Getac Inc., a leading innovator and manufacturer of rugged computers that meet the demands of field-based applications, and NCS Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of its own line of mission-specific computers as well as a few of Getac’s products under license, announced today that the U.S. Air Force (USAF) has selected Getac rugged notebook computers as part of its Quantum Enterprise Buy (QEB) program.
The Air Force Information Technology Commodity Council (AF ITCC), which includes top Air Force officials, evaluates vendors’ submissions for the QEB and their ability to deliver quality enterprise computing in the toughest of environments. The B300 rugged notebook and V100 rugged convertible computers have proven themselves for three straight QEB program awards.
The all-new Getac V100 Convertible features the latest Intel® Core™ i7 Processor running at 1.2GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.26 GHz that increases overall performance by nearly 50% from the previous generation. The Getac B300 rugged notebook is powered by a 2.0 GHz Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.8 GHz that increases overall performance by nearly 67% from the previous generation.*
“We are proud to have the U.S Air Force again recognize Getac’s products with the award of this QEB,” said Jim Rimay, president, Getac, Inc. “Our continued relationship with the department reinforces our mutual commitment to the highest standards in technology.”
“The award of this QEB once again allows NCS to use our service-wide contract and engineering and manufacturing prowess to deliver Getac technologies to the Air Force in the form of the highest performance rugged computing platforms.” says An Nguyen, president, NCS Technologies, Inc.
As part of the QEB, NCS will manufacture and provide Getac’s B300 rugged notebook and V100 rugged convertible computers to the USAF. Quality, performance and compatibility with the Air Force’s strict security requirements, along with overall price performance, were factors in the decision to select Getac products for the program. The Getac B300 and V100 rugged computers will be included in the QEB program beginning immediately and continue through the end of 2010.
Getac Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Getac Technology Corporation. Getac Technology Corporation, a key subsidiary of MiTAC-Synnex Business Group (2009 consolidated revenue 18.3 billion USD) was established in 1989 as a joint venture with GE Aerospace to supply defense electronic products. Getac’s business coverage includes; rugged notebooks, rugged tablet PCs and rugged handheld devices for military, police, government, communications, manufacturing and transportation applications ranging from fully rugged and commercial-grade rugged. Getac’s strong R&D capabilities allow it to provide a high level of customization and all-aspect hardware-software integration solutions. Apart from the rugged computing business, Getac is also involved with the design and manufacture of plastic and lightweight metal components. The acquisition of Waffer Technology in 2009 has made Getac the world’s third largest aluminum-magnesium alloy producer.
Since 1996, NCS Technologies, Inc. has been an innovator in computer hardware technologies. Housed in their new state-of-the-art facility in Gainesville, VA, NCS designs, manufactures, integrates, tests, distributes, and supports their full line of commercial and rugged mission-specific computers. NCS provides computer hardware solutions for various federal government agencies, all three branches of the military, NIST, state and local governments, research organizations, and a number of corporate customers. The company focuses on both designing and adapting commercial-off-the-shelf desktop and mobile client devices, servers, and storage solutions to meet its customers’ unique computing requirements in features, functionalities, and environmental specifications. The company is an ISO 9001:2008 registered organization. For more information, visit www.ncst.com.
* Speed comparisons done by Getac using ZD CPUmark 99 V1.0 32bit version.