Kontron Introduces Rugged NotePAC Duo Convertible Notebook, Tablet PC

Kontron announced the new fully rugged Kontron NotePAC Duo equipped with a flip-and-rotate display to instantly convert the notebook into a tablet PC. With the 1.2 GHz Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo U2500 processor, Intel(R) 945 GMS chipset and up to 2GB DDR-RAM, the dual-core and dual-use convertible rugged PC, Kontron NotePAC Duo, offers outstanding mobile performance and an operation time of up to nine hours with only one lightweight battery pack.

Designed to meet strenuous everyday demands, the convertible Kontron NotePAC Duo is the ideal companion for field personnel in law enforcement and public safety as well as utility and field services. Application areas include on-site, menu based data acquisition and computer aided maintanance in the field, amongst others.

Kontron NotePAC Duo Rugged Convertible Notebook and Tablet PC with Intel Core Duo ProcessorThe 2.2 kg lightweight Kontron NotePAC Duo with magnesium alloy chassis is fully MIL-STD810-F compliant and IP54 dust and rain protected. Graphics provided by the directX 9.0c compliant Intel(R) GMA 950 are displayed on a 10.4 inch XGA (1024×768) or wide 12.1 inch WXGA (1280×800) resistive touch-screen. Optionally, an extremely rugged display with protective digitizer screen and stylus pen offers extreme dirt resistance for hard-core outdoor usage. The Kontron NotePAC Duo provides a sunlight-readable option and a built-in light sensor which automatically adjusts screen brightness according to the ambient light for optimal legibility under all conditions.

With embedded GSM, GPRS, UMTS (HSDPA/EVDO), WLAN 802.11a/b/g and Bluetooth V2.0 class 2, the Kontron NotePAC Duo allows access to next-generation wireless data networks almost anywhere in the world. 1x 10/100/1000 Ethernet-T, analog 56 k modem, 2x Cardbus, 2x USB 2.0, 1 x COM and VGA complete the feature set. Field personnel will also appreciate the built in 1.3 mega pixel webcam for on-site documentation or video conferencing, making the Kontron NotePAC Duo an ideal collaboration platform for working cross-site.

The external USB combo drive (CD write, DVD read) or USB dual drive (CD/DVD write) reduce system size and weight. The rugged docking station with additional ports (2x RS232, 2x USB, LPT, Line in/out, 2 x USB) and a pass-through antenna port for a wireless modem makes the Kontron NotePAC Duo ideal for in-vehicle applications and, with the optional internal GPS module, even helps with navigation.

The convertible notebook and tablet PC, Kontron NotePAC Duo, is now available with Windows XP or Windows XP Tablet edition 2005 (with digitizer screen). The Kontron NotePAC Duo is not available in the Americas.

About Kontron
Kontron designs and manufactures standard-based and custom embedded and communication solutions for OEMs, systems integrators, and application providers in a variety of markets. Kontron engineering and manufacturing facilities, located throughout Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific, work together with streamlined global sales and support services to help customers reduce their time-to-market and gain a competitive advantage. Kontron’s diverse product portfolio includes: Computer-on-Modules, SBCs/blades, open-modular platforms and systems, HMIs, and custom capabilities. Kontron is a Premier member of the Intel(R) Communications Alliance and was awarded 2006 Intel Member of the Year. The company is a recent three-time VDC Platinum vendor for Embedded Computer Boards. Kontron is listed on the German TecDAX stock exchange under the symbol “KBC”.

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