Los Angeles, CA (April 28, 2011) American Reliance, Inc. (AMREL) announced the launch of the ROCKY DB6 — the smallest, fully rugged handheld that can support standard Windows 7 and Linux Operating Systems (OS). Certified by independent parties to meet military standards for ruggedness, this compact handheld weighs less than two pounds.
“The military is pushing the envelope of connectivity out to the front lines,” explains Ron McMahan, AMREL’s VP of Sales. “They want ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Recognizance) data in the hands of the warfighter. This has created a need for a computer that can transmit large encrypted files in real time, operate in harsh combat conditions, and is small enough to fit into a cargo pants pocket. The DB6 is that computer.”
The key to the DB6 is the Intel® Atom™ Processor. More powerful than typical PDA processors, it consumes very little energy. Consequently, the lightweight DB6 can run the same OS and applications as a laptop, but with significantly longer battery life. This reduces logistical burdens in the battlefield and eliminates the need to modify standard programming for mobile devices. Read more