Rugged tablet has the toughness, security features for field duty
- By John Breeden II
- Jun 04, 2013
Rugged notebooks are becoming commonplace, but the list of rugged tablets, those tough enough to meet the demanding MIL-STD 810 standards, is still relatively short.
GammaTech is adding another one to that list with the release of the Durabook TA10 rugged tablet, which the company says is designed and engineered for demanding industrial and field applications. The high-end tablet features ultra-high brightness for use in direct sunlight, a 10.4-inch LCD display with LED backlight, a resistive multi-touch panel with tempered glass, a digitizer with active stylus, an Intel Ivy Bridge processor, Bluetooth and WiFi wireless connectivity and two six-cell battery packs.
The unit meets MIL-STD 810G 514.6 for drop and shock resistance as well as salt and fog protection, and has an Ingress Protection rating of 65 for dust and water resistance. It meets MIL-STD 810G 509.5 for salt/fog protection and withstands multiple 5-foot drops onto two inches of plywood set over concrete, the company said.
To keep work safe in the field, security features include TPM 1.2 data security technology, a Kensington Lock connector and Intel anti-theft technology or Computrace asset management and data protection. Optional features include a UHF RFID reader, barcode scanner, fingerprint scanner, smart-card reader and internal GPS.
The GammaTech rugged TA10 comes with the option of either an advanced Intel Ivy Bridge i3-3217UE or i7-3517UE processor. A 2.5-inch HDD provides storage sizes of 320G, 500G, or 750G. Also available is an optional 64G or 128G mSATA solid state drive.
The optional fingerprint scanner is certified to FIPS 201, the government standard for Personal Identity Verification cards.
The GammaTech Durabook TA10 rugged tablet is available through authorized resellers nationwide and on the company website. As with all GammaTech products, it can be customized to government customer specifications.
John Breeden II is a freelance technology writer for GCN.