WAV, Inc., the value-added distributor of mobile and rugged computing, wireless, security, RFID, VoIP and portable data-collection equipment, announced that it will distribute ARMOR™ Rugged Mobile Solutions from DRS Technologies to VARs and Systems Integrators serving public safety, warehousing and utility markets.
As part of the distribution agreement, WAV will support the ARMOR™ X10gx and ARMOR ™ X7 rugged tablets, which were specifically designed for mission-critical tasks that require connectivity, mobility, ease of use, and the durability to support all-weather operations. Both are certified to MIL-STD-810G for extremes in temperature, vibration, shock, and drops, and feature a range of connectivity options that go beyond WWAN, including Bluetooth® wireless, integrated GPS, and 802.11 a/g/n WiFi.
According to Norm Dumbroff, CEO and President of WAV, Inc.,“Our VARs and Integrators have been asking for portable, rugged tablets for their first responder and commercial accounts. We’re pleased to add ARMOR to our portfolio of high quality product and service lines. Our agreement significantly increases the value we can provide to our customers in the rugged arena.”
The ARMOR™ X10gx and ARMOR™ X7 draw upon many years of experience from military and commercial programs that have deployed ARMOR rugged mobile computers around the world and were designed to enhance the efficiency and productivity of an increasingly mobile workforce. “DRS selected WAV for their industry reach as well as their full range of expert services necessary to support the specific technology and value-added services needs of the VAR and Integrator community,” commented Mike Sarrica, Vice President and General Manager for DRS Tactical Systems, a subsidiary of DRS Technologies.
The tenth-generation ARMOR™ X10gx weighs just 4.7 lbs. and carries an ingress protection (IP) rating of 67, which means it is fully protected against dust and can withstand the effects of immersion in water to depths up to three feet (or one meter). Other features include a 10.4” sunlight readable, energy efficient touch-screen LCD display, and a 64GB solid-state hard drive with options up to 160GB that is user-replaceable.
The ARMOR™ X7 is a rugged compact tablet that offers hand-held mobility at a weight of 2.85 lbs, with a 7” sunlight readable touch screen display. Like the ARMOR™ X10gx, it has the durability to support all-weather operations with an IP 65 rating. It features the Intel® Atom™ processor N450 and runs Microsoft® Windows 7 Professional. Additionally, the ARMOR™ X7 marks the debut of the new m-SATA solid-state drives from Intel in the rugged marketplace, in both 40GB and 80GB capacities.
Additional features and benefits of the ARMOR™ X10gx and ARMOR™ X7 can be found online.
ARMOR™ Rugged Mobile Solutions from DRS Technologies combine real-time advanced computing and communications technology with MIL-STD durability and reliability. Based on more than 25 years of experience developing military computer systems and industrial tablets for the harshest real-life working conditions and environments, ARMOR™ (drsARMOR.com) fully rugged tablets are certified to survive the harmful effects of dust, sand, glare, moisture, impact, temperature extremes, vibration, and more. They enhance the productivity of mobile workers in field service, heavy industry, energy, manufacturing, construction, transportation, public safety, homeland security, and the military, among other industries.
About DRS Technologies
DRS Technologies (drs.com), headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Finmeccanica S.p.A. (FNC.MI) which employs more than 75,000 people worldwide.
About WAV, Inc.
WAV, Inc. (wavonline.com) is a full-service, value added distributor of wireless broadband, wireless LAN, wireless security, data collection hardware, mobile computing products, rugged computing products, rugged docking stations and vehicle mounts, IP video surveillance, mobile printers and voice over IP technology. Located in Aurora, IL, WAV offers value-added services, product availability and unmatched technical expertise to our VAR channel. WAV provides its partners a competitive edge by offering extensive product knowledge, support for multi-vendor solutions, as well as professional value-added services for its VAR community, including (but not limited to): site surveys, software and hardware development and integration, custom rollouts, installation and technical support. For more information call (800) 678-2419 or visit our website.