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Durabook manufactures rugged computing solutions, including the Durabook line of laptops and mobile tablets.
Design semi-rugged laptop and tablet computers for mission-critical workforces with integrated LTE, Wi-Fi and GNSS connectivity
Mobile workforces rely on being able to communicate in the field. For police officers at a traffic stop, firefighters on the scene of a fire or utility workers repairing a power line, communication is “mission-critical” and often a matter of life and death.
When Durabook embarked on their latest development of fully rugged and semi-rugged computers, they knew they needed to be able to offer the most reliable product. Durabook wanted to provide LTE connectivity for mobile workers but also needed to offer Wi-Fi and GNSS capabilities.
By selecting Sierra Wireless for our new products, we were able to shorten our development schedule by 30% thanks to pre-certified carrier certifications
President, Durabook Americas
Durabook chose Sierra Wireless’ EM Series LTE Advanced module for faster time-to-market. The module is pre-certified on most global carrier networks, and because Durabook developers were already familiar with the module specifications from previous designs, they were able to quickly integrate the module into the new designs. The product design and carrier certification support from the Sierra Wireless engineering team also contributed to the shortened development time.
By incorporating the latest Sierra Wireless EM Series module, Durabook was able to launch two new products to address the needs of public safety, government and field service workforces – the Durabook S14I semi-rugged laptop and the Durabook fully-rugged tablet U11.
The Durabook S14I semi-rugged laptop is ideal for applications like asset management, diagnostics and maintenance. It includes a 4-foot drop rating and is the best in its class to offer an Ingress Protection rating of 53 (IP53), making it suitable for use in locations where rain or dust may be a regular occurrence. With a 10-point multi-touch display, the Durabook S14I can be used in the rain and with a stylus, glove or bare finger. The product features a waterproof keyboard and a hot-swappable/bridge battery, allowing for non-stop work in the field.
The Durabook U11 compact rugged tablet is the only tablet in its class with a quick-release solid-state drive design. It includes plentiful I/O and expandable and customizable options to provide world-class performance for even the most demanding tasks. A durable, multi-touch screen allows for ease of use even with gloves, moisture, or dust. Designed with rugged professionals such as military and police in mind, the U11 also features a stealth/night mode that shuts down all light and sound emitting programs while in use.
“By selecting Sierra Wireless for our new products, we were able to shorten our development schedule by almost 30% thanks to pre-certified carrier certifications,” said Joe Guest, President of Durabook Americas. “Customers in field service and law enforcement need continuous connectivity. The Sierra Wireless LTE Advanced Pro module in the tablet is definitely a value-added feature when we are promoting Durabook. Our products deliver reliability and durability, and that reliability applies to connectivity as well,” said Mr. Guest.
Customers in field service and law enforcement demand highly reliable connectivity. The Sierra Wireless EM Series module is definitely a value-added feature when we are promoting Durabook. Our products deliver reliability and durability, both in design and functionality but also with respect to connectivity.
President, Durabook Americas
EM Series Module