GETAC's ruggedized PC incorporates anti-glare technology
By Kyle Sherer
September 12, 2008
GETAC’s ruggedized notebooks are not deterred by rain, nor sleet, nor gloom of night, (not to mention dust, debris, and shock), making them highly reliable for law enforcement, military personnel, utility workers and search and rescue teams engaged in fieldwork. The newly enhanced V100 Notebook/Tablet PC now includes additional protection against glare from the sun. GETAC’s Sunlight Readable Technology provides a super-bright 1200 NITS display said to offer six times the screen viewablility of competing products, without affecting battery life or affordability.
Instead of simply raising screen brightness, (which drains power), or adding anti-reflective coatings, (which balloons the cost), GETAC used LED technology to enhance viewability in the V100. Using LEDs in the display backlight, instead of cold cathode fluorescent lamps, provides the screen with a cleaner, less diffused light source. The V100 also includes an active anti-reflective process based on circular polarization to block reflective light.
"Our 1200 NITS display made its debut in GETAC's B300 fully rugged notebook and has been extremely popular with our customers," said Jim Rimay, president, GETAC. "By offering a display with superior brightness and the highest effective contrast ratio in its class, the V100 rugged convertible computer is an amazing breakthrough for rugged mobile users in every field."
The V100 can operate as a notebook computer or a tablet PC, giving it maximum flexibility for use in the field. The dust-proof, drop-proof, waterproof and shock-proof computer weighs less than five pounds, and is housed in a rugged magnesium alloy frame. The computer is compliant with MIL-STD 810F and IP54 standards for ruggedness, and has a removable 250GB hard drive shielded by a special mechanism to prevent damage during operation. The ultra-quiet, fan-less computer features a 10.4-inch screen, a power-saving Intel Core 2 Duo 1.2GHz processor, up to 2GB of DRAM, integrated bluetooth, a reversible waterproof camera, and wireless networking capability. Customizable options include a 12-inch LCD screen, integrated GPS, and 3G and standard 802.11a/b/g wireless functionality.