Rugged Soldier Wearable Computer Unveiled at AUSA Winter Expo Delivering Full PC Performance in Power Efficient, Small Form Factor

BR2000 Targets Civil / Military Man-Wearable and Vehicle Computing Apps for Where Size, Weight, Power, Price and Function Rein Paramount

Amaro, ITALY, February 23, 2011 Eurotech subsidiary Parvus introduces the Zypad BR2000, a rugged, small-form factor wearable computer and vehicle server designed to be the highest performance, most versatile, rugged computing subsystem in its class for a host of civil and military applications. Leveraging the low-power architecture of the Intel Atom processor together with high-speed wired and wireless network and device I/O interfaces, the BR2000 serves as an ideal soldier / worker wearable computer or vehicle-mount subsystem ready for Linux and Windows applications.

As a man-wearable computer, the BR2000 is designed to be worn on a tactical vest, utility belt, pocket or backpack and interface with a wrist-worn, vest-mounted or hand-held display, and/or helmet monocle. Weighing in at less than 1.8 lbs (~0.8 kg) when fully integrated with its rechargeable / removable battery, the BR2000 delivers excellent processing and communications capabilities under battery operation while maintaining a very small and lightweight mechanical package, similar in size to a portable cassette tape player.

Designed for extreme temperatures, vibration, shock, and sealed against exposure to the elements, the BR2000 is also an ideal computing solution for Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) constrained vehicle and aircraft platforms, delivering full PC functionality for Command and Control (C2) applications. Without the battery, the unit weighs a mere 1.4 lb (~0.6 kg) and can be hard mounted inside small nooks and crannies. Standard I/O includes Gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0, RS232/422, Audio, and 2D/3D Video Output.

The product can be flexibly configured to meet different application requirements, including mix and match preferences for wireless (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS), internal/removable Flash storage (Onboard Flash, CompactFlash) in standard/secure erase versions, and disposable / rechargeable battery packs or external DC power (i.e. from regulated vehicle power / military battery packs).

Dual-Use Wearable / Vehicle Rugged Computing Ready:
Military: Soldier Systems, Manned / Unmanned Vehicles & Aircraft
Civil: Medical, First Responder, Mining, Warehousing, Industrial, Homeland Defense
Compact & Lightweight
Small Enough to Wear on Tactical Vest / Utility Belt / Backpack
Installable Inside Space-Constrained Vehicles / Aircraft
Only 1.4 lb (~0.6 kg) in Weight (1.8 lbs / ~0.8 kg with Battery)
Submersible Metal Enclosure Protected from Water / Dust
MIL-performance, Push-Pull Single-Grip Blind-Mate Connectors
Extended Temperature Range Operable (-40C to +71C / -40F to +160F)
Designed to MIL-STD-810G / IP67 Environmental Standards
Low-Power / Superior Battery Life
Power-Efficient Intel Atom E660T Processor
~4-6 Hours Battery Time, Typical Use Case
Compatible w/External DC Power and Military Batteries
Wireless Radios, GPS
Integrated 802.11 Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Radios, 50-Chnl GPS
PC Functionality
Gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0, RS232, Audio, Video (VGA/LVDS/Composite)
x86 Operating Systems Support (Linux, Windows Embedded)
Removable Media (CF); Secure Erase Support
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Compatible

Limited quantities of the BR2000 will become available by early Q2 2011 with general availability by early Q3 2011.
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