Ruggedised notebook offeres better physical and data security

GETAC Inc, a subsidiary company of MiTAC Technology Corporation, is launching the new P470, a secure and rugged notebook that provides mobile users with peace of mind. Taking work and/or sensitive data out of the office can be very risky when you consider the increase in probable accidents and the dramatic increase in the risk of loss or theft. However, the P470 helps to protect against such incidents by reducing the risk of valuable data getting into the wrong hands and lowering the failure rate of the hardware - to ensure that data is not lost.

The P470 features a magnesium alloy casing that reduces overall weight by 25 per cent to less than 3kg. To make the PC even more portable, it features a specially designed carry handle.

A further advantage of the magnesium alloy casing is that it also increases the P470 chassis' strength by 50 per cent, enabling it to survive small drops that can quite often occur when on the move. As well as featuring a shock-mounted HDD and LCD TFT screen - which enables the PC to withstand vibration and shock conditions that can cause otherwise electronic circuit damage and loose connections - the P470 is also equipped with a g-sensor to protect data from sudden drops or accidents. For more extreme conditions, the P470 also includes sealed I/O caps and doors to prevent solid particles and moisture such as dust, rain and spillages from entering the unit and possibly rendering it inoperable.

Data protection

MiTac says the P470 also possesses "an array of impenetrable defensive capabilities to keep data safe from hackers or if the notebook is stolen." Rejecting unauthorised access, and therefore protecting confidential information, the P470 features powerful functions for storage security, authority justification and integrity measurement. Firstly the P470 boasts a biometric fingerprint reader for secure and reliable user authentication. The fingerprint reader also eliminates the need to remember passwords, which can be easily forgotten or hacked. Secondly, a Trusted Platform Module (TPM 1.2) or 'Root-of-Trust' (a chain of trust procedures) monitors every step, from pre-boot to OS load, to guard against unauthorised tampering.

When away from the office for any amount of time, it is essential that users can stay in touch. The P470 therefore features built-in 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi to connect to a Local Area Network, now found in a multitude of locations, such as train and railway stations, hotels and elsewhere. Other options for the P470 include: Bluetooth 2.4G, Wide Area Network GPS recording the P470's location, and 3G technology. For conferencing facilities, the P470 also features a built-in 1.3megapixel camera that can be used as a web cam for video conferencing.

GETAC's extensive technological and manufacturing experience within the specialised rugged market has led to many breakthroughs in advanced hardware technologies, including cutting-edge sunlight-readable displays. The P470's optional sunlight-readable LCD display is designed to ensure continuous use under bright ambient lighting conditions. Intensifying an LCD's visibility, the technology makes the P470's display more readable and therefore usable in extremely bright outdoor environments. (An optional backlit keyboard is also available for darkened conditions). The P470 also features multi-bay options that can be utilised to extend the battery life when a power facility is not available. Alternatively, the multi-bay can also be used to support an additional HDD for extreme storage.

Please visit for further information or to view GETAC's extensive portfolio of ruggedised products, which includes handheld devices, notebooks, tablet PCs and more.


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