Kyle says the Recon X (and the larger version, the Ranger X, a ruggedized handheld which offers a full alphanumeric keyboard) to be useful for where law enforcement does not work out of a traditional vehicle, as in the case of motorcycle, foot, bike and scooter patrols, or as a supplement to the in-vehicle computer when data collection in the field is necessary.
Twinhead Corp. of Fremont, California, recently launched its Durabook D13RY and D14RY models. The two models, from Twinhead's ruggedized notebook line, feature fast Intel Core Duo and Core 2 Duo processors as well as optional TPM 1.2, a hardware-based security technology that meets the highest international requirements for data protection.
Both new Durabooks offer a magnesium-alloy case that is 20 times stronger than ABS plastic. Offering a much higher survival rate after drops and bumps, Durabook cases have an anti-shock mounting design that protects the LCD screen and hard disk drive from damage and data loss, and a flexible HDD cable design which absorbs shock from drops.
To add to its durability, the Durabook's spill-resistant design insulates the keyboard, touchpad and adjacent buttons, stopping spills from leaking into sensitive interior parts.
Durabook notebook PCs are built tough enough to meet MIL-STD-810F standards for rugged performance. Each Durabook can withstand drops of 29 inches onto hard surfaces — the U.S. military performance standard. Whether bouncing in a pickup truck, dropped on an airport concourse or caught in a cloudburst, Durabook mobile computers are manufactured to take the punishment.
Today's newest police computers have walked into the gym and gotten "tough."