Via 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.