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GammaTech DURABOOK Rugged Notebook Chosen by Mobile, Ala., Fire-Rescue

8/7/12  |  Press Releases

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GammaTech DURABOOK Rugged Notebook Chosen by Mobile, Ala., Fire-Rescue

The DURABOOK D14RM to Be Used in Department Vehicles Features 14" HD Sunlight Readable

Display, LED-Illuminated Keyboard, and an HDMI and Four USB Ports

FREMONT, CA - August 7, 2012 - GammaTech Computer Corp., a major international manufacturer and supplier of innovative notebook and tablet computers, has been chosen by the city of Mobile, Ala., to supply vehicles in its Fire-Rescue department with notebook computers. After conducting field tests that included GammaTech and several competitors' products, the city chose the rugged DURABOOK D14RM. Features include a 14" sunlight-readable HD display, LED illuminated keyboard, Intel® Montevina technology, smart-card reader, fingerprint scanner, TPM 1.2 technology, and four USB and one HDMI ports.

"We field tested several laptops in some of our fire trucks to see what would work best for us," stated Steve Huffman, Public Information Officer City of Mobile Fire-Rescue. "The DURABOOK D14RM was able to take the punishment of being in a fire truck and outlasted any of the others we tested. You might say it was firefighter tested, because we can be pretty rough on our equipment."

Like all DURABOOK notebooks, the D14RM is built to withstand harsh environments and resist vibration and shock. It tested to stringent MIL-STD-810G requirements for drop, shock and spill resistance and all input/output ports are fully dust resistant. Its rugged durability and magnesium alloy case, which is 20 times stronger than ABS plastic, make the GammaTech D14RM notebook the perfect choice for all public safety applications.

"Fire and emergency medical personnel need computers that they can depend on when they need them," stated Jen Chen, GammaTech president. "Our D14RM notebook is built tough to ensure the reliability and performance that the Mobile fire and rescue department needs to do their jobs. With its superior wireless connectivity, firemen and emergency medical personnel are kept in constant contact with department headquarters and other city officials."

Huffman added, "The D14RM was within our budget. Like so many other agencies, we have been experiencing some tough times during the sluggish economy. Although we received a grant to purchase laptops, we still had to be cost conscious in making our purchase. GammaTech was at the right price without compromising durability and our needs."

Need More Information?

For more information on how the GammaTech DURABOOK D14RM notebook can fill your rugged notebook needs, visit www.gammatechusa.com. For a sales representative, visit the GammaTech website or call 800-995-8946.

About the Mobile Fire-Rescue Department

Mobile, Alabama is located on the Mobile River and the central Gulf Coast of the US. It is the largest municipality on the Gulf Coast between New Orleans and St. Petersburg, Florida. The Mobile Fire- Rescue Department has approximately 509 firefighters and firemedics serving 244,376 people in its jurisdiction, which covers over 210 square miles. It operates 20 fire stations, including two airports, staffed around-the-clock. The department has 18 engine companies, five ladder trucks, nine rescue/ambulances, one hazardous material response unit, and one technical rescue response unit. It receives over 30,000 emergency calls annually. All uniformed personnel are trained in fire suppression and basic emergency medical care.

About GammaTech Computer Corporation

GammaTech Computer Corporation is a leader in the design, manufacture and sales of cost-effective, high-performance mobile computing solutions throughout North America. Its award-winning line of rugged and hardened notebook and tablet computers are designed and built-to-order to increase mobile productivity for business, government, healthcare, fire, public safety and a host of other entities. GammaTech offers a complete portfolio of products that delivers power and performance needed in the most demanding work environments, resulting in increased productivity and accelerated return on investment. GammaTech is headquartered in Fremont, California, which provides the final assembly, inventory, service and technical support.

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