PARSIPPANY, N.J., October 18, 2011 – DRS Technologies, Inc., a Finmeccanica Company announced that its Tactical Systems Group has been selected by Rosenbauer, a global leader in fire-service technology, as the mobile hardware that supports its EMEREC® mobile information management system.
This system wirelessly links the ARMOR™ rugged tablet in the field with operations command and a central database to provide real-time information such as maps, plans, lists, data sheets, vehicle rescue sheets and available rescue equipment.
Rosenbauer selected the ARMOR™ X10gx rugged tablet because it is designed for the demanding conditions firefighters are likely to encounter. "Even under difficult fire and disaster conditions, the device must remain fully functional," said Hubert Heissl, Head of Business Development for Rosenbauer. "The new ARMOR™ X10gx hardware was developed in line with the highest standards and matched to our requirements."
Weighing just 4.7 lbs., the ARMOR™ X10gx rugged tablet meets MIL-STD-810G and is approved by UL for use in explosive and/or hazardous environments. It carries an ingress protection (IP) rating of 67. Its LCD display offers optimum readability both in darkness and direct sunlight.
The ARMOR™ X10gx tablet also offers the communications technology required for mission-critical applications. It provides integrated Gobi™ 2000 mobile broadband, standard 802.11a/b/n Wireless LAN, Bluetooth® v2.0 + EDR (Class 2) and 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 allows rapid operational reactions irrespective of how tough the prevailing conditions may be. There is no other system currently on the market which can serve emergency teams in a comparable manner," said Heissl.
"We are thrilled that Rosenbauer has chosen the ARMOR™ X10gx tablet as the mobile platform for its EMEREC system. This partnership will enable firefighters immediate access to mission-critical information when they need it most via a proven and reliable ARMOR tablet PC," said Mike Sarrica, vice president and general manager for DRS Tactical Systems.