Honoring Our Service Members by Giving Them the Tools They Need

Happy-Memorial-Day-3The men and women who serve in the various branches of our military work in an environment that is both challenging and inconstant. They need a purpose-built rugged tablet that provides safety and security to help aid them in their day-to-day military operations.

At DT Research, we appreciate what our military service members do for our country, and the self-sacrifice and loyalty they portray. We dedicate ourselves to creating devices that will aid in keeping them safe while performing in the line of duty. When it comes to rugged tablets for the military, our soldiers deserve one that enhances their performance for the better and ensures they are secure.

Military grade rugged tablets are devices that our armed forces can rely on, designed to meet or exceed requirements of the military in the field and in the office. Able to withstand harsh weather conditions, these tablets are resistant to dust, temperature extremes, and moisture. They are also strong enough to withstand impact, with shatter resistant screens and a durable casing.

These purpose-built tablets are both efficient and effective in missions which are either on or off the field. Their obsolescence resistant design enables the military personnel to stay up to date with the recent security software. The tablets are customized for specific use and access, meaning that layers of security are in place and protocols required to allow access only to authorized personnel via two level authentication or card access depending on the qualifications and work specification of each personnel.

It is easy for military service members to use the tablets since they can be carried in one hand, used with a detachable keyboard, written on with a fingertip or digital pen, and mounted in a vehicle. The screen light on the tablet can be adjusted depending on whether the tablet is being used in an indoor or outdoor setting.

With the help of drones, military personnel can carry out their surveillance on unknown territory and pick up on any signs of danger. Seamless communication between team members and command helps ensure safety and security protocols allow for blackouts on demand or wiping of information if the tablet is lost or falls into the wrong hands.   

Our goal as a developer of military grade tablet tech is to help save lives, and bring our men and women in uniform safely home. We remember and respect all our military heroes this Memorial Day.

Rugged Tablets Protect Military Data Security during Army Deployments

Using-Rugged-Tablets-for-Effective-Military-LogisticsMilitary operations call for a high level of data protection. However, data security still remains to be the main cause for concern among military commanders. The integration of BYOD has taken deep root in the corporate world, but there have been security concerns that come with the use of these mobile devices.

The military, while acknowledging the importance of technology in its operations, has been slow in the adoption of mobile devices. However, purpose-built tablets designed with high-end security features provide an ideal solution for military mobility when deployed throughout a unit.

Rugged tablets have proven to be durable and they offer the much-needed flexibility required for military operations, but where they truly shine is with exceptional security options. Peace of mind and an enhanced user experience are the key features of high quality military-grade rugged tablets, which are customized to offer efficiency and end-user satisfaction.

Secure rugged tablets can help ensure increased productivity of military units while reducing the security risks that are associated with the use of mobile devices. Each tablet comes with a range of security features which can include:

  • Windows 10 IoT Enterprise Software Security
  • Lock Down features for protection against malicious attacks
  • Special Device Guard permissions that only allow applications that are supported by TPM 2.0
  • Media sanitization options, instant blackout, Wi-Fi, RFID and Bluetooth auto-disable functions and remote radio disablement capability.

The ability to securely access military data in real time is one of the highlights of military-grade rugged tablets. The CAC reader feature allows information to be accessed depending on the level of clearance a user has. This is a valuable feature, especially if you have different team members with different levels of clearance that have to use the same tablet, as it eliminates the need to repeatedly reconfigure. Each user is simply granted access to data and information based on their card clearance.

Rugged military grade tablets are designed to withstand harsh conditions without the need for constant repairs. DT Research tablets are IP65 rated and meet MIL-STD-810G standards, designed from conception to completion to resist impact, vibration, and moisture. They are also NIST compliant and operate efficiently in extreme temperature conditions.

The use of purpose-built tablets for military operations via a secure, closed network limits the risks of security breaches. This ensures that military data is well protected regardless of whether the unit is on base, in transit, or in the field.

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.

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.