New Rugged AMREL Laptop Converts into Lightweight Tablet

AMREL announced the launch of ROCKY U12Ci, a lightweight convertible  laptop / tablet.

“The ROCKY U12Ci is the one of the lightest rugged convertible notebooks to ever pass MIL-STD 810G for Drop, Vibration, and Shock,” said Kalvin Chen, AMREL’s Director of Technology Marketing.  “That’s the toughest military standard for ruggedness.”

The ROCKY U12Ci has a pivot hinge that allows the user to turn the 12.1” display 180° and flip the LCD/touch panel. The U12Ci functions equally well as a laptop and a tablet. Read more


AMREL has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification for design, engineering, manufacturing, andcustomization of rugged mobile computing solutions.

ISO 9001:2008 is an internationally recognized standard that specifies requirements for quality management systems.  To receive certification, an organization must demonstrate that it meets a variety of requirements, including:

The quality system is regularly audited and evaluated for conformance and effectiveness.
The quality policy is understood and followed at all levels and by all employees. Each employee works towards measurable objectives. Read more

James Gathings Joins AMREL

James Gathings has joined AMREL as the new Senior Design Engineer. James is well known in the specialized field of rugged computer customizations.  Very few engineers have James’s background in this niche area. In addition to modifying computers at Getac for 13 yearsJames has a certificate of completion in Airframe and Powerplant. Read more


AMREL’s superlight handheld, the ROCKY DB6 will be used as a payload controller & OCU to display autonomous functions.  “The really amazing thing is that in less than 30 days, off-the-shelf DB6s have been integrated into two robots to perform multiple functions,” states Ron McMahan, AMREL’s Vice President of Engineering Solutions.  Look for us at the MacroUSA demonstration at the JIEDO challenge. Read more about the Robot Rodeo here.