

All Winmate products come standard with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty. Additionally, our extended warranty services, offered up to 3 years, provide extra peace of mind that any problem will be solved quickly and effectively. Winmate also offers tailored service contracts to meet our partners’ specific needs.

With service and support centers throughout the globe, we are able to respond quickly and efficiently to ensure uninterrupted productivity for our.

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Warranty

Winmate products are all offered with free 1 year manufacturer’s warranty.
An extended warranty provides you with budgetary ease and convenience plus the peace of mind that any problem will be solved quickly and effectively. Extended warranty services are offered up to 3 years.

Service Center

Winmate offers dedicated service center to fulfill your service needs. With the wide range of products that we have, Winmate has on-going training programs for each product to make sure our technicians and engineers are well trained and dedicated to service any issue to respond to your technical needs in a timely manner.

Winmate Service Center