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.   

How the Navy Benefits from Rugged Tablets for Fleet Maintenance

Rugged Tablets Bring New Potential to the U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy is using DT Research purpose-built rugged tablets for fleet maintenance, helping to streamline processes, improve workflows, and increase productivity.

Handheld devices have quickly become the mode of choice for immediate communications and information delivery on board Navy vessels. Tasks from inventory reconciliation to standard checks on board can be swiftly completed and confirmed.

Rugged tablets provide a card reader for secure CAC access. Depending on a servicemember or officer’s authorization level, authorization can be swiftly granted and files or data kept on any tablet unlocked for viewing or editing based on permissions and level of access based on their clearance.

A key benefit of shipboard rugged tablets is the advantages they grant to the fleet maintenance crews. Rugged tablets make fleet maintenance more efficient by streamlining processes and workflows among crewmembers and at administrative levels.

Tablets have already been put into service for gathering maintenance information on board destroyers and other vessels by:

  • Providing faster, more efficient way of handling admin-based maintenance tasks
  • Creating more compact files with several layers of security and redundancy
  • Automating many procedures including information collection, sorting, and retention

All of these improved processes can be translated to similar support for fleet maintenance of other types, including tanks, trucks, and planes. Multiple programs involving wireless devices are being analyzed and data collated in the Navy’s effort to achieve better connectivity and higher efficiency. As security fears resolve and wireless technology continues to advance, ensuring fleet maintenance crews and administrators can reap the benefits of proven methods and device deployment for increased productivity.

Specific areas in which tablet technology can aid in fleet maintenance and other ship-board operations include:

  • Technical maintenance management
  • Warehouse inventory control
  • Field testing, training, and data oversight

The U.S. Navy can continue to depend on DT Research rugged tablets for the technical excellence required to improve productivity and increase efficiencies across a range of field-to-office duties.

Six Ways Rugged Tablets Meet Military Needs

Military-Grade-Rugged-Tablets-Answer-the-Call-of-DutyPurpose built devices intended for military use require a design that mirrors the military – strong, versatile, and reliable. Military rugged tablets are expected to stand up to the harshest environments, keep working no matter what, and deliver above and beyond the call of duty.   

Military Rugged Tablets Must Be Durable

Rugged tablets designed for military personnel must be built to be strong and durable. They have to meet exacting specifications and standards, to stand up to wind, rain, dust, mud, vibrations and static electricity. They will be enduring harsh environments and will be expected to withstand impact, moisture, and more while maintaining functionality.   

Military Rugged Tablets Must Be Savvy

Tablet tech is becoming smarter each year, and customizable OS/software is being designed and specifically built to work on trusted platforms. Military grade rugged tablets that are configured to run analytics can calculate risks, and users in the field will be able to provide accurately computed results in real time and combine reports and older data to update records in seconds for teams on the ground in critical missions.

Military Rugged Tablets Must Provide Security

Rugged tablets outfitted with the latest security options prevent hacking and can be wiped remotely if lost or stolen. Tiered access can be keyed to passwords, PINs, cards, and even optional retinal or fingerprint scans. Tablets can be unlockable only by specific personnel or access can be allowed on a person by person basis with secure levels of data made available only to those with correct clearances. 

Military Rugged Tablets Must Work at Sea

Maritime mobility brings with it specialized requirements, and rugged tablets meet the challenge. The Navy, Coast Guard, and Marines can depend on rugged tablets to work even in conditions which could wreck a lesser tablet – water damage, corrosion, and extreme temperatures are expected, and rugged tablets must be able to remain functional.

Military Rugged Tablets Must Be Adaptable

Rugged tablets are portable and built for flexibility, with versatility that ensures they are suited for broad use on deployments.  Vehicle mounts and one hand carry options provide mobility, screens can be customized for sun or shade, and keyboards attached or detached at will to be replaced with a stylus, digital pen, or even finger writing used on the field.

Military Rugged Tablets Must Be Customizable

Software upgrades (like GIS mapping and GPS guidance) and hardware add-ons (like barcode scanners, cameras, RFID readers, and CAC keycard access), can turn a single rugged tablet into a multi-function device that replaces up to five or more individual pieces of equipment.

The military demands excellence, and rugged tablets from DT Research deliver on every conceivable front.