Notebook Computer operates in extreme conditions.
March 30, 2009 -
Powered by Intel® Core(TM) 2 Duo SL9400 processor, Model GD8000 is housed in impact-absorbing polycarbonate casing with 13.3 in. DynaVue® touchscreen display for outdoor/direct sunlight viewing. System is equipped with 120 GB hard drive, 4 GB DDR 3 memory, and Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD. Operating from -22 to 140°F, unit is suited for military and field service personnel working in extreme temperatures, humidity, dust, and rain-soaked environments.
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General Dynamics Itronix
12825 East Mirabeau Parkway
Spokane Valley, WA, 99216
New General Dynamics Itronix GD8000 Notebook takes 'Rugged' to the Next Level
Ready-for-anything, GD8000 computer boots cold, runs fast and hits the dirt without losing performance or data
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash., March 16 /-- The new GD8000 notebook computer by General Dynamics Itronix is now available for military personnel, field service workers and first responders who require high-performance computing while working in extreme temperatures, humidity, dust and rain-soaked environments.
"Our customers told us that to perform their mission-critical duties, they needed a notebook that was more rugged, had longer battery run-time and was equipped with a display they could see in all lighting conditions. We responded by producing the GD8000, a unit with the industry's best drop protection, rain resistance, battery run-time and display viewability," said John Schneider, business unit director for General Dynamics Itronix.
Engineered to operate in extreme conditions, the GD8000 kept working after multiple 42-inch drops onto a hard surface, operated in the rain for more than four hours and successfully booted-up in freezing and scorching temperatures. Powered by the Intel(R) low-voltage Core2Duo processing architecture, the GD8000 is housed in a user-friendly, ergonomic casing with a 13.3-inch DynaVue(R) touchscreen display. The GD8000 delivers uncompromising performance from command centers, to helicopters, to tactical vehicles and everywhere in between.
GD8000 specifications overview
-- Magnesium chassis and impact absorbing polycarbonate casing
-- Hazardous Location Class 1 Division 2 (UL 1604)
-- Operating temperature from -22 degrees F to 140 degrees F
Meets MIL-STD 810F including:
-- Drop test from 42 inches onto plywood over concrete; 26 drops/1 unit
-- Watertight - 30 gallons of water blown at 40 mph over 4 hours while the unit is operating
-- 13.3" DynaVue touchscreen display for outdoor/direct sunlight viewability
-- Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo SL9400 processor, 120 GB hard-drive, 4 GB memory (DDR III)
-- Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
-- Ergonomic design, weighs 7.9 pounds fully-equipped
-- Optional backlit keyboard
-- Integrated Gobi 2000 WWAN ready
-- 10-hour battery life
-- Integrated GPS and wireless connectivity with Wi-Fi (WLAN), optional high-powered WLAN and Bluetooth
-- Fingerprint reader, Smartcard
-- Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 and optional embedded Computrace(R) software
-- EnergyStar(R) and EPEAT(TM) certified
General Dynamics Itronix is a leading developer of wireless, rugged computing solutions for mobile workers, offering a full range of field computing systems including laptops, ultra mobile notebook PCs and tablet PCs. The company is part of General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD). Additional information is available at www.gd-itronix.com. Click here for downloadable images of the GD8000.
General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 92,300 people worldwide. 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. More information about General Dynamics is available online at www.gd.com.
CONTACT: Fran Jacques for General Dynamics Itronix, +1-480-441-2885, or Cell, +1-480-586-1886, Fran.Jacques@gdc4s.com
Web Site: http://www.gd-itronix.com/