PARSIPPANY, N.J., March 17 DRS Tactical Systems, Inc., a unit of DRS Technologies, Inc., has introduced a new line of fully-rugged computing products the ARMOR Convertible Notebook and the ARMOR Tablet PC. This new line of rugged mobile computers offers data protection technology, anywhere connectivity and sunlight readable display options, making these computers the ideal solution for industrial and government customers interested in ensuring situational awareness, protecting valuable data and/or increasing worker efficiency.

Based on over 25 years of experience developing computer and display systems that survive in the harshest environments, DRS has taken the lessons learned in outdoor conditions around the globe and applied them to introduce ARMOR.

“DRS has extensive experience developing systems that meet and exceed military requirements and survive extremely harsh environments around the globe.  In fact, DRS currently is the global leader in the ultra-rugged computing market,” said Michael J. Sheehan, president of DRS Technologies™ Tactical Computing strategic business unit.  “This experience has given us unique insights on how to make the computing systems survive and deliver optimal performance in extreme environments.  Whether it”s a soldier in need of mission-critical information in the desert or a utility worker in need of automation in the field, ARMOR rugged mobile computing devices survive the rough conditions they face on a daily basis.”

ARMOR mobile computers combine advanced computing and communications technology with MIL-STD-810F durability and exceptional service, which includes a three-year comprehensive warranty and a direct line to customer support. These computers use Intel® processing technology and offer a full array of communications options, including integrated Wi-Fi, Ethernet and a PCMCIA slot. Weighing just 5.2 pounds, including batteries, ARMOR tablets and convertible notebooks go anywhere in support of any operation requiring mobility.

Additional features and other technical highlights follow:

          ARMOR C12 Convertible Notebook Computers feature a rugged, die-cast magnesium alloy case. These units have been extensively tested for drop-shock, moisture, temperature extremes and resistance to dust and vibration, providing IP 54 level protection from damaging elements. The 12.1-inch outdoor-viewable touch-screen display quickly transforms from a tablet-style computer to a compact notebook with a full-size keyboard.

          The ARMOR X10 Tablet features a specially designed aluminum DuraCase chassis with ShutOut sealing technology that meets IP 66 level protection from dust, dirt, water and temperature extremes. In addition, the ARMOR X10

          Tablet offers no-flap input connections and tool-free, hot-swappable battery access. Available in both touch screen and passive pen versions, the 10.4-inch LCD monitor uses backlight technology for enhanced indoor and outdoor viewability even in direct sunlight.

DRS Tactical Systems, located in Melbourne, Florida, is a global leader in ultra rugged, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS)-based computers and laptops, displays and embedded workstations, handheld devices, consoles and rack-mount computers, tablet computers and docking stations, and integrated peripheral products for military and industrial applications.

DRS Technologies, headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. The company employs approximately 10,000 people. For more information about DRS Technologies, please visit the company”s web site at www.drs.com.

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