Rugged Laptop or Rugged Tablet — How to Decide on the Right Mobile Computer for Law Enforcement

Whether you decide to implement a tablet or laptop solution into your department is completely dependent on the necessary requirements to create a real-time situational awareness crime center for every officer.

We all know how unpredictable and fast-moving law enforcement can be. We can all recall the days when officers carried handhelds the size of a brick, cell phones were an expensive status symbol, no inter-connectivity to personnel was available, and long trips back to the station to input the day’s data entry was a tedious and dreaded task. Who could have predicted the law enforcement workflow of the future — reliable and continual communication, instant access to critical records, GPS guidance, e-citations, fingerprint authentication readers, smartcard and magnetic card readers, body-worn cameras, in-vehicle printing, on-scene incident reporting, barcode and RFID readers, automatic license plate readers, and law enforcement oriented apps and software — these advancements have made it possible for officers to have a real-time crime center. Whether you decide to implement a tablet or laptop solution into your department is completely dependent on the necessary requirements to create a real-time situational awareness crime center for every officer.

Within the past five years’ tablets have become an evolving form factor, some pledging the case for tablets becoming the mobile computing tool of the future for law enforcement, gaining momentum into the market so strongly laptops are being thrown into the abyss of the past. However, opinions differ on whether a tablet can outperform the old tried and trusted mobile workstations via a laptop or notebook, as both have their individual advantages. Keep reading on to discover the advantages of both mobile solutions — tablets and laptops for law enforcement.

The Pros of Rugged Tablet Solutions

Why should you choose a rugged tablet solution for your department? The choice between equipping your workforce with laptops or tablets is dependent upon whether officers are in a patrol car, at a desk, on foot, or in the office. Do officers want to take the device outside of the vehicle? Tablets are a highly effective tool for police motorcycles which can be mounted on handle bars or in the saddle bag, as well as patrol cars, SWAT teams and investigators. Detectives can use rugged tablets to take on-scene film footage and images without requiring expensive digital cameras to capture evidence.

Tablets are light weight and small enough for handheld use and take up minimal space inside police vehicles. Specialized uses for tablets include signature captures, barcode scanning for ID verification and VIN number scanning, field interview creation, evidence photography, plus the ability to exit a vehicle while filming real-time video of emergency situations to properly assess the requested resources for dispatch. Officers can take a tablet from the vehicle to the street and back to the office to be docked and used as a desktop PC — this seamless transition is the definition of true mobile computing. In the past, display real estate has been an issue with officers using tablets for their main computing solution but today tablet screen size has become comparable to the laptop or notebook and even offer digitized screens for glove-touch and sunlight viewability. What about data entry? Many rugged tablets have backlit companion keyboards that seamlessly snap-on or bolt-on for quick typing ability. Rugged tablets are a practical solution offering complete mobility allowing for routine work to be more streamlined in the field, an imperative element in creating intelligent, real-time crime centers.

 The Pros of Rugged Laptop Solutions

Not every rugged laptop is created equal and this is especially true when deciding which laptop solution to implement into your department. Many rugged laptops are purpose built for public safety and offer touchscreens for tapping and zooming, stylus pens for signatures and on-screen entry, a thin and light design, and ergonomic features such as swivel screens to be viewed by individuals both on the driver and passenger sides of the car.

What about removing the device from the vehicle? Many officers never remove their device from the police vehicle and when given the choice, would rather not. When a mobile device is removed from the vehicle such as a rugged tablet the chance of the device being broken, driven over, stolen or misplaced is highly likely. When this happens, the device must be replaced which can be very costly over time. An important aspect of a law enforcement laptop or notebook is the proper vehicle mounting solution. The last thing an officer needs is a large bulky computer impeding the process and increasing risk. Vehicle docking stations and consoles keep rugged laptops charged and ready to go while providing shock absorption and stability. Rugged laptops will continue to evolve aiming to make jobs more efficient and productive — we see this today in the adoption of the two-in-one hybrid notebook which can be used as a laptop or tablet. For those who need the stability of a laptop, yet the light weight flexible form factor of a tablet, a two-in-one device may be the right solution for your department.

When the time comes to implement new and advanced technology whether it be a tablet, laptop or a two-in-one device, police computers must be durable, high performing, easy to use with custom features and options, along with a realistic price point — an equation for value and return on investment.

The mobile solutions experts at Group Mobile work with police departments nationwide and can assist you in determining the best equipment for your application and budget.

Panasonic Semi-Rugged Toughbook 53 & Toughbook 54 — A Review

Rugged notebooks are largely purchased by enterprise businesses deploying workers in hazardous environments or by local and federal government agencies such as police, firefighters, enforcement, military mechanics or with mobile workers who require a laptop to survive just about anything.

Why would someone buy a semi-rugged laptop over a fully rugged laptop? This is a great question many ask when shopping the market for ruggedized laptops, tablets and handled computers. Fully rugged, semi-rugged, ultra-rugged, business-rugged are all terms floating around the rugged computer market — so, how do you know the right solution to choose for your mobile workforce? Rugged notebooks are largely purchased by enterprise businesses deploying workers in hazardous environments or by local and federal government agencies such as police, firefighters, enforcement, military mechanics or with mobile workers who require a laptop to survive just about anything. Semi-rugged notebook computers are purpose-built for mobile workers, designed with a magnesium alloy case, a shock or gel-mounted hard disk drive, and a spill-proof keyboard. Semi-rugged laptops are very good for travel and outdoor use, and are best for people who travel often and need to occasionally work outside, or inside a vehicle while on the road.  A semi rugged laptop is more durable, lasts longer, and requires less frequent repairs, creating a lasting return on investment.

Panasonic Toughbook 53

If you are searching for a semi-rugged laptop, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 is an excellent choice, and one of our best selling semi-rugged notebooks. With a 14-inch HD LED display, Windows, Intel Core i5 vPro and a multi-touch touchpad, it performs like a desktop with the convenience of a notebook. With a growing number of workers spending a significant amount of time working from the road, professionals need their technology to offer performance and connectivity while at the same time keeping up with the rigors of their jobs.

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 is designed with an anti-reflective and anti-glare HD display, and optional 4G LTE multi carrier mobile broadband with satellite GPS – as well as a magnesium alloy case with handle, spill-resistant keyboard and certification to survive a 3-foot drop, the semi-rugged Toughbook 53 is built to assure a high long-term return on investment for a diverse range of users in utilities, public safety, field service, home and building inspection, just to name a few.

The Toughbook 53’s shock-mounted flex-connect hard disk drive with quick release can handle bumps and vibrations to keep your important data safe. An optional hard drive heater is available for working in cold environments as well as optional solid state drives for even more protection from accidental drops.

Whether looking to purchase mobile laptops or tablet for thousands of workers or for a small team, buyers need to pay attention to total cost of ownership and return on investment. The goal is to deploy a solution that will improve productivity and function reliably over a long period of time. The goal should not be to buy a solution simply based on purchase price.  To make an educated purchase, organizations must evaluate all costs, including upfront and long-term.

Panasonic Toughbook 54 image_gallery-e1411759519426

Another exceptional option when searching for a semi-rugged notebook is the Panasonic Toughbook CF-54. The Toughbook 54 is a reliable and versatile tool for mobile workers in demanding markets such as video production, insurance, utilities, construction, field service, public safety, and government.

This highly customizable, light weight, durable Toughbook 54 comes in four different models to suit every need — Lite, Prime, Gloved Multi Touch, and Performance, each one designed to assure a high long-term return on investment for a diverse range of businesses and government agencies. The Toughbook 54 has a wide range of integrated options such as dedicated GPS, 4G LTE mobile broadband with satellite GPS, antenna dual pass-through, and insertable and contactless SmartCard readers.

The Toughbook 54 is one of the most versatile semi-rugged notebooks on the market today. It offers an optional second battery, allowing hot swap battery replacement without the need to shut down or hibernate, resulting in battery lives of up to 18 hours. The Toughbook 54 one of the most advanced semi-rugged notebooks on the market with a wide array of customizable options available to suit exact user requirements.

To learn more on Panasonic Toughbook semi-rugged laptops and how Group Mobile can assist you in implementing an affordable mobile solution, contact one of Group Mobile’s technology experts.



The ROI of Rugged Computers: Are They Worth the Investment?

Rugged mobile computers have the potential to offer a stunning return on investment for your business. When you work with a rugged laptop, tablet, or handheld you can be confident in the fact, no matter where work takes you, your rugged device can come along.

When you choose the ideal laptop or tablet for your computing needs away from the office, you want to be sure you’re getting a product that will stick with you for time to come. Rugged computers have a higher price tag than many consumer devices. You want to be sure, if you’re going to spend money on a ruggedized device, that it’s going to be worth the investment. Knowing the (ROI) return on investment of rugged computers can help you make those critical decisions for your business.

Rugged Computers Go the Extra Mile

For many individuals, from contractors working on-site to people who work outside on a regular basis, a computer is only as useful as the device will allow. Rugged computers are designed to be usable wherever you are. They can be used:

  • Out in the rain without having to worry about water damage
  • In the back of a truck, bouncing around with the rest of your equipment, without having to worry about damage from vibration
  • In locations exposed to dirt, dust, and other conditions that could cause a more traditional mobile computer to stop functioning

A rugged laptop or tablet’s greatest ROI is that it can go anywhere you can. Take it with you on those important trips, haul it along when you’re headed out to a job site or out into the wilderness: it’s tough enough to take it.

Rugged Computers are Highly Durable

In some cases, you might not be headed out to a job site or spending a great deal of time outside. That doesn’t mean, however, that accidents can’t happen wherever you are. Ask yourself a few key questions:

  • Do you travel frequently, hauling your computer along with you through airports, to hotels, and anywhere else you have to go?
  • Do you often find yourself setting up at restaurant tables that aren’t as clean as you’d like or where spills are more likely?
  • Are you naturally clumsy, with a tendency to drop your computer bag at the worst possible moment or spill a drink when you’re sitting behind your desk?
  • Do you work in dusty or otherwise dirty conditions on a regular basis?

If any of these conditions ring true for you, it doesn’t matter if you often work in rugged conditions or not. A rugged device could be the solution to everything you need! Any time your mobile computer has to be fixed, you’re losing time and money. Not only do you have to pay for it to be fixed, you also have to find a solution for handling your computing needs while your computer is out of service or put off that work until you have your computer back in your hands. A rugged mobile computer ensures less time lost because it’s less likely to become damaged over the course of a normal work day.

The Support You Need to Keep Running

In every stage of the new device implementation process, from pre-deployment question and answer sessions to support after you’ve gotten used to your new mobile computer, but faced with a problem, you’ll receive all the support you need to make the most of your rugged computer. This includes:

  • Solutions for your most common problems
  • Help figuring out which rugged technology is the right fit for you and your business
  • Vital technical support when you need it most
  • Smooth roll-out services that will have your new technology working seamlessly in no time
  • Training for members of the team who need it
  • Extended help desk and repair of broken items

The investment in a rugged device comes along with all of these vital services, ensuring that you’ll be able to keep your equipment running smoothly. That means minimal lost time for your business as a whole, from the pre-deployment phases to the post-deployment need for support.

Rugged mobile computers have the potential to offer a stunning return on investment for your business. When you work with a rugged laptop, tablet, or handheld you can be confident in the fact, no matter where work takes you, your rugged device can come along. With less lost time, the ability to use your computer even in rugged conditions, and high-quality support, rugged mobile computers are an investment that will certainly pay off. Contact Group Mobile today to learn how we can help choose the right rugged mobile solution for you.

Brand New! — Panasonic Toughpad FZ-Q2 Semi-Rugged, Two-in-One Tablet!

The new Panasonic Toughpad FZ-Q2 combines advanced performance with a flexible form
factor, making it a powerful mobile computing solution for enterprise deployments.

Have you heard the buzz word two-in-one device? Two-in-one devices are set to increase their market share for a number of reasons both for vendors and for customers. Also known as hybrid laptops, these two-in-one laptops are easy to travel with, offering the flexibility as the new norm – where workers might spend some days in the office and some in the field. A hybrid is a laptop where the screen can be completely detached from the keyboard base and serve as a standalone touchscreen tablet. The base is a proper keyboard, complete with USB ports and its own battery source. Two-in-one laptops combine the features of both laptops and tablets, but really give you the best of fz-q2_frontboth worlds!

The new Panasonic Toughpad FZ-Q2 combines advanced performance with a flexible form
factor, making it a powerful mobile computing solution for enterprise deployments. The FZ-Q2 two-in-one tablet comes standard with a full sized backlit keyboard to ease heavy data entry tasks and can be easily detached to provide users with a lightweight, portable tablet. The FZ-Q2 two-in-one tablet can be safely sanitized with a disinfectant solution for home health, food service or inspection applications. Additionally, the FZ-Q2 is equipped with a unique HDMI-in feature for the cable industry and on-site diagnostics. To meet the diverse market needs, the FZ-Q2 two-in-one is equipped with the Intel Core m5 vPro processor, 8GB of onboard RAM, and 128GB or 256GB of solid state drive storage.

A full range of accessories are available with the Toughpad FZ-Q2, notably a full desktop cradle for seamless transition from the office into the field, and a rotating hand strap to achieve maximum productivity. Learn more about the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-Q2…

Best Semi-Rugged Notebooks of 2016!

A semi-rugged notebook typically withstands harsh temperatures as well as extreme vibration and will even handle a certain amount of water on the keyboard. With semi-rugged notebooks, you can expect nothing less than resistance to impact, drops, scratches, droplets, spills, and altitude. Below Group Mobile has listed our best semi-rugged notebooks of 2016.



Do you spend more time outdoors and on the road than at your desk? Are you overwhelmed by the “rugged” jargon in today’s IT world? How do you choose between a fully rugged or semi-rugged notebook computer and what factors play into your decision? Notebook computers have evolved into sleek and powerful devices that can do everything a desktop PC is capable of. In today’s world, more mobile professionals are replacing their large and bulky desktop PC’s with modernized, sleek, and ruggedized notebook computers. The first step in purchasing a rugged notebook is determining your requirements, we don’t want you to pay for something you don’t need, that is where we come in, we will help you by advising a solution to suit your business needs. Keep reading below for valuable inside information into the world of ruggedized notebook computers — plus, our choice for the best semi-rugged notebooks of 2016!

There are three generally accepted levels of ruggedization: semi-rugged, fully-rugged, and ultra-rugged. These “rugged” levels describe a product’s ability to survive drops, vibration, dust, immersion, and extreme temperatures. The two most common values cited are from the Ingress Protection (IP) Code, a system for classifying the degrees of sealing protection provided by the enclosures of electrical equipment and MIL-STD-810, a series of testing guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Defense for military and commercial equipment. The first digit of the IP code indicates the degree that persons are protected against contact with moving parts and the degree that equipment is protected against solid foreign bodies intruding into an enclosure. The second digit indicates the degree of protection of the equipment inside the enclosure against the harmful entry of various forms of moisture such as dripping, spraying, and submersion. The higher the two digits, the more rugged the notebook is classified.

What kind of hazards will your notebook PC be subjected to? What is your usage environment for this laptop, will it be used in the rain, dust, snow, or wind?  Will it be mounted in your car and driven on bumpy roads causing extreme vibration? Much depends upon how the rugged notebook is to be used in determining whether to purchase a fully rugged, semi-rugged, or ultra-rugged device. If you need a durable, no-nonsense mobile computer that will last a long time, yet is sleek, powerful and lightweight, we highly suggest a semi-rugged notebook. Semi-rugged notebooks will offer a magnesium case, a shock or gel-mounted hard disk drive, and features such as a spill-proof keyboard. A semi-rugged notebook typically withstands harsh temperatures as well as extreme vibration and will even handle a certain amount of water on the keyboard. With semi-rugged notebooks, you can expect nothing less than resistance to impact, drops, scratches, droplets, spills, and altitude. Below we have listed our best semi-rugged notebooks of 2016.

Panasonic Toughbook 54tb54-head-on-win

The semi-rugged Toughbook 54 notebook is thin and light, yet built with a rugged magnesium allow case with built-in handle for easy portability and durability in the field. The Toughbook 54 semi-rugged notebook sports a  bright, 14-inch display and weighs in under 5 pounds at just 1.2 inches thick. Inside the Toughbook 54 is an Intel Core i5-5300U vPro processor, 4GB to 16GB of RAM, 500GB hard drive (with optional solid-state drive choices), and the ability to add a second solid state drive. The Panasonic Toughbook 54 comes in four different options to meet the vast customer demand, Lite, Prime, Gloved Multi Touch, and Performance models. The Toughbook 54 is a reliable and versatile tool for mobile workers in demanding markets such as video production, insurance, utilities, construction, field service, public safety, and government. Learn more about the Panasonic Toughbook 54…

Getac S410getac-s410-2

The Getac S410 is a full-size, full-featured semi-rugged notebook specifically designed
for use in a variety of field applications including field service, public safety, manufacturing, military applications, professional services, and in-vehicle use. The Getac S410 is built tough enough to be used outdoors and on the job, with an integrated handle to carry the device for simple portability in the field.  All of the ports on the semi-rugged Getac S410 have protective covers to guard from dust and rain. The Getac S410 is powered by an Intel Core i3 processor, or optional i5, or i7 processor for great speed and performance when using processor-intensive applications. With such a powerful Intel processor, the Getac S410 boots up in seconds for time-sensitive, high-priority operations. The S410 notebook comes with 4GB DDR3 RAM (expandable to 16GB) and a 500GB shock mounted hard disk drive. The S410 notebook features a 14-inch HD wide-screen, sunlight-readable display, which can be upgraded to 1000 NIT LumiBond display with multi-touch technology. Learn more about the Getac S410…

                                                                               Durabook S15AB

durabook-s15abThe Durabook S15AB semi-rugged notebook is a must have mobile computing tool for workers in hazardous environments and those taking frequent trips into the field away from the office. The Durabook S15AB rugged notebook features a brilliant 15.6-inch LCD display with full HD resolution, Intel 5th generation Broadwell U series CPU platform, up to 16GB of memory, plus advanced security features. The Durabook S15AB carries an exceptional price point, ideal applications for this rugged notebook S15AB include the automotive industry, government and police, and various field service applications. The Durabook S15AB is powered by an Intel Core i5-5200U 2.2GHz processor, 8GB DDR3 RAM (expandable to 16GB), and a 1TB Hard Disk Drive. Durabook’s S15AB ruggedized notebook conceals two USB 3.0 ports, RJ-45 Ethernet, HDMI, 15-pin VGA and 9-pin serial port. Learn more about the Durabook S15AB…

Best Fully Rugged Handheld Computers of 2016!

You might be wondering where to start when selecting a rugged handheld for your organization. That’s exactly why we have created this list of the best fully rugged handheld computers of 2016!


Do you want to coordinate your work in real time? Do you want access to business systems, voicemail, customer information, important data,  and email no matter where you are in the field, or warehouse? Are you tired of your crew spending too much of the day tethered to a desk rather than freely moving around the property, supervising employees, or helping guests? We want to help you with these frustrating pain points by directing attention onto ruggedized handheld computers by showcasing our choice of 2016’s best rugged handhelds on the market today.

Why buy a rugged handheld computer and not a consumer-grade device?  We feel the most important factor is overall cost — who doesn’t like to save money! Getting total cost of ownership (TCO) as low as possible requires organizations to deploy devices that will lead to maximum reliability and productivity in their work environment. Consumer-grade devices often don’t last a year when deployed to support mobile operations resulting in extremely high failure rates not to mention large repair, maintenance, and replacement costs. At the other end, ruggedized mobile computers routinely last four years or more even in challenging industrial environments. For example, a study by VDC compared the life cycles of rugged and non-rugged mobile computers used for enterprise operations and found 38.5 percent of commercial grade devices had been replaced within two years of being deployed, compared to 7.8 percent of rugged mobile computers, and after year three, 82.6 percent of the original non-rugged devices had been replaced, compared to just 18.2 percent of ruggedized devices. Rugged devices provide a TCO advantage because they have longer replacement cycles, and result in less breakdowns, repair expenses, and lost productivity while in service.

According to VDC research, mobile workers lose an average of 75 minutes each time their mobile devices fail. This leads to lost revenue in field sales and service operations, production delays, and potentially missed shipments in plants and distribution centers, shelf replenishment, and customer service problems in retail, and potential overtime in all environments to make up for the lost work time. Field service, public safety, retail, production and distribution, enterprise, and manufacturing are all work environments that will reap many benefits by implementing rugged handhelds into the hands of their crew.

You might be wondering where to start when selecting a rugged handheld for your organization. That’s exactly why we have created this list of the best fully rugged handheld computers of 2016!

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-E1

The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-E1 rugged handheld is an enterprise-class handheld tablet with voice and data connectivity — designed for mission-critical mobile workers. The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-E1 rugged handheld computer is built on the Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld operating system.  With a broad range of configuration options available in their class, industry-leading reliability and enterprise-grade feature sets, the Toughpad FZ-E1 is the ideal tool for a host of usage scenarios, including delivery and routing, inspections, inventory management, field service and sales, public safety evidence collection, and facility management. With a 14-hour hot-swappable battery, FIPS 140-2 Level 1 security, and sunlight-readable HD touchscreen that work even with gloves, the rugged Toughpad FZ-E1 will make any mobile worker more efficient and more productive. Available with dual SIM slots and certified on leading mobile carrier networks, plus 4G LTE mobile broadband for voice and data connectivity. Standard on the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-E1 is Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, near field communications (NFC), GPS, and Bluetooth 4.0.
Learn more about the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-E1

Trimble Juno T41 juno-android

The Trimble Juno T41 handheld computer is a rugged, all-in-one device that reduces total cost of ownership compared to durable or consumer-grade smartphones. The Juno T41 will make workers more efficient than requiring workers to repeatedly handle at least two: a rugged handheld computer and a cellular phone. The Trimble Juno T41 rugged handheld computer offers combined feature options to provide customers the handheld that meets their specific needs in the field: Enhanced GPS, 1D/2D barcode imaging, SmartPhone capability or not, choice of Windows or Android operating systems, and Ultra-High Frequency RFID capabilities. Learn more about the Trimble Juno T41…

Juniper Archer 2archer2

The Juniper Archer 2 rugged handheld is built with a large IllumiView high-visibility display, perfect for work in direct sunlight. The Archer 2  has exceptional connectivity capabilities, including enhanced GNSS performance, improved photo and video capture, built-in 1D/2D barcode scanner, along with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, cell modem, serial, and USB connectivity features — also available with CDMA for use on the Verizon network. The speedy Juniper Archer 2 rugged handheld computer has a 1.0GHz processor, and custom Overtime Technology resulting in a battery power of twenty plus hours! This tough Archer 2 handheld runs smoothly in everything from freezing cold to sweltering heat. Carrying an IP68 rating and tested to MIL-STD-810G for water, humidity, sand and dust, vibration, altitude, shock, and temperature — the Archer 2 will take you where you need to go.
Learn more about the Juniper Archer 2…
anglepa700Unitech PA700

The Unitech PA700 Android handheld computer features a large 4.7″screen as well as a high-resolution, making for a vibrant display and easy enterprise integration. Users can download consumer-grade applications in the Play store or use Square to process payments. The PA700 Android handheld survives multiple 4-foot falls to concrete undamaged, even when landing directly on the screen.  The Unitech PA700 rugged handheld is highly customizable to meet the needs of a large variety of data collection tasks. With an integrated 1D CCD barcode scanner, the PA700 can be used to manage inventory, check prices, and even monitor productivity or customer service levels. The PA700 is surprisingly powerful and advanced for an industrial handheld computer, it is based on 1.5GHz Texas Instruments OMAP 4470 processor, with 1GB of RAM, and 512MB of Flash for the unit’s Android (Jelly Bean) 4.1.1 OS platform and applications. Storage can be augmented by up to 32GB via a microSDHC Card slot. Learn more about the Unitech PA700…

“Mobile Computing TCO Models: Secure a Strategic Competitive Advantage During the Recession,” VDC Research Group, May 2009.













Featuring Durabook Rugged Devices — Rugged Mobile Computing for Every Industry!

Featuring the tough, dependable and cost-effective Durabook S15AB rugged notebook, R11 tablet, and the Durabook R8300 rugged laptop for industries such as telecommunications , government, field service, and automotive industry users.  


Durabook S15AB


The Durabook S15AB is designed to meet the needs of the mobile professional in need of a rugged notebook that can stand up to extreme conditions. The rugged Durabook S15AB has a 15.6-inch LCD with full HD resolution, Intel 5th Generation i-Core processor, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 1TB hard disk drive, and low 15W power consumption, which means up to 8.5 hours of battery life, vivid graphics, and faster video conversions. The S15AB offers the power, performance, and reliability required in today’s mobile environment.

The chassis of the S15AB notebook is made from magnesium alloy and is 20 times stronger than a plastic case. With that rugged chassis, the machine meets MIL-STD 810G for vibration resistance. Keyboard, keypad, buttons, and indicators on the machine are also spill resistant making it a perfect solution for the mobile professional. A variety of ports are included in this rugged notebook including two USB 2.0 and 3.0 connectors, an RJ-45 jack for internal Ethernet,  HDMI port, a D-sub 9 pin RS-232 serial port, and a VGA port, plus each one of these many ports are protected by dust covers.

The Durabook S15AB comes standard with a 2MP webcam plus a SuperMulti DVD drive. The S15AB is packed with a variety of security systems including: TPM 2.0 module data protection, a Kensington lock connector, and administrator and boot password control. It is also Computrace ready in case the unit is ever stolen. Learn more about the Durabook S15AB here…
Many accessories are available for the Durabook S15AB including docking and mounting solutions, batteries, power adapters, external storage devices, mobile printers and scanners, carrying cases, and more. Learn more and purchase accessories for the S15AB here… R8300   

The Durabook R8300 rugged computer is designed for the toughest users and tested to military standards, including temperature extremes, humidity, vibration, dust, drops, and spills. It is an ideal rugged notebook for military personnel, first responders, and field service technicians in industries such as utilities, telecom, and cable. 

The Durabook R8300 is powered by an Intel® Core i7 processor, 500GB shock-mounted hard drive, and 4GB RAM. It has a 13.3-inch sunlight-readable display with a multi-touch touchscreen that provides advanced functionality such as pinch to zoom.

The R8300 rugged laptop offers a full set of embedded wireless technologies to give mobile users advanced wireless connectivity and increased productivity. Options include Wi-Fi 802.11, high power WLAN, Bluetooth, dedicated GPS, and 4G LTE mobile broadband technologies.

The R8300 continues to maintain a platform footprint that is consistent with its fully rugged notebook predecessors (the General Dynamics Itronix GD8000, and GD8200), allowing customers to upgrade their rugged notebooks without replacing vehicle docks, and significantlylowering the total cost of ownership. Learn more about the Durabook R8300 rugged laptop computer… 

Durabook R11

The Durabook R11 is a rugged 11.6-inch tablet designed for workers in the utilities, public safety, and government markets. It meets MIL-STD-810G and IP65 standards for durability and protection against dirt, dust, water, motion, vibration, temperature. The R11 rugged tablet functions for up to 7 hours and has a generous set of standard features including an Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB solid state drive, built-in 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, integrated digital cameras, Intel high-definition audio, and a Micro SD card slot. The R11 also offers a wide array of options including 4G LTE mobile broadband with GPS, RF pass-through, E-Compass, as well as processor, memory, storage, and display upgrades. Learn more about the Durabook R11 rugged tablet computer…