GETAC V100 Outdoor Screen Enhancement

image GETAC has a new option on their V100 Rugged Tablet PC/Notebook that takes it up to 1200 NITS. This will make outdoor viewing a breeze and is reported that the battery life will not be changed at all!!  Inside this unit is also a Core 2 Duo Processor with all the connectivity you’ll need – Including a built in GPS unit.

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Company Combines Screen Brightness and Anti-Reflective Technology to Enable Daylight Viewability Six Times Better Than Competitive Solutions

LAKE FOREST, CA. – September 9, 2008 – GETAC Inc., a leading innovator and manufacturer of rugged computers that meet the demands of field-based applications, is upgrading its popular V100 Notebook/Tablet PC with GETAC’s exclusive Sunlight Readable Technology (SRT) to offer a super-bright screen display operating at 1200 NITS without sacrificing the notebook’s battery life. By simply opening and swiveling its display, the V100 quickly converts from a notebook computer to a tablet PC. These, and other features, make the GETAC V100 the ideal choice for users with “mission critical” applications in full sunlight including search and rescue teams, military personnel, law enforcement officers, utility workers and others to avoid errors, diminished productivity, physical danger, and eyestrain.


In addition to its bright, easy-to-read screen display, the GETAC V100 is fully compliant with MIL-STD 810F and IP54 standards for ruggedness including the ability to withstand heavy rain, airborne dust and debris.


For further protection, the hybrid notebook/tablet PC has a removable hard drive that is shielded by a special mechanism to prevent damage during operation; anti vibration compounds, which serve as a shock absorber during transport; and an anti-shock housing to further protect it if bumped or dropped.

“Our 1200 NITS display made its debut in GETAC’s B300 fully rugged notebook and has been extremely popular with our customers,” said Jim Rimay, president, GETAC. “By offering a display with superior brightness and the highest effective contrast ratio in its class, the V100 rugged convertible computer is an amazing breakthrough for rugged mobile users in every field.”

Weighing a mere 4.8 pounds, the GETAC V100 features an ultra-quiet fan-less design and includes a wide range of standard and optional features, including a 10.4 inch screen, power-saving Intel (R) Core (TM) 2 Duo 1.2GHz processor, up to 2 GB of DRAM, 250GB shock-mounted removable hard drive, Integrated Bluetooth, reversible waterproof camera, and a full menu of wireless networking capabilities to ensure users always stay connected and in control. The notebook / tablet PC is housed in a water-resistant design built on a rugged magnesium alloy frame. The V100 can be customized by offering a variety of advanced upgrade options including 12-inch LCD screen, optional Integrated GPS, and 3G and standard 802.11a/b/g wireless functionality.

Sunlight Readable Technology


There are two conventional approaches to increasing viewability on a

display: raising screen brightness, and decreasing reflectivity (typically with anti-reflective coatings).

The largest problem with increasing screen brightness is that a brighter fluorescent backlight array consumes dramatically more power, cutting battery life in portable devices. Likewise, anti-reflective coatings tend to be expensive and can add as much as 3-to-4 times to the cost of a touchscreen. Moreover, both methods are significantly limited in their ability to improve display appearance in bright sunlight on their own.

GETAC’s solution combines proprietary technologies for both screen brightness and anti-reflectivity to overcome these limitations. GETAC created a display backlight based on light-emitting diode (LED) sources to replace the cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFLs) that are commonly used.

The less diffused light from an LED enables a power-efficient, super-bright 1,200 NITS display, without sacrificing battery life or resorting to undesirable power-management schemes. Combined with an active ant-reflective process based on circular polarization to block reflective light, its Sunlight Readable Technology enables viewability that is more than six times


better* than competing solutions and creates a mercury-free solution.

The results of exhaustive testing clearly indicate that GETAC has broken new ground with its Sunlight Readable Technology, enabling a quantum leap forward in display readability for rugged mobile systems used in bright sunlight.


GETAC, Inc., A subsidiary of MiTAC Technology Corporation, was founded in


1988 as a joint venture with GE Aerospace and has been a pioneer and innovator in the rugged mobile computing industry ever since. GETAC provides premier fully rugged, rugged and semi-rugged notebook, tablet PC and handheld solutions for the military, law enforcement, public safety, utility, telecommunication, manufacturing, field service and mobile workforce industries. All GETAC rugged models are strictly controlled and monitored from the design, manufacture, quality assurance to service flows, making GETAC an industry-preferred rugged computer provider. For more information, visit

Based on GETAC’s comparisons of the effective contrast rate measured under 10,000 lux ambient lighting conditions.

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