Workstation handles rough treatment of field use.

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FieldGo M5B110 lunchbox workstation features all-aluminum chassis, which provides 10 full length slots for ISA and/or PCI application cards or single-board computers. It uses AMD's Athlon, Duron Slot A, Socket A-compatible processors or Intel's Pentium III, Dual Pentium III 1 GHz processors for up to 2 GByte main memory with PC133 ECC SDRAM. Active TFT LCD screens, available in 12, 13 or 14 in., work in sunlight or rain; keyboard is NEMA-rated.



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New Portable Workstation Fields The Most Arduous Of Environments Cold, Hot, Wet and Rough Terrains


The price for performance ratio alone makes the FieldGo M5 ideal for the most rugged applications.

City Of Industry, CA (November 30, 2001) - Broadax Systems, Inc. today announced the introduction and immediate availability of their new rugged FieldGo M5B10. the latest addition to their dynamic hardy multi-slot lunchbox workstations. This portable workhorse brings the power of a workstation and the mobility of notebook computing into the dirty, arduous demanding environments of military and aviation applications, industrial and scientific laboratories and expeditions.

On the go, in the field, in any environment, the FieldGo M5's all-aluminum, ruggedized chassis provides 10 full length slots for ISA and/or PCI application cards or single board computers (SBC) using either AMD's Athlon, Duron Slot A, Socket A compatible processors or Intel's Pentium® III, Dual Pentium® III 1GHz processors for up to 2GB main memory with PC133 ECC SDRAM making it one powerful system.

The unique design incorporates the demands of rigorous activity of field environments with advancing technology and needed expandability for easy migration to upgrade the system effectively with the 10 slot passive backplane compatible with either ISA/PCI or mix of both bus type cards. The use of a multi-slot system allows the flexibility to meet differing requirements of applications just as the field situations need for data acquisition, testing and other purposes by simply inserting or swapping cards. This feature also allows for on the go use of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) cards further making the FieldGo M5 ideal for cost-effective solutions.

Working in bright sunlight or drenching rain, the 12", 13" or 14" active TFT LCD sunlight readable screen and NEMA-rated fold down full size detachable keyboard design make the FieldGo M5 easy to deploy and use for quick setup and easy operation in challenging field conditions. The all-aluminum case with rubber-protected corners easily handles the rough treatment of daily field use.

The FieldGo M5B10 also has a hidden 3.5" HDD for up to 100.0 GB of record storage, slim floppy drive and slim CD-ROM or CD-RW. Its two side and rear access panels make it easy to change or replace cards through simple insertion. Two filtered ventilation fans, add-on card retention svstem, optional sealed membrane keyboard. 250W power supply and 20 - 22 lbs. overall weight round out the system.

As part of the popular FieldGo family of products currently available, the FieldGo M5B10 starts at $3.450. With 12.1" 350nit Sunlight readable screen add $300 and add $129 for the NEMA rated keyboard. Delivery is from stock to 2 weeks ARO.

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