AMREL revealed that the ROCKY RF10, the world’s only 17.1” fully rugged laptop, has been upgraded. Adding performance to a proven platform, AMREL has boosted the ROCKY RF10 with a powerful i7 processor, expanded memory, Solid State Drive option, and a faster graphics processing unit.
The article below originally appeared in the Counter-IED Report.
Concerns are being expressed that all the counter-IED knowledge that’s been learned during the protracted wars against terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan will be lost if the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) is slashed or abolished under the proposed plan to scale back the organization.
“I think that if we tried harder, we couldn’t have made this budget more complicated….Abbott and Costello couldn’t have done it better.” Christine Fox, Acting Deputy Defense Secretary (Defense News)
Even judging by the Department of Defense’s (DoD) long legacy of confusing budgets, the most recent version is setting new standards for head scratching.
AMREL revealed major upgrades for its most popular laptop, the 15” ROCKY RK10. Adding performance to a proven platform, AMREL has added a powerful i7 processor, improved storage, expanded memory, and enhanced connectivity.
“It’s really a rugged laptop for the 21st century,” explains Kalvin Chen, Vice-President of Operations for AMREL. “Modern applications, such as video streaming, are very data heavy. The new upgrades improve the RK10’s capability for processing large amounts of information.” Read more
As the unmanned community chases the Holy Grail of civilian applications, it is instructive to observe the diverse reactions to Amazon’s plans for UAV deliveries. Responses ranged from mocking satire to arguments for UGVs. Unmanned delivery is already happening in a few places. Below are links to some of the many reactions from around the world and on the web.
Recently, the above question was asked in Quora, a social media website. Below is my answer. As you will read, my primary motivation was in preventing people from forming onions based superficial analysis and insufficient information.
Recently, there has been a bit of press about a Capabilities Advancement Demonstration of autonomous vehicles at TARDEC (Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center). My favorite headline about the demo so far is Is the U.S. developing a ROBOTIC army? (Daily Mail UK). Notice the attention-grabbing, alarm-generating capital letters for “ROBOTIC.” Read more
- ROCKY RS11 – Lightest thinnest, rugged laptop in the world
- ROCKY DB6 – World’s smallest rugged handheld with full Windows OS
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- 19”/2® Rugged Network Communication Systems – 1/4 size, 100% performance
Thin has never been so tough!