The Harris Corporation today introduced the Harris Ruggedized Tablet, bringing "smartphone-like" capabilities to military personnel and first responders. The Harris RF-3590 is a 7-inch ruggedized Android tablet including the following features:
- Integrates seamlessly to the most advanced military and public safety communications platforms, including Harris Falcon III® wideband tactical radio networks and 3G and 4G LTE Solutions;
- Supports emerging requirements for video, monitoring position locations, accessing secure databases and other crucial intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance tasks;
- Delivers targeted suites of mission-critical software applications to users on the battlefield and in first responder roles;
- Rated as a ruggedized device to provide reliable operation in heat, cold and other extreme environments.
"The new Harris tablet builds on our leadership in mission-critical communications to provide a powerful device for processing mission-critical information," said Dana Mehnert, group president, Harris RF Communications. "This tablet was fully designed for the tactical and public safety environment with optimized features for reading in sunlight and size, weight and power. As an Android device, the tablet also is fully upgradeable for emerging applications."
From the Harris press release:
For the warfighter, the RF-3590 leverages the military's emerging wideband tactical radio networks and enables real-time sharing of mission-critical information across the battlespace. Harris is the leading provider of wideband communications through its Falcon III AN/PRC-117G manpack and Falcon III AN/PRC-152A handheld radios. The new Harris tablet extends this proven capability to the network edge, putting a rugged, Android-based device with extensive interface capability in the hands of users on the frontlines. The Harris tablet is also designed to integrate with the Harris Falcon Networking System, an end-to-end system for connecting individual warfighters to the tactical cloud.
For the first responder, the RF-3590 provides a unique ruggedized device capable of delivering on-scene, real-time critical data to law enforcement, fire service or federal agency users who are connected via both public and private cellular networks. Leveraging Harris' deep understanding of public safety communications, the RF-3590 delivers mission critical voice, data, and video to first responders, using built-in 3G or 4G technology via an integrated network module.
In addition to serving as a network peripheral, the RF-3590 also offers stand-alone computing power. It comes with built-in cameras, an accelerometer, digital compass, pressure and temperature gauges, gyroscope, proximity/ambient light sensors and more. Harris' RF-3590 includes standard USB and Ethernet data interfaces and expansion capabilities. The RF-3590 is built around a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor and supports up to 128 GB of internal non-volatile memory.