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General Dynamics Itronix Offers New Vehicle-Rugged Notebook

The new GD6000 vehicle-rugged notebook by General Dynamics Itronix is now available for field technicians and others whose offices are in trucks, utility vans or other vehicles. Designed to work on the road, GD6000 notebooks combine high-performance computing with secure, wireless-network connectivity at a price that balances durability and affordability.

Based on the General Dynamics Itronix GoBook(R) VR-2, new GD6000 notebooks will soon be in the hands of field-service technicians working for CPS Energy in San Antonio, Texas.

"We needed a durable notebook for our field-service technicians that could withstand the bumpy conditions of a truck environment as well as all types of Texas weather and we opted to go with the GD6000," said James Trevino, manager of technical services and electrical engineering for CPS Energy based in San Antonio, Texas. "It offered excellent display 'viewability' in direct sunlight and exceeded our requirements for computing performance so we can manage work orders in the field.

GD6000 Vehicle-Rugged Features and Specifications

  • Meets the fully rugged MIL-STD 810F standards for temperature range, vibration resistance, dust ingress protection and humidity
  • 13.3" DynaVue touch-screen display technology for increased outdoor viewability
  • Dual task lights and optional white keyboard for low light working conditions
  • Quick-launch buttons for emergency applications
  • Spill-resistant keyboard
  • Shock mounted hard-drive and display
  • High-performance Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 processor; 120GB hard-drive; and up to 4GB memory
  • Integrated GPS and wireless connectivity with Wi-Fi (WLAN), cellular data (WWAN) and Bluetooth
  • Ergonomic design, weighing in at only 6.2lbs
  • EnergyStar and EPEAT certified
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 and optional embedded Computrace software provide enhanced platform security

The new GD6000 is the first General Dynamics Itronix computer to use the 'GD' nomenclature.

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