The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2012-03-08T02:06:35Z Tough Corp announces NextComputing’s New Range of Compact Workstations and Servers 2012-03-08T02:06:35Z tough-corp-announces-nextcomputing-s-new-range-of-compact-workstations-and-servers Sydney, Australia. – Tough Corp announces the addition of NextComputing’s Intel Xeon E5-2600 processor product family to its line portable workstations, compact towers, and high-density rack-mount computers. Intel Xeon E5-2600 processors offer up to eight (8) processor cores per CPU, plus leading edge features like PCI Express 3.0. With support for up to two of these processors (16 cores), and multiple PCI Express slots, NextComputing has delivered the industry’s highest performance computing platforms in the most compact form-factors available, these are ideal where high performance is required in the field such as Mining and Defence applications.The Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family is based on Intel’s 32nm architecture, and represents the first time this architecture is available in high-end, dual-processor workstations and servers. These newest processors not only increase the maximum CPU core count to 8 per CPU, but also expand connectivity for high-speed I/O devices by providing 40 lanes of PCI Express 3.0 directly off the processor. The processors also feature four (4) DDR3 memory channels per processor, offering even better performance than previous generation systems for high-bandwidth applications.NextComputing’s high-performance computers are designed for demanding power users that require the fastest processing available in the smallest systems possible. Applications for these systems include network monitoring, packet capture, military intelligence, cyber security, live broadcast, visual effects, post production, and oil and gas exploration. To meet these challenges, NextComputing offers the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family in several unique form-factors suited for any computing environment.Radius EX – The industry’s smallest single- and dual-processor portable workstation and server in a briefcase style system with integrated HD displayNucleus – A high-performance tower workstation with massive storage capability, PCI Express expansion, and dense processing in a chassis that is half the size and weight of typical workstationsNucleus RM – A short-depth (20”) 3U high rack-mount server with up to (16) hard drives, fully redundant power, and available in both traditional rear facing I/O or front-facing I/O access“Our customers come from many industries and backgrounds, but one thing they have in common is the need for the latest computing technology in unique systems that they can’t get from the larger companies,” says Bob Labadini, President and CTO of NextComputing. “NextComputing has always been at the forefront of processor technology since partnering with Intel several years ago, and now with the introduction of this processor our company is poised to make major in-roads in our key markets like network monitoring, intelligence analysis, and HD video processing. We are very excited to be able to offer Intel’s latest enterprise-class processor family to our customers who are eagerly awaiting its arrival.”For more information or pricing on NextComputing products featuring the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family, visit www.toughcorp.com, by e-mail sales@toughcorp.com or call +61 2 9937 1800. Tough Corp Announces Agreement with NextComputing 2012-01-24T01:51:27Z tough-corp-announces-agreement-with-nextcomputing Tough Corp today announces an agreement with Next Computing to supply, promote and service the range of NextComputing, manufacturer of rugged portable and dense form factor work-stations, throughout Australia.The combination of the NextComputing’s market-leading products and Tough Corp’s considerable knowledge and existing client base in the rugged sector, will help establish NextComputing as a market leader in rugged portables and dense form factor workstations on an international scale.Government and military organisations have many mission critical responsibilities demanding the utmost in computer performance. For Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) applications, commercial notebooks – ruggedised or not – simply do not possess the required performance, power, or storage capabilities and transporting bulky, fragile servers that can't hold up in a harsh environment and that consume large amounts of electrical power is only a liability when the stakes are high.“I take great pleasure in announcing the relationship between NextComputing and Tough Corp. Next Computing is known for producing innovative and high quality products. This addition will complement our existing range of rugged field computer equipment and fills a niche that has been under represented in our offering. It should assist us in creating new opportunities in the rugged server and workstation space.” said Justin Spencer, Tough Corp’s National Manager for Defence, Security and Intelligence.About NextComputingNextComputing is a US-based manufacturer of high-performance COTS computing platforms, providing computing solutions that require enterprise class workstation and server architecture, expandable memory, storage, PCI Express and PCI slots, high-end graphics and built-in high definition displays. NextComputing is a unique technology company specialising in extreme-performance portables and dense streaming rack-mount computers. Its open-standards, modular systems are used throughout many industries for a range of professional applications including real-time 3D visualization, high-throughput data streaming, and high-end application demonstration. About Tough CorpTough Corp is well placed to service all your scanning and mobility needs no matter the environment. Carrying a wide variety of rugged laptops, rugged tablets, rugged PDAs, rugged cameras, rugged keyboards and rugged phones, it provides government agencies and companies worldwide with one source to get all the tools you need to complete your mission in the “Real World”. For more information on Tough Corp’s rugged portable computer range, please visit Tough Corp’s website at www.toughcorp.com or call us on 1300 558 474 Tough Corp Launches the Sonim XP3340 SENTINEL rugged mobile phone with the SafeLinQ Lone Worker protection 2012-01-04T23:51:04Z tough-corp-launches-the-sonim-xp3340-sentinel-rugged-mobile-phone-with-the-safelinq-lone-worker-protection Tough Corp announces the launch of the Sonim XP3340 SENTINEL ultra rugged mobile phone with SafeLinQ Lone Worker Protection. The ultra rugged Sonim XP3340 Sentinel offers a safe and highly reliable solution enabling you to easily send an alarm signal when in need or in case of emergencies. With one press of the button you can easily send red, amber or green alerts with location information to the SafeLinQ platform. You can use the SafeLinQ service via the out-of-the-box web solution or integrate it in your own IT environment by means of an API. By default access you will receive access to your own online dispatch emergency centre where you can monitor and manage alerts and print reports. “I take great pleasure in announcing the IP68 rated Sonim XP3340 ultra rugged mobile phone. With the current occupational health and safety demands on emergency workers as well as mining, construction, utility and security companies the Sonim XP3340 with man down functions coupled with the SafeLinQ software, offers safety and security to lone workers everywhere. This Sonim XP3340 will compliment our existing range of rugged computers, rugged laptops, rugged PDAs, rugged keyboards, rugged cameras and rugged printers and will create exciting new opportunities,” said Joel Taylor, Tough Corp’s Brand Manager for Handheld Devices.The Sonim range of ultra-rugged mobile phones are designed specifically for Construction, Mining, Utility, Emergency Workers as well as trades people working in harsh, rugged environments. Tough Corp is a leading provider of rugged laptops, rugged tablets and rugged PDA’s and are well placed to service all rugged mobile printing and mobility requirements no matter how tough the environment. For more information on Tough Corp’s range of products, please visit the Tough Corp website at www.toughcorp.com or call us toll free on +61 1300 558 474. Tough Corp Launches Sonim Range Ultra-rugged Mobile Phones and Workforce Management Systems 2011-11-21T01:56:45Z tough-corp-launches-sonim-range-ultra-rugged-mobile-phones-and-workforce-management-systems Tough Corp announces the launch of six new ultra-rugged mobile phones from Sonim Technologies (holders of the Guinness World Record for the World’s Toughest Mobile Phone)The Sonim XP5300 Force 3G is a premium, ultra-rugged, IP68 rated 3G UMTS phone designed for professionals and adventurers who are exposed to the most hostile environments every day. Since it was engineered with built in safety features and backed by Sonim's industry-leading 3-Year Comprehensive Warranty, transportation enterprises and mountaineers alike know they can count on the extreme reliability of the Sonim XP5300 FORCE 3G.With the longest GPS tracking time of any mobile phone (up to 29 hours), the Sonim XP3340 SENTINEL features a dedicated red panic button and an innovative man-down sensor to detect emergencies and accidents and automatically call for emergency response.Built for Life – no matter how harsh the situation, the Sonim XP3 SENTINEL is the ultimate safety phone for Lone Workers in extreme environments. Fully water submersible (IP-67 rated), MIL-810G certied and equipped with high performance GPS, outstanding battery life, a LED torch, a 2MP camera and a state of the art accelerometer based Man-Down sensor. The Sonim XP3 Sentinel goes beyond extreme durability.The Sonim XP3.10 Enduro Z1 has been specifically designed for the use in extremely hazardous environments. Developed by Ecom instruments in cooperation with Sonim Technologies, this ATEX Zone 1/21 certified handset enables workers in the oil and gas sector, such as refineries and fuel depots, to stay connected and protected at all times in highly explosive areas with temperatures ranging from -20C to +55C.The Sonim XP3.10 Enduro Z2 has been specifically designed for the use in the toughest conditions with an IP57 rating. Developed by Ecom instruments in cooperation with Sonim Technologies, the ATEX certified Zone 2 handset enables workers in the energy sector and sewage plans to stay connected and protected at all times in areas with temperatures ranging from -20C to +55C.The Sonim XP3.20 Quest Pro Z2 was designed and engineered to be the most reliable safety tool for workers in ambient conditions. Developed by Ecom instruments in cooperation with Sonim Technologies, this IP-67 rated device is certified Intrinsically Safe Zone 2, and combines premium features with Sonim's renowned ruggedness. The Quest Pro Z2 keeps power plant employees connected while monitoring Oil & Gas pipelines in hazardous environments.“I take great pleasure in announcing the relationship between Sonim Technologies and Tough Corp. This addition will compliment our existing range of rugged computers, rugged laptops, rugged PDAs, rugged keyboards and rugged printers and create exciting new opportunities,” said Joel Taylor, Tough Corp’s Brand Manager for Handheld Devices.The Sonim range of ultra-rugged mobile phones are designed specifically for Construction, Mining, Utility, Emergency Workers as well as trades people working in harsh, rugged environments.Tough Corp is a leading provider of rugged laptops, rugged tablets and rugged PDA’s and are well placed to service all rugged mobile printing and mobility requirements no matter how tough the environment. For more information on Tough Corp’s range of products, please visit Tough Corp’s website at www.toughcorp.com or call us toll free on 1300 558 474 Tough Corp's USA Office Grand Opening 2011-10-19T23:03:24Z tough-corp-s-usa-office-grand-opening Today Tough Corp celebrates the appointment of Ken Wineberg as Director of Sales and the opening of their new office in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.Ken Wineberg joins Tough Corp with a wealth of knowledge and experience with rugged computer hardware throughout the U.S. Ken has previously worked as Business Development Manager at Elbit Systems of America as well as National Sales Manager at Trimble Navigation.Tough Corp is a reputable supplier carrying the industry-leading brands of rugged hardware and software product and systems for critical missions and environments. With a focus on rugged computing devices, Tough Corp carries the full Getac Technology Corporation product lines, supplying rugged notebook, rugged tablets, rugged handheld and rugged smartphones to government, institutions, public safety, utility, telecom and mobile professionals worldwide.Tough Corp will relentlessly strive to be recognized as the first name in rugged technology worldwide and our new presence in Phoenix, Arizona, USA will improve our provision of service, delivery, implementation and support across the globe. Ken stated “I feel that the rugged marketplace will continue to grow in North America, with increasing demand from many industries where workers need to access technology in the real world. Tough Corp is well respected in the industry and positioned to be a dominant player in this market.”Getac Technology Corporation is a leading innovator and manufacturer of rugged computing solutions that operates in major countries worldwide including US, UK, Germany, Italy, Taiwan, China and Australia. Getac offers the industry’s broadest range of rugged product lines including rugged notebook, rugged tablets, and rugged handhelds for military, government, utility, transportation, telecom, emergency service and field-based professionals. It also possesses strong R&D resource and talents that are highly capable of providing high level of customization service and all-aspect hardware-software integration solutions.Tough Corp is a leading provider of rugged laptops, rugged tablets and rugged PDA’a and is well placed to service all rugged mobility computing requirements no matter how tough the environment. For more information on Tough Corp or our range of rugged equipment, please contact Tough Corp’s website at www.toughcorp.com or call us toll free on 408.512.3113. Tough Corp announces full Wireless LAN Design, Installation, and Management capability 2011-10-18T01:49:35Z tough-corp-announces-full-wireless-lan-design-installation-and-management-capability Tough Corp today announces that due to the recent addition of Sales and Technical qualified staff in the design, installation and management of Wireless LANs, we are now able to offer complete solutions for Wireless Networking.An integral part of the design of the Wireless LAN is the Wireless LAN Site Survey. Tough Corp is now able to provide detailed Site Surveys in both the 2.4GHz and the 5GHz frequency bands using the latest Site Survey software and hardware tools. A detailed written report outlining requirements and recommendations is provided after the completion of the survey.An invaluable additional use of our Site Survey tools is their capability of fault diagnosis of Wireless LANs. This is aided by the use of our Spectrum Analyser which scans the Wireless LAN spectrum looking for sources of noise and interference.“I take great pleasure in announcing the addition of the new capability of Wireless LAN Design, Installation and Management to Tough Corp’s portfolio. This addition closes the gap that we had in our portfolio and allows for the complete hardware solution for mobile computing in the Wireless LAN environment,” said Don Fredric, Tough Corp’s Product Manager.Tough Corp will be targeting organisations such as clubs, hotels, department stores, mining sites, warehouses, logistics and distribution centres to assist them with their wireless infrastructure requirements and provide wireless site survey’s in order to maximise their wireless capabilities.Tough Corp is proud to partner with Getac, Honeywell, Zebra Technologies, Datamax - O'Neil, DLI, Ricoh, Contour, iKey, RAM Mounts, Zirkona, ESRI Australia and Garmin.Tough Corp is a leading provider of rugged laptops, rugged tablets and rugged PDA’s and are well placed to service all rugged mobile printing and mobility requirements no matter how tough the environment. For more information on Tough Corp or our Wireless LAN capability, please contact Tough Corp’s website at www.toughcorp.com or call us toll free on 1300 558 474. Tough Corp's Perth Office Grand Opening 2011-09-05T23:06:28Z tough-corp-s-perth-office-grand-opening Today Tough Corp celebrates the grand opening its new offices in Perth.You can find our new offices at:1D Robinson AvePerth, Western Australia 6000Tough Corp will relentlessly strive to be recognized as the first name in rugged technology and our new offices in Western Australia will improve our provision of service, delivery, implementation and support across the entire country.Tough Corp is proud to partner with Getac, Honeywell, Zebra Technologies, Datamax - O'Neil, DLI, Avantech DloG, Ricoh, Contour, iKey, RAM Mounts, Zirkona, ESRI Australia and Garmin in bringing their outstanding range of products to you. Tough Corp Appointed A Datamax-O’Neil Solution Valued Partner 2011-08-31T01:20:29Z tough-corp-appointed-a-datamax-o-neil-solution-valued-partner Tough Corp today announces its status as Solution Valued Partner with Datamax-O’Neil to resell their range of rugged mobile portable printers throughout Australia and New Zealand.The Datamax-O’Neil range of rugged mobile portable printers compliment Tough Corp’s extensive range of rugged laptops, rugged tablets and rugged PDAs which include such brands as Getac, Honeywell and DLI.The Datamax-O’Neil range includes mobile portable printers, ultra-rugged receipt printers, thermal receipt printers, forklift printers and thermal label printers. “I take great pleasure in announcing our SVP status with Datamax-O’Neil. We are excited about the synergies between our rugged laptops, rugged tablets and rugged PDAs with Datamax-O’Neil’s range of rugged mobile printers. This addition to our product offering will compliment our existing range of rugged laptops, rugged tablets and rugged PDAs and create exciting new opportunities in the mobility space,” said Don Fredric, Tough Corp’s Brand Manager.Tough Corp can now provide rugged mobile printer solutions for Getac rugged laptops, rugged PDAs, Honeywell rugged handheld devices and rugged PDAs, Motion rugged tablets, Panasonic Toughbooks, Motorola rugged PDAs, iPad and iPhones. Tough Corp is a leading provider of rugged laptops, rugged tablets and rugged PDAs and is well placed to service all your rugged mobile printing and mobility requirements no matter how tough the environment. For more information on Tough Corp or Datamax-o’neil’s range of mobile portable printers, please visit Tough Corp’s website at www.toughcorp.com.au or call us toll free on 1300 558 474. Tough Corp Appointed As Zirkona Sweden’s Authorised Distributor 2011-08-22T23:42:53Z tough-corp-appointed-as-zirkona-sweden-s-authorised-distributor Tough Corp today announces a distribution agreement with Zirkona to distribute their range of vehicle mounting solutions throughout Australia and New Zealand.The Zirkona range of vehicle mounting solutions compliment Tough Corp’s extensive range of rugged laptops, rugged tablets and rugged PDAs which include such brands as Getac, Honeywell and DLI.“I take great pleasure in announcing the distribution agreement between Zirkona and Tough Corp. We are excited about the synergies between our rugged laptops, rugged tablets rugged PDAs and the Zirkona Sweden vehicle mounting solutions which will enable us to provide our customers with a range of high quality, flexible, safe and economical vehicle mounting solutions. This addition to our product offering will compliment our existing range of rugged laptops, rugged tablets and rugged PDAs and create exciting new opportunities in the mobility space,” said Joel Taylor, Tough Corp’s Brand Manager.Since 1995 Zirkona Sweden has developed vehicle mounting solutions for screens and laptops used in vehicles. The mounts are produced from high quality aluminium and built to function flawless and secure even in tough and rugged environments. Zirkona’s patented ball joint Zirkona Joiner gives the vehicle mounts a unique flexibility and makes them easy to adapt to an ergonomic correct work place regardless of vehicle or driver.Tough Corp can now provide Zirkona vehicle mounting solutions for Getac rugged laptops rugged PDAs, Honeywell rugged handheld devices and rugged PDAs, Motion rugged tablets, Panasonic Toughbooks, Motorola rugged PDAs, iPad and iPhones.Tough Corp is a leading provider of rugged laptops, rugged tablets and rugged PDAs and is well placed to service all your vehicle mounting and mobility needs no matter how tough the environment. For more information on Tough Corp or Zirkona’s range of mounting solutions, please visit Tough Corp’s website at www.toughcorp.com.au/products/vehicle-mounts or call us toll free on 1300 558 474. Tough Corp Introduces the Honeywell Dolphin 6000 - Revolutionary Mobile Computing With Scanphone 2011-06-20T02:29:28Z tough-corp-introduces-the-honeywell-dolphin-6000-revolutionary-mobile-computing-with-scanphone Sydney – June 20, 2011 – Tough Corp is proud to introduce the Honeywell Dolphin 6000 to the Australia and New Zealand markets, a new class of mobile device that bridges the gap between consumer mobile phones, industrial mobile computers and bar code scanners, empowering mobile information workers to connect, collect and communicate at the point of customer service. The compact, yet durable Dolphin 6000 Scanphone automates the data collection process and delivers real-time access to business data, leading to improved productivity, more informed decision making and lower operating costs. “We’ve seen an increase in the use of consumer-grade smartphones for enterprise applications as more functionality is added to mobile phones. However, these devices are not specifically designed for enterprise use and do not meet the bar code scanning needs of mobile information workers,” said Taylor Smith, director of product management, Honeywell Scanning & Mobility.“The Dolphin 6000 fills this gap – delivering more reliability, more powerful scan performance and greater line of business application support than any smartphone on the market.” In addition to its basic mobile phone functionality, the Dolphin 6000 offers advanced productivity features geared towards today's vertical enterprise, including field service, field sales, and retail and logistics operations. An integrated scanner provides fast and accurate bar code scanning, greatly simplifying data entry tasks, while Honeywell’s Remote MasterMind for Mobility device management software allows users to manage, update and remotely diagnose all Dolphin 6000 devices within a network from one centralized location, lowering development and maintenance costs.Utilizing the Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional operating system, the Dolphin 6000 was also designed for easy integration with enterprise-grade software applications, such as Pocket Inventory from independent software vendor (ISV), pcAmerica. “We have been working with Honeywell for many years developing software solutions for the enterprise,” said David Gosman, CEO, pcAmerica. “Although we recognize the functionality of smartphones, we do not believe they meet the hardware needs of our enterprise customers for use cases such as inventory tracking and receiving. As such, our Pocket Inventory application is designed to work more seamlessly on enterprise-grade devices such as the Dolphin 6000.” More rugged than a smartphone, the IP-rated Dolphin 6000 is resistant to moisture and particle intrusion, making it suitable for use in adverse conditions, such as those encountered by a field service or logistics worker. The device comes equipped with a long-lasting battery, allowing for uninterrupted productivity throughout an entire shift. The Dolphin 6000 also has an integrated megapixel camera and is optimized for voice communication, eliminating the need to carry a separate digital camera and mobile phone. Multiple wireless options, including GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, help users stay connected in a variety of environments. The Dolphin 6000 is available with Honeywell’s Service Made Simple™ service offering, which provides comprehensive coverage on normal wear and tear, as well as accidental breakage for up to three years, providing a level of support, reliability and longevity that is not available with a consumer device. Further, the device supports low failure rates and unlike a smartphone, has a 3 year life cycle with 5 years of post production support, helping businesses keep mobile device acquisition costs low. Further details on the full functionality and specification can be found on the Tough Corp website: Honeywell Dolphin 6000 Tough Corp Launch the most Advanced Mobile Command & Control Field Server 2011-06-15T23:32:50Z tough-corp-launch-the-most-advanced-mobile-command-amp-control-field-server Sydney, June 16, 2011- Getac Technology and Tough Corp have launched a unique, MOTS (Military off the shelf) rugged military command laptop computer designed to meet the demanding requirements of battlefield command positions, military field control centres and maintenance facilities for the Asia Pacific region.The X500 rugged workstation, which is available immediately, has a 15.6” screen, making it one of the largest rugged laptop currently available, and an Intel Calpella i7-620M 2.66GHz core to give leading edge processing power.It is backed up with MIL-STD-461F, UL1604, IP65, MIL-STD 810G, has a 5-year-warranty as standard and comes with a uniquely fungus-proof machine body.With a sunlight readable touch screen, high power Wi-Fi – allowing up to 1000m transmission outdoors – night vision and an easy to remove fan, Getac has built the X500 to be the fastest, most powerful COTS/ MOTS rugged command and control device of its type.“The X500’s large screen and built-in processing power make this truly leading-edge,” explains James Hwang, President of Getac Technology Corporation. “We have taken commercial off the shelf specification to a new level after incorporating feedback from our customers, shortening delivery lead time and lowering the total cost of ownership.”“With military command and control centres running multiple software applications and handling large amounts of data, it’s essential they are equipped with top-of-the-range processing speed,” Mr.Hwang adds.“The X500’s graphics capabilities – the nVidia GT 330M graphic controller – coupled with a large screen also make it the ideal asset for running mapping applications within forward operating bases.”The X500 Rugged Laptop includes ports as such as dual Gigabit LAN, 2 x RS232 (BIOS adjustable RS422), and 4 x USB ports. It also comes with high levels of security built-in offering TPM 1.2 (Trust Platform Module), Intel vPro Technology, Fingerprint Scanner, Smart Card reader, and is Computrace and Anti-Theft ready.“Field control devices require multiple I/O connections due to the range of devices requiring an interface with the laptop. That could be anything from satellite and radar equipment to handhelds or diagnostic devices. The X500 is built with that high demand in mind, and offers multiple connectivity ports.”The standard 15.6” 1366x768 HD display offers1000 NITS upgradable to 1200 NITS, with optional 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) and includes a built-in webcam and HDMI digital video output capabilities.The unit comes with either a backlit membrane or rubber backlit keyboard, optional Gobi2 WWAN (3.5G), and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n.“Military command posts need clear and powerful graphics and computing power coupled with more interfaces and complete expandability,” adds Hwang. “We have listened to the feedback from our customers and built in these features as standard.Further details on the full functionality and specification can be found on the Tough Corp website: Getac X500 Rugged Laptop Getac PS236 Rugged PDA Adds RFID Capabilities 2011-06-01T06:13:18Z getac-ps236-rugged-pda-adds-rfid-capabilities Sydney, 1st June, 2011- Getac’s ultra-rugged handheld PDA, already accredited for explosive environments (ATEX), now adds RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) capability for use in the mining , oil, gas and petrochemical markets. The new functionality on the PS236 rugged PDA enables real-time asset management. This unit’s IP67 and MIL-STD-810G ratings and ATEX certification, make it ideal for use in extreme environments where cutting-edge asset tracking is business critical. “The new capability allows users to input information from multiple types of HF RFID tags – a technology that is being adopted more and more across the oil and gas sectors,” says James Hwang, president of Getac Technology Corporation.“Users can simply insert the certified RFID SDIO card into the handheld’s SDIO card slot, and the unit then becomes a one-stop asset management solution.”The PS236 can also be used as a 1D Laser barcode reader, for operations utilising barcode technology.“Whether you’re using passive RFID or barcodes, the information is easily captured and then seamlessly transmitted into the enterprise database,” James Hwang says.This is possible thanks to the unit’s WiFi, HSDPA (3G) and Bluetooth connections, which allow real-time inventory, document and asset tracking.“We’ve upgraded the PS236 to offer this powerful asset management function in line with the needs of our customers,” James Hwang says. “RFID is used more and more to improve efficiency by saving time and cost when asset tracking so we felt that it was important to offer customers this solution.”The Windows Mobile 6.1 PDA has full accreditation to ATEX (category 3 / zone 2) meaning that the device can be used safely in environments with an explosive atmosphere.“At 806MHz it’s the fastest device of its kind and still the only handheld that is IP67 rated and can be used as a phone,” added James Hwang.The PS236 unit also includes integrated GPS, altimeter, an auto-focus 3 megapixel camera, e-compass and hi-res display for GIS surveying and other GPS/mapping-based applications.Service, support and warranty repairs for Getac Rugged Laptops and handhelds are carried out by Tough Corp, the ANZ regional repair centre based in Sydney, Australia.Further details on the full functionality and specifications of the Getac Rugged PDA can be found Tough Corp’s website www.toughcorp.com or call +61 2 9937 1800 Tough Corp Announces the Release of the New Honeywell 99EX Mobile Computer 2011-04-07T06:37:04Z tough-corp-announces-the-release-of-the-new-honeywell-99ex-mobile-computer Tough Corp, in conjunction with Honeywell Scanning & Mobility, has launched the new 99EX rugged Mobile Computer. Purpose built for transportation and logistics applications, the 99EX was designed to take mobile worker productivity to a new level while helping to reduce operating costs.Honeywell’s Dolphin 99EX mobile computer provides user-friendly ergonomics, cutting-edge wireless technology, multi-functional data capture and extreme durability for front-line workers operating in both indoor and outdoor environments. The new device is Honeywell’s latest addition to their mobile computing family and continues the company’s legacy of quality and ruggedness while not compromising on functionality.The reliable 99EX is IP67-rated and can withstand multiple 6 feet drops to concrete, ensuring years of trouble-free operation. The 99EX also incorporates a software-definable radio that allows on-the-fly switching between GSM, UMTS and CDMA networks, leading to improved network coverage and lower provisioning and deployment costs. Designed with input from leading companies in the transportation and logistics sector, the rugged Dolphin 99EX uses real-time wireless communication to connect enterprises, front-line workers and customers, driving increased productivity.Running the Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system, the unit is compatible with a wide range of different business applications and corporate IT systems, to allow companies to optimise business operational efficiency. Tough Corp’s Handheld Brand Manager, Joel Taylor says the new Honeywell 99EX is the ideal tool for field technicians, utilities, transportation, sales or distribution fields. “The Honeywell 99EX enables your drivers, technicians and field representatives to have seamless integration with back office data and can in turn transmit field collected data quickly via the 3.75G modem,” he explains.“This enables your field staff to have a real time data link which results in greater productivity.”“The 99EX is rated with IP67 dust and water sealing and also drop rated to 6’, meaning it not only withstands six foot (1.8m) drops, but also industry leading dust and water resistance. In addition, the 99EX will still function in temperatures ranging from -20C to 50C.”“Due to the it’s rugged features, the 99EX will offer a much lower total cost of ownership (TCO) due to less downtime for repairs.” says Joel. “The 99EX also has a 1.0GHz processor which is the largest currently available in a rugged device.”The Honeywell 99EX features a full colour, 3.7’ inch touchscreen display with auto dimming function, accelerometer for auto-rotate, integrated GPS and integrated 1D/2D imager which all enhance it’s field capabilities.The Honeywell 99EX’s micro SD expansion slot supports up to 32GB of memory and offers comprehensive voice and data communication capabilities, including Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, WiFi 802.11 b/g, and 3.75G HSPA network.All in all, the Honeywell 99EX is the perfect device for all field workers, no matter the environment. Further details on the full functionality and specification can be found on the Tough Corp website www.toughcorp.com.au. Tough Corp Pty Ltd Appointed as Honeywell Scanning & Mobility Authorized Business Partner 2011-03-31T23:12:09Z tough-corp-pty-ltd-appointed-as-honeywell-scanning-amp-mobility-authorized-business-partner Tough Corp Pty Ltd today announces an agreement with Honeywell Scanning & Mobility to supply, promote and service the range of Honeywell rugged PDAs, handheld computers and scanners throughout Australia and New Zealand.The combination of the Honeywell brand name, market-leading products and Tough Corp’s considerable knowledge and existing client base in the mobility sector, will help establish Honeywell as a market leader in scanning and mobility products in Australia and New Zealand.The AIDC and mobility market is constantly changing with many new brands and products entering the market all of the time. The introduction to the Australasian market place of a well known, trusted brand name such as Honeywell, will create some welcome competition to the more established incumbents. “I take great pleasure in announcing the relationship between Honeywell Scanning & Mobility and Tough Corp. Honeywell is known for producing innovative and high quality products and their range of scanning and mobility equipment is no different. This addition will compliment our existing range of rugged field computer equipment and create exciting new opportunities in the AIDC and mobility space,” said Joel Taylor, Tough Corp’s Brand Manager for Handheld Devices.“As we continue to build out our product offerings and expand our footprint in the Australian and New Zealand market, we look for channel partners who share our commitment to mobile development and solutions-oriented service,” stated David Thompson, Honeywell Country Manager. “Tough Corp’s reputation and expertise in the mobility sector make them an ideal match for Honeywell.”Tough Corp is well placed to service all your scanning and mobility needs no matter the environment. For more information on Tough Corp or Honeywell’s scanning and mobility products, please visit Tough Corp’s website at www.toughcorp.com.au or call us, toll free, on 1300 558 474. Tough Corp and Getac Renew Distribution Agreement 2011-03-24T23:34:35Z tough-corp-and-getac-renew-distribution-agreement Sydney, Australia, 25th March 2011 – Getac, a global leading innovator and manufacturer of rugged computing solutions, today announced it has renewed its distribution agreement with Tough Corp, a specialist supplier of rugged mobile solution for outdoor applications in Australia and New Zealand. Under the terms of the agreement, Tough Corp will continue to market, sell and provide service of Getac’s entire product lines, including rugged notebooks, rugged tablets, rugged handhelds, and rugged smartphones as part of their solutions offerings throughout Australia and New Zealand.“Tough Corp has proven to be a very valuable partner to us and our collaboration has been close in the past three years. We have worked together side-by-side to win some major projects and grow our business in Australia,” said James Hwang, president of Getac Technology Corporation. ”We are very confident that Tough Corp’s outstanding local presence and service capability will enhance our business growth in the region as we extend our partnership.”“The continuation of the partnership agreement symbolizes our commitment and trust to each other. By teaming up with Getac, we are able to leverage the combined power of both companies, providing the cutting-edge rugged computing products and service and ensuring a lower total cost of ownership to our Australian customers, The winning of New South Wales Ambulance project in 2010 is the best demonstration of our joint-team effort in technical consultation, sales, marketing and service activities to secure large project.” said Frank Bryan, Director of Tough Corp.Getac Technology Corporation is a leading innovator and manufacturer of rugged computing solutions that operates in major countries worldwide including US, UK, Germany, Italy, Taiwan and China. Getac offers the industry’s broadest range of rugged product lines including rugged notebook, rugged tablets, and rugged handhelds for military, government, utility, transportation, telecom, emergency service and field-based professionals. It also possesses strong R&D resource and talents that are highly capable of providing high level of customization service and all-aspect hardware-software integration solutions.Tough Corp, headquartered in Sydney Australia, is a reputable supplier carrying the industry-leading brands of rugged hardware and software product and systems for critical missions and environments. With a focus on rugged computing devices, Tough Corp now carries the full Getac product lines, supplying rugged notebook, rugged tablets, rugged handheld and rugged smartphones to government, institutions, public safety, utility, telecom and mobile professionals in Australia.For more information about either company, please visit Getac website at: www.getac.com and Tough Corp’s website at: www.toughcorp.com.auTough Corp Sales ContactDuncan McleodNational Sales & Marketing Manager/ Tough CorpTel: +61-1300-558-474