Getac’s V110 fully rugged convertible notebook helps drone autonomy and mapping developer Emesent


Hot-swappable battery for uninterrupted operation

Easy laptop-tablet transformation

Thinner than 4cm


Emesent was launched in November 2018 with the mission of revolutionizing efficiency, safety and operational insights in challenging environments such as underground mines. The company’s smart mobile scanning unit, Hovermap, can be mounted to a drone or handheld to provide autonomous mapping and capturing Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data.



Mining drone operation requires a fully-rugged terminal that’s easy to carry, and rated for explosive atmospheres.

To provide mining companies with a complete solution, Emesent needed to have a device that was able to withstand extreme mine conditions and to complement the Hovermap and drone. The harsh working conditions presented in underground mining meant that the device had to be rugged enough to withstand extreme environments, and be compact enough to be easily carried around.


The V110 fully-rugged laptop-tablet hybrid had the capabilities, tolerances, and portability that Emesent needed.

Emesent found the perfect solution in the Getac V110 convertible. The rugged device can be used as a drone control platform thanks to several features. It can easily transform between a display notebook and a tablet computer, depending on where or when it is used. Additionally, its weight of 2.1kg and dimension of 39mm, makes it compact and lightweight enough for users to carry around without much effort. The V110 is also made from high quality magnesium alloy, with an advanced rugged polymer in areas of less impact and rubberised absorption polymer at the main points of contact, making it drop-resistant. The fully rugged convertible features a hot-swappable dual battery design, allowing for uninterrupted battery life. In addition to the key features, Getac’s V110 comes with a full-size waterproof membrane keyboard and red backlight, allowing users to type accurately even in the dimmest conditions. The device also features flash storage and responsive graphics, making it an excellent convertible notebook.



The V110 has proven well-suited to the rigors of mining, and of drone operation.

With Getac’s V110, Emesent was able to provide mining companies with a rugged device that could complement its product operating in challenging environments. Some of the features that were especially useful were its ability to convert from a notebook to a tablet, making it easy to switch between functions on and in the field. Miners also appreciate that it can withstand drops, high dust, moisture and other extreme conditions in underground environments. The fully rugged convertible device also features a unique, hot-swappable dual battery design that allows for reliable and lasting battery life, without the need to charge in between. This makes it more convenient for a mining team that spends long hours in the fields.

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Safety and operational hazards at workplaces are important factors for mining companies, and we want to supply them with a comprehensive solution that not only enables them to operate but also improves efficiency without hassle. Harsh conditions in mining meant that we needed a device that was rugged enough and able to complement our smart mobile scanning unit. That is why we selected the Getac V110. Its ability to convert from laptop to tablet provides users the flexibility of both options. We also appreciate its hot-swappable dual-battery feature that enables users to process the LiDAR data underground regardless of whether they have access to power.

Dr. Stefan Hrabar
CEO and Co-Founder of Emesent

About Emesent

Emesent is a world-leader in drone autonomy, LiDAR mapping, and data analytics. Founded in 2018, Emesent has since built a reputation for delivering high-quality data capture in the mining, infrastructure, survey and mapping industries. Their flagship product, Hovermap, is a smart mobile scanning unit that combines advanced collision avoidance and autonomous flight technologies to map hazardous and GPS-denied environments. Hovermap is uniquely versatile, it can be handheld, drone-or vehicle-mounted to map challenging, inaccessible areas. With a wide range of applications, Hovermap is being used by customers around the world.

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V110 Fully Rugged Convertible Laptops

The Getac V110 fully rugged notebook features outstanding performance, industry-leading security, a large 11.6” widescreen display and a design that is as thin and light as ever – at 2.1kg light and 39mm thin.

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