Technology -> Security
Released: 29th November 2012
Publisher: Spark Communications
MilDef has announced the release of its DT6 tablet, designed to provide military personnel with a rugged, easy-to-use and completely secure touchscreen device for use in the field. The fully ruggedized tablet features an 8.9” WSVGA LCD touchscreen with anti-glare and anti-reflective coating, making for easier use in all environments. It is also equipped with the ViaSat Eclypt IL6 Encrypted Hard Drive: the only CESG CAPS approved hard drive currently available. As a result, data contained is protected up to Top Secret level meaning that users can have peace of mind that regardless of events it is as safe as can be from falling into enemy hands.
“Any piece of kit used on the modern battlefield needs to promote confidence in the user,” said Rob Jones of MilDef. “They must be confident that it can answer any task required of it. That it will not fail under duress and that neither it nor the information it contains will become a hazard in their own right. By including a whole range of connectivity options, ensuring that the DT6 is designed for the toughest environments and working with ViaSat to include top-of-the-line data encryption, we are providing users on the ground with a device that will help them concentrate on the job at hand, with the reassurance that their kit is fit for the task at hand.”
The DT6 is fully customizable to meet specialist customer requirements. The standard unit is equipped with Bluetooth, USB, Serial Port and Ethernet, with further options including GPS, WLAN and WWAN connectivity. The Panther DT6 is manufactured from magnesium alloy and is designed to meet strict environmental standards such as MIL-STD-810G (for coping with altitude, high/low temperatures, humidity, salt fog, vibration and shock), MIL-STD-461E (for electromagnetic compatibility), and IP54 (for protection from dust and water).
The 2.5” IL6 Eclypt Hard Drive from ViaSat is CESG CAPS – accredited to hold data up to Top Secret level, while also providing the whole DT6 Tablet with a two-level drop in protective marking, on power down, to make data easier to use in the field. The drive is easy to remove and replace when needed and incorporates the use of token readers and keystones). It is also available in a variety of sizes and Solid State (SSD) variants in order to fit users’ specific needs.
“When using equipment like laptop computers or tablets in the field, the last thing you want to have to worry about is whether it will be a risk to you and others if captured,” said a member of 3 Commando Brigade. “Devices that offer a high level of encryption are increasingly vital as information and communications become ever-more integral parts of the modern battlefield. When combined with ruggedness and a full range of other capabilities we can make sure we have devices that do what we need, when we need it, and only for us.”
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