Health Care IT: The Future of Rugged Laptops from Dell, Panasonic, Motion Computing and GDI

 
 
By Michelle Maisto  |  Posted 2009-03-23
 
 
 

The Future of Rugged Laptops from Dell, Panasonic, Motion Computing and GDI

 

The Future of Rugged Laptops from Dell, Panasonic, Motion Computing and GDI

GDI

A damp, freezing bright day is no match for the General Dynamics GD8000. It's watertight and tested to withstand temperatures between -22 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit, and DynaVue technology makes its screen viewable in direct sunlight.

GDI

Panasonic Toughbook 19

Panasonic recently updated its Toughbook 19, increasing its memory and adding a 1.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SU9300 processor.

Panasonic Toughbook 19

Panasonic Toughbook 30

The Toughbook 30 was also updated in January. It now has a touch-screen, increased memory and a 1.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SL9300 processor.

Panasonic Toughbook 30

Dell Latitude

Dell's Latitude E6500 XFR is constructed from the same material used to make ballistic armor. When powered down, it can survive drops from 4 feet to concrete.

Dell Latitude

Motion Computing

The 3.6-pound Motion Computing J3400 claims to have "the best outdoor display on the market."

Motion Computing

Motion Computing

The slip-free surface on the back of the Motion Computing J3400 tablet helps to prevent drops.

Motion Computing

Motion Tablet

The Motion Computing J3400 tablet can magnetically attach to a cableless Mobile Keyboard and FlexDock docking station.

Motion Tablet

Panasonic H1

Panasonic calls its Toughbook H1 a mobile clinical assistant. A stylus offers easy data input on the 10.4-inch screen.

Panasonic H1

Panasonic H1

An RFID comes standard with the Panasonic Toughbook H1, as does a digital camera and fingerprint reader.

Panasonic H1

Panasonic H1

The Panasonic H1 has a shock-mounted 80GB hard drive, but a handle and hand support nonetheless help prevent drops.

Panasonic H1

Adapx

The Santa Barbara, Calif., fire department uses a rugged pen-and-software solution from Adapx to report on conditions from the field.

Adapx

Adapx

The Adapx OneNote pen digitizes each stroke of the pen on paper with a digital watermark. The pen stores what is written and the data can be uploaded through a USB port and shared with other members of a team.

Adapx

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