U.S. Navy Turns to DT Research for Rugged Tablet Solutions

U.S. Navy Turns to DT Research for Rugged Tablet SolutionsVia a contract with Patriot Technologies, the U.S Navy has selected the DT Research DT311 Rugged Tablet to be deployed across various shipyards for use by U.S. Navy personnel.

The decision came after a series of rigorous tests designed to determine whether or not the tablets would provide the technical and physical superiority demanded by military users. Security was a top priority, followed closely by performance, durability, reliability, and usability.

Each purpose-built tablet will be put into use in one of the following verticals:

  • Technical maintenance management
  • Warehouse inventory control
  • Field testing and training
  • Other field-office data operations

The DT311 Rugged Tablet is the result of DT Research’s 20-year engineering and design commitment to purpose-built, handheld and mountable devices that incorporate sleek features with functional integration of programs the military relies on for security and safety.

The U.S. Navy depends on this level of technical excellence to improve productivity and increase efficiencies across a range of field-to-office duties. Users will be able to access data and images swiftly and securely in a wide variety of harsh and demanding environments, on a device that is simultaneously rugged and lightweight.

Practical Features of the DT311 Rugged Tablet

The military grade rugged tablets include a variety of features designed for security and practicality, including:

  • Smart Card/CAC Reader for multiple security level control
  • Full HD anti-reflective outdoor viewable screens for superior viewing in sunlight
  • Intel 5th Generation Core i5 CPU for high performance
  • Windows 10 IoT Enterprise OS security
  • Lock Down features to protect against malicious users
  • Media sanitization supportive of both NSA and USA-AF/Navy/Army standards

Additional options for added security include instant blackout and automatic Bluetooth, RFID and Wi-Fi disable functions to turn off all radio capabilities under pre-configured conditions.

The DT311 Rugged Tablets are IP65-rated to meet durability and security standards required by the Navy and other branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. These include being MIL-STD-810G & 461F and NIST compliant, HERO certified, and operational in extreme temperatures. Device Guard enterprise hardware and software security features are installed to limit the tablet to trusted applications with TPM 1.2 and 2.0 support.

This contract has been highly anticipated and is one in a series of military contracts, following a recent National Guard decision to deploy DT Research Rugged Tablets.

Why We Love Our Military

Why-We-Love-Our-Military (2)At DT Research, we’re proud to show appreciation to our military personnel. Brave men and women pledge their lives every day to protect and serve our country and each one of us. Here are five of the many reasons why we love our military. We’re sure readers can add to the list.

Dedication

There’s nothing like the dedication of a military service member and their family. Whether on domestic soil or deployed, the members of our armed forces work diligently to fulfill their duties and obligations. Their spouses and children provide unfaltering support. The military is made up of not just members, but entire families that represent the American Way. Those who wave goodbye are just as important to us as those who board a ship, train, or plane.

Bravery

Even peacekeeping missions can be dangerous, but our military service members show their bravery in travel to distant lands, risking their health and lives to provide us at home with security. Many are young men and women far from home for the first time, but they don’t waver and face whatever may come with courage.

Hard Work

Our military men and women are dedicated 24 hours a day to their job – a soldier is never really off duty. They perform every task as if it were the most important one in the word, creating a well-greased machine that can handle anything it faces. This is representative of the way Americans tackle anything – with the belief that honesty, hard work, and reliability can make any task possible.

Dependability

From enlisted members up to the officer ranks, our military is dependable. They are there for us at home and abroad, in heat, cold, and rain, whether defending our coasts from harm or providing succor in foreign lands and to those less fortunate. When the troops are nearby, every man, woman and child can be secure in the knowledge that everything is under control.

Loyalty

Our military personnel are loyal. They take an oath and mean it, and their every act is to fulfill that oath to the best of their ability. On base and in the field, they provide security and peace of mind for every citizen of our country, asking little in return.

These are just a few reasons why we love our military. In the coming months, we’ll be adding military news and more to our blog to continue showing our support.

DT Research Rugged Tablets Uniquely Combat Data Security and Camera Vulnerabilities During Field Operations

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First Rugged Tablet with Removable Encrypted SD Card Option Secures Sensitive Data and

Innovative Secure Camera Controls Image Transmission

SAN DIEGO, Calif., DistribuTECH 2017 – January 31, 2017 – DT Research, the leading designer and manufacturer of purpose-built computing solutions for vertical markets, today announced that enhancements to its DT311 Rugged Tablets will deliver unparalleled integrated hardware-software encryption capabilities with a secure camera option to address data security and image transmission vulnerabilities during field operations. The DT311 marks the first highly durable mobile tablet to protect utility and energy companies, government/military agencies, first responders and other field service organizations with removable encrypted data and camera security to guard against data loss or theft and control unwanted image transmission.

Visit the DT Research booth 2149 at the DistribuTECH 2017 Conference from January 31 – February 2 in San Diego to test drive the DT311 Rugged Tablet.

“Recent high-profile hacking incidents and data breaches underscore the widespread data security vulnerabilities that face government agencies and first responders, as well as many global companies” said Daw Tsai Sc.D., president of DT Research. “Organizations need to combat these vulnerabilities with innovative integrated software-hardware solutions. The new security capabilities in our DT311 Rugged Tablets demonstrate our commitment to continually raise the bar to protect our customers from security vulnerabilities.”

Enhancements to the DT311 Rugged Tablets deliver unique integrated hardware-software security encryption and secure camera control in a highly durable, mobile tablet design. Additional upgrades to the DT311 Rugged Tablet line includes a 6th generation Skylake CPU for high performance, increased screen brightness to 800 NITS for superior viewing in sunlight, and a fanless design for increased durability.

Removable Encrypted Data – The DT311 will include an encrypted SD Card Slot that leverages software encryption from Windows 10 IoT Enterprise and TPM 2.0 to secure data. Users can remove sensitive data in an encrypted format to avoid theft and loss of data if the tablet is misplaced or stolen. The DT311 takes full advantage of advanced Windows 10 IoT Enterprise OS security including Device Guard enterprise hardware and software security features that only allow the tablet to run trusted applications with TPM 1.2 and 2.0 support. The DT311 includes Lock Down features to protect against malicious users, which also provide a custom designed user experience and increase system reliability.

Secure Camera – The DT311 will include a mechanical privacy shutter on the rear camera with software privacy control for both rear and front cameras. Users or the organization’s IT department can shut the camera off in sensitive areas to ensure privacy and security. Organizations that want additional camera security can opt for a privacy shutter that requires opening with a screw, which provides an additional level of security.

The DT311 Rugged Tablet also combines the Windows 10 IoT Enterprise software security with other existing proprietary hardware security to support advanced data security with media sanitization that meets both NSA and USA-AF/Navy/Army standards:  5220.22-M, USA-AF AFSSI 5020, USA Navy NAVSO P-5239-26, NSA Manual 130-2, USA-Army 380-19, NISPOMSUP Chap 8, Sect. 8-501 and NSA Manual 9-12 Standards.

DT311 hardware security options also include instant blackout, as well as automatic Bluetooth, RFID and WiFi disable functions that can be pre-configured to turn off all radio capabilities under certain conditions.

Unlike fragile consumer-grade tablets, the DT311 Rugged Tablet is fully ruggedized and IP65 Rated to meet high durability and security standards including MIL-STD-810G and MIL-STD-461F.

Availability

Enhancements to the DT311 line of tablets will be available in March 2017 from DT Research authorized resellers and partners. For more information, go to http://www.dtresearch.com/Industry/products/Rugged-Tablet.html.

About DT Research

DT Research™ is an early Mobile Tablet pioneer and leading designer and manufacturer of purpose-built computing systems for vertical markets. The company delivers the world’s most comprehensive line of Rugged and Industrial-grade Tablets, Mobile POS Tablets, Digital Signage Systems and Medical Computing Solutions. DT Research products are uniquely designed with customizable built-in options assembled in California, providing customers with rapid time-to-market solutions. The DT Research family of products is based on embedded computing platforms that power secure, reliable and cost-effective computing. DT Research systems offer computing mobility within industrial and harsh environments through durable solutions with wireless connectivity, high-quality touch displays, and Windows® operating systems. More than 200 organizations across the globe rely on DT Research solutions in industries such as government, healthcare, hospitality, logistics, military, retail and warehousing. DT Research is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California with offices in China and Taiwan.  For more information, visit www.dtresearch.com or follow @dtresearch, #MobileTablets and #RuggedTablets.

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5 Things You Never Realized a Rugged Tablet can do

5-Things-You-Never-Realized-a-Rugged-Tablet-Can-Do (2)With rugged tablets, businesses can achieve success in all areas, from internal communications to customer service. Mobile data collection, analytics, storage, transfer, and management become easy with tablets designed to support and streamline workflows, and their integration could be the smartest move a company can make for the new year.

Here are just a few ways incorporating tablets can help any business improve.

  • Along with reducing productivity, technology-related issues and obsolescence  can incur big costs in repairs, IT assistance, wasted work hours, and continual upgrades or replacements. Highly efficient and rugged modern tablets can reduce this risk by merging with existing systems, making it easier to continue working even during times of change.
  • Time is wasted every time an order has to pass through another checkpoint in a long chain of command. Giving orders and receiving instruction can be easy when there is instant communication and near-instant approval at each point of contact, and getting employees on the same page can save time, effort, and money.
  • Clunky email services and heavy desktop setups make it hard to manage communications and get real time data and time sensitive instructions across quickly and efficiently. With a tablet system, staff members can contact one another, share information, and work together coordination to tackle any problem, no matter how complex.
  • People move around, especially in warehouse or customer service situations. The portability of a tablet makes it easy for workers to keep it with them wherever they go, making it easy to reach them. Communication is easier when everyone is connected, wherever they are, and the ability to share visual data with vendors, partners, customers, and logistics personnel make rugged tablets even more valuable across related industries.
  • Technology is constantly evolving, but rugged tablets are made to last in more ways than one.  With forward and backward compatibility, these tablets eliminate the need for constant replacement and multiple systems.

A complete turnover can be time consuming and accompanied by an initial expenditure, but integrating rugged tablets can benefit nearly all small and large companies in the long run. A successfully deployed tablet system can streamline the chain of command, increase productivity, and even help close important deals along the way.

Rugged tablets are revolutionizing the way people work and communicate across the globe, providing a futuristic level of control over every process with which they are connected.

6 Advantages of Rugged Tablets for Restaurant Operations

6-advantages-of-rugged-tablets-for-restaurant-operations-2Customer service is the most important part of running a restaurant, right alongside the quality of ingredients and food. Catering to the needs of various clientele involves everything from responsible wait-staff to being open to feedback and commentary and keeping up with current technology.

With table-kiosks and online ordering coming into fashion in restaurants across the world, it can seem hard to keep up. A rugged POS (point-of-service, point-of-sale) tablet can revolutionize a food service business, enabling owners and managers to stay a step ahead of competitors in more ways than one.

For fast casual restaurants, speed is everything. From the initial ordering process to the moment the check is paid, the assembly line of a restaurant needs to be streamlined to offer the fastest, most enjoyable experience. With a rugged tablet, this can be made easy. Take a rugged tablet into the line to shorten perceived wait times and get orders in faster, taking payments with and MSR or smart card reader, and print receipts with a wireless belt-mounted printer. .

For VIP lounges in entertainment venues, a rugged tablet  can  make ordering faster and easier for both staff and diners. An order is submitted immediately from the table to the kitchen and bar before the wait staff has stepped away from the table. This means the cooks receive orders and start preparing dishes faster and diners get their orders faster.

For fine dining, floor managers already know how hard it is to keep table turnover rolling while not rushing guests. On top of keeping the restaurant running smoothly, customer service must be top notch and the environment must be conducive to accommodating all types of occasions, from dates to business meetings. With a rugged tablet, service can be efficient and tables have more accurate rotation schedules and diners are happy with their servers who are able to get them their orders quickly.

Aside from the obvious benefits, there are almost infinite advantages to equipping staff members with rugged tablets. Faster ordering and better customer service means more revenue overall.

Rugged POS tablets can withstand heavy and constant use, making them perfect for any restaurant setup. Modernizing customers’ dining experiences is the way of the future, and loyalty among clientele is easy to gain when technology and service go hand in hand.