Durabook Americas, formerly GammaTech Computer Corporation, a 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program Winner, is pleased to announce its DURABOOK R8300 R3 is now available via the U.S. Air Force Client Computing Solutions (CCS-2) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) in the Rugged Notebook (RN) category for fiscal year 2018a (January 1 – June 30).
Availability was secured when Durabook Americas’ channel partner, Transource Computers, was awarded the CCS-2 RN contract (FA8055-17-A-1104).
The DURABOOK R8300 R3 fully rugged notebook can be purchased, along with other offered under CCS-2, via the AFWay (Air Force Way) e-commerce portal (https://www.afway.af.mil/).
Authorized users of the Air Force CCS-2 BPA include, but are not limited to:
- Department of the Air Force
- Department of the Army
- Department of the Navy
- Defense Health Agency-Air Force (DHAAF)
- Office of the Secretary of Defense
- The White House Communications Agency (WHCA)
- The Office of the Secretary of Defense,
- As well as contractors supporting these agencies who are on contract to fulfill government requirements when authorized under the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 51.100 and by the BPA PCO provided there is no conflict with the GSA definition of authorized users.
“DURABOOK computers are used by all major branches of the United States Armed Forces in the most demanding environments, including extreme heat, cold, rain and heavy vibration,” said Tom Wang, President, GammaTech.
“Working with our partners at Transcource Computers, we have ensured our military has the best possible mobile computing solution for the demanding jobs they face.”
DURABOOK R8300: Engineered for Extremes
The-All-New DURABOOK R8300 R3 is engineered to operate reliably in the most extreme environments, the R8300 notebook meets a host of rugged certifications such as Military Standard 810G, 461F, IP65, and more.
The R8300 R3 features an Intel® 7th generation Core™ processor, an Intel HD 620 Graphics package, Windows 10, up to 21 hours of power, a 13.3” 1050 nit sunlight readable XGA (1024×768) TFT LCD touchscreen, quick-release HDD, and a waterproof and backlit keyboard.*
The R8300 boasts a 13.3” 1050 nits TFT LCD display with sunlight readable feature for workers toiling in bright, mid-day sun.
With its quick-release HDD-storage capability, users can inter-swap HDDs simply by turning a couple knobs.
The R8300 comes with a Super Multi ODD or optional second battery with hot swap support for full day operation.
Other features include security protections such as:
- Absolute Computrace
- Trusted Plaform Module (TPM) 2.0
- Kensington lock
- Various connectivity support such as Wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.2, SIM card slot, GPS module, Wi-Fi, Gobi 5000 and more.
The device meets military standards (MIL-STD-810G) and has other critical certifications for drop, vibration, ingress, salt fog, hazardous environments, temperature, humidity, and altitude.
(Learn More, courtesy of GammaTech Computer Corporation and YouTube)
The DURABOOK R8300 R3 is specifically designed for the military, public safety and utility markets.
All DURABOOK rugged computers include a standard three-year warranty. Additionally, the R8300 and R11 warranty also covering accidental damage.
Furthermore, in an effort to better align the company’s identify with the markets it serves, the needs of its customers, and its primary product line, GammaTech Computer Corporation, known for its Durabook brand of rugged laptops and tablets, recently changed its name to Durabook Americas.
Durabook products are used worldwide in the most demanding operating environments.
In the U.S., Durabook devices are used by most branches of the Armed Forces, public safety agencies, field service organizations, as well as companies in oil & gas, logistics, healthcare, utilities and automotive markets.
“We have focused, almost exclusively, on rugged computers for the last 17 years,” explains Wang.
“Our customers come to us because they need the reliability and functionality our DURABOOK devices offer. As our company has evolved to focus on rugged mobile computers solutions, its time our name experienced the same evolution.”
“The ‘Durabook Americas’ name is ideal, for our channel partners and us, from a branding and marketing perspective.”
GammaTech (Now Durabook Americas) Wins in 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
- Gold ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner
- DURABOOK R11
- Best Rugged Computer Tablet
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To Learn More about the ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, see 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners Honored at ISC East.
Over 100 distinguished guests from National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Executives from companies allied to Government, gathered from across North America and the Middle East to be honored from disciplines across the Security Industry in their respective fields which included:
- The Department of Homeland Security
- The Department of Justice
- The Security Exchange Commission
- State and Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies
- Leaders in Private Security
Recognized for their Innovative Training and Education Programs, Outstanding Product Development Achievements and Exciting New Technologies to address the growing Homeland Security Threats our Nation is facing.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.
American Security Today will be holding the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon to honor Nominees, Finalists and Winner in November 2018, in New York City.
To Learn More about the wide range of Durabook Americas Rugged Computers, please visit https://www.gammatechusa.com/.
For detailed information on the R8300 R3, go to https://www.gammatechusa.com/products/laptops/durabook-r8300
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