Keydata builds secure hard drives into its latest 300-MHz portables
- By Bill Murray
- May 10, 1999
The Keynote 7700 notebook PC takes several paths to security.
Its KeySecurity IDE hard drive works only in a particular machine, unless altered by
the manufacturer. The unit has ROM bootup security, hardware-generated 32-bit encrypted
passwords and two Kensington Lock slots from Kensington Technology Group of San Mateo,
The $2,695 notebook features a 300-MHz Pentium II processor, 64M of synchronous dynamic
RAM expandable to 192M, a 4.3G removable hard drive upgradeable to 10G and a 13.3-inch
Also included are a 10/100-Mbps Ethernet interface, an internal V.90 modem and two
Universal Serial Bus ports. Users can choose preinstalled Microsoft Windows 95 or 98.
Keydata International Inc. of South Plainsfield, N.J., built into the top of the
plug-and-play notebook a charge-coupled-device camera with videoconferencing capability
and a 200-Mbps Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 1394 FireWire port for
video capture and editing.
The $1,995 Keynote 7500 model has a 5G hard drive and the same processor and memory.
Keydata plans a 366-MHz Pentium II Keynote, said John Saling, the companys federal
Agencies can buy Keydata products from the companys General Services
Administration Information Technology Schedule contract, the Navy Fleet Industrial Supply
Command in Norfolk, Va., and two regional GSA Federal Acquisition Service for Technology
blanket purchasing agreements.
Engineering Systems Solutions Inc. of Frederick, Md., sells the Keynote 7500 on the
Armys Counterintelligence/Human Intelligence Automated Tool Set contract.
Contact Keydata Federal at 703-264-0800.