Augmentix offers rugged notebooks

Augmentix, a Texas-based designer of rugged servers, has announced its first foray into the rugged-notebook market.

The Augmentix XTG630 meets the MIL-STD-810F standard for fully rugged notebooks. It sports a magnesium case, Intel Core 2 Duo processors, a 14.1 inch wide-aspect LCD screen optimized for outdoor viewing, and integrated multifactor authentication including a built-in fingerprint reader and multilevel password support.

The system, like Augmentix's line of ruggedized servers, is being engineered, built and marketed in conjunction with Dell.

'We're way upstream in Dell's development cycle, so we're actually developing a fully rugged version of their products as they're developing their commercial and semi-rugged versions,' Rich Perley, Augmentix vice president of marketing and customer services, told GCN. 'So when they launch a commercial version of a product, if we've decided to ruggedize that product, we're ready within four weeks of their launch.'

According to Rich Perley, vice-president of marketing and customer services at Augmentix, the company purchases units from Dell and re-engineeres them to meet ruggedness standards. In the case of the XTG630, Augmentix bought the AT630 model. After re-engineering, Augmentix sells the units back to Dell.

Perley added that Augmentix also markets units directly to a small number of systems integrators.

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Patrick Marshall is a freelance technology writer for GCN.

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