General Dynamics debuts GD400 rugged handheld computer with GPS, water-resistant display

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SUNRISE, Fla., 20 Aug. 2011. General Dynamics Itronix--part of General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD)--introduces the GD400 rugged handheld computer, equipped with ultra-sensitive GPS, a barcode scanner/imager, a high-resolution camera with flash, and a daylight-viewable, water-resistant, touch-screen display. The GD400 is IP54-certified against dust and water intrusion and built to withstand multiple drops onto concrete.

The GD400’s Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 operating system integrates with enterprise operations and IT networks. The handheld computer is powered by a high-performance ARM Cortex-A8 processor with NEON multimedia technology, intended to accelerate the transmission of multimedia and large data files across WiFi and wireless wide area networks.

The GD400 features: an ergonomic design for one-hand operation, an eight-hour battery life, and a digital compass. Additional characteristics include: a 3.7-inch color, touch-screen display; a 3.2-megapixel, auto-focus camera with flash; and Bluetooth, 802.11 a/b/g/n, and cellular network connectivity.

The General Dynamics Itronix GD400 starts at $1829.


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