ARMORX7 Compact Rugged Tablet Achieves Certification From Sprint

DRS Technologies, Inc., A Finmeccanica Company, announced that the ARMOR(tm) X7 compact rugged tablet has been approved for connectivity on the Sprint(tm)3G network. This certification will enable ARMOR(tm) customers that utilize the integrated WWAN capabilities of the ARMOR(tm) X7 on Sprint's network to experience the benefits of a seamless data and communication exchange. The ARMOR(tm) X7 underwent rigorous testing to achieve certification on the Sprint(tm) 3G network. The rugged tablet met several technical requirements, including: antenna performance, network selection, network impact, regulatory confirmation, and data connection management. "Reliable connectivity is crucial to the mobile workforce. We're pleased that ARMOR(tm) has received this certification from Sprint(tm) as it means that ARMOR(tm) X7 customers will experience dependable wireless connectivity over the Sprint(tm) 3G network," said Mike Sarrica, vice president and general manager of DRS Tactical Systems, Inc. At a weight of 2.85 lbs., the ARMOR(tm) X7 compact rugged tablet offers hand-held mobility with a 7" sunlight readable touch screen display. It features advanced wireless connectivity through integrated Gobi(r) WWAN mobile broadband as well as Bluetooth(r) wireless, integrated GPS, and 802.11 a/g/n WiFi. The ARMOR(tm) X7 is specifically designed for mission-critical tasks that require connectivity, mobility, ease of use, and the durability to support all-weather operations. It is certified to MIL-STD-810G for extremes in temperature, vibration, shock and drops, and carries an ingress protection (IP) rating of 65 for being highly resistant to dust and moisture. The ARMOR(tm) X7 features the Intel(r) Atom(tm) processor N450 and runs Microsoft(r) Windows 7 Professional. Other features include energy efficient touch-screen LCD display, new docking system, and new m-SATA solid-state drives from Intel(r) in both 40GB and 80GB capacities.

Source: DRS Technologies Inc., A Finmeccanica Company (Milan: FNC.MI)
Date: Oct 7, 2011