Getac demos robust tech at security expo
Taiwan-based manufacturer showcases hardy hardware at Intersec
Taiwan-based Getac Technology Corp took a stand at Intersec 2013 under the banner "Critical Environment Computing", showcasing a range of portable devices built to work reliably in extreme environments.
From the battlefields of Afghanistan to police squad cars, aircraft carriers and oil and gas refineries, Getac supplies rugged tools for rugged jobs, including laptops, tablets and other custom handheld devices.
"Our products are used in environments where the machine cannot fail," explained Samuel Krushnisky, marketing manager, Getac Technology Corp.
"It can mean the difference between life and death."
Many of Getac's custom-built devices are used with gloves and in such cases even the gloves need to be tested in conjunction with the machine, in case of malfunction due to the nature of the fibre. Nothing is left to chance.
"We are the manufacturers," said Krushnisky. "We own a magnesium alloy, and we build our products from the chassis up and then perform a lot of tests. We make most of the motherboards and we do it in a special way where it reduces the power consumption, leading to a longer battery life. We buy the CPU from Intel and the software from Microsoft.
While most of Getac's builds incorporate x86 architecture, it also has other options on hand, including more recent offerings running Google's Android.
Getac's customers include Halliburton, Lockheed Martin, and a variety of police forces and energy companies.