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Rugged Laptops and Handhelds Showcase

Panasonic Toughbook 31 and U1 

Panasonic’s new Toughbook 31 is a powerful, fully rugged notebook computer. With an Intel® Core™ i5 or i3 processor, 1,100 nit touch-screen display and rugged certifications beyond MIL-STD-810G and IP65, the new device enables superior data access and productivity for any officer’s extreme environments. Also available from Panasonic is the handheld Toughbook U1. The Toughbook U1 is a powerful solution for an ultra-mobile PC. The device has the Windows Vista operating system (Windows XP available), a reinforced flex-connect solid-state drive and the Intel® Processor. In addition, the Panasonic Toughbook U1 is the first certified handheld PC for MIL-STD-810G, along with a 6-foot drop and IP65 certified rugged design.

Rugged Mobile Group / DAP Technologies Kinysis

DAP Technologies’ Kinysis (8900VS) is a rugged, lightweight, hand-held tablet computer. Equipped with a Microsoft Windows® Embedded Standard operating system, it is fully rugged and sealed to IP67. The modular technology provides easy customization. Field computing is expedited via wireless communications, which is standard in each unit, including Bluetooth®. Data can be transmitted in real time from the field to the main server, or collected on the Kinysis and synchronized later as needed. The large, WVGA touch screen is anti-glare and operable by stylus or finger, even when gloved. It is both scratch- and shock-resistant. The fully rugged Kinysis meets MIL-STD-810F for free-fall drop resistance, immersion, rain, humidity and vibration. Environmentally sealed to IP67, it can withstand immersion in up to one meter of water and emerge with full functionality.

Motorola MC9500-K


The Motorola MC9500-K raises the bar for premier rugged mobile computing, incorporating an ergonomic design and features to support demanding field mobility applications. Building on Motorola’s signature MC9000 Series, the MC9500-K delivers a more rugged design, more data capture options, true WAN technology independence and application flexibility through customer-swappable WAN subsystems and keypads, more processing power and a game-changing approach to battery and backroom management—all in a lighter, sleeker and easier-to-use form factor.

DRS Technologies ARMOR Rugged Tablet


The new ARMOR X10gx from DRS Technologies provides advanced communications technology and enhanced protection against harsh operating conditions. It offers an array of communications technology to keep the user connected at all times and in all environments.

Rugged Notebooks RNB Eagle


Rugged Notebooks introduced its RNB Eagle™ notebook, the single solution to NCIC compliance now required by the FBI. The RNB Eagle features a biometric fingerprint reader, SmartCard (CAC) reader and Absolute Computrace™ enabled Bios, plus much more. For more information, and to download a limited-time $100 off coupon, please visit

GammaTech D14E Series Rugged Notebook


GammaTech’s D14E Series is the first rugged notebook with 1TB of hard-disk space. It has two shock-mounted 500-gigabyte disk drives with RAID functionality. The D14E series models (E0, E1, E2) allow you to choose the right configuration for your mobile computing needs.

Published in Law and Order, Aug 2010

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