General Dynamics Introduces New Tadpole(R) TOPAZ Rugged Notebook; High-end Computing and Graphics Display at a COTS Price

April 8, 2010

CUPERTINO, Calif., April 8 /PRNewswire/ — The new rugged Tadpole® TOPAZ notebook computer by General Dynamics is now available for military power-users, first responders and federal agents who require workstation-class applications with mobile-server performance. Built from commercial-off-the-shelf technology, the lightweight, compact-sized Tadpole TOPAZ also supports network connectivity at multiple security levels and interoperability with computers and radios currently fielded by the U.S. military.

“The military rugged Tadpole TOPAZ delivers the performance and reliability needed for users in highly specialized environments. For instance, warfighters responsible for battlespace air traffic control need the computing horse-power to support airspace management programs with a workstation display that supports 3D imagery and mapping without scrolling around to see the entire picture,” said David Miles, marketing manager for Tadpole products.

The rugged Tadpole TOPAZ has passed rigorous military-standard tests including exposure to high and low temperatures, shock and vibration extremes and water resistance. For users, three segregated Ethernet ports enable Tadpole TOPAZ operators to gain access to multiple networks operating at different levels of information security.

Tadpole TOPAZ highlights:

  • Intel® Core(TM)2 Duo® Mobile Processor (T9400) and up to 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM
  • 15.1-inch DynaVue® daylight viewable display with optional touch screen
  • Compatible with Windows®, Linux(TM) and Solaris(TM) applications
  • Three segregated Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) V1.2
  • Passes military-standard tests MIL-STD-810F and MIL-STD-461E
  • Type I, II, and III PCCARD/PCMCIA expansion slots
  • Size and weight: 2.4 inches high x 15 inches wide x 12.4 inches deep; 11 lbs with battery

Tadpole is a part of General Dynamics Itronix, a leading developer of wireless, rugged computing solutions for mobile workers, offering a full range of field computing systems including laptops, ultra mobile notebook PCs and tablet PCs. General Dynamics Itronix is part of General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). Additional information is available at www.tadpole.com.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 91,700 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about General Dynamics is available online at www.gd.com.

Tadpole is a registered trademark of General Dynamics Itronix Corporation.

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