Getac and NCS Technologies announced that the United States Air Force (USAF) has selected the Getac B300 fully rugged notebook computer as part of its Quantum Enterprise Buy (QEB) program.
The Air Force Information Technology Commodity Council (AF ITCC), which includes senior Air Force officials, led the QEB selection process, evaluating vendor solutions for quality, performance, price, and compatibility with the Air Force’s strict security requirements. The B300 rugged notebook computer was selected for the program for meeting those stringent requirements while delivering performance, reliability, and consistent ability to withstand the harshest work and environmental conditions.
“We have had a fantastic relationship with the Air Force and are very excited to have the B300 selected for the QEB program,” says Jim Rimay, president of Getac, Inc. “Our ability to consistently produce high quality products that meet the strict guidelines of government agencies is certainly something in which we take a lot of pride. Reliability in extreme conditions, especially in remote locations, is the top consideration for everyone using rugged devices, and the Air Force is certainly no exception.”
The Getac B300 rugged notebook is powered by a 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.2 GHz. The QEB configuration is loaded with the industry’s-brightest 1400 NITs QuadraClear display, 100 mW high-power Wi-Fi, a 120 GB solid state drive with 128-bit encryption, and a dual-battery configuration that delivers up to 30 hours of battery life.
“Receiving the QEB contract for the B300 fully rugged notebook computer represents the consistent quality Getac products bring to the market, along with NCS’s world class service, engineering, and manufacturing prowess, to deliver the highest performance rugged computing platforms to the Air Force,” says An Nguyen, president of NCS Technologies.
As part of the QEB, NCS will manufacture and provide Getac’s B300 rugged notebook computer 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 the B300 for the program. The Getac B300 rugged computer will be available through the QEB program effective immediately until the end of June 2012.