ASNE DAY 2014AMREL will be demonstrating its amazingly compact, fully rugged Slimline at ASNE Day.

See the:

  •  ROCKY RS11 – Lightest thinnest, rugged laptop in the world
  • ROCKY DB6 – World’s smallest rugged handheld with full Windows OS
  • ROCKY DF6 – Small footprint, Big connector options
  • 19”/2® Rugged Network Communication Systems – 1/4 size, 100% performance

 Thin has never been so tough!


AMREL demonstrates interoperability for Android device at AUVSI

AMREL will demonstrate a pioneering interoperability capability for an Android/ARM device at AUVSI 2013 this August in Washington, D.C. 

“This is really unique,” said Ron McMahan, AMREL’s Vice-President of Engineering Solutions. “No other company produces handheld or control devices that have the ability to switch applications in the field as efficiently and easily.  One platform, multiple applications; that’s the story.”

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Robotics Roadmap 2013 Highlights

Roadmap robotRecently, the 2013 Robotics Roadmap was presented to the Congressional Robotics Caucus.  This is an updated version of the 2009 report, which helped established the National Robotics Initiative (NRI), a federal multi- agency joint effort.

Members of the unmanned system community are barraged with roadmaps all the time, so it would be tempting to ignore this one. However, key influencers are involved in this roadmap, so it should be considered seriously. You can slog through all 129 pages of the report or examine the highlights described here.

Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference 2013 GRCC Canceled

grcc 2013 canceledYikes! The NDIA just announced that it canceled the Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference (GRCC) 2013.

In an email dated March 5, NDIA stated:

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AMREL will be at Modern Day Marine next week.  Come by AMREL’s booth #1037 and see the “largest” and the “smallest.”   The “largest” would be the RF9, which has the biggest display of any fully rugged laptop on the market.  The “smallest” would be the ROCKY DB6, which is the smallest fully rugged handheld in the world that can run full Windows/Linux OS. See you at Quantico!

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AMREL will be in Las Vegas next week for AUVSI North America 2012.  Some big changes are coming, which we think will define the parameters of OCUs for the next few years.  Drop by our booth, and we can talk about them.  Also, I will be there, looking for story ideas.   If you have any, or want to talk about sharing content, email me at

AMREL at Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC)


AMREL will be at SOFIC, which will be held in the Tampa Convention Center from May 22nd to 24th.  Come to booth #340 and see our superlight DB6 handheld and powerful RF9 laptop!

AMREL on NCIS: Los Angeles

You can spot an AMREL laptop being used as an Operator Control Unit for a PackBot at about 59 seconds into this episode of NCIS: Los Angeles.  For once, TV gives a relatively accurate depiction of how unmanned systems are actually used. Watch video.


AMREL will once again be at the Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference (GRCC). GRCC is a big deal for us.  At past GRCCs, we’ve launched Flexpedient ® Technology for interoperable Operator Control Unit solutions, introduced the interoperable payload controller, and showcased the DB6, the smallest fully rugged handheld in the world with Windows/Linux OS.  This year, we are talking interoperability a step further with a line of complete Unmanned Subsystems solutions.  If you want a sneak peek at these remarkable new solutions, drop by Booth 310, and ask if there are there any tickets left to AMREL’s exclusive Technology Suite.   See you in San Diego!


Of course, AMREL will be at the UAV WEST Summit!  We’ll be there to talk about our interoperable OCU solutions, as wll as our super-light, super-powerful ROCKY DB6 handheld. Come see us at booth #211.