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SMART Modular Announces HRS-T5E Rugged 2.5-inch SSD

SMART Modular Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of SMART Global Holdings, Inc., (NASDAQ: SGH), and a leader in specialty memory, storage and hybrid solutions including memory modules, Flash memory cards and other solid state storage products, today announced a new addition to its SMART RUGGED product offering, the HRS-T5E 2.5" SATA SSD. Powered by a flexible, custom flash controller, the HRS-T5E SSD provides read/write performance ideal for high throughput applications such as flight data recorders and sensor data capture. It is also well suited for high-reliability telemetry, surveillance, and other mission critical storage applications.

Available in capacities up to 4TB, SMART's new 3D TLC NAND Flash storage solution offers more reliability, superior performance, and requires less power and cooling in applications where traditional hard disk drives (HDDs) are typically used. Recent improvements in 3D NAND, endurance-enhancing data placement and error correction technology, make the T5E perfectly suitable as a cost effective replacement for 2D planar based SSDs for read-intensive applications.

Introducing the ICY DOCK ToughArmor MB606SPO-B

Introducing the ToughArmor MB606SPO-B ruggedized mobile rack for hot-swapping 6x SATA/SAS SSDs and HDDs up to 7mm in height, and 1x Ultra-Slim 9.5mm CD/DVD/Blu-ray ROM optical disk drive reader for the external 5.25" bay. Featuring industrial full-metal construction inside and out, and designed for commercial applications such as military and medical systems, airborne and shipboard PCs, in-vehicle systems, servers, workstations, and mobile computer systems. Maintain optimal drive temperatures with the user-configurable 40mm cooling fan and plenty of ventilation holes throughout the enclosure. Advanced removable trays with anti-vibration protect drives in harsh environments, and built-in individual status LEDs give you drive updates at a glance.

Panasonic Improves Its Most Popular Fully Rugged Tablet, the Toughpad FZ-G1

Panasonic today announced it is doubling the RAM and storage in the latest version of its popular Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 tablet and upgrading to the latest 7th generation Intel Core i5 processor. The addition of an optional high resolution thermal camera, combined with the powerful fully rugged Panasonic tablet and its versatile configurable set-up also makes it ideal for an even wider range of business sectors and applications.

The 5th generation of the fully rugged Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 delivers more performance for less power with an upgraded Intel Core i5-7300U vPro processor. It has also doubled the RAM to 8GB and storage to 256GB SSD.

CTL Releases New Extra-Rugged NL7X Chromebook

CTL, an Oregon-based ed-tech company specializing in comprehensive personalized learning solutions, announced from ISTE 2018, the CTL Chromebook NL7X, the newest addition to their line of ruggedized Chromebooks for education. The NL7X is the updated version of their most popular to date Chromebook the NL6X.

The CTL Chromebook NL7X is an extra rugged Chromebook featuring the patent pending CTL X-Panel. With reinforced corners and pressure-resistant cover the X-Panel withstands up to 365 pounds of pressure to the top shell and has already proved its durability on the NL6X, making the NL7X CTL's next best-selling Chromebook for education. On top of protecting the Chromebook the X-Panel also doubles as a whiteboard - perfect for taking notes or class polling. The NL7X also comes free with 1 year of accidental damage protection.

Seagate Launches the LaCie Rugged RAID Pro and New Online Community

At the NAB 2018 conference Seagate Technology, a world leader in data storage solutions, today announced the launch of a new product, LaCie Rugged RAID Pro, and creative professional community, Collective. These announcements mark Seagate's ongoing commitment to provide innovative solutions and platforms to support the workflows of creative professionals that allow digital content to be created, stored, utilized and shared in the most creative and effective ways.

"Digital content creation is key in the media and entertainment (M&E) industry, comprising of unique moments that are the product of time and money - and often irreplaceable," said Tim Bucher, senior vice president of Seagate consumer solutions. "We have seen an exponential rise in the amount of data created and as such, it has become central to industries such as M&E. From shooting on set through to post-production, the transferring, storing and accessing of data is a pivotal part of the creative workflow. At Seagate, we're constantly looking to deliver storage solutions that allow people to unlock their full creative potential, and create truly memorable content."

CTL Announces Three New Chromebooks

CTL, an Oregon-based company specializing in comprehensive personalized learning solutions, announced the release of three new models in a refresh of their best-selling NL-series Chromebooks all designed for use in K12 education. The CTL Chromebook NL7, the CTL Chromebook NL7T-360, and the CTL Chromebook NL7TW-360 each provide a variety of benefits to schools looking to invest in Chromebook Deployments.

All three education NL-series Chromebook models by CTL feature a rugged design including an IP41 drop rating, water resistant keyboards, and reinforced ports, hinges, and power plug. The NL series, which is CTL's premium line of Education Chromebook, also includes a tuck away handle for easy carrying, especially useful for carrying from class to class. This series also includes 32GB of storage and a DC-in USB-C Cable.

Lenovo Reveals Trio of Ruggedized Chromebooks with Touch and Pen Support

Lenovo has revealed their ruggedized 100e, 300e, and 500e Chromebooks at MWC 2018. These new Chromebooks are built to withstand life's rigors. They feature rubber bumpers that are capable of handling everyday bumps and drops up to 75cm, reinforced ports and hinges and a water-resistant keyboard. Being the entry model, the Lenovo 100e possesses a more conventional laptop design, while the higher-end Lenovo 300e and 500e models come with the iconic 360-degree Yoga hinge which allows users to switch between laptop and tablet mode on the fly. However, the Touch and Pen feature is what really separates the 100e, 300e, and 500e from rival offerings on the market. For example, users can interact with the touch screen on the Lenovo 300e using everyday household objects like pencils, pens, or even paperclips. The Lenovo 500e, on the other hand, comes with an EMR stylus that takes advantage of Google's machine learning algorithm to predict the user's pen stroke to create a lag-less pen experience.

Both the Lenovo 300e and 500e Chromebook are available now on Lenovo.com for $279 and $349, respectively. The Lenovo 100e Chromebook will be available in March 2018 and will carry a $219 price tag. Consumers can purchase all three models shortly through the Lenovo's partners in major countries including the U.S., Germany, Italy, U.K, Spain, Brazil, and Australia.

Panasonic Introduces a New and Upgraded Version of Their Toughbook CF-20

Panasonic today announced the newest version of its fully rugged detachable notebook which brings to mobile business computing unrivalled performance, enhanced security and superior usability. The Toughbook CF-20, originally launched in 2015, is still the first and only 10.1" fully rugged notebook with detachable tablet, further demonstrating Panasonic's leadership in the rugged mobile computing market as it continues to deliver innovative fully rugged and semi-rugged 2-in-1 detachable devices.

The enhanced Panasonic Toughbook CF-20 offers more performance at reduced power consumption thanks to 7th Generation Intel Core vPro processor technology. The 2-in-1 device now comes with an extended 17 hours battery life, with a second battery as standard in the keyboard area, and the tablet alone can run for 8.5 hours. Combining these two new features means that the newly enhanced CF-20 delivers significantly higher performance and literally double the battery life.

Seagate Shows Off New Mobile Data Storage Solutions at CES 2018

Seagate Technology plc, a world leader in data storage solutions, today announced a range of new products at the CES 2018 conference designed to equip the world's increasingly mobile population with solutions that solve key challenges they face when creating, processing and accessing their data on-the-go.

"Our world is becoming more data-centric, connected and mobile. This means creating, transferring, storing and accessing data quickly and reliably is critical to unlocking the potential of everything - from data created in the field, to data powering self-driving cars, AI personal assistants or virtual and mixed reality experiences," said Tim Bucher, senior vice president of Seagate consumer solutions. "At Seagate, we're constantly pursuing innovative ways to address our customer needs so they can gain a competitive edge in whichever field they play."

Aaeon Announces BOXER-6640M Rugged IPC

AAEON, a leading developer of Industry 4.0 solutions, announces the release of the BOXER-6640M embedded Box PC. This feature-rich ruggedized device supports high frames per second (FPS) cameras and dynamic facial recognition software, making it ideal for both machine vision and digital surveillance applications.

"With its combination of nine LAN ports and a 6th or 7th Generation Intel Core Desktop Processor, the BOXER-6640M achieves a level of performance few other systems can match," said system platform division product manager Roy Huang. While it is normal to see PCs fitted with either a powerful processor or a large number of LAN ports, it's rare to find both features on the same machine. The BOXER-6640M also features eight USB 3.0 ports to meet the growing demand for USB camera support.

SanDisk Expands Its Portable SSD Lineup with New All-Terrain Drive

SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash storage solutions, today expanded its SSD product line with a new high-performance, durable, water-resistant portable SSD1. Designed for photographers and videographers who need a reliable and superfast storage solution, the SanDisk Extreme 510 Portable SSD delivers whether on location or in the studio.

"We are constantly amazed by the stories we hear from our customers about the incredible places they take our products. Their insight inspires us to create durable, innovative products that can improve their experience no matter where the job takes them," said Philippe Willams, director retail product marketing, SanDisk. "For many years SanDisk has been trusted by the pros to deliver reliable, innovative storage solutions, and the SanDisk Extreme 510 portable SSD raises the bar even further."

Stealth Introduces a New Rugged 21.5" Full HD Touchscreen LCD Monitor for IPCs

Stealth (a Sparton company), a leader in the industrial computer and peripherals market has released a new 21.5" Panel Mount LCD monitor, featuring a high definition widescreen 16:9 format with 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080). The LCD is environmentally sealed to NEMA 4/IP65 specifications providing maximum protection from dirty, wet and hostile operating environments.

The SV-2150WS-PM 21.5" panel mount monitor is an IPS LCD Panel with LED Backlighting for optimal energy efficiency while delivering up to 250 Nits (Cd/m2) of brightness, a contrast ratio of 1000:1 (25000:1 dynamic) and wide viewing angles of 178°. The SV-2150WS-PM is well equipped with Resistive or Capacitive Touch Screen, VGA, DVI-D, HDMI & DisplayPort video input connectors.

LaCie Releasing 1 TB Rugged Thunderbolt SSD

LaCie, the premium brand from Seagate Technology plc, announced today that its iconic Rugged Thunderbolt storage solution will be available in a 1 TB SSD capacity. With double the storage, the new LaCie Rugged is just as portable with no size or weight increase compared to the 500 GB offering. Plus, it still features the lightning-fast transfer rates of Thunderbolt and is tough in the field with shock, dust and water resistance.

"My expeditions take me all over the globe so I need equipment that's up for any terrain," said photographer and National Geographic Expeditions expert Kike Calvo. "The LaCie Rugged is my go-to hard drive because its fast speeds help back up my work quickly, and its toughness has yet to let me down. With the addition of drones into my workflow, I'm creating more content than ever before. So larger capacity in the same reliable enclosure means I can take fewer drives and save valuable luggage space."

LaCie Announces the Rugged RAID Mobile Drive

Today, LaCie, the premium brand from Seagate Technology plc, announced Rugged RAID, the latest product to join its line of iconic Rugged mobile hard drives. LaCie Rugged RAID features twice the speed and capacity of a standard mobile hard drive - all with the same Rugged portability and durability that enthusiasts have come to expect. It is also the only product in its class to feature hardware RAID 0 and 1, which lets professionals optimize the product for speed or data security according to their workflow - and use it on any Mac or PC.

When on a deadline, every second counts. The LaCie Rugged features Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 along with two internal hard drives that are preconfigured in hardware RAID 0 for sustained performance of up to 240 MB/s. With this speed, users can transfer 64 GB of content in less than five minutes, and even start to edit photos in the field with Adobe Lightroom. This time savings is key for field-based professionals who collect and move tons of data onto external storage.

Panasonic Launches the Toughbook CF-LX3 Rugged Notebook

Panasonic today announced the business rugged notebook for busy mobile executives. The Panasonic Toughbook CF-LX3 is a large, 14" screen notebook with a 14 hour battery life, beautifully packaged in the world's lightest design (1.26kg) available on the market* and still maintains all Toughbook's renowned ruggedness.

With its top of the range usability, mobility and business rugged design, the Toughbook CF-LX3 is ideal for mobile executives that need the equivalent of desktop PC power whilst working away from the office, travelling and presenting to customers. The Windows 8.1 Pro Update 64 bit device is ideal for business executives, consultants, sales forces and those in the Media and Financial sectors, where visual and data applications are critical.

Panasonic Announces Updated Toughbook CF-53 Rugged Notebook

Panasonic today announced at the Automechanika the latest version of its Toughbook CF-53 Semi-rugged notebook with enhanced performance. The 4th incarnation of Panasonic's best-selling business all-rounder, the Toughbook CF-53 is powered by the latest fourth-generation Intel Core i5 vPro processor delivering outstanding performance and up to 15 hours battery life. It uses the latest Windows 8.1 Pro Update 64-bit operating system or Windows 7 Professional (available through downgrade rights from Windows 8.1 Pro) and features a 14" diagonal anti-glare/reflection display with Intel HD 4400 graphics for incredible performance, responsiveness and media capabilities.

Popular as a diagnostic tool in the automotive sector but designed for all mobile professionals, including small and medium-sized business users, the latest Toughbook CF-53 was unveiled at Automechanika 2014, the world's leading auto trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany. Incorporating classic legacy ports featured on previous Toughbook models and diagnostic-specific interfaces, the CF-53 is ideal for those working in the Automotive, telecommunications, construction, manufacturing, insurance and defence industries.

Dell Unveils Its New Commercial PC Portfolio

As a global leader in providing the most secure and manageable commercial PC solutions, Dell today debuted sleek, completely redesigned additions to its trusted Latitude and OptiPlex portfolio: the Latitude 7000 Series 2-in-1 detachable laptop; the Latitude 3000 and 5000 Series laptops; the Latitude 14 Rugged laptop; and the OptiPlex 9020 and 3020 Micro desktop PCs. Dell also introduced its Chromebox and Chromebox for meetings solutions and new additions to its monitor line-up further expanding its global leadership in flat panel displays.

"Dell understands the complexity of supporting the wide variety of devices present in today's evolving workforce environment," said Kirk Schell, vice president and general manager, commercial client solutions, Dell. "Our new portfolio enables businesses of all sizes to embrace sleek and innovative form factors their workforce will be proud to use day after day to accomplish their productivity goals. While they look like thin and light consumer devices, these commercial PCs are backed by the industry's best security and manageability that only Dell provides."

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."
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