Military Mobility Demands Purpose Built Devices with Built In Security

Local Government Security - How do you Protect your Data with Rugged TabletsRugged tablets provide the best option for successfully achieving a variety of military driven goals, including protecting vital data and safeguarding troops deployed in response to in-theater conflicts. Mobile devices for military use have to be military strong – both when it comes to physical construction and in regard to resistance to  security breaches.

The success of training exercises, peace-keeping missions and reconnaissance operations as well as routine logistics and supply chain maneuvers require real-time data access in order for leaders to receive crucial, time-sensitive intelligence, make informed decisions, and initiate actions that are swift and sure, informed by the latest and most accurate information available.

Purpose built, mobile tablets that are resistant to extreme conditions are vital to the success of our troops in the field. DT Research rugged tablets are created with the requirements of the military in mind, providing trusted solutions for the dual challenges of harsh operating environments and the utmost need for secure communications and data transfer.

DT Research has become a trusted solution provider for multiple military branches, delivering tablets that match powerful computing with durable housing that meets military standards across the board. Our military grade rugged tablets provide MIL-STD-810G, and have been tested for IP65 compliancy using real world situational testing to ensure our troops don’t experience loss of the all-important ability to maintain communication and data gathering activity during a crucial mission.

Each tablet is designed to:

  • Retain compatibility with other military technology systems, while securely storing and transmitting mission critical data via secure networks and resisting harsh environmental challenges like moisture, dust, and vibration
  • Protect both information and valuable personnel in real time situations, with media blackout options for sensitive data and the ability to remotely wipe tablets completely in case of loss
  • Provide new ways to streamline the ongoing transition into modern military requirements when it comes to mobile devices, and train both new recruits and veteran service members for a cohesive tech experience

Data defense is key in today’s cyber, ground, sea, and air strategies. A mobile computing solution capable of providing real time, mission critical support is vital at sea, in the air, and on the ground.  We believe all military service members should be equipped with devices that won’t fail them in the line of duty, and that’s why we create trusted rugged tablets that are strong enough to be carried and utilized by the best and bravest.

Advantages of Rugged Tablets for Military and Government Data Security

Local Government Security - How do you Protect your Data with Rugged TabletsOne of the top concerns government officials and military personnel have with mobile devices is the issue of data security. Government agencies and military units have historically been slow to adopt mobile as a trusted solution for in-office / on-base and in-field operations. However, trusted mobile devices like rugged tablets can be utilized with a closed network to provide a secure data solution, and deployed throughout a military unit or government organization.

These purpose-built tablets have a high level of flexibility and security, and are housed in a military grade case that provides durability and portability. The result is a rugged tablet capable of delivering exceptional security options to safeguard government and military data while enhancing user experience at every level.

Secure, real time data access is one of the biggest selling points for rugged built tablets for military and government use.  The CAC functionality means that cards can be read and access granted at varying levels of clearance, providing an invaluable option for crucial information and data requirements with an extra layer of access security.

If different team members need to use the same tablet on a mission or to work on a sensitive project, user access is built-in on an individual basis. There is no need to reconfigure for each individual; instead, the card reader accurately and dependably allows access based on card information about the user on a case by case basis.

When it comes to additional security, each tablet is equipped with a full complement of encryption capabilities and security suite options which include but are not limited to:

  • Lock-down features to protect against malicious attacks, allowing the tablet to be locked or even wiped in case of loss or theft. Instant media blackouts or sanitizations can also be arranged when sensitive information is being transmitted during a time of crisis.
  • Windows 10 IoT Enterprise Software Security provides the latest in device security.
  • Device Guard permissions are included for TPM 2.0 supported applications
  • Proprietary hardware security, including Bluetooth, RFID and Wi-Fi auto-disable function, and remote radio capability disablement in an emergency

Each DT Research rugged tablet is custom-built for end user satisfaction and efficiency, and designed to both increase productivity and lessen the risk of security issues. This allows the continual development and deployment of tablets which meet demanding MIL-STD-810G parameters, and are IP65 rated – capable of superior vibration, impact, and water resistance, as well as being NIST compliant and operational in extreme temperatures.

Rugged tablets deployed with other secure devices on a secure, closed network can limit risk of security breaches and ensure data is protected at all times, making them ideal for government and military use.

Show the Armed Forces the Love with Purpose Built Tech

Why-We-Love-Our-Military (2)At DT Research, respect, gratitude and love for our veterans and active servicemembers drives us to develop tools that can help keep them safe. Every military grade rugged tablet put in the hands of our military should enable them to perform their duties with efficiency, security, and speed.  Their harsh and changing work environments demand nothing less than the best when it comes to military tablet tech, and purpose built devices can be their saving grace in the theater of operations.

DT Rugged tablets are designed to be reliable, strong and durable, ideal for use by military personnel. They meet or exceed military specs and have strong resistance to shock impact, vibration, moisture, dust, and temperature variations. These tablets can both stand up to abuse in the field and be carried back to HQ for office integration. The customizable OS/software that functions on trusted and familiar tech gives soldiers confidence in the field. Since military grade rugged tablets can be configured to run analytics, calculate risks, compute in real time, and update records with lightning speed, they are a vital part of critical missions when safety is of paramount importance.

The connectivity rugged tablets provide is another massive feature that enables servicemembers to complete their tasks with ease. Security is achieved with up-to-date security options, including access level keyed to coded cards, and even optional retinal scanning. Since each tablet can be configured precisely depending on its intended use, assignment can be made to specific personnel, locations, or departments, with access at varying levels authorized to promote secure hand-off as needed.

The available options for vehicle mounts and one-hand carry make these tablets even more versatile. Keyboards can be attached or detached, chargers hold either the whole tablet or hot swappable batteries to ensure safety isn’t compromised in the field by failed power, and screens are adaptable for changing light and indoor / outdoor operation. Users can input data using a digital pen or with their finger.

GIS mapping and GPS guidance make these tablets the top choice when drones are needed to increase safety of personnel in dangerous situations or hazardous terrain. Drone tech can map unknown areas and serve as an advance surveillance team that gathers pertinent information from a safe distance, keeping our military members from undue risks.

Barcode scanners, cameras, RFID readers, and CAC keycard access can turn a rugged tablet into a multi-use tool that replaces nearly half a dozen individual pieces of equipment. Rugged tablets for the military really are the whole package, with safety and security always a top priority. We love our military, and that’s why we think they deserve the best!

Rugged Tablets for Military Mobility– Staying Connected and on Target

U.S. Navy Turns to DT Research for Rugged Tablet SolutionsAccurate, real time data in the field is a priority for military personnel, as service members, marine and ground command bases, and mission- and safety-critical defense applications and aerospace verticals now implementing rugged tablets for mission success paired with safety of troops at sea, in the air, and on the ground.

There is a critical need for purpose-built, high-performance mobile computing devices that are durable enough to withstand the harsh environments of critical missions and deliver real time connectivity.  Rugged tablets can provide both, combined with the latest in high volume data storage and speedy processing power. For mobile missions that depend on fast, accurate data delivery to succeed, rugged tablets provide the required connectivity in an easy-to-handle, transportable device that utilizes the best modern computing has to offer for missions completed by the Navy, Air Force, Army, and Marines.

As the military-wide shift to digital information and the deployment of connected devices both on and off the field continues, the face of mobile communications across all armed forces branches is changing. The demand for rugged tablets and other handheld devices capable of operation on land, at sea, in air, and in space can be met only with the highest level of technology – and a rugged tablet can, and will continue to deliver. The ability to support front line and tactical operatives with information that keeps troops on target at all times is invaluable.

Tablets and 2-in-1 computers are capable of bridging the gap between generations of servicemembers, marrying familiar options like keyboards with high capacitive touch screens that allow digital pen use or even fingertip writing. High brightness screens can shift from indoor to outdoor usability automatically, and work as well in dark outdoor environments as brightly lit command centers. Vehicle mounts allow rugged tablets to travel anywhere and continue to provide support while on the go in a car, Humvee, tank, vessel, or aircraft.

Long life batteries with hot swap capability, obsolescence resistant software, durable construction, fanless designs, and temperature and humidity resistant enclosures are becoming the norm thanks to the development of ruggedized systems. These fully functional, connected and ultra-mobile tablets transfer seamlessly from office surroundings to the harsh environments of the theater, enabling more efficient, safer operations from critical missions to the military supply line.

Future mobile applications for rugged tablets are seemingly unlimited, as land, sea, air and space continue to offer new issues and opportunities for our military to navigate and secure.


GIS Technology Update: 3D Mapping for the Navy

Rugged Tablets Bring New Potential to the U.S. NavyGeospatial information system (GIS) technology is a crucial part of the coordination and planning process involved for tactical military missions both on land and at sea. The Navy can now rely on this technology for increased chances of success in military missions carried out by vessels on or under the water, and coordinate with forces on land or other vessels to enhance effectiveness on joint missions.

Since rugged tablets have swiftly risen to the status of preferred tactical device, it is almost imperative that military-grade tablets be GIS capable, so Navy and other military personnel can obtain a better understanding regarding their environments. GIS enabled 3D mapping delivers a visual confirmation that goes beyond that of traditional map by identifying key resources and information which can be used to effectively work around any existing environmental factors as well as enemy dangers.

As Navy service-members work to coordinate tactical responses, they can take advantage of the benefits of GIS-capable tablets including:

  • Data access which can be kept secure and open only to authorized personnel. Between the GIS compliant software and hardware that runs multiple programs at once, data can be synced, accessed, and viewed readily on the tablet screen, and 3D mapping carried out with results transferred in real time to be analyzed and used to coordinate shipboard and ground teams.  
  • Data analysis performed on a GIS enabled tablet can provide critical information in reports about the surrounding area. The necessary processing power is present in a rugged tablet, meaning all data can be accessed and analysis utilized on the go, increasing the likelihood of mission success.   
  • Continuity is made possible by GIS technology which can continually relay updated information to surrounding vessels as well as command, providing a clear picture of the surrounding waters delivering actionable information as 3D maps delineate problem areas or highlight issues that could hamper reconnaissance, relief, or rescue operations.
  • The scalability of tactical tablets which are equipped with GIS technology means that deployment can be accomplished in even waves, as slowly or as quickly as necessary to meet demand. As 3D mapping becomes a more commonly utilized process, technicians will need tools to support their initiatives and these purpose built devices can both meet that need and provide for an increase in operational success across multiple squadrons.

GIS technology can be used in a variety of situations to gauge the safety of surrounding waters, help enhance weather reporting, and improve collaboration for a more effective response to disasters and threats on the water or on shore. Naval mobility and intelligence requires mobility and flexibility, and GIS capable devices can provide the real time information required via 3D mapping and the heightened accuracy of vital details.