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.