Zoom, Xoom

The Motorola Xoom touchscreen tablet is on the Android 3.1 Honeycomb platform, has up to 32 GB of memory and a 1 GHz dual-core processor. The 10.1-inch, pinch-to-zoom screen has a resolution of 1280x800 pixels and a screen lock feature for added security. The Xoom weighs between 1.5-1.6 pounds, has virtual commands and is Internet enabled (Wi-Fi or 3G). $499-$799.

Secure Fax

The Cryptek L-3 6200-SF Secure Fax offers a high-quality 600 DPI print and 400 dots per inch (DPI) scan at 2.8 seconds per page. The 22-pound unit stores 250 sheets and has 8 MB of image memory. The ruggedized and transportable fax meets the National Security Agency’s encryption standards. Features include automatic fax cover sheet, auto dialing, fax forward and more.

Surveillance System

When placed in visible areas, video surveillance systems deter illegal activities and provide a sense of security. Some might even argue that they boost employee productivity. In Britain, the average person is caught on camera 300 times per day as stated in The Report of the Surveillance Society.

Despite the eeriness that Big Brother is watching, however, some find solace in knowing that someone is keeping an eye on their safety. From Baltimore to Chicago and New York City, video surveillance systems are used to prevent crime and ensure safety, which makes having reliable technology a must. That’s where Bosch’s new Dinion Infrared Imager comes into play. It’s available in analog and IP models, and delivers up to 525 feet of detection-level performance in low or no light. The tri-streaming feature allows the imager to produce high-quality H.264 images at full-frame rate for live viewing and recording while concurrently sending JPEGs to a remote server or device. Built-in iSCSI support lets the camera send video directly to a network-attached iSCSI RAID array for storage, while power over Ethernet allows a single cable to power, control and stream images from the camera. The imager can withstand temperatures from 40 degrees below zero to more than 122 degrees Fahrenheit, and endure wind speeds up to 162 mph.

Tough Tablet   

For mobile workers who need a rugged tablet while in the field, enter the Panasonic H2 next-gen handheld solution that can withstand a six-foot drop. The tablet’s 10.1-inch dual-touch display offers a digitizer and touchscreen functionality, and is powered by the Intel i5 vPro core processor with 4-8 GB RAM and 320 GB 7200 rpm hard disk drive, with an optional 128 GB solid-state drive. Other features include optional RFID readers, camera and GPS to boost productivity.

Karen Stewartson, Managing Editor Karen Stewartson  |  Managing Editor

Karen Stewartson is the managing editor of Government Technology. She contributes to Public CIO journal and Emergency Management magazine. Karen is a lifelong learner who has a penchant for words, puns, food and babies.