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GammaTech Debuts the R8300 Fully Rugged 13.3-Inch Notebook

GammaTech Computer Corp., a major international manufacturer and supplier of innovative notebook and tablet computers, is pleased to announce the transition to mass production of its newest fully rugged notebook computer aimed at the military market, the 13.3" DURABOOK R8300. The R8300 is designed for operation in extremely harsh environments such as those encountered in combat or non-combat military operations. The unit, qualified to stringent MIL-STD 810G, MIL-STD 461F, ANSI/ISA 12.12.0.1 (formerly known as UL-1604 Class 1 Division 2) and IP65 specifications, fulfills the military's need for very rugged computing products, without compromising functionality and flexibility.

"GammaTech is a disciplined manufacturer of unique computer products," stated Jen Chen, GammaTech president. "Our dedication and experience provides the military market with award-winning, high-performance, cost-effective, flexible solutions such as the DURABOOK R8300. From troops in theatre, to command and control, to logistics, and plain computing power, GammaTech appreciates the nuances of mission critical applications. As with all of our rugged mobile solutions, the military can depend on and benefit from the quality and dependability of the R8300 notebook."

Panasonic Updates Toughpad FZ-G1 10-inch Rugged Windows Tablet

Panasonic, an industry leader in reliable and innovative mobile computers since 1996, today announced upgrades to the Toughpad FZ-G1 fully-rugged 10-inch tablet. Featuring a faster 4th generation Intel Core i5 vPro processor, the advanced Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro update, a single battery providing up to 10 hours of continuous use and optional bridge battery, and other improvements, the new Toughpad FZ-G1 now more than ever is the gold standard for mission-critical mobile professionals - including military personnel, first responders and field service and sales teams - in need of a lightweight tablet PC providing desktop-like performance in extreme environments.

With new options for an integrated UHF radio-frequency identification (RFID) reader or contactless smart card reader, and optional certification for use in hazardous locations, the Toughpad FZ-G1 delivers significant upgrades to improve worker productivity. It retains key features of the best-selling previous model, including a fully-rugged design certified to meet IP65 and MIL-STD-810G specifications for drops (up to 4 feet), shock, vibration, altitude, humidity and extreme temperatures. For added security, an optional Opal-compliant, self-encrypting drive will be available in summer 2014.

Silicon Power Unveils the Armor A60 Rugged USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive

Silicon Power, the world's leading provider of memory storage solutions, today unveils its latest USB 3.0 extra-rugged portable hard drive - Armor A60. Applying the exclusive shockproof and water-resistant materials and the integrated 360 °-covering enclosure design, Armor A60 promises complete data protection against all the hurts that would occur during daily operations. Meanwhile, Armor A60 has passed U.S. military-grade drop test and also acquired international approval of water-resistant ability. In addition, Armor A60 features dashing designs with smooth finish and vivid colors, which appears to be the stylish storage for travelers, sports enthusiasts and businessmen on the go.

Shockproof & Water-resistant - All-round Protection for Any Condition
Inheriting from the military-grade shockproof specialty of Armor series, SP Armor A60 USB 3.0 portable hard drive incorporates the ultra-rugged rubber casing and internal suspension system, which enable perfect buffer effect for all physical impacts and assure rigid protections against crushes, dust and spraying water. In order to utilize its anti-damage capabilities, Armor A60 is engineered with incredibly strong construction that has passed the US military MIL-STD-810G (transit drop test) and IPX4 waterproof level, making itself the toughest data guard for outdoor users. Furthermore, Armor A60 introduces the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface that ensures ultimate ultra-fast data transfer speeds and offers users an extremely effortless and time-saving user experience.

Getac Upgrades X500 Ultra Rugged Notebook and X500 Rugged Mobile Server

Getac Inc., a leading innovator and manufacturer of rugged computers that meet the demands of field-based applications, is upgrading its flagship X500 ultra rugged notebook and X500 rugged mobile server. By incorporating a fourth-generation Intel Core Processor, Getac has been able to increase CPU performance by 55 percent over the previous model, an enormous benefit to the technologically advanced military customers who rely on speed and efficiency when working in some of the world's harshest and most demanding work environments.

The X500 will also support larger RAM capacities up to 16 GB, next generation 802.11ac WiFi, and improved graphics that boast a 286 percent improvement over the previous generation in processing power. Based on the X500's main body, the new X500 Rugged Mobile Server sports an upgraded processor, memory and graphics card, and its high efficiency in outdoor data storage and rapid server deployment tasks creates powerful synergies for a host of public safety, military, research and exploration customers.

Axiomtek Unveils the eBOX635-881-FL Rugged, Fanless Embedded Computer

Axiomtek, one of the world's leading designers and manufacturers of innovative, high performance and reliable PC-based industrial computer products, announces the eBOX635-881-FL, its new fanless embedded box computer utilizing 4th Generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3 and Intel Celeron processor with Intel H81 chipset.

The super light yet compact eBOX635-881-FL comes packaged in an IP40-rated aluminum and cold-rolled steel enclosure and is designed to operate at temperatures ranging from -20°C to +50°C for use in the extremely environments. The fanless embedded system supports six jumper-less RS-232/422/484 and sixteen DI/DO ports along with three display outputs of two HDMI, DisplayPort and VGA for applications used in transportation, POS, kiosk, industrial control automation and medical equipment. Two PCI Express Mini Card slots are added to the system for greater expansion capability. One SIM slot is also available for 3G/4G, GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth applications, allowing for more efficient networking options.

Panasonic Announces Updated 10.1" Toughpad FZ-G1

Panasonic today announced the new version of its rugged Windows tablet, the Toughpad FZ-G1. The thin, lightweight and yet fully rugged 10.1" Windows 8.1 Pro Update tablet, unveiled at the Enterprise Mobility Exchange in the Netherlands, has been designed to meet the growing demand from businesses for purpose-built tablets that use the latest functionality to improve the productivity of their mobile workforces.

The latest version of the Toughpad FZ-G1 is powered by 4th generation Intel Core technology. With reduced power consumption, the Intel Core i5-4310U vPro Processor is faster especially for graphics performance and increase the standard battery life of the device from 8 hours to 10 hours (up to 20 hours with high capacity battery). With the high performing battery option and new optional hot swap battery capabilities, the latest Toughpad FZ-G1 can also offer seamless, uninterrupted 24-hour operation to continuously service mobile workers on shifts.

Winmate Unveils First Quad-Core Rugged Windows 8.1 Tablet

Winmate, a global leader in developing advanced rugged mobile technologies, has released its newest tablet solution for the hazardous location (HazLoc) market with its Class 1 Division 2 (C1D2) M101B, a 10.1-inch, rugged, enterprise-ready Windows 8.1 tablet. The new M101B is the first rugged, industrial-grade CPU featuring Intel's latest quad-core Bay Trail processor and Windows Embedded 8.1 operating system, that is certified safe for use in hazardous locations (HazLoc).

The C1D2 certification ensures the M101B is incapable of producing heat or spark sufficient to ignite explosive atmospheres where gases such as acetylene, hydrogen, esters and hydrocarbons may have accidentally entered the atmosphere. The rugged tablet meets regulatory compliance for use in industries such as oil and gas, manufacturing, mining, pharmaceutical, and others, where ignitable gases or vapor may be present.

Getac Announces the Pentium-Powered T800 8.1-Inch Rugged Tablet

Getac Inc., a leading manufacturer of rugged computers, is introducing the T800 fully rugged tablet. At less than 9x6 inches in size and boasting a brilliant 8.1-inch display, the T800 is the ideal compact rugged tablet for today's mobile workforce. Combining the latest in processor and wireless technology with an ultra-rugged exterior and Getac's unique SnapBack add-on accessories, the Getac T800 is the perfect fit for use in extreme working environments including those found in the utilities, military, field service, public safety and transportation sectors. The new T800 runs Windows 8.1 Professional.

"Interest in rugged tablets has never been higher," said Rowina Lee, president of Getac. "We designed the new compact T800 rugged tablet with the mobile worker in mind, combining every bit of know-how we've gained building rugged computers over the past 25 years. We're excited to get it into the hands of our customers."

AMREL Announces Updated ROCKY RK10 Fully Rugged 15-Inch Laptop

American Reliance, Inc. (AMREL), the premier rugged computer provider, revealed major upgrades for its most popular laptop, the 15" ROCKY RK10. Adding performance to a proven platform, AMREL has added a powerful i7 processor, improved storage, expanded memory, and enhanced connectivity.

"It's really a rugged laptop for the 21st century," explains Kalvin Chen, Vice-President of Operations for AMREL. "Modern applications, such as video streaming, are very data heavy. The new upgrades improve the RK10's capability for processing large amounts of information."

Fujitsu Debuts Next-Generation LIFEBOOK E Series Semi-Rugged Notebooks

Fujitsu, a leading information and communication technology company that offers a full range of technology products, solutions and services, today announced the launch of its updated line of LIFEBOOK E-Series Professional Notebooks. Available in 13.3-, 14- and 15.6-inch models, the next-generation LIFEBOOK E line of semi-rugged notebooks provides ultimate business performance, comprehensive security features and a durable design, all while being easy to deploy across the enterprise.

"IT departments across the globe are constantly challenged with arming their workforces with the technology tools that enhance mobile productivity and also remain secure, durable and easy to deploy," said Kevin Wrenn, senior vice president, Fujitsu America, Inc. "Stemming from the success of the first-generation LIFEBOOK E line, we have updated the features and functionality of our popular professional notebooks to address companies' evolving mobile needs, so IT departments no longer need to compromise on their core requirements when deploying products."

Apricorn Unveils Super Tough, Crush Resistant Encrypted SSD

Apricorn, a leading designer and manufacturer of secure mobile storage products, has expanded into the rapidly growing ruggedized space with its new, super tough encrypted USB 3.0 solid state drive. Constructed with military grade durability and FIPS 140-2 validated security, the Aegis Padlock SSD is designed specifically to meet the stringent and rigorous needs of Government, Military and Law Enforcement.

Boasting a crush resistant, aluminum enclosure rated to over 6500 lbs, the Aegis Padlock SSD is both water resistant and impervious to dust and grit, making this secure USB 3.0 solid state drive as tough as they come. With no moving parts, the drive is drop and vibration resistant, unaffected by high humidity and works in extreme temperatures.

GammaTech Debuts the DURABOOK R8300 Fully Rugged Notebook

GammaTech Computer Corp., a major international manufacturer and supplier of innovative notebook and tablet computers, has announced the addition of its latest fully rugged notebook computer, the DURABOOK R8300. The unit is certified to stringent MIL-STD-810G and IP65 specifications, meaning it can withstand the abusive nature of extremely harsh environments, such as those regularly encountered by the military, public safety, and utility sectors.

"It is easy to produce a computer that works well in a climate-controlled environment, where Mother Nature is held at bay," remarked Jen Chen, GammaTech president. "It is something entirely different, however, to engineer a computer to withstand long exposure to wind, dust, rain, and extreme temperatures as well as surviving bumpy rides, drops, and working in sweltering heat or frigid temperatures. Designed specifically for outdoor usage, our new R8300 notebook offers unsurpassed performance, even in the most hostile environments."

Lenovo Unveils New Rugged ThinkPad Devices Built Strong for Schools

Lenovo today announced at the Florida Education Technology Conference (FETC), the ThinkPad 11e series of laptops, designed specifically for education and ruggedized for classroom performance. Thin and light, these purpose-built devices offer education administrators the durability necessary to succeed in the hands of K-12 students and the flexibility to meet the increasingly changing needs of their technology demands.

The ThinkPad 11e series is available in two form factors: traditional laptop or Lenovo's innovative Yoga multimode form with four unique positions: laptop, tablet, tent and stand. The ThinkPad Yoga 11e devices offer students a system that can adapt to their needs based on the application or the content they are working with.

GammaTech Introduces the Durabook S15H 15.6-Inch Semi-Rugged Notebook

GammaTech Computer Corp., a major international manufacturer and supplier of innovative notebook and tablet computers, has announced the addition of the S15H: a 15.6" semi-rugged Durabook notebook with high-definition resolution that takes full advantage of the Intel 'Haswell' CPU. Model S15H also carries on the GammaTech tradition of offering cost-effective, high-performance mobile solutions that are designed for rugged applications and environments.

"The S15H was designed to fill a need for a 15" monitor in the marketplace," commented Paul Kim, GammaTech vice president of marketing. "Many companies and organizations have legacy software programs that were designed for 15" monitors with no way to run them. The S15H provides a solution to this problem, while eliminating the need and expense of modifying how legacy systems display."

Panasonic Introduces Fully-Rugged 7-Inch Tablet With Windows 8.1 Pro

Panasonic, an industry leader in reliable and innovative mobile computers since 1996, today, at the 2014 International CES, introduced the latest member of its Toughpad family of rugged, enterprise-grade tablets. The Toughpad FZ-M1 is the thinnest and lightest rugged 7-inch fanless tablet with a 4th generation Intel Core i5 processor available today.

Running Windows 8.1 Pro, the Toughpad FZ-M1 can be easily incorporated into enterprise and government environments. With a broad range of configuration options available, it can be customized to meet the unique needs of highly mobile professionals in various markets such as field services and sales, retail, supply chain and logistics, and government.

Getac Begins Shipping New, Haswell-Powered F110 Rugged Tablet

Getac Inc., a leading manufacturer of rugged computers, announced it has begun shipping its new F110 rugged tablet, the thinnest and lightest large-screen rugged tablet ever built. The company says that pre-orders of the new rugged tablet is the most of any product Getac has ever introduced and production has been ramped-up to meet the high demand.

"We are very excited about the response we have received from customers about our new F110 rugged tablet," explains Rowina Lee, president, Getac. "The pre-orders we have received reaffirm our belief that thinner and lighter mobile devices are what our customers need to be effective and efficient in their tasks. We will continue to listen to customer needs as we develop products and services in the future."

Panasonic Upgrades Toughbook CF-C2 Semi-Rugged Convertible Tablet PC

Panasonic, an industry leader in rugged, reliable mobile computers since 1996, today announced upgrades to the Toughbook CF-C2 semi-rugged convertible tablet PC. Offering 4G LTE multi-carrier embedded wireless broadband connectivity, approximately 14 hours of battery life and industry-leading durability, the Toughbook CF-C2 is built to enable reliable connections between data and decision makers, wherever, whenever and however they need it.

Powered by a 4th generation Intel Core i5 processor and optimized for the new Windows 8.1 Pro operating system, it delivers improved performance that makes it ideal for highly mobile professionals in fields such as healthcare and field services.

LaCie Doubles Capacity of Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series Hard Drive

Today, LaCie announced that its award-winning Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series hard drive is now available in a 2 TB version. With double the storage of its predecessor, the new LaCie Rugged is the highest capacity bus-powered storage solution with Thunderbolt technology on the market. Plus, the 2 TB model achieves speeds up to 127 MB/s, a 15 percent increase from the previous version. With these speeds users can transfer 750 RAW photos or one HD movie in less than one minute. Built for heavy data users who require complete mobility, the LaCie Rugged is the ideal sidekick to a new Mac or Ultrabook.

"With video and photo file sizes increasing exponentially, creative pros are generating more digital content than ever before," said Erwan Girard, Professional Business Manager, LaCie. "Today, we've addressed their number one demand by doubling the LaCie Rugged's capacity. This allows on-the-go pros to store more data on fewer drives and lets them stay in the field longer."

Panasonic Announces Updated Toughbook CF-C2 Semi-Rugged Convertible Tablet PC

Panasonic today updated its Toughbook CF-C2, one of the most durable and flexible business convertible PCs on the market, to help mobile professionals work faster and for longer. With increased processor and graphics performance and longer battery life, the semi-rugged Toughbook CF-C2 with Windows 8.1 Pro is the perfect mobile worker companion whether in clamshell or tablet mode.

Designed for mobile workers that need to multi-task, the latest Toughbook CF-C2 has 4th generation Intel Core technology. With reduced power consumption, the Intel CoreTM i5-4300U Processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology also helps improve battery life (up from 11 to 14 hours) and improves standby time, ensuring workers can leave their device in standby for longer for fast boot and response times. Storage options include 4 GB RAM standard, extendable to 8 GB and 500GB HDD standard and 128 GB or 256 GB SSD optional - making the CF-C2 one of the most versatile and powerful devices in its class.

Getac Announces the V110 Rugged Convertible and F110 Tablet PC

Getac Inc., a leading manufacturer of rugged computers, is introducing the V110, the thinnest and lightest rugged convertible and the F110, the thinnest and lightest fully rugged large screen tablet.

V110 is a breakthrough-design rugged convertible less than 12 x 9 inches in size, a mere 1.3 inches thick and weighing just more than 4 pounds. The V110 is the thinnest and lightest fully rugged convertible ever built. A quick twist of the unique multi-position hinge allows the V110 to effortlessly transform from a laptop to a tablet, giving users the versatility needed for use in unpredictable environments. The V110 also features a large 11.6 inch display and a full-size, waterproof-membrane backlit keyboard 56% larger than the competition's. Its 88 standard-sized, island-style independent keys provide an unmatched premium feel and increased durability.

Getac Announces Significant Updates to Its B300 Ultra Rugged Notebook

Getac Inc., a leading manufacturer of rugged computers, is introducing the fifth generation of its best-selling B300 ultra rugged notebook with fourth generation Intel core processors, next generation graphics, the latest Wi-Fi and multi-carrier 4G LTE.

The new Getac B300 incorporates the latest fourth generation Intel Core i5-4300M (2.6 GHz) or i7-4600M (2.9 GHz) processors, known as the Haswell platform and designed for speed and efficiency. Both CPUs feature Intel Turbo Boost Technology clocking maximum speeds up to 3.3 GHz and 3.6 GHz, respectively. In addition, graphics performance has increased by 34% thanks to the new Intel HD 4600 graphics, which supports DirectX 11.1, OpenCL 1.2 and OpenGL 4.0, and features an improved decoder for 4K videos and the fast Quick Sync encoder.

AMREL Unveils the World's Lightest, Thinnest Rugged Laptop

The leader in rugged mobile solutions, American Reliance, Inc. (AMREL), announced the launch of thinnest, lightest rugged laptop on the market. Leveraging 25+ years of experience of supplying rugged computers to warfighters as well as Public Safety officers, AMREL has developed a fully rugged laptop that is just an inch thick and is so light that it can be held in one hand.

"Too many people associate rugged computers with heavy, clunky devices," explained Javier Camarillo, AMREL's Senior Application engineer. "Feedback from front-line troops, police officers, and industrial workers told us the importance of creating a lighter platform that can withstand rough use in the field. That's one reason so many people are turning to tablets and smartphones."

Silicon Power Announces the Armor A30 Rugged Portable Hard Drive

SP/Silicon Power, the world's leading provider of memory storage solutions today presents the latest design and extra rugged USB 3.0 portable hard drive - Armor A30. Instead of building with rigid and rectangular edges, A30 incorporates an ergonomically streamline design, allowing users to hold and operate at ease. Topping up with its refreshing colors and ultra-speed transfer rate, the military-grade shockproof A30 suited perfectly for travelers, sport enthusiasts, and businessperson on the go.

Military-Grade Shockproof Protection
SP Armor A30 is comprised of a shock-resistant silica gel, building from the internal structure to the exterior, adding an extra shield to withstand crushes and shocks. In order to provide superior protection, A30 also incorporates an internal suspension system, without risking a chance of losing important data. Furthermore, Armor A30 has passed the test in compliance with stringent US military MIL-STD-810G (transit drop test), giving users a full range of protection when dealing with toughest conditions.

Panasonic Expands Toughpad Enterprise-Grade Tablet Line

Panasonic, an industry leader in rugged, reliable mobile computers since 1996, today expanded its Toughpad line of enterprise-grade tablets with the introduction of the Toughpad FZ-G1, a 10" tablet featuring Windows 8 Pro, and the availability of the Toughpad JT-B1, a 7" Android-powered unit. Both devices follow the original 10" Android-powered Toughpad FZ-A1 which became broadly available late last year. With the Toughpad (#Toughpad) family of ruggedized tablets, businesses and government institutions have a single partner delivering a selection of highly reliable and purpose-built devices ideal for numerous operational needs.

"For nearly 20 years, Panasonic has engineered the most reliable mobile computing devices on the market," said Rance M. Poehler, president, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. "Because our customers know they can count on our products to deliver performance and return on investment, Panasonic - through its Toughbook brand – holds nearly 80 percent market share in the rugged mobile device space. We believe our engineering acumen, vertical market expertise and reputation for reliability, backed by our world-class service, will result in the Toughpad family being the leading B2B tablet solution in the coming years."

GammaTech Introduces the U12Ci Rugged, Convertible Notebook

GammaTech Computer Corp., a major international manufacturer and supplier of innovative notebook and tablet computers, has the perfect solution for critical enterprise applications calling for a rugged computer: its convertible U12Ci notebook. Featuring the advanced Intel Pentium processor, the unit is designed to meet the many varied needs encountered daily by companies of all sizes and in scores of industries.

"Our Durabook U12Ci rugged tablet starts at under $1,000 and is ready to ship, which makes it a perfect last-minute 2012 company IT purchase," stated Jen Chen, GammaTech president. "Any company that keeps a close eye on its budget will appreciate the access this value-oriented unit provides to the latest technology while offering Ultrabook features, such as long battery life and Intel Smart Response Technology. All of that in addition to Military Standard 810G for shock, drop, spill, and dust resistance."

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