Getac rugged notebook meets DOD salt fog specs

Getac today announced today that its B300 rugged notebook PC has met the Defense Department standards for salt fog testing.

Salt fog testing evaluates the effectiveness of protective coatings and finishes on materials to repel salt corrosion and may also be applied to determine the effects of salt deposits on electrical materials, the company said.

The new certification, which complies with DOD Mil-Std-810F-509.4 specifications, makes the Getac B300 the ideal choice for marine environments such as the Coast Guard, where salt air can affect equipment performance, Getac officials said.

'Salt is one of the most aggressive chemical compounds in the world,' said Jim Rimay, president of Getac. 'Salt will quickly corrode a computer's exterior, impair vital electrical system functions through salt deposits and have a physical impact by restricting free movement of its mechanical components. The B300 addresses these issues with its salt fog certification and elevates it to an elite status among ruggedized computers for safe and uninterrupted operation in any location, especially in coastal regions of the world.'

The Getac B300 also has an unusually bright, 1200 nits screen with optional night-vision capabilities, making the screen easy to read in field conditions, Getac representatives said.

In addition, the notebook offers optional Mil-Std-461E certification to eliminate electromagnetic interference. Unlike a rackmount computer that is surrounded by additional shielding, a portable laptop or wearable computer relies solely on its own case to mitigate the EMI effects. Gaps or seams in the enclosures around the connectors, drive openings and keyboards, including the display screen, allow EMI to radiate through the shield. Getac has specifically engineered the B300 to meet all requirements for Mil-Std-461E certification, the company said.

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