Getac has announced an upgraded rugged tablet PC system designed for workers operating in the most challenging environments in areas such as public utilities, field service and waste management.
Available now, the Getac V100 convertible laptop/tablet features a magnesium alloy case, and is certified to military standard MIL STD-810G and IP65 for durability and protection.
Despite this, the system weighs no more than 2.3kg, and includes a 10.4in multi-touch screen that can be read easily in ambient light and operated even while the user is wearing gloves, according to Getac, which is a subsidiary of Mitac.
The V100 is based on Intel's 1.2GHz Core i7-640UM dual-core ultra low voltage processor, with up to 8GB memory and vibration and drop resistant hard drive options up to 320GB. A Flash solid state drive can also be specified.
"The added memory and processing speed make the V100 the ideal all-in-one solution for mobile-based applications," said Getac business development director Peter Molyneux.
Network capabilities are similar to standard laptops, with gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth as standard, while a 3G mobile broadband module and GPS capability are options.
The V100's keyboard features a waterproof membrane, while its reversible 2-megapixel webcam is water resistant.
Optional extras for the rugged tablet include vehicle-mount and desk-bound docking stations.
Geoengineering on the sea floor near glaciers would form a new ice shelf to prevent melting
Alterations in capillary blood flow can be caused by body position change
Curiosity rover is in 'normal mode' but not transmitting scientific data back to base
NatWest outage comes a day after Barclays' IT systems shut out customers and staff