Rugged Laptops and Tablets for Police, Fire and EMS

the protective clothes they wear, to the life-saving equipment they rely on, to the computers they interface with throughout the day. Glacier Computer has been supplying the public safety community with rugged laptops and tablets for over 16 years. We understand the nuances of the police car, fire truck, ambulance and mobile command center.

Glacier has partnered with the best manufacturers in the world and our public safety computer solutions include the most rugged laptops to efficient, light-weight tablets. The public safety computing environment has changed dramatically over the last decade. At one time, fixed-mounted displays were installed in the dash while the power supply, modem, and computing engine were often placed in the trunk or back of the truck. However – times, technology and even vehicles have changed and that has allowed for new and much improved computer solutions.

Laptops and Convertibles

Public safety personnel are not easy on their computers and mandate viewability in all lighting conditions, protection against spills, backlit keyboard and reinforced hinges and handles. Glacier has partnered with Getac, a long-time leader in the rugged laptop space. Founded in 1989, Getac has over 250 engineers dedicated to creating the world’s best rugged laptops for public safety. Ranked Number 1 in a survey comparing them to their closest industry competitor, Getac offers several laptop options ranging from the ultra-rugged X500 to the fully rugged V110 convertible to the top-rated semi-rugged S410. Glacier sells Getac laptops boasting next generation processors, QuadraClear displays, integrated 4G LTE, and MIL-STD-810G certification.

Tablet Computers

Tablet computer demand within the public safety space has grown exponentially over the last several years. The ability to set the tablet into a reinforced I/O laden dock in the vehicle yet carry it easily while on scene has become commonplace. Sunlight readability, 4G connectivity, drop tested, sealed and Windows-based operating systems are all desired and expected. Screen sizes ranging from 8” to 12”, integrated bar code scanners and front and rear cameras make tablet computers the most popular police, fire and EMS computing platform.

Getac, Xplore Technologies and Fujitsu make up Glacier’s unmatched roster of public safety tablet computer partners. Getac’s F110, is an 11.6” MIL-STD-810G designed tablet with sunlight readable display and optional integrated license bar code reader. The F110 has a vehicle dock with port replication and pass thru antenna capability for WiFi, GPS and 4G. This allows for external antennas to be placed on the roof of the vehicle for maximum coverage. The F110 comes standard with a three year bumper-to-bumper warranty.

Xplore is the foremost supplier of tablet computers and secured the top spot for national market share over the last two quarters. On April 19th of 2016, Xplore proudly secured a contract with one of the top 10 largest fire-rescue departments in the nation. Xplore’s preeminent public safety tablet is the RX12. The RX12 is 11.6” unit with touchscreen and integrated 4g LTE. The RX12 dock duplicates all important I/O, an integrated 12VDC power converter makes for easy power input and the backlit rugged keyboard makes for simple and reliable data input.

Fujitsu Corporation offers an enterprise rugged, supremely reliable and cost efficient tablet solution for both in-cruiser and portable public safety computing demands. The Fujitsu Q736 has a 1.3’ LCD display with dual-mode touchscreen allowing for both pen and finger input. An Intel iSeries processor and integrated 4g LTE make the Fujitsu Q736 the most efficiently priced public safety tablet. A vehicle dock, 12V converter and numerous mounting systems allow the Fujitsu to easily be installed into any public safety vehicle.

Contact your Glacier representative to get help in deciding which solution or combination of solutions best fits your public safety computing demands.