Getac Inc., a leading innovator and manufacturer of rugged computers that meet the demands of field-based applications, and NCS Technologies, a manufacturer of mission-specific computers and a few Getac products under license agreement, announced today that the United States Air Force (USAF) has selected the Getac B300 fully rugged notebook computer as part of its Quantum Enterprise Buy (QEB) program.
The Air Force Information Technology Commodity Council (AF ITCC), which includes senior Air Force officials, led the QEB selection process, evaluating vendor solutions for quality, performance, price, and compatibility with the Air Force’s strict security requirements. The B300 rugged notebook computer was selected for the program for meeting those stringent requirements while delivering performance, reliability, and consistent ability to withstand the harshest work and environmental conditions.
“We have had a fantastic relationship with the Air Force and are very excited to have the B300 selected for the QEB program,” says Jim Rimay, president of Getac, Inc. “Our ability to consistently produce high quality products that meet the strict guidelines of government agencies is certainly something in which we take a lot of pride. Reliability in extreme conditions, especially in remote locations, is the top consideration for everyone using rugged devices, and the Air Force is certainly no exception.”
The Getac B300 rugged notebook is powered by a 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.2 GHz. The QEB configuration is loaded with the industry’s-brightest 1400 NITs QuadraClear™ display, 100 mW high-power Wi-Fi, a 120 GB solid state drive with 128-bit encryption, and a dual-battery configuration that delivers up to 30 hours of battery life.
“Receiving the QEB contract for the B300 fully rugged notebook computer represents the consistent quality Getac products bring to the market, along with NCS’s world class service, engineering, and manufacturing prowess, to deliver the highest performance rugged computing platforms to the Air Force,” says An Nguyen, president of NCS Technologies.
As part of the QEB, NCS will manufacture and provide Getac’s B300 rugged notebook computer to the USAF. Quality, performance, and compatibility with the Air Force’s strict security requirements, along with overall price performance, were factors in the decision to select the B300 for the program. The Getac B300 rugged computer will be available through the QEB program effective immediately until the end of June 2012.
Getac, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Getac Technology Corporation. Getac Technology Corporation, a key subsidiary of MiTAC-Synnex Business Group (2010 consolidated revenue 21.5 billion USD) was established in 1989 as a joint venture with GE Aerospace to supply defense electronic products. Getac’s business coverage includes rugged notebooks, rugged tablet PCs, and rugged handheld devices for military, police, government, communications, manufacturing, and transportation applications ranging from fully rugged and commercial-grade rugged. Getac’s strong R&D capabilities allow it to provide a high level of customization and all-aspect hardware–software integration solutions. Apart from the rugged computing business, Getac is also involved with the design and manufacture of plastic and lightweight metal components. The acquisition of Waffer Technology in 2009 has made Getac the world’s third-largest aluminum–magnesium alloy producer.
Since 1996, NCS Technologies has been an innovator in computer hardware technologies. Housed in their new state-of-the-art facility in Gainesville, VA, NCS designs, manufactures, integrates, tests, distributes, and supports their full line of commercial and rugged mission-specific computers. NCS provides computer hardware solutions for various federal government agencies, all four branches of the military, NIST, state and local governments, research organizations, and a number of corporate customers. The company focuses on both designing and adapting commercial off-the-shelf desktop and mobile client devices, servers, and storage solutions to meet its customers’ unique computing requirements in features, functionalities, and environmental specifications. The company is an ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001 registered organization. For more information, visit www.ncst.com.
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