BASINGSTOKE, England, 7 Feb. 2009. Devlin Electronics, the exclusive European distributors of Datalux IT hardware, have unveiled the Tracer vehicle-mount PC.
The Tracer features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, increased memory over previous models, a removable hard drive, and Microsoft Vista support. The Tracer also includes improved video and sound capabilities, upgraded wireless connectivity, and optional Bluetooth integration.
The 12.1-inch, all-in-one PC and monitor employs heat dissipation technology (HDT) rather than a cooling fan. The Tracer is fully sealed to prevent damage from the ingress of liquids and other contaminates, says a representative.
The Tracer is protected from the temperature extremes found in vehicles. If left in an un-air-conditioned vehicle for a period of time in high temperatures, the unit will conduct a safe shutdown to prevent overheating. In low temperatures, the optional severe-duty hard drive protects the PC from damage.
The Tracer can be mounted in the center of a vehicle on an articulated arm, such that it can be moved around the cabin of the vehicle. The design of the unit ensures that it will not compromise the safe deployment of airbags in the event of a crash.
The display is designed to offer a wide viewing angle and the ability to mount the keyboard on the steering wheel while stationary, allowing convenient data entry.