General Dynamics Itronix Introduces DynaVue(TM) Touchscreen Display Technology for Its Rugged Notebook and Tablet PC Computers

Innovative patent-pending touchscreen display strikes balance between contrast ratio and brightness for superior visibility

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash., May 30 // -- General Dynamics Itronix today introduced a new standard for all-light viewable touchscreen displays: DynaVue touchscreen display technology. With a patent-pending design approach that focuses on contrast ratio and polarization techniques, DynaVue technology optimizes viewability in all lighting conditions, including direct sunlight, and will be featured as the standard touchscreen on General Dynamics Itronix's full line of rugged and semi-rugged notebooks and tablet PCs.

With DynaVue, General Dynamics Itronix has developed an innovative patent-pending touchscreen display technology that balances display brightness and contrast ratio and virtually eliminates the internal reflections that wash out display clarity.

"According to our most recent user research, display quality and daylight viewability rank among the top three purchase criteria for rugged notebooks," said David Krebs, a senior analyst at Natick, Mass.-based Venture Development Corporation. "The General Dynamics Itronix DynaVue display technology provides a truly impressive solution without compromising battery life or processing power."

Brightness Beyond "Nits" -- The DynaVue Difference

The DynaVue touchscreen display technology does not rely on adding light to improve visibility but focuses rather on a patent-pending light filtering technology that achieves a dramatically improved contrast ratio to provide rich color, sharp images and details. DynaVue also optimizes the notebook's battery life and processor performance. Prior to DynaVue, computer display manufacturers tried various methods to increase display brightness. Some attempts came with undesirable side-effects -- like diminished battery life, distorted colors and reduced contrast.

"DynaVue will provide an exclusive benefit to users of our GoBook(R) rugged notebooks and tablet PCs, especially those who often use the products in and out of their service or public safety vehicles," said Ben Thacker, vice president of strategic marketing for General Dynamics Itronix. "The DynaVue touch screen technology's unique focus on contrast ratio provides users with a superior display image and comfortable viewing experience indoors as well as in full sun, even when they are wearing sunglasses. DynaVue must be seen to be appreciated and it's being received with significant enthusiasm from our customers."

DynaVue Characteristics & Benefits in Brief

o Provides balance between display brightness and contrast ratio
o Increases contrast ratio to provide rich color and improved visibility
of fine details even in bright sunlight
o Provides dynamic color saturation for rich-looking images
o Uses a single cold cathode fluorescent lamp (CCFL) to provide
brightness control without sacrificing battery performance
o Does not degrade battery life or processor speed
o Eliminates susceptibility to heat damage from extra CCFLs
o Has the same optimal performance on or off dock
o Lighter display keeps overall unit weight down
o Meets MIL-HDBK-87213 Rev A military standard for electronically
generated airborne displays for direct sunlight viewability


DynaVue touchscreen display technology will debut in the next generation of General Dynamics Itronix computers.

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

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.

Itronix, GoBook, and DynaVue are registered trademarks or pending trademarks of General Dynamics Itronix. All other brands, products or service names are or may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

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