General Dynamics Itronix Announces Semi-Rugged

First semi-rugged notebook optimized for vehicle-deployed workforces with new DynaVueâ„¢ all-light viewable display technology.


"By using the newest Intel Core2 Duo processor, the GoBook VR-2 notebook provides the high level of performance required by public safety professionals, utilities technicians and others who have demanding, mission critical computing needs," said Erik Reid, marketing director, Intel Mobile Platforms Group.

Ergonomics

At a mere 6.2 pounds, with a full-size, spill-resistant keyboard, the GoBook VR-2 offers more carry and docking options than any other semi-rugged notebook. With a dedicated office dock and an external keyboard, as well as an optional dedicated vehicle dock, the GoBook VR-2 easily makes the transition from the office to the outside, making it ideal as a true dual-purpose laptop for "road warriors" as well as industrial and military users.

Ruggedness

The GoBook VR-2 provides the highest level of drop protection of any semi-rugged notebook, with a published drop spec of 6 drops from 30 inches. Designed from the ground up to be the most rugged semi-rugged notebook, the GoBook VR-2 meets military specifications for temperature, dust and humidity for fully rugged systems (IP 5x), which makes it suitable for use in harsh and unpredictable environments. The GoBook VR-2 is optimized for vehicle-docked applications like those used in law enforcement, public safety and industries with field-deployed service personnel.

Connectivity

The VR-2 includes integrated wireless WWAN that provides wide area wireless coverage across the globe; an integrated five-band antenna for worldwide roaming capability; and Bluetooth Class 2 connectivity, with a range of up to 33 feet (10 meters). The only semi-rugged notebook with external antenna connections, the VR-2 is the first semi-rugged system to include integrated wireless 802.11n-level WiFi connectivity, in addition to 802.11 a/b. The GoBook VR-2 is also the only semi-rugged notebook with integrated GPS for mapping and workforce management applications, and features a quadra-helix antenna for faster and more accurate "fixes."

Security

The GoBook VR-2 incorporates multiple levels of both physical and software security:

Availability/pricing

The GoBook VR-2 semi-rugged notebook is available for immediate shipment; suggested U.S. list price for a base configuration is $3,500. A custom vehicle dock is available for $499. Through the Corporate Branding Program, customers who order a minimum quantity of 200 systems can have the notebooks customized with their organization's colors, label and logo.

About General Dynamics Itronix
A world-class developer of wireless, rugged computing systems, applications and technology for mobile workers in a variety of commercial field service markets, the government and military, General Dynamics Itronix exemplifies the computing technologies capabilities of General Dynamics and offers a full range of wireless field computing systems, from handhelds to notebooks to tablet computers, mobile servers and thin clients. General Dynamics Itronix is based in Spokane Valley, Wash., with European-based operations in Coventry, England. General Dynamics Itronix is a part of General Dynamics C4 Systems, a leading integrator of secure communication and information systems and technology. Additional information about products and services is available at www.gd-itronix.com.

About General Dynamics
General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 82,600 people worldwide and had 2006 revenues of $24.1 billion. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies.