Most of today's tablets, like it or not, aim for the same market. The
Galaxy Tab, iPad
and every other mainstream tablet on the market appeals
to the generic consumer, but there are a few companies out there who
are really pursuing the fringe markets. DRS Technologies is one of those
companies. Just as Panasonic has done with their ToughBook
line, DRS is hoping to appeal to the rough and rugged crowd with their
newest tablet, the ARMOR X7.
It's a small, compact unit, and specially-designed for use on
mission-critical applications that demand connectivity, mobility and
durability. The X7 is engineered to handle all-weather conditions, so
there's no issue with rain, humidity, sleet or snow. It's a brand new
product that was built in order to meet demands from hardcore customers,
and it definitely looks like one of the toughest portable computers we
have ever seen.
It features hot-swappable batteries, non-slip handgrips, up to nine
hours of operating time, and it's 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 touch screen display. There's also a
Gobi 2000 WWAN chip, Bluetooth wireless, integrated GPS, Wi-Fi and a
case that weighs 2.8lbs. There's a single-core Atom N450 CPU inside, and
Windows 7 Professional is the OS onboard.
It also relies on a new m-SATA SSD from Intel (40GB/80GB options are
available), and there's a sunlight-readable LCD with a WSVGA resolution.
No pricing is available, but we're certain it'll be one of the more
expensive tablet options out there for being able to take such a
DRS Tactical Systems Expands Armor Product Offering With Its All-New Compact Tablet
PARSIPPANY, N.J., JANUARY 12, 2011 - DRS Technologies, Inc., A Finmeccanica Company, announced today that its Tactical Systems Group has recently unveiled its newest ARMOR™ rugged mobile computer, the ARMOR™ X7 compact tablet. This all-new small mobile computer is specifically-designed for those mission-critical tasks that require connectivity, hand-held 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 customer’s request to take our knowledge in tablet computing and make it more portable,” said 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 added.
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 touch screen display. It includes a range of connectivity options such as Gobi® 2000 WWAN, Bluetooth® wireless, integrated GPS and 802.11 a/g/n WiFi, at a weight of only 2.8lbs. It features a single-core Intel® Atom™ processor N450 and runs Windows 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,” commented 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,” said 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.