SOURCE: Parvus Corp.

November 17, 2008 10:00 ET

Parvus Exhibits at MILCOM 2008 New Rugged Wearable Computer Designed for Demanding Military, Homeland Defense and First Responder Field Computing Applications

Zypad WR1100 Wrist Wearable Computer Integrates GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth/Zigbee, Biometric Sensor, Digital Compass, and Linux

SALT LAKE CITY, UT and SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - November 17, 2008) - Parvus Corporation will preview the new Zypad® WR1100 rugged wrist-worn personal computer (PC) at the San Diego Convention Center Booth 1109 of MILCOM 2008, this year's premier military communications event sponsored by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Designed for harsh field conditions, the Zypad WR1100 is designed to meet MIL-STD-810F environmental and MIL-STD-461E EMI requirements, making it an ideal solution for military, homeland defense, first responder, security, and emergency service field and in-vehicle applications. This x86 compatible rugged wearable computer can be worn comfortably on the user's wrist for hands-free operation.

The WR1100 can be quickly configured to access any remote host system through its integrated wired and/or wireless interfaces using its Linux operating system. The unit integrates a number of innovative features, including 802.11 and Bluetooth/Zigbee interfaces, a GPS receiver, electronic compass, biometric fingerprint sensor, and a tilt-and-dead reckoning system that detects the position of the user's arm and sets the system to standby mode when the arm is hanging down beside the body.

Another major benefit of the WR1100 is its modularity -- the ability to change the functions for the device by merely replacing a module. If the user wishes to switch from a GPS receiver to a GPRS module, for example, this can be done through a simple, plug-and-play, hot swap operation. The battery module can also be easily removed and replaced in the field with hot swapping functionality.

The system incorporates a special fiberglass-reinforced nylon/magnesium alloy case to maximize its durability and minimize weight, along with a large high-resolution touch screen display protected against water and dust ingress. The Zypad's rigid wrist support system allows ergonomic positioning and easy fastening to the arm, even over the user's work clothes, thus ensuring ideal weight distribution and maximum comfort, while the removable computing core allows users to easily insert/remove it from main wrist support at any time.

The Zypad WR1100 is now available from stock to 12 weeks leadtime. Prospective customers should contact Parvus at or 801-483-1533 for further information.


Parvus Corporation is a leading supplier of rugged COTS computing and IP networking subsystems for military and aerospace applications. Parvus' tactical mission processors, network routers and LAN switch products provide enhanced command, control, computing and communication (C4) capabilities for situational awareness and mobile data processing in airborne, ground mobile, and naval installations. Parvus was founded in 1983 and is part of the Eurotech Group, a world leader in miniaturized and high performance computing with operations across North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit

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