DRS Tactical Systems, a subsidiary of DRS Technologies, has added to its ARMOR series of rugged tablet PCs with the introduction of the lightweight X10gx system.
The ARMOR X10gx rugged tablet PC weighs in at about 4.7 pounds, yet features such connectivity options as Gobi Wireless Broadband, RF Switching, Integrated GPS, 802.11n Wi-Fi and short-range Bluetooth – all of which are MIL-STD-810G and IP67 certified. Standard routing of GPS and WLAN to two RF ports allows switching between internal antennas within the unit and external antennas, such as those mounted on a vehicle roof.
The tablet is encased in a magnesium alloy chassis and is fully compliant with MIL-STD-810G for shock, vibration, and temperature extremes. In addition, specialized ShutOut technology allows it to be rated IP67 for ingress electrical protection, making it virtually impervious to moisture, dust, sand, pollen, mold and more, said a spokesman for the company. It can also be submerged in one meter of water or less, according to reports.
The system is based on Intel’s Core Duo 1.2 GHz Processor (SU9300) and also features: a daylight -readable display, hot-swappable batteries, a removable 2.5-inch hard drive, and the company’s Quickback data recovery system. The auto-sense dual-mode screen supports both touch and digitizer pen. The system can also accessed be via a user-accessible open-source bay interface.
Options include a CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo drive, compact and ultra-slime keyboard, and a vibration-proof desktop and vehicle docking station.
The ARMOR X10gx is scheduled to ship in mid-September. Pricing was not available at press time.