The Rugged Insider Volume 28 August 2014

Rugged-insider-vol28-felix-bag-of-trixWhat’s in your bag?

Suppose you have a bag of plug-and-play hardware/apps for your laptop, what would be in it? AMREL has a proprietary technology that allows you to instantly install hardware in your DVD/CD drive. What would you like to instantly install in your laptop? CAC card reader? RFID scanner? Coffee cup holder?
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Quotes of the Month

  • A working program is one that has only unobserved bugs.
  • No matter how good of a deal you get on computer components, the price will always drop immediately after the purchase.
  • The speed with which components become obsolete is directly proportional to the price of the component.
  • A part dropped from the workbench will roll to a degree of un-reachability proportional to its importance.

– A Few of Murphy Laws for Computers

Defense Procurement Bumped Up by $26b

A revised upward projection for procurement and the passing of the 2015 Defense budget by the Senate Appropriations committee are causes for optimism for Defense vendors. Or are they?

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Bill Finn

Bill Finn
Senior Editor & Copywriter
Bill’s work has appeared in Defense Tech Briefs, IDGA, Robotics Tomorrow, and Defense IQ.

AMREL designs and manufactures small-footprint, highly integrated, rugged mobile computing solutions for aerospace, biometrics, communications, commercial, construction, data acquisition, military, Oil & Gas, Public Safety, unmanned systems, and other applications. With IP values ranging from 54 to 65, our MIL-STD 810/461 certified platforms have proven their durability in combat. AMREL’s form factors include fully rugged laptops, tablets, convertible tablets, PDAs and Atom-based handhelds. Our patented modular single solution approach minimizes peripheral devices, the total cost, and space/weight requirements. We customize, design, prototype, and deliver your solution faster than any competitor. Visit | AMREL Blog | |

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