US Army orders semi-rugged notebooks for deployed service members

The Army Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) product management team has placed an order for 3,750 Getac S410 semi-rugged notebooks, the company said.

The notebook computers will be used to help digitally capture medical treatment data in operational environments, enhance continuity of care, and enable a comprehensive lifelong electronic health record for Service members.

MC4 selected the S410 semi-rugged notebooks as an integral part of its overall MC4 System for two reasons; its high performance and configurable feature set; and the long-standing relationship Getac has established as a trusted advisor to the organization.

The MC4 program provides the tools needed to digitally record and transfer critical medical data from the foxhole to medical treatment facilities around the world and remains the most widely-used, comprehensive information management medical system on the battlefield.

MC4 initially purchased 7,000 S400 semi-rugged notebooks in 2014.

Getac is a key subsidiary of MiTAC-Synnex Business Group (2015 consolidated revenue USD28 billion USD). Getac was established in 1989 as a joint venture with GE Aerospace to supply defense electronic products. Today, Getac´s business includes rugged notebooks, rugged tablets and rugged handheld and mobile video system devices for military, police, fire, utility, insurance and field-service customers.

Getac Technology is a Taiwan-based company that manufactures rugged notebook, tablet and handheld computers. The key traits for rugged computers are longevity, reliability, continuity and compatibility.