DRS Unveils Feature-Packed, MIL-Spec Rugged Tablet

— January 28, 2011

DRS Technologies, Inc. announced that its Tactical Systems Group has recently unveiled its newest ARMOR rugged mobile computer, the ARMOR X7 compact tablet. This all-new mobile computer is specifically designed for those mission-critical tasks that require connectivity, handheld mobility, ease of use, and the durability to support all-weather operations.

"The ARMOR X7 is a completely new product created in response to our customers' requests to take our knowledge in tablet computing and make it more portable,” says Mike Sarrica, vice president and general manager for DRS Tactical Systems. “The result is a very unique, ergonomically-friendly compact tablet that expands the capabilities of tablet computing in the field and mobile workplace like never before.”

“Built with integrated non-slip handgrips, the ARMOR X7 utilizes dual, hot-swappable battery options to exceed nine hours of operating time. It builds on many years of our experience in field service; transportation, rail and port facilities; public safety, and other areas of challenging environments as well as the experience from our military and commercial personnel that have deployed our rugged mobile computers around the world,” Sarrica says.

The ARMOR X7 is certified to MIL-STD-810G for extremes in temperature, vibration, shock, and drops. It is highly resistant to dust and moisture, earning an IP65 rating for ingress protection, while providing a 7” sunlight-readable touchscreen display. It includes a range of connectivity options such as Gobi 2000 WWAN, Bluetooth wireless, integrated GPS and 802.11 a/g/n Wi-Fi, at a weight of only 2.8 lbs. It features a single-core Intel Atom processor N450 and runs Microsoft Windows 7 Professional.

Additionally, the ARMOR X7 marks the debut of the new m-SATA solid-state drives from Intel in the rugged marketplace, in both 40GB and 80GB capacities. “Our compact tablet carried a requirement for a compact memory solution and the Intel Solid-State Drive 310 Series design fit the bill,” says Sarrica. “It was an easy choice based on quality and performance.”

“The ARMOR X7 from DRS is an excellent embedded implementation of the Intel Solid-State Drive 310 Series m-SATA form factor,” says Pete Hazen, director of marketing for Intel’s NAND Solutions Group. “The ultra-small Intel SSD offers high performing, reliable, and low-power storage for on-the-move systems like the DRS ARMOR.”

Further specifications, features and benefits of the ARMOR X7 can be accessed at www.drsARMOR.com/X7.

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