Handheld Systems Inc announced today the immediate availability of the General Dynamics Itronix Duo-Touch® II Rugged Tablet PC. The Duo-Touch II is the latest in a long line of fully-rugged Tablet PCs designed specifically to enable secure, reliable, mobile computing in environmentally-challenging work environments. Combining powerful processing power with an ergonomic tablet design for one-handed operation, the Duo-Touch II enables rugged, high-performance computing for mobile professionals in industries such as surveying, field service, aviation, agriculture, and engineering.
"Today’s mobile workers need rugged, lightweight computers that enable them to be connected and productive regardless of where their job may take them," said Ben Thacker, vice president of strategic marketing for General Dynamics Itronix. "The Duo-Touch II is the result of powerful technology developments that ultimately deliver superior screen viewability, processing performance, and security in a light and small, yet rigorously rugged tablet PC."
The Duo-Touch II features the award winning, patent-pending Dynavue display technology, developed by General Dynamics Itronix. DynaVue utilizes an innovative touchscreen design which increases outdoor viewability and fine detail definition, even in direct sunlight, by eliminating the internal reflections which wash out display clarity in other touchscreen displays. DynaVue technology provides the critical balance between brightness and contrast, resulting in optimum viewing for outdoor work environments as well as indoor and in-vehicle use, without the sacrifices of diminished battery life and processor performance that come from simply increasing screen brightness. DynaVue is also the only display technology on the market which meets the MIL-HDBK-87213 Rev A military standard for electronically generated airborne (cockpit) displays for direct sunlight viewability.
The Duo-Touch II Tablet PC supports high-performance computing applications by employing a powerful, ultra-low voltage Intel Core Duo Processor U2500 at 1.2 GHz with 2MB of L2 cache memory. Available with up to 2048MB of DDR2 RAM, the Duo-Touch II provides high performance without compromising battery life.
To increase computing security, the Duo-Touch II offers an optional fingerprint scanner to ensure systems can only be used by their authorized operators. This feature reduces the risk of data being compromised should the tablet be lost or stolen.
With multiple integrated wireless technologies, including support for EDGE/GPRS/UMTS/HSDPA/ HSUPA, EV-DO, 802.11 a/g/n, Bluetooth, and GPS networks, the Duo-Touch II can support up to three RF modems and GPS simultaneously. An upgradeable, modular design lets users configure the Duo-Touch II in various combinations, providing unparalleled flexibility.
To ensure reliable computing with either a pen or the touch of a finger, the Duo-Touch II is equipped with both an active digitizer and passive touchscreen modes. The active digitizer allows for accurate signature capture and adding notes to drawings or maps, while the passive touchscreen mode can be used for simple navigation in Windows and other custom applications which utilize user-friendly kiosk-style selection "buttons".