GETAC AND BECRYPT DEPLOY SECURE AND RUGGED ANDROID TABLET ON MILITARY TRIAL


4 February 2014

The world’s first secure Android 4.1 tablet solution suitable for defence and government markets is undergoing an alpha trial to secure accreditation from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD).

The Z710 7” Android tablet is produced by global designer and manufacturer of rugged computing technology Getac, and equipped with security specialist Becrypt’s Titan II software. The device will undergo trials by global security company Northrop Grumman as a Blue Force Tracking (BFT) system designed to link tactical commanders with vehicles and personnel in the field.

Originally launched at DSEI in September 2013, the fully rugged tablet will be deployed in trials as part of Northrop Grumman’s Situational Awareness (SA), and Command and Control (C2) solution, incorporating Soldier Link System (SLS); a key benefit being the tablet’s form factor, which enables a commander to use the device in a vehicle or on foot. When combined with Northrop Grumman's Integrated Joint Command and Control System (I-JOCCS), SLS provides seamless and scalable SA and C2 capability – complete with decision aids and planning tools - from a large scale static operational HQ to the section commander at the forward edge of the battle.

A successful trial will result in accreditation by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD).

The Getac Z710 7” Android 4.1 rugged tablet, built with Becrypt’s Titan II encryption platform, provides a fully secure system that can support a range of applications that government and defence markets can use with confidence. Aimed at sectors that require a fully rugged mobile device, the Z710 weighs just 800g, with a battery that gives more than 10 hours of operational time. It is a fully integrated device, which includes a 1D/2D barcode reader and an advanced GPS technology (SiRFstarIVTM) accurate to 1.5 metres.

The hardware is supported by Becrypt’s secure software, which ensures that all device application and user data is protected with FIPS 140-2 compliant encryption. Administrators also have complete control, so they can create separate encrypted user accounts or personas, enforce strong authentication, and manage different application and device policies - all of which reduce support and maintenance overheads.

Dr Bernard Parsons, CEO at Becrypt, commented: “The demand for achieving more effective use of mobile technology is as great within the defence arena as anywhere. The Z710 is the ideal platform to realise the benefits sought, combining both the power and form factor that the project requires. We are excited to be working in this partnership with experts and leaders in their fields. With Northrop Grumman’s impressive understanding of the customer’s environment, our job is to ensure security remains robust but transparent, allowing technology to be an enabler for project transformation.”

Peter Molyneux, President of Getac UK, said: “The Getac Z710 is the ultimate Android rugged tablet solution for government, military, defence and public sector personnel. Combined with Becrypt’s industry-leading security capabilities, we are proud to offer a powerful device that will significantly enhance military operations in the field."

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About Getac

Getac Technology Corporation, a key subsidiary of MiTAC-Synnex Business Group (2012 consolidated revenue 25.5 billion USD), was established in 1989 as a joint venture with GE Aerospace to supply defence electronic products. Getac’s business coverage includes; rugged notebooks, rugged tablet PCs and rugged handheld devices for military, police, government, communications, manufacturing and transportation applications ranging from fully rugged to commercial-grade rugged. Getac’s strong R&D capabilities allow it to provide a high level of customisation and all-aspect hardware-software integration solutions. For more information visit: http://www.getac.co.uk

© 2014 Getac Technology Corporation. All rights reserved. Getac and the Getac logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Getac Technology Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.  

About Becrypt

Becrypt is a leading supplier of innovative mobile security solutions and services that are Government-certified, and suitable for many industry sectors. Becrypt provides a range of Cyber Security solutions to protect data at rest and data in use, across a broad range of platforms, from Laptops to Smartphones, from Windows to iOS and Android. Becrypt’s secure thin client technology supports virtual data infrastructure (VDI) access, enabling secure and rapid IT transformation within the Enterprise, as well as cost effective remote access.

Through its focus on product assurance, multiple platforms and centralised management, Becrypt’s solutions enable the most security conscious organisations to deliver cost effective compliance, whilst maintaining flexibility, choice and usability for their users.

As a leading supplier of encryption technology to the UK Government, Ministry of Defence and UK Police, Becrypt also offers Cyber Security Consultancy and bespoke systems.

Becrypt has offices in London, UK, and McLean, VA, USA. For more information visit: www.becrypt.com

Editors’ Contacts

For further press information contact James Boley at Garnett Keeler Public Relations on +44 (0)20 8647 4467 or james.boley@garnettkeeler.com

Dr. Bernard Parsons                                         Andreina West/Mary Phillips
CEO                                                                  Artistry Limited
Becrypt                                                             Tel: +44 (0) 1491 639500
Tel: 0845 838 2050                                          Email: andreina@pra-ltd.co.uk
Email: bparsons@becrypt.com

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Getac Technology Corporation, a key subsidiary of MiTAC-Synnex Business Group (2013 consolidated revenue 26.4 billion USD), was established in 1989 as a joint venture with GE Aerospace to supply defence electronic products. Getac’s business coverage includes; rugged notebooks, rugged tablet PCs and rugged handheld devices for military, police, government, communications, manufacturing and transportation applications ranging from fully rugged to commercial-grade rugged. Getac’s strong R&D capabilities allow it to provide a high level of customisation and all-aspect hardware-software integration solutions. For more information visit: http://www.getac.co.uk © 2014 Getac Technology Corporation. All rights reserved. Getac and the Getac logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Getac Technology Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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The Getac Z710 is the ultimate Android rugged tablet solution for government, military, defence and public sector personnel.
Peter Molyneux, President of Getac UK