The Glacier Computer Everest rugged computer features a 600 MHz, 1.0 GHz or 1.4 GHz Intel Pentium processor and up to 1 GB DRAM. The device holds a 40 GB, 2.5-inch hard drive with shock damper. Users can choose either a 10.4-inch TFT SVGA 800x600 LCD or 12.1-inch TFT SVGA 800x600 LCD. 802.11a,b,g wireless, internal Bluetooth or internal WAN are optional, as is a waterproof, dustproof keyboard.
Polycom's HDX 4000 desktop video-conferencing system sports 1280x720 resolution at 30 frames per second; an integrated 20-inch 16:9 display that doubles as a PC monitor; a built-in high-definition camera with pan-tilt-zoom capability; integrated dual HDX microphones, high-fidelity speakers and subwoofers; a standards-based HDX video-conferencing codec; and a stand with integrated keypad that lets users dial or answer video calls just like a telephone.
The Dell Precision M6300 mobile workstation contains a hard drive of up to 200 GB at 7,200 rpm and up to 4 GB of dual-channel DDR2 SDRAM memory. Starting at 8.5 pounds, the notebook has a wide-aspect 17-inch 1920x1200 WXGA+ or 1440x900 resolution WUXGA antiglare display. It's available with 64-bit Intel Core 2 Duo or Extreme Edition processors up to the X7900 (2.8 GHz) combined with NVIDIA Quadro FX1600M OpenGL discrete graphics.
The Videx iBR9000 is a miniature-sized reader of iButtons: dime-sized metal canisters containing a unique identification number that can't be duplicated. The handheld data collector measures 2.75 inches and weighs less than 2 ounces. The iBR9000 stores an iButton's ID in its memory, along with the date and time of contact. iButtons can be assigned to represent a person, location, item or action and can be used in inmate tracking, safety inspections and field data collection in agricultural applications.
Miriam Jones is chief copy editor of Government Technology, Governing, Public CIO and Emergency Management magazines. She joined e.Republic in 2000 as an editor of Converge magazine.