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New ARMOR Rugged Tablet Optimizes Communications for Mobile Workforce
Aug 11, 2010 (01:08 PM EDT)


PARSIPPANY, N.J., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The new ARMOR™ X10gx rugged tablet from DRS Technologies enhances the efficiency and productivity of an increasingly mobile workforce.  It offers AT&T wireless certification and optional integrated Gobi™ 2000 mobile broadband to keep the user connected on multiple wireless networks. The ARMOR™ X10gx also is equipped with standard 802.11n Wireless LAN connectivity and Bluetooth® v2.0 + EDR (Class 2), as well as integrated GPS. 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 ARMOR X10gx rugged tablet meets MIL-STD-810G and is approved by UL for use in explosive and/or hazardous environments. It also carries an ingress protection (IP) rating of 67.  "This rugged tablet meets the demanding conditions encountered by people working in field service; transportation, rail and port facilities; public safety, and other areas of challenging environments, meaning it is fully protected against dust and can withstand the effects of immersion in water to depths up to 1 meter," said Mike Sarrica, vice president and general manager for DRS Tactical Systems.

With a weight of just 4.7 lbs. the ARMOR™ X10gx also features a new docking system.  Other features include an Intel® Core2 Duo™ Processor with up to 4GB RAM and Intel® embedded Montevina system architecture and a 64GB solid-state hard drive with options up to 160GB that is user-replaceable.  Additional features and benefits of the ARMOR™ X10gx can be found at http://tinyurl.com/2f96qxx.

"The ARMOR™ X10gx is our tenth generation offering. We have drawn upon many years of our experience as well as the experience from our military and commercial personnel that have deployed our rugged mobile computers around the world," added Sarrica.

The first units are planned to ship by September 15, 2010.

SOURCE DRS Technologies