HCL Infosystems has unveiled a laptop custom designed to address the specific needs of Indian defence forces. The company says that these leaptops have rugged die-cast magnesium structural components, enabled with GPS hardware, ‘on-move’ chargeability and backlit keyboards to enable work in pitch-dark conditions.
Truly rugged, HCL leaptop can be just closed and dumped into trucks during base shifting and also works in case of a drop on the ground.
These leaptops can sustain 26 repeated drops onto plywood over concrete from a hight of over three feets.
Another very unique security features with these HCL laptop is that they have a USB port based Wireless Lock in which the computer enters ‘Lock Mode’ when the user is away from the computer by more than the effective range and will resume normal operation when the user is back within the proximity.
This unique security feature along with with the option of, on the fly, hard disk data encryption makes the custom made HCL laptop ideal choice for high secure computing base for country’s defense department.
The new HCL custom made laptop can continue smooth working in operating temperature -20 degrees to 55 degrees C and storage temperature -40 degrees to 70 degrees C using optional hard disk internal heater mechanism.
The hard disk drive is Shock Mounted to prevent HDD crash in case of notebook fall. In addition its fully waterproof and glow-in-the-dark keyboard prevents damage of notebook when exposed to rain, fall in water and work in low-lit environment, so very normal in defence environment.
In addition, its built with true wireless networing capabilities – the Network Driver Interface Specification (NDIS) technology allows users to dynamically and seamlessly travel in their active sessions between LAN, WLAN and WWAN for all kinds of wireless communication on the go.
HCL is making this laptop available throughout the country, at starting price of about Rs. 3,00,000.