Military Embedded Systems

Mission critical on the inside, too


October 25, 2010

Alice Moss

Military Embedded Systems

Chris A. Ciufo

General Micro Systems, Inc.

Mission critical on the inside, too

When we think mission critical often the first things to come to mind are physical ruggedness.

When we think “mission critical,” often the first things to come to mind are physical ruggedness … packaging … soldering. But data security is just as imperative. Surely this is what Panasonic had in mind when it partnered with Mobile Armor, Inc. in suiting certain models of Panasonic’s rugged notebook Toughbooks with Mobile Armor’s DriveArmor data security management, enterprise-class solution.

Accordingly, the Toughbook 19 and the Toughbook 31’s new DriveArmor arsenal provides policy-driven control for desktop computers and notebook PCs via 2.5", FIPS-compliant Seagate Technology Momentus self-encrypting disk drives. The DriveArmor data security management solution renders “extensive auditing and reporting capabilities,” pre-boot authentication, and centralized management, all to thwart unauthorized data access on stolen or lost computers. Meanwhile, the Toughbook 19 laptop convertible tablet features the Intel Core i5 and a 10.4" sunlight-viewable touchscreen at 1,000 nits and is MIL-STD-810G compliant. The Toughbook 31 rugged clamshell computer features the Intel Core i3 and i5 processor, meets MIL-STD-810G, and features a 1,100-nit, 13.1" touchscreen and IP65 certification.


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